Writer John Lingan has written a critically-acclaimed biography of the band – ‘A Song for Everyone – the Story of Creedence Clearwater Revival.’ It’s an engrossing tale.
John’s our special guest in this month’s episode of Misadventures in Music, with Ian Prowse and Mick Ord.”
The book “A Song for Everyone” by John Lingan provides a detailed account of the rise to fame of Creedence Clearwater Revival, a popular rock band in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The book explores how the band’s music reflected the cultural climate of that era, particularly the political and social upheavals that defined the time.
Lingan’s book draws on extensive research, including interviews with surviving band members and others who knew the group well, to tell the story of this iconic American band. He shows how Creedence Clearwater Revival synthesized various musical styles to create a sound that was uniquely attuned to the concerns of the time. The book also delves into the personal struggles and relationships of the band members, revealing how they embodied the contradictions and complexities of their era.
Overall, “A Song for Everyone” is a comprehensive and compelling biography of a legendary band, set against the backdrop of a pivotal period in American history. The book has been praised for its meticulous research, insightful analysis, and engaging storytelling, and is a valuable contribution to the field of music writing.
Full track listing:
Born on the Bayou
Bad Moon Rising
Up Around the Bend
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
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