GUEST STARS ON SERIES PREMIERE THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
SIGNATURE SONG, “FORTUNATE SON,” HIGHLIGHTED
WITH NEW AND EXCLUSIVE RECORDING FOR EPISODE
AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD AT
JOHNFOGERTY.COM FOR ONE WEEK ONLY
John Fogerty guest stars in the series premiere of THE FINDER, Thursday, January 12 (9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Besides being the legendary rocker’s acting debut, he wrote “Swamp Water,” the theme song for the show, which marks yet another milestone in an extraordinary career that began with Creedence Clearwater Revival’s first release in 1968. Fogerty also recorded a stripped-down version of his signature song “Fortunate Son” specifically for the show. This version will be available for free download at johnfogerty.com for one week only once the episode is over. THE FINDER, which was named the #1 Most Anticipated Show of the new season by TV Guide readers, was created by Hart Hanson, creator of the hit FOX series BONES.
“Here at THE FINDER, we are proud and pleased and still amazed to have enjoined a musician the caliber of John Fogerty to join our company,” says Hanson. “John acts in the first episode (and we hope to have him back! He’s good.), but plays one of his biggest most beloved hits — one of my favorite songs of all time. (Hint: my production company would have been called ‘Fortunate Son Productions’ but somebody beat me to it.)
“And then, on top of all that, somehow we dragooned JOHN FOGERTY to write THE FINDER opening credits theme,” he continues. “Yes, that’s John playing and singing during our title sequence. John Fogerty is a rock ‘n’ roll god, an American legend, a true originator and one of the best song writers of all time. When he sang and played on THE FINDER set, we all stood in awed silence and grinned at each other. If just the smallest skritch of John’s magic rubs off on us, then we’ll be forever grateful.”
In the episode, Fogerty has his stolen guitar returned to him by Iraq war veteran Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults). When the guitar is returned, Fogerty thanks Walter and says, “all my songs were in that guitar.”
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THE FINDER is a production of 20th Century Fox Television. Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson, Dan Sackheim and Vahan Moosekian are executive producers.
John Fogerty is a true American treasure, one of popular music’s all-time greatest singers, guitar players, and songwriters. His remarkable career began in his hometown of El Cerrito, California, soon earning massive popular and critical success with the one and only Creedence Clearwater Revival. As leader of CCR, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective.
After Creedence Clearwater Revival called it quits in 1972, Fogerty embarked on what would prove to be an equally impressive solo career. Among his many honors are induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the BMI Pop Music Awards’ prestigious “BMI Icon,” and Performance Magazine’s “Theater Tour of the Year” Award. In addition, Fogerty and “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.