WESTPORT — Westport and the Levitt Pavilion were the real “Fortunate Sons” Thursday night when they hosted an appearance by rock and roll legend John Fogerty.

Around 1,000 people crammed the venue by the Saugatuck River for its biggest fundraiser of the year, which featured the founder of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Fogerty, now 71, was the writer, lead performer and producer behind their many hits, including “Bad Moon Rising,” “Proud Mary,” and “Fortunate Son.” As a solo artist he has also complied a range of big hits, including “Centerfield” and “The Old Man Down The Road.”