Had John Fogerty managed to get every important story into Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music (Little, Brown), "you'd have 15,000 pages." Instead, the memoir, out Oct. 6, runs a little more than 400, covering the singer's childhood, his years as frontman for Creedence Clearwater Revival and the often difficult years that followed the group's acrimonious breakup.
Fogerty, 70, elaborated on some of the book's stories during a recent conversation with USA TODAY.
The long history of Creedence-related litigation has not ended. In 1968, the members of the band signed an infamous contract that gave Fantasy Records near-total control over Creedence's songs and recordings. "From the signing of that contract forward, we were doomed," Fogerty says. "It was like having absorbed radiation." The bad blood created led to Fogerty's not performing Creedence songs for several years...
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