Fogerty To Write Autobiography
When I was in High School my favorite band was Creedence Clearwater Revival. They didn’t really sound Rock and Roll, at least not in the traditional sense. They didn’t really sound Country, at least not in the traditional sense. They had, well, their own sound. And I loved it.
From “Proud Mary” to “Lodi” to “Bad Moon Risin’” to “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” and everything in between.
I remember putting that Creedence 8-track in that under-dash player in that ’63 Chevy (2-door hardtop, thank you very much! ‘Course it was 1972…still…that first car is always a favorite!). Some people called it “swamp-rock”. I didn’t know what to call it, except real good music. I still feel that way.
Years later, I began to think maybe they were country-rock, even before the Eagles, before Marshall Tucker, before the “outlaw” movement headed up by Waylon and Willie.I thought (and still do) that John Fogerty, lead singer, writer, arranger, producer, was a brilliant creative artist.
Then there were, ah, problems. Ugly, legal problems that broke up the band and essentially brought John Fogerty to somewhat of a standstill. It happens sometimes, when business gets mixed in with artistic creativity. Who was at fault? Well, of course, there’s 2 sides to every story. And apparently we’ll finally get to hear at least one side of it.
The following is from the Associated Press.
(AP) – John Fogerty is ready to tell the stories of what really went on inside Creedence Clearwater Revival and his battle with his record label that went all the way to the Supreme Court.
Fogerty has signed a deal with Little, Brown and Company for his autobiography. Fogerty says he wants to tell the story of how he fought hard to maintain his artistic integrity in the face of opposing forces.
Fogerty’s book will come out in 2014. In the meantime, he will put out an album next year called “Wrote A Song For Everyone.”