John Fogerty: Former CCR frontman lands book deal

Wednesday November 14, 2012

NEW YORK -- Add one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most admired and most uncompromising stars to the list of memoir writers: John Fogerty.

The former frontman for Cree dence Clearwater Revival has a deal with Little, Brown and Co., according to the publisher. The book is scheduled for 2014 and is untitled. Fogerty, 67, is known for writing and singing such classics as "Proud Mary" and "Bad Moon Rising" and for his clashes with band members and record executives.

"I want to tell the story of how I fought -- hard -- to maintain my artistic integrity in the face of op posing forces," Fogerty said in a statement issued through Little, Brown and Co.

Creedence Clearwater is widely regarded as one of the great Am eri can rock bands, turning out an amazing run of top 10 singles. By the mid-’70s, the band had broken up and Fogerty would spend years battling his former music label, Fantasy Records.

His solo career has been spora dic, but he has had hits with "Cen terfield" and "The Old Man Down the Road." Fogerty has an album scheduled for next year and plans collaborations with the Foo Fight ers and Keith Urban among others.

"(I) wanted to be the best musician in the world -- my promise to myself," Fogerty said. "I accomplished that goal against all odds, only to have it fall apart on top of me. I was personally fading away. My story will share the ups and downs and how it all affected me. The road back was a bumpy one, and I knew that it would take years to come out of it, but I did. Happily, I did, with my dear wife, Julie, by my side."


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