Fortunate Son

original song written and composed by John Fogerty; first recorded in 1969 by Creedence Clearwater Revival

"Fortunate Son" is a 1969 song by Creedence Clearwater Revival and was taken from their fourth studio album Willy and the Poor Boys. It went to number 3 in the United States and number 144 in France. It was covered by Bob Seger in 1986 for his 13th studio album Like a Rock and John Fogerty reworked the single with the Foo Fighters in 2013 for his 9th studio album Wrote a Song for Everyone.

"Fortunate Son"
Single by Creedence Clearwater Revival
from the album Willy and the Poor Boys
A-side"Down on the Corner"
ReleasedOctober 1969
Recorded1969, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Songwriter(s)John Fogerty
Producer(s)John Fogerty
Creedence Clearwater Revival singles chronology
"Down on the Corner"
"Fortunate Son"
"Travelin' Band"

References change

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