Singer Bobby Fuller (Bobby Fuller Four)
Singer ~ Songwriter
Bobby Fuller Four
birth name: Robert Gaston Fuller

Bobby Fuller

October 22, 1942, Baytown, TX ~ July 18, 1966, Los Angeles, CA

In the short time he recorded for Mustang in 1965 and 1966, he waxed quite a few tracks (most self-penned) in addition to his hits. […] Rocking, tuneful, and infectiously joyous, they showed Fuller to be a worthy inheritor of early rock & roll and rockabilly traditions without sounding self-consciously revivalist. While it's hard to imagine Fuller maintaining his success in the era of psychedelia, he no doubt would have gone on to produce interesting work. ~ Allmusic: Bobby Fuller ~ retrieved July 14, 2013 © Allmusic

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July 18, 1970 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (7) Carpenters, (They Long To Be) Close To You ~ #2 (2) Jackson 5, The Love You Save/I Found That Girl ~ #1 (1) Three Dog Night, Mama Told Me (Not To Come)

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Within months of ‘I Fought The Law’ becoming a top 10 hit, Fuller was found dead in an automobile parked outside his Hollywood apartment. The Los Angeles deputy medical examiner, Jerry Nelson, performed the autopsy. According to Dean Kuipers: “The report states that Bobby's face, chest, and side were covered in ‘petechial hemorrhages’ probably caused by gasoline vapors and the heat. He found no bruises, no broken bones, no cuts. No evidence of beating.” Kuipers further explains that boxes for ‘accident’ and ‘suicide’ were ticked, but next to the boxes were question marks. Despite the official cause of death, some commentators believe Fuller was murdered. ~ Wikipedia: Bobby Fuller ~ retrieved July 17, 2013 © Wikipedia

The Bobby Fuller Four

The Bobby Fuller Four ~ I Fought The Law ~ Named one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll in 1995.



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