LOS ANGELES (September 4th, 2013) – In advance of launching his national concert tour October 10th at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, JOHN FOGERTY will appear at the GRAMMY Museum on September 26 at 8:00 PM for an intimate interview and audience Q&A. This very special appearance by the GRAMMY Award-winning FOGERTY--one of rock’s most important artists and a national treasure who’s sold over 100 million albums—is in tandem with the GRAMMY Museum’s same-day unveiling of the exhibit, John Fogerty: Wrote A Song For Everyone. It is named after his current album Wrote A Song For Everyone (Vanguard Records), hailed by fans and critics alike including a rare 5-star lead review in Rolling Stone.
This reflective exhibit will offer visitors a unique look at the musical career of the singer, songwriter and guitarist, who, for more than 45 years, has been making music that continues to speak in a powerful way to generations of musicians and music lovers alike.
On display through January 2014, the John Fogerty: Wrote A Song For Everyone exhibit will feature:
- Centerfield “Baseball Bat” guitar; played during his solo career;
- Dobro guitar from 1969’s Green River album cover;
- John’s personal scrapbook from his time with Creedence Clearwater Revival;
- Handwritten lyrics to “Proud Mary”;
- Fogerty’s high-school diploma and yearbook;
- Costumes, posters, awards and albums;
- Personal correspondence, tour ephemera and photographs;
- The original recording contract CCR signed with Fantasy Records that came back to haunt him
- And much more…
On the evening of the launch, Fogerty will participate in The GRAMMY Museum’s popular “An Evening With” public program series titled An Evening with John Fogerty. The event will be hosted by GRAMMY Museum executive director Bob Santelli, and will include a candid interview and audience Q&A in the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater. An Evening with John Fogerty is presented by American Express.
Museum admission is $12.95 for adults; $11.95 for senior citizens (65+); $11.95 for students with I.D. (ages 6 – 22); and $10.95 for youth (ages 6-17) and members of the military. GRAMMY Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free. Located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245, Los Angeles, CA 90015, with an entrance off of Figueroa Street, the Museum resides within the L.A. LIVE campus, at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles. For more information, please call 213.765.6800 or visit www.grammymuseum.org. For exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/thegrammymuseum and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/thegrammymuseum.
FOGERTY just performed at a Labor Day weekend gig at Harley-Davidson's 110th anniversary party in Milwaukee, WI, appearing alongside WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE collaborator Kid Rock. FOGERTY will then head to Virginia September 7 where he'll play a solo set, sitting in with Widespread Panic, at the Interlocken Music Festival. In addition, FOGERTY will travel to Nashville for Zac Brown's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in late September to sit in with the Zac Brown Band, who also appear on WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE, collaborating on the “Bad Moon Rising” track.
WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE marks FOGERTY’s ninth studio solo album since disbanding Creedence Clearwater Revival. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, the FOGERTY-produced album was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville except for "Proud Mary" which was recorded in New Orleans with Allen Toussaint and the Rebirth Brass Band. FOGERTY recorded “Fortunate Son” with Foo Fighters at their 606 studio using "the" legendary Neve recording console featured in the #1 iTunes documentary Sound City.
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About The GRAMMY Museum:
Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver.
About John Fogerty:
John Fogerty--singer, songwriter and guitarist--has sold over 100 million records, earning 18 Gold Albums and 10 Platinum Albums. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, won the Grammy Award for his album Blue Moon Swamp in 1997 and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. He is also a BMI Icon Award Winner. In addition, Fogerty and his #1 phenomenal recording “Centerfield” were honored during the 2010 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies--the first time the National Baseball Hall of Fame has immortalized a musician or song as part of the annual ceremonies. He’s also called the “Father of the Flannel Shirt.”