In celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revival's 50th anniversary and the great American holiday coming up next week on the 4th of July, the band has shared a new music video for their 1969 hit song "Fortunate Son." Watch it above on YouTube.
The warm-hearted video travels throughout the United States and shows working class people enjoying their daily lives while prominently showing the phrase, "It ain't me." Director Ben Lee left a comment about the video on CCR's Facebook page, saying:
For me, protest right now is just showing pure positivity in the face of division and anger... I wanted to highlight the community and positivity that everybody shares. I wanted to show what America feels like when you actually hit the road and drive throughout the states.
CCR have alluded that more surprises will come later this year as they celebrate the anniversary of their first album in 1968. Check out CCR50.com for more information. Sadly, lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter John Fogerty has been estranged from the rest of the band for decades due to personal, legal, and business reasons. These days, he tours as a solo act and the remaining band members Doug Clifford and Stu Cook tour as Creedence Clearwater Revisited. It would really be special if they could come together and reconcile their differences, but that seems unlikely at this point.
John Fogerty will be headlining North American venues this July and October. For concert tickets and more, check out the John Fogerty Zumic artist page.