John Fogerty to Celebrate 20th Wedding Anniversary on Boat in New Orleans
Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:22:53
John Fogerty wrote and performed two of the greatest American rock songs in music history with "Proud Mary" and "Born On The Bayou." He will board a Mississippi River boat and roll down the river from New Orleans on Saturday, April 23rd with his wife Julie as the happy couple celebrates their 20th wedding anniversary! How rock 'n' roll and romantic at once!
"I've loved the music from New Orleans all my life, even before I knew where that music came from," said the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. "So when Julie and I talked about doing something special for our anniversary, even though we were married in Indiana, we could not think of a better way to celebrate than going down to the bayou with our children and friends. The New Orleans area has gone through some tough times the last few years but the spirit there is amazing and we have always felt incredibly happy there." Not so coincidentally, John and Julie Fogerty are also penning a literary project set in a southern swamp. The Fogertys heart the NOLA swamps!
As part of the private occasion, Fogerty will perform "Proud Mary" on the riverboat, which will be renamed the "Proud Mary" for the day. "Proud Mary," written by Fogerty for his band Creedence Clearwater Revival, was originally released in January 1969 and appeared on their second album, Bayou Country, along with the swamp rock classic "Born on the Bayou."
Fogerty kicks off his 2011-2012 world tour in May, including his first concert dates in South America. This summer, on August 14th, he will also perform at the Outside Lands Music & Art Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, where Creedence Clearwater Revival first hit the music scene. In addition, a new record is in the works for Fogerty. All he needs to do next is ask the coach to put him in "Center Field!" I love his baseball anthem, too!
Do you dig John Fogerty's bayou songs?