John Fogerty on ups, downs, becoming music’s fortunate son

For one incredible 12-month run, this blue-collar kid from a San Francisco suburb had been the leader of a band that reshaped popular music. In 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival sold more records and had more hit songs — including classics like "Proud Mary," "Lodi," "Green River" and "Bad Moon Rising" — than even the Beatles.

John Fogerty: How CCR Became A Multi-Million Dollar Brand

I spoke to John Fogerty, lead guitarist for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival, about how his upbringing in Berkeley contributed to his long term success, how the business of music has changed since he started, how he was able to recruit a strong team (band), what he learned as a solo artist and his best tips to today’s musicians.

John Fogerty Says Writing His Revealing 'Fortunate Son' Memoir 'Was a Lot Harder Than I Ever Imagined'

John Fogerty had to be talked into writing his revealing new memoir -- Fortunate Son: My LIfe, My Music, which publishes on Tuesday. "The push, or the incentive, really came from my wife (and manager) Julie," Fogerty tells Billboard. "I don't know that I would've kept at it had it been only my idea. The process was certainly a lot harder than I ever imagined...."

John Fogerty in Concert

Wynn, Las Vegas
Presale – Wednesday 6/14/2017 at 10am PT
On-sale – Friday 6/16/2017 at 10am PT

John Fogerty in Concert

Wynn, Las Vegas
Presale – Wednesday 6/14/2017 at 10am PT
On-sale – Friday 6/16/2017 at 10am PT

John Fogerty in Concert

Wynn, Las Vegas
Presale – Wednesday 6/14/2017 at 10am PT
On-sale – Friday 6/16/2017 at 10am PT

John Fogerty in Concert

Wynn, Las Vegas
Presale – Wednesday 6/14/2017 at 10am PT
On-sale – Friday 6/16/2017 at 10am PT