|Posted on April 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM|
Bobby Fuller was known as a rockstar, songwriter and guitarist. He was best known as a member of the band “The Bobby Fuller Four” Their number one hit was “I Fought The Law” The band performed 2 songs in the 1966 spring movie, “The Ghost In The Invisible Bikini” “I Fought The Law” only reached #33 in the UK, the song was much revered by rock and roll fans, but in America, the song reached to #9. Nancy Sinatra was a fan of the band and was seen often at their concerts. Bobby was born in Texas and had a maternal older half brother, Jack and a younger brother, Randy who was in the band as well. He was mesmerized by Elvis and adopted the styles of fellow Texan, Buddy Holly. Bobby often used original material when fronting his own four man combo.
Within weeks of “I Fought The Law” becoming a top 10 hit, Bobby’s young life was cut short. After performing a gig just a few days before, he left home after receiving a phone call and took the family Oldsmobile to attend a meeting. Later that day, his mother found Bobby dead in said vehicle outside of his Hollywood apartment. Bobby’s face, chest and side were covered in “petechial haemorrhages” probably caused by gasoline vapours and the summer heat. There were no bruises, broken bones, cuts, no evidence of a beating. On the autopsy report, murder and suicide were checked off, but they had question marks next to them. Some people believe Bobby was murdered even when there was a cause of death. He had multiple stab wounds and was soaked in gasoline. Some say his death was the mob and other rumours stated it was the Manson Family. There was no criminal investigation by the LAPD due to the sudden death of the police chief just a few days earlier. There was evidence that Bobby was in the advanced state of rigour mortis by the time he was found and that the car wasn’t where it was 30 minutes prior to when his mom found it. Its suggested that Bobby had died somewhere else.
His brother, Randy has never found closure due to the fact he had to go on with life without knowing who killed his older brother. Nobody has come forward or have been charged with the murder of Bobby Fuller. He was 23 years old.