Celebrations marking Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50th anniversary kicked off with the release of the first-ever video for their classic song “Fortunate Son."
At the same time, Craft Recordings hopes to reach a new generation of fans with a slew of upcoming activities.
Originally released in 1969, "Fortunate Son" immediately became an anti-Vietnam War anthem. Writer John Fogerty had been inspired by his experience in the U.S. Army Reserve, and he realized that children of senior politicians and business leaders were unlikely to have their lives put at risk. “It made me so angry that the rich old men make the war, and the poor young men have to fight it,” he said in 2007.