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Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son

Author: John Fogerty with Jimmy McDonough

Pages: 416

Edition: Hardcover

List Price: $30

Published: Oct, 2015

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316244572

Highest rank: #14 on 10th, Oct 2015

First entered: 10th, Oct 2015

Number of weeks: 2

Book Summary


The long-awaited memoir from John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Born on the Bayou," and more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success exploded and faded in just a few short years.

FORTUNATE SON takes readers from Fogerty's Northern California roots, through Creedence's success and the retreat from music and public life, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love.


John Fogerty

Name: John Fogerty

Hometown: Berkeley, California

Born: May, 1945

About the author:

John Cameron Fogerty is an American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for his time with the swamp rock/roots rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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