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Songwriter irked Proud Mary film borrows from his hit track's name

2018-01-12 11:34
 


New York — John Fogerty says he's annoyed that Taraji P. Henson's new film, Proud Mary, borrows from his popular song's name without his involvement.

The musician and Doug Clifford founded the band, Creedence Clearwater Revival who originally released the song in 1969 which was later covered by Tina Turner in 1970.

Fogerty does not own the rights to his infamous song. In a statement released Thursday, he says "it irks me when people seek to capitalize on the popularity of my music" for their own financial gain.

Henson plays a hit woman in Proud Mary, to be released on Friday. Its trailer uses Tina Turner's version of Fogerty's 1969 song.

Fogerty says the movie "has nothing to do with me, or my song." The 72-year-old adds that no one ever asked him about using his song that way.

Representatives for Henson and Sony Pictures didn't immediately return emails seeking comment.

HERE'S TINA TURNER'S VERSION PROUD MARY AS USED IN THE TRAILER:

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