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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 02:59 AM

Musician John Fogerty issues cease and desist over Trump use of 'Fortunate Son'

Source: The Hill


BY MARINA PITOFSKY - 10/17/20 08:45 PM EDT

Musician John Fogerty lashed out at President Trump on Friday and said he is issuing a cease and desist order over the president’s campaign using the famous Creedence Clearwarer Revival song “Fortunate Son” at events.

“I object to the President using my song, ‘Fortunate Son’ in any way for his campaign. He is using my words and my voice to portray a message that I do not endorse,” the rock icon shared in a statement on Twitter.

“Therefore, I am issuing a ‘cease and desist’ order. I wrote this song because, as a veteran, I was disgusted that some people were allowed to be excluded from serving our country because they had access to political and financial privilege. I also wrote about wealthy people not paying their fair share of taxes.”

Fogerty added that “Mr. Trump is a prime example of both of these issues. The fact that Mr. Trump also fans the flames of hatred, racism and fear while rewriting recent history, is even more reason to be troubled by his use of my song."



Read more: https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/521564-musician-john-fogerty-issues-cease-and-desist-over-trump-use-of

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Reply Musician John Fogerty issues cease and desist over Trump use of 'Fortunate Son' (Original post)
Judi Lynn Sunday OP
captain queeg Sunday #1
BigmanPigman Sunday #2
canetoad Sunday #3
Roisin Ni Fiachra Sunday #11
TomVilmer Sunday #4
Maxheader Sunday #5
groundloop Sunday #8
doc03 Sunday #6
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TexasBushwhacker Sunday #10
treestar Sunday #14
marble falls Sunday #12
groundloop Sunday #20
yaesu Sunday #13
melm00se Sunday #15
Upthevibe Sunday #16
generalbetrayus Sunday #17
Shermann Sunday #18
Cha Sunday #19

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:31 AM

1. Dumbass trump doesn't seem to know the words. He's a prime example.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 03:46 AM

2. Bizarro World, he dances to "Macho Man" too.




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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 04:07 AM

3. Fun fact about John Fogerty

He tuned his guitar a whole note below standard guitar tuning. DGCFAD to produce his signature sound.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:37 AM

11. SRV tuned low as well,

a half step down to E flat.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 06:58 AM

4. Doonesbury today

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 07:05 AM

5. for some reason,



To me mixing wingers and rock is nauseous, an insult to the industry...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:06 AM

8. Exactly, rock has always been the exact opposite of what right wingers are about

And while on this topic, I keep thinking about Ted Nugent. He's an insult to the entire genre, not only is he just a mediocre musician but he's also the biggest hypocrite in the world by avoiding the draft and then promoting right wing pro-war agenda.

It seems pretty damned ironic that tRump uses 'Fortunate Son' at his rallies when it's a protest song that could easily be about tRump.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:02 AM

6. Trump is the very definition of "A Fortunate Son"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 08:55 AM

7. The irony is staggering. Good for Fogerty. Sue his campaign and his fat entitled ass too!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:28 AM

9. Biden's parents were middle class, his son Beau served in the military

Trump is the fortunate son. Trump's kids are fortunate sons and daughters. Hunter's mistakes don't even come close.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:33 AM

10. I'm pretty sure the artists are SOL on this

They've most likely sold the rights for their music to be used by Mood, which is the modern equivalent of Muzak. If that's the case, they don't get to pick and choose where and when their music gets played. The venue pays for the service. You can read about it here:

https://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-store-music-20170707-story.html

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:23 PM

14. Yes. At least they can speak up

and disavow any support of the Dotard!!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 10:41 AM

12. Ted Nugent would be glad to play those "rallies" live ...

"Stormtroopin'" or "Wangdangsweetpoontang" would be a lot more in keeping with his crowd.

Now I need to scrub my eyeballs, I just read a list of Nuge "song" titles.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 06:48 PM

20. Yeah, he'd fit right in.

Lack of talent, child molester, draft dodger turned chicken hawk...... tRump and the Nuge should be best buddies.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 11:46 AM

13. No rule, order or law is enforceable against an unimpeachable dictator in a fascist state

policed by a fascist JD, backed by fascist judges. Welcome to nazi germany post 1933.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:27 PM

15. Is his campaign looking to collect

a full set?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:43 PM

16. Judi Lynn....

Thank you for this post...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 05:00 PM

17. Fortunate son? Don't these buttholes ever listen to the words before they play the music?

♫ "It ain't me/It ain't me/I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no" ♫

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 05:22 PM

18. Trump has a new theme song for his 2020 campaign!

This one is much more fitting.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 05:40 PM

19. Good Luck & TY John Fogerty.

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