Bobby Fuller was one of a generation of Texas-born rockers inspired by Buddy Holly. Fuller was a singer, songwriter and guitar player, who formed his own band, the Bobby Fuller Four. His first single was the double a-side of “You’re In love” and “Guess We’ll Fall In Love” in 1962.
The song that he is best known for, “I Fought The Law”, was a cover of a Sonny Curtis song – Fuller recorded two different versions of it, one in 1964 and one in 1965. The latter version was his single biggest hit, which reached the Top Ten on the charts shortly before his death in somewhat mysterious circumstances on July 16, 1966.
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