Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music by John Fogerty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was an interesting read. I’ve been a John Fogerty/CCR fan since I was a kid in the 60s. Unfortunately, or maybe that’s not the right word… maybe consequently would be better. As a consequence of reading this book, my image/opinion of John may have been adjusted or realigned a bit. That’s OK, though… I much appreciated being allowed into his head. The book is written in a way that makes you feel that John is sitting with you in some comfortable den by the fireplace and telling you his life story.
It’s an interesting story. The man went through a bit of Hell in his journey through life, but he seems to have come out OK; thanks to some helpful people in his life, particularly his wife Julie. The book is a bit of a love story, too, in regards to Julie. That’s OK, too. Fans of John should be very grateful to Julie. She may have been the one thing the kept him here in this world. He definitely was going through some bad times when he met her.
I hope John and Julie and their family continue to thrive and live the dream. Creedance Clearwater Revival will ALWAYS be a large chunk of my life. I’ve loved that music since first hearing it on the radio in the late 60s while riding around in mom’s ’59 Chevy with my older brother and his pals. John’s music is part of my soul now… and forever.
If you’re a fan of CCR and John… you need to read this book.