To commemorate a more than memorable year for the California native, John Fogerty launched the "1969" tour late last year, a series of live shows that would hit the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Mother's Day evening.
"I’m a generation or more younger than Fogerty, but when I got around the fence and up near the stage I encountered two women at least a decade younger than me, who leapt and yelped in happy recognition at the opening chords of “Lookin’ Out My Backdoor” (It’s one of my favorites too). A few minutes later, people all around me, ages ranging from 20 to 60 were loudly singing the chorus of “Midnight Special” – a deeper cut, not a hit."
In this Q&A, Fogerty regales the Cream with memories from 1969, the three Creedence albums released during it and how, in 1997, he embraced his Creedence catalog after more than a decade of refusing to play those songs live.
It was like a gathering of American greats on the Late Show when John Fogerty performed at the invitation of the program’s outgoing host, David Letterman.
“Over the years we’ve had such tremendous music. And no greater than tonight,” Letterman told the audience as Fogerty took the stage.
1969 was quite a year for John Fogerty and his band Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Can you imagine a recording artist or group these days recording and releasing three top-10 albums of all-new material in just one year?
Those three albums (Bayou Country, Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys) were also chock full of hit singles that remain classic rock staples to this day.
3 out of 4 critics picked John's set as one to watch at the Beale Street Fest: 10:15 p.m. John Fogerty:
One of the most distinctive songwriting and singing voices in all of rock and roll, John Fogerty is a California native who has forged a spectacular body of work plumbing the sounds and imagery of the American South.
Rocker John Fogerty has been sharing his thoughts about society, politics and life through song for nearly half a century, and come this fall he’ll walk readers through the key points of his life in his autobiography, “Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music,” set for publication Oct. 6.
1969 was a pretty great year for John Fogerty, whose band Creedence Clearwater Revival put out not one, not two, but three now-classic albums in that same year (Bayou County, Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys). He'll be celebrating the material from those albums (as well as other favorites from throughout his career) on another leg of his "1969" tour which happens throughout the US from May-August.
John Fogerty will deliver his much-anticipated memoir, “Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music,” on Oct. 6, according to publisher Little, Brown and Company.
The former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman promises to delve extensively into his early days growing up in the East Bay, battling for control of his songs and navigating solo success.
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED TOUR CELEBRATES ONE EXTRAORDINARY YEAR 1969 - The Year Fogerty Wrote & Recorded - For CCR - Three Seminal Albums Auto-Biography Set To Be Released This Fall
JOHN FOGERTY’s highly-anticipated world-wide “1969” tour is pleased to announce additional U.S. dates. Beginning May 2nd with a special appearance at the Beale Street Music Festival, the tour will continue to the east coast with stops in North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina before heading south to Florida with sh
John Fogerty will rock the Beale Street Music Festival in Downtown Memphis on May 2nd, 2015. The 2015 Beale Street Music Festival marks the 39th anniversary of the festival which each year attracts music enthusiasts from all 50 states and a dozen foreign countries to the storied city where rock-n-roll and blues music all began.
Fogerty opened the set -- which came during the game's first intermission -- with "Bad Moon Rising." He'd then crank out a sensational medley of "Born on the Bayou," "Proud Mary" and, best of all, "Fortunate Son," which is nothing less than one of the finest rockers of all time. He closed the set with "Up Around the Bend."