Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Fogerty To Write Autobiography

John Fogerty
Jim Dyson/Getty Images
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.”

Best of KXRB

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KXRB Classic Country VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KXRB Classic Country VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.