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The Bobby Fuller Four

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Along with his blatant reverence for Buddy Holly, fellow Texan Bobby Fuller was a little bit of an anomaly within the mid-’60s. Along with his Stratocaster electric guitar and brash, complete appear, at his greatest Fuller sounded like Holly may have acquired he survived in to the ’60s. Breaking the very best 30 in 1966 using a cover of Holly’s “Love’s Produced a Fool of You” and the very best Ten with “I Fought regulations” (compiled by one-time Cricket Sonny Curtis), Fuller acquired just turn into a superstar when he passed away in mysterious situations within a parked car in Hollywood (the authorities thought it had been a suicide, just about everybody who understood him disagreed). Fuller’s fairly short time of nationwide stardom in fact crowned an excellent half-dozen many years of documenting, where he released many excellent tracks. Following a few regional singles in his hometown of Un Paso in the first ’60s, he transferred to California along with his combo in 1964, and briefly acquired dreams of playing browse music before starting up with maker Bob Keene. Within the small amount of time he documented for Mustang in 1965 and 1966, he waxed a number of paths (most self-penned) furthermore to his strikes, including “Allow Her Dance,” “Another Sad and Unhappy Night time,” “My REAL LOVE,” “To never Be Neglected,” “Fool of Like,” and “The Magic Contact.” Rocking, tuneful, and infectiously joyous, they demonstrated Fuller to be always a worthwhile inheritor of early rock and roll & move and rockabilly customs without sounding self-consciously revivalist. While it’s hard to assume Fuller keeping his success within the period of psychedelia, he without doubt would have eliminated on to create interesting function. A talented and prolific songwriter along with a studio room whiz who drew from Eddie Cochran and (though just slightly) the entire acoustic guitar sound from the English Invasion in addition to Friend Holly, he documented significant amounts of unreleased studio room and live materials that was released within the ’80s, once the depth of his reduction began to become appreciated.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bobby Fuller
Died July 18, 1966, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Guitarist, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Parents Eva Loraine Barrett Fuller, Lawson Fuller
Music Groups The Bobby Fuller Four
Music Songs I Fought the Law, Let Her Dance, Love's Made A Fool Of You, Another Sad and Lonely Night, Never to Be Forgotten, A New Shade of Blue, Only When I Dream, Don't Ever Let Me Know, Little Annie Lou, Fool of Love, The Magic Touch, Take My Word, Thunder Reef, It's Love, Come What May, Not Fade Away, She's My Girl, Guess We'll Fall in Love, Only for You, You Kiss Me, I'm a Lucky Guy, My True Love, Our Favourite Martian, Baby My Heart, King of the Wheels, Wine Wine Wine, Those Memories of You, You're in Love, Keep on Dancing, Gently, My Love, California Sun, The Lonely Dragster, The Phantom Dragster
Albums KRLA King of the Wheels, I Fought the Law / KRLA King of the Wheels, I Fought the Law & Other Hits, I Fought the Law, Never to Be Forgotten: The Mustang Years, The Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four, Shakedown! The Texas Tapes Revisited, I Fought The Law: The Best Of Bobby Fuller Four, The Forgotten Years, Vol. 2, Rhino Hi-Five: The Bobby Fuller Four, The Forgotten Years, Vol. 1
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#Fact
1 Fuller was found dead in his car in Los Angeles on June 18, 1966. Although police classified it as a suicide, his body bore multiple stab wounds and was soaked in gasoline, leading many--including those who knew him--to believe his death was a homicide.
2 Brother of Randy Fuller.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantastic Mr. Fox 2009 writer: "Let Her Dance"
Boys Don't Cry 1999 performer: "A New Shade of Blue" / writer: "A New Shade of Blue"
Dead Beat 1994 writer: "A New Shade of Blue"
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary writer: "Let Her Dance" - uncredited
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock n' Roll King of the Southwest: The Bobby Fuller Story 2008 Video documentary short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini 1966 Himself (uncredited)
Hullabaloo 1966 TV Series Himself
Where the Action Is 1966 TV Series Themselves
Shivaree 1965 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Music: A '60s Pop Flashback - Hullabaloo 2013 TV Movie Themselves
The Oracle of Del-Fi 2008 Documentary Himself
20 Most Shocking Unsolved Crimes 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself - Murder Victim
Beat! Beat! Beat! 1967 TV Series Himself - Musician

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