11. THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR - I FOUGHT THE LAW


THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR - 'I Fought The Law'/'Little Annie Lou' (Mustang 3014) Oct 1965

Bobby Fuller hailed from El Paso, Texas but sometime during 1964 made the decision to relocate to Hollywood to try for the big time in the music business. His band achieved some success before Bobby Fuller died in mysterious circumstances.
Fuller was found dead with a petrol soaked rag stuffed in his mouth in July 1966. The LAPD ruled his death as a suicide, citing 'no evidence of foul play'...

'I Fought The Law' wasn't an immediate hit but the record slowly crawled up the charts and became an all time classic. The clean cut Bobby Fuller who shunned the 'long hair' of the beat and folk rock groups had the appeal of a young Elvis Presley and had such a great voice.

For readers who don't know the music of The Bobby Fuller Four you just gotta seek out the music because it's all highly rated and I would say exceptional 60s rock and roll.

Another Bobby Fuller Four classic 'The Magic Touch' can be found on my blog here

THE BOBBY FULLER FOUR - I Fought The Law

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  1. There was no "petrol soaked tag in his mouth". His body was in the front seat of his mother's 1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 sedan, facing the back. His death was from inhalation of gasoline fumes according to the coroner's report.

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