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 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 [...]
A great night from the 1969 Live Across Canada Tour at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.
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 [...]
“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 [...]
On Veterans Day, the public can watch A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House on pbs.org/whitehouse. The program also premieres globally via the American Forces Network (AFN) to American service men and women and civilians at U.S. Department of Defense locations around the world. President and Mrs. Obama welcome hundreds of [...]
The year 1969 was an extraordinary one for John Fogerty. During the course of 12 short months, his band Creedence Clearwater Revival released three Top 10 albums — “Bayou Country,” “Green River,” and “Willy and the Poor Boys.” Read the full interview at the Hamiltom Spectator.