JOHN FOGERTY’s FORTUNATE SON: My Life, My Music, published by Little, Brown and Company, will debut on the New York Times Best Sellers Hardcover Non-Fiction list at #14 on the list dated October 25, 2015

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Rock Icon John Fogerty can now add New York Times bestselling author to his long list of achievements!

“Fogerty is a natural storyteller….Fortunate Son (is) a tale of a life in music that deserves fresh attention.” — The Washington Post

“So compelling are the scandals, scruples, and offshore bank schemes (and eventual salvation) that—upon finishing the text—we just wanted to slug Fogerty’s former bandmates and spit on Zaentz’ grave.”  —Cleveland Examiner


“John Fogerty of CCR serves as a cracking good storyteller…” — Bookpage

“”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…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


John Fogerty’s Memoir to Debut on NYT Best Sellers List

New York, NY – October 15, 2015 – JOHN FOGERTY’s FORTUNATE SON: My Life, My Music, published by Little, Brown and Company, will debut on the New York Times Best Sellers Hardcover Non-Fiction list at #14 on the list dated October 25, 2015.  The book will also appear on the E-Book Best Sellers and Combined Print & E-Book Best Sellers lists at #15 for the same date.

“I spent many, many hours reflecting and writing about the details of my life, from childhood dreams, the passion behind my music, all leading up to my life today,” says Fogerty. “I am very excited to have my fans read and share in my story.  It hasn’t been easy, but where it leads certainly has been worth it all.”

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of Rock ‘n Roll, and JOHN FOGERTY’s memoir tells a story that will keep music lovers and avid readers captivated.  FOGERTY wrote, sang, and produced the iconic classics “Born on the Bayou,” “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and so many more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to the top of the charts and how, one year later, CCR was falling apart. Their amazing talents and culturally-prophetic songs, however, have endured for decades despite the series of personal and legal issues. FORTUNATE SON takes readers from FOGERTY’s Northern California roots, through Creedence’s success, his retreat from music and public life, to FOGERTY’s hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally, through it all, found love.

FOGERTY was songwriter, lead singer, and lead guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival and is one of rock’s most influential musicians and writers. FOGERTY has been named one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters (No. 40), 100 Greatest Guitarists (No. 40) and one of the 100 Greatest Singers (No. 72), by Rolling Stone and his most recent album was named one of RS’s 10 Best Albums of 2013.  FOGERTY has earned induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and now adds respected author to his accolades.

Next week, FOGERTY continues his stint on the Emmy-Award winning show, The Voice, as mentor to coach Adam Levine’s Team.  The Voice airs on NBC at 8pm ET/PT.

John Fogerty will also be making the following additional appearance in Los Angeles:

  • Friday – October 16, 2015 – 8:00 pm – Fogerty in Conversation with David Wild – Live Talks LA at the Grammy Museum Clive Davis Theater- 800 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA –LINK TO TICKETS/INFORMATION
  • Fogerty will begin a residency at the Venetian Las Vegas on January 8, 2016 LINK TO TICKETS/INFORMATION

Check John Fogerty’s website for breaking news, new content and tour information:

JOHN FOGERTY is a true American treasure.  As leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own.  Fogerty has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is a Grammy Winner.  With CCR and as a solo artist, Fogerty has sold over 100 million records. In 2013, Fogerty released Wrote a Song for Everyone, a testament to the fact that the songs written by John Fogerty over the past forty-five years continue to speak in a powerful way to generations of music makers and music lovers.



FORTUNATE SON: My Life, My Music

By John Fogerty

Little, Brown and Company | October 6, 2015

$30.00 | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-0-316-24457-2

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