Bad Moon Rising by Hank Bordowitz
The Unauthorized History of Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Rightly called the saddest story in rock 'n' roll history, this Creedence biography—newly updated with stories from band members, producers, business associates, close friends, and families—recounts the tragic and triumphant tale of one of America’s most beloved bands. Hailed as the great American rock band from 1968 to 1971, Creedence Clearwater Revival captured the imaginations of a generation with classic hits like “Proud Mary,” “Down on the Corner,” “Green River,” “Born on the Bayou,” and “Who’ll Stop the Rain.” Mounting tensions among bandmates over vibrant guitarist and lead vocalist John Fogerty’s creative control led to the band's demise. Tracing the lives of four musicians who redefined an American roots-rock sound with unequaled passion and power, this music biography exposes the bitter end and abandoned talent of a band left crippled by debt and dissension.

About Hank Bordowitz

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Hank Bordowitz, a veteran music journalist, is the author of Bad Moon Rising, The Bruce Springsteen Scrapbook, The U2 Reader, and other books on rock artists. He has written rock criticism and commentary for hundreds of magazines and newspapers. He lives in Suffern, New York.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published July 1, 2007 by Chicago Review Press. 401 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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A doggedly researched but plodding, unambitious bio of the fondly remembered late '60s swamp-rock band.

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Departing from the psychedelic sound that dominated the airwaves in the late 1960s, California's Creedence Clearwater Revival churned out a string of roots-rock hits so critically acclaimed and commer

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"It ain't me, it ain't me": Hank Bordowitz's bio of one of the most dysfunctional bands in music.

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