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Fortunate Son - by John Fogerty (Paperback)

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John Fogerty, the legendary singer-songwriter and creative force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival, takes readers from his 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. 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.



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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.



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One of The Washington Post's Notable Nonfiction Books of 2015

One of The Daily Beast's Best Memoirs & Autobiographies of 2015

"A natural storyteller, folksy and crusty, Fogerty chronicles the brief but brilliant success of his band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and its tragic collapse."--Greg Schneider, The Washington Post

"Fortunate Son will take you on a fascinating journey in the tormented artist's own voice."--Ken Hoffman, Houston Chronicle

"A classic rock 'n' roll survivor's tale."--Mark Guarino, The Chicago Tribune

"A cracking good storyteller."--Henry L. Carrigan, Jr., BookPage

"A very readable, fascinating account of John Fogerty's life.... One of the best stories of the entire '60s rock 'n' roll era, it is Fogerty's, it is here, and it's worth reading his whole account of the thing. Glad it finally arrived."--Dave DiMartino, Yahoo! Music

"At the core of this book is a story of redemption fueled by the power of love, and Fogerty's memory is unerring with what brought about that turnaround: wife Julie Fogerty. Some artists cannot be stopped, and that's one of the prime lessons of this book."--Bill Bentley, The Morton Report

"It is fitting that writing--i.e., songwriting--is the main theme of Fogerty's biography, which was penned with the same depth of feeling as his music.... But this isn't just an account of one musician's ups and downs with art and life; Fogerty has created a solid study of popular music over the past 50 years."--Publishers Weekly

"Mr. Fogerty's story will entertain fans, musicians and lovers of American roots music, yet it stands as one more cautionary tale about the darker side of the music business, where artists not handling their due diligence pay dearly. Fortunate Son is the tale of one who fought those battles and ultimately emerged a survivor."--Rich Kienzle, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette



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John Fogerty was songwriter, lead singer, and lead guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival and is one of rock's most influential musicians and writers.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)
Weight: .85 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Music
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Format: Paperback
Author: John Fogerty
Language: English
Street Date: October 25, 2016
TCIN: 51698103
UPC: 9780316244589
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-9566
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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