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Bruce Springsteen w. John Fogerty – Fortunate Son

John Fogerty has announced his new memoir; Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music…

Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and solo artist John Fogerty will publish his memoir, “Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music”, on October 6 via Little, Brown and Company.

Fogerty and CCR burst on the music scene with hit after hit: “Proud Mary”,”Bad Moon Rising,” “Born On The Bayou” and more. The band’s quick rise to the top of the charts pushed them to new heights, even outselling The Beatles in 1969. But a series of internal band struggles eventually caused the group to implode.

“Fortunate Son” will see Fogerty explore his Northern California roots, CCR’s success and the rocker’s retreat from music and public life before returning to chart-topping solo success.

“I’m excited to share my story and my life with you,” says Fogerty. “You’re going to hear where it all started, my passion to become the best musician I could be. You’ll travel down some rough roads, but that road leads to something beautiful. My book won’t be sugar coated! It’s all in there.”

Fogerty has also announced a series of new dates for his “1969” summer tour, which begins with an appearance at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN on May 2.

The “1969” tour sees Fogerty performing music from the three albums he released in a single year with CCR, including “Bayou Country”, “Green River” and “Willy And The Poor Boys.”

An updated “1969” tour schedule can be found here.

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