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Bobby Fuller Four

I Fought The Law

  • Rock
  • Space
  • Dance
  • Pop
  • Oldies
song from
  • 1966
  • 2011
  • 1965
  • 2009
  • 1964

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“I Fought the Law” is a much-covered song originally recorded in 1959 by The Crickets. The song was famously covered by Bobby Fuller Four, who recorded a more successful version of the song in 1965 after releasing an earlier, slightly different version on Fuller’s own Exeter Record label in 1964. Another famous version was recorded by The Clash in 1979. Just as the song became a top ten hit, Bobby Fuller was found dead in his mother’s parked automobile in a dirt parking lot near his Los Angeles, California apartment. The police considered the death an apparent suicide. However, “just about everyone who knew him disagreed” , believing instead that Fuller was murdered. The Bobby Fuller Four version of this song is ranked #175 on Rolling Stones list of The 500 Greatest Songs of... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I Fought the Law and the ... law won ... I guess my race is run ... I left my baby and I feel so bad

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This song is listed #175 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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