Friday, October 16, 2015

John Fogerty's memoir is here!

Since the second vinyl single I ever bought was Creedence Clearwater Revival's Up Around The Bend and the second vinyl album I bought was Cosmo's Factory by that very same group, John Fogerty has been a lifelong part of my interest in music.

After Creendence Clearwater Revival broke up a lot of stuff happened that kept him out of the limelight for years. So when I saw that he was releasing his memoirs this autumn I was intrigued. I was hoping that I'd get a bit more of an insight into what happened and who John Fogerty is.

So yesterday it dawned on me that the book was out. Titled Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music it has been available since October 6 and a quick search on Google Play Books had me buying a copy for 75 Swedish kronor. About 15 USD or 6 GBP.
And ... so it happened that I had bought my very first digital book!

Further investigation informed me that there's also an audio book version with John himself reading. Perhaps something Santa brings me this Christmas?
For the time being it's time to read the book that is descibed this way on

​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.
And yes, there are a few Creedence classics as well as Fogerty solo stuff on the Radio Dupree playlist right now.

- N.S.

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