Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty just wrapped up a big Canadian tour in November that had him revisiting a pivotal year for his career - 1969. It's been 45 years since he and his band dropped Bayou County, Green River and Willy and the Poor Boys, three records that redefined music at the time. Fogerty is gearing up to bring that tour stateside, as well as penning an autobiography and compiling an extensive career-spanning box set. The New Year looks to be a busy one for Fogerty.
"It's been a lot of fun, a really enjoyable presentation," he told Billboard about the recent tour. "It's one thing to talk about something or envision it, but when you get it into real life, well...You know how it is when you talk to your wife - you'll hear something and then life gets busy and you'll go on to something else. But Julie was always intrigued with the idea of presenting it in its time and talking about the era and all of that, because that year was certainly a momentous year in my career and development, and of course with the band, Creedence."
The singer began working on his autobiography in 2013 and he hopes to have it ready to go by the end of 2015.
"It's finished, but it's not done," he said. "I'm going through it and figuring out what should have more emphasis and what should have less. So right know I'm knee-deep in that process."
Fogerty said that he's been "brutally honest" (so far) with the book.
He's also planning a big box set for next year in addition to some new music.