Creedence Clearwater Revival, ‘Fortunate Son’ – Butch’s Way Back Wednesday
As a music fan there is always something new and great, but there really is something special about the songs you grew up listening to. For me, that was 70′s and 80′s classic rock. If I am in a shi**y mood, I throw in a little Zeppelin or Rush and take a trip back to rolling in my mom’s T-Bird. Now every Wednesday you get to take that trip with me. It’s Way Back Wednesday with Butch, and today’s feature celebrates one of my favorite singers of all time on his 69th birthday ...CCR's, “Fortunate Son."
It was on this day in 1945 that the legendary John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival was born in Berkeley, Calif. Rolling Stone magazine's listed Fogerty on their list of 100 Greatest Guitarists (at number 40) and the list of 100 Greatest Singers (at number 72).
Although Fogerty didn’t grow up politically connected, he understood that an upbringing with “silver spoon in hand” could later play a big role in working the system, whether it be exemption from military service or paying taxes. In "Fortunate Son," Fogerty makes it crystal clear he’s among the have-nots, not the haves, and rock ’n’ roll is all the better for it.
Take a trip back with us here...