Friday, March 7, 2014
Flashback Friday: The Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)
FLASHBACK FRIDAY on Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog
One of my favorite rock n roll songs of the sixties belong to The Bobby Fuller Four. Released as a single in December 1965, "I Fought the Law" climbed to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966. The song is a cover recorded by Bobby Fuller of a song first published by The Crickets, Buddy Holly's old group, in 1958 shortly after Holly died.
"I Fought the Law" was the biggest hit the Bobby Fuller Four ever had because a few months later Bobby Fuller himself was found dead in a garage after an apparent suicide.
The song has been covered many times, most famously by The Clash in 1978.
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