Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of rock, and John Fogerty wrote, sang, and produced their instantly recognizable classics: "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Born on the Bayou," and more. Now he reveals the inspirations behind them and how he brought CCR to number one in the world, eclipsing even the Beatles in 1969. By the next year, though, Creedence was falling apart; their amazing, enduring success is based in just a few short years. FORTUNATE SON takes readers from Fogerty's El Cerrito roots, through the success of Creedence and the retreat from music and public life that followed, to his hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally found love. It's the highly anticipated story of an American music icon.