The forthcoming memoir Fortunate Son: My Life, My Music from the Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman tells his version of the band's fractious history and long legal battle with producer Saul Zaentz. In this excerpt, Fogerty, now 70, explains why he refused to play with former bandmates Stu Cook and Doug Clifford at CCR's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. (Brother and guitarist Tom Fogerty died in 1990.)


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