CCR frontman John Fogerty writing memoir

By Daniel S Levine,

John Fogerty, the former frontman for the legendary ‘60s band Creedence Clearwater Revival, is writing a memoir, which will be published in 2014.

According to the Associated Press, the “Centerfield” singer’s book will be published by Little, Brown and Co., which announced the deal Monday. The book is still without a title.

“I want to tell the story of how I fought – hard – to maintain my artistic integrity in the face of opposing force,” Fogerty said in a statement, reports Rolling Stone.

“The kid from El Cerrito (Calif.) wanted to be the best musician in the world—my promise to myself,” Fogerty added. He promised that the book would look into his struggles throughout his solo career, which has had countless stops-and-starts due to lawsuits with their label, Fantasy Records.

CCR dominated the charts in the late 1960s with hits like “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Fortunate Son” and many others. His brother, Tom Fogerty, left the band in the early 1970s, before they released their last album in 1972.

Fogerty then went on to start a successful solo career, earning success with 1985’s Centerfield. In 1998, he released the Grammy-winning Blue Moon Swamp. His most recent album was 2009’s The Blue Ridge Rangers Ride Again.

Rolling Stone notes that his next album, Wrote a Song For Everyone, is due out next year.

Little, Brown and Co. recently had success with another rock memoir, Keith Richard's Life.



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