November 17, 2014

John Fogerty at Oshawa’s GM Centre for ‘One Extraordinary Year’

He may be 69, but darn, can John Fogerty ever rock hard and sweet, just the way rock ‘n’ roll deserves. When he arrived at Oshawa’s GM Centre on November 14 for his “One Extraordinary Year” tour, one of the biggest questions was whether or not he’d still be able to bring it the way he did in his [...]

November 17, 2014

1969 Steeltown remembers music’s legendary year

It’s probably one of the most overused lines in the English language, but I’m going to use it anyway: “If you can remember the 1960s, then you probably weren’t there.” Well, most of the 5,000 people at First Ontario Centre Saturday night were there. Maybe they can’t remember the exact colour of the bell bottoms [...]

November 16, 2014

11/15 Photos from Hamilton, Ontario

November 15, 2014

Photos from the GM Centre on 11/14 in Oshawa, Ontario

November 14, 2014

Photos from Casino Rama, Ontario

Photos from 11/13/14 at Casino Rama.

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November 13, 2014

Concert review: John Fogerty at the Bell Centre; November 12, 2014

There can be no doubt that Fogerty, 69, is one of the last practitioners of Chuck Berry-based, full throttle rock n’ roll (Brian Setzer and George Thorogood are among his few kindred spirits). To see him make the high strings shriek during Green River, to watch him jump up and down while egging on his [...]

John Fogerty In Concert - Los Angeles, CA
November 13, 2014

John Fogerty Addresses ‘Fortunate Son’ Concert for Valor Controversy

John Fogerty has responded to criticism of Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and Zac Brown’s performance of “Fortunate Son” – the hit single Fogerty wrote while a member of his former band, Creedence Clearwater Revival – at the Concert for Valor earlier this week. The lyrics to the 1969 song reference rich people who orchestrate wars [...]

November 13, 2014

Photos of John Fogerty in Montreal 11-12-2014

A great night from the 1969 Live Across Canada Tour at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

November 13, 2014

John Fogerty defends ‘Fortunate Son’ song choice at Concert for Valor

Bruce Springsteen took some hits on social media during Tuesday’s Concert for Valor in Washington,  D.C., for singing John Fogerty’s Creedence Clearwater Revival hit “Fortunate Son.” Some viewers argued that the song was an inappropriate choice for the event honoring the nation’s military veterans. Now Fogerty, a military veteran himself, has issued a statement defending [...]

November 12, 2014

“Fortunate Son” and Concert For Valor

“Fortunate Son” is a song I wrote during the Vietnam War over forty-five years ago. As an American and a songwriter I am proud that the song still has resonance. I do believe that its meaning gets misinterpreted and even usurped by various factions wishing to make their own case. At its core I believe [...]