Creedence Clearwater Revival Unveils ‘Fortunate Son’ Video

Craft Recordings has released the first official video for Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1969 classic “Fortunate Son,” to mark the celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary.

Ben Fee directed the video for the song, an anti-war anthem written by the band’s frontman John Fogerty. “It made me so angry that the rich old men make the war, and the poor young men have to fight it,” Fogerty reiterated to Pitchfork in 2007.

“For me, protest right now is just showing pure positivity in the face of division and anger,” Fee said.

“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. I met so many beautiful people. I went to the Taos Pueblo people, into their land, and met with the war chief, and they were very big fans of CCR. They were so welcoming because they knew the song and the band, and they really loved the idea of protest through positivity,” he said.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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