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Bobby Fuller

The first time I heard the Bobby Fuller Four's Fought The Law," was a moment I'll never forget. Cruising in my Mustang down a dusty highway in Texas, the opening guitar riff started coming out of the AM radio and I new something special was about to happen. By the time the vocals kicked in I was hooked. This was rock 'n' roll perfection. I decided to explore more of Bobby's catalog and discovered that he had been recording for over five years before "I Fought The Law" became a Top Ten hit. Born in Baytown, Texas, Bobby Fuller grew up listening to the sounds of fellow Texan Buddy Holly and the rockabilly sound. After recording some regional hits in the early '60s Bobby and his combo moved to sunny Los Angeles where he briefly experimented recording surf music.

He hooked up with legendary producer Bob Keane and in 1965-66 released several popular singles including "The Magic Touch" and "Now She's Gone." It was during this time that Bobby began incorporating hints of British rock and psychedelia into his material. The unique combination proved groundbreaking and influential to a generation of artists. His big hit came in 1966 with the release of "I Fought The Law" and it seemed like Bobby Fuller's star was in full ascent. Sadly, it would be the last hit he would have. The story of Bobby Fuller's death reads like a good murder mystery. As a matter of fact, there was an episode of Unsolved Mysteries which dealt with his mysterious demise. On July 18, 1966 Bobby Fuller's badly beaten body was discovered in his parked car.

His death was attributed to asphyxia through forced inhalation of gasoline and was inexplicably ruled a suicide. In the years since his death there have been many rumors surrounding these circumstances - was there a cover up with the police? Was the mafia involved? While the true facts regarding Bobby Fuller's death may never be revealed, his legacy of music will forever be preserved.



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Bobby Fuller: Best Of Bobby Fuller Four (Vinyl-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPRN70174
 

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The Bobby Fuller Four's “I Fought the Law" is one of the classic radio hits of all time. Whether it was the first time you heard the record in 1965. or the thousandth time on some oldies radio station. the song's exuberant. infectious punch has contributed to its...

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Bobby Fuller: El Paso Rock - Early Recordings Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCED252
 

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(1996/Norton) 24 tracks Norton Record's first volume in a series chronicling the wild early El Paso Rock & Roll scene, beginning with the legendary first recordings of Bobby Fuller. It collects his rare 45's, including the original 1964 pre-hit version of I...

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Bobby Fuller: El Paso Rock - Early Recordings Vol.3 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCED318
 

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(2010/NORTON) 26 tracks (70:29) incredible collection of rare & rockin' stuff (incl.9 live versions). With 12 page booklet. Highlight! The long awaited third volume of Texas-era recordings from Bobby Fuller & the Fanatics, including a mess of sensational...

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Bobby Fuller: El Paso Rock - Early Recordings Vol.2 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCED260
 

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(1997/NORTON) 20 rare tracks The explosive second volume of early El Paso recordings on the great revered Rock n' Roll King of the Southwest! Incl. giant selection of never before issued live mayhem from Texas teen clubs, shopping centers, bowling alleys circa...

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Bobby Fuller: Live!!! (Vinyl LP)
Art-Nr.: LPNR326
 

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(2007/NORTON) Border Town master blaster !

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Bobby Fuller: I Fought The Law - The Life and Strange Death of Bobby Fuller
Art-Nr.: BOOK06001
 

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(2014/Kicks) English, Paperback, 23x15x2 cm, 296 pages, rare b/w photos, with discography.. First and only authorized biography of West Texas legend Bobby Fuller, 'Rock And Roll King Of The Southwest', as told through the eyes of his brother and bandmate...

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Bobby Fuller: Rock'n'Roll King Of The Southwest (LP)
Art-Nr.: LPNR325
 

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(2007/NORTON) pre-1965 Texas recordings from the mastertapes

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Bobby Fuller: I Fought The Law - Original 1964 El Paso Demos (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
Art-Nr.: 45NR187
 

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(2014/Norton) 2-Track Single - Picture Sleeve - 1964 demo versions recorded in Bobby's El Paso home studio! Pre-dates the Exeter and Mustang releases! First time on 45! Rocks!!!

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