Thursday, May 28, 2015

TBT: The Bobby Fuller Four, "I Fought the Law"

Back when I was in law school (1967-70) at this time of the year, as final exams were finishing, lots of calls went from my classmates to the two big Boston top 40 AM stations, WMEX and WRKO, requesting this 1966 hit by the Bobby Fuller Four, a group that gave a harder edge to the Buddy Holly West Texas rockabilly sound.

The song was later covered by The Clash, completing a bridge from Buddy Holly to '70s punk.