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The Clash

I Fought The Law

  • Rock
  • Punk
  • Space
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  • 1979
  • 2012
  • 1986
  • 1978
  • 1965

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“I Fought the Law” is a much-covered song originally recorded in 1959 by Sonny Curtis and 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... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I fought the law and the law won (twice ... I fought the law and the ... I fought the law and the law won

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