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John Fogerty Talks Creedence, And Life After

John Fogerty is best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. (Nela König)
John Fogerty is best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. (Nela König)

From the late 1960s to the early 1970s, John Fogerty was the creative force behind one of the biggest bands in the world, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR). The band’s hits included “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Fortunate Son.”

In 1972, the band broke apart. For years afterward, Fogerty was engaged in legal battles with his former bandmates and his former record label. But he has built a successful solo career, helped in large part by his wife Julie, whom he married in 1991.

John Fogerty talks with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson about his new memoir, “Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music.”

Book Excerpt: ‘Fortunate Son’

Excerpted from the book FORTUNATE SON by John Fogerty. Copyright © 2015 by John Fogerty. Reprinted with permission of Hachette Book Group.

 

Guest

  • John Fogerty, musician, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. He tweets @John_Fogerty.

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