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I Fought The Law
Composer: Sonny Curtis

I Fought The Law was performed more than 30 times Grateful Dead between March 1993 and June 1995. All but one of these performances were encores.

Sonny Curtis was a member of Buddy Holly's pre-Crickets band The Three Tunes. After Holly's death in 1959 Curtis joined the Crickets. Part of a wide ranging career as a songwriter, singer and guitarist. I Fought The Law was first recorded by the Crickets in the late May 1959. The song is usually associated with the Bobby Fuller Four and the Clash.


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Recordings

info In Style With the Crickets, The Crickets, 1960
no info Single (I Fought The Law / She's My Girl), Bobby Fuller Four, 1964
no info Single (I Fought The Law / Little Annie Lou), Bobby Fuller Four, 1965
no info I Fought The Law, Bobby Fuller Four, 1966
info WCFL: 21 Hit Icebreakers, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1967
info 95/KIMN Classics, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1967
no info The Crickets (B Side of a single), 196?
info What The Kids Want, Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, 1973
no info Memphis, Roy Orbison, 1973
no info All Too Much, Ducks Deluxe, 1975
no info Demons, Demons, 1977
no info Don't Mind Rockin' Tonite, Ducks Deluxe, 1978
no info UK Single (I Fought The Law / Groovy Times), The Clash, 1978
no info Promo single ( I Fought The Law / Gates Of The West), The Clash, 1978
no info The Cost Of Living (EP), The Clash, 1979
no info Single (I Fought The Law / White Man In Hammersmith), The Clash, 1979
no info The Clash, The Clash, 1979 (US version)
no info Family Tradition, Hank Williams, Jr., 1979
no info Natural Act, Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge, 1979
no info Rude Boy Soundtrack, Various Artists (The Clash), 1980
no info The Best of the Bobby Fuller Four, Bobby Fuller Four, 1981
no info The Complete Crickets, Crickets, 1984
no info Birdland with Lester Bangs, Lester Bangs and Birdland, 1986
info Highs Of The Sixties, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1986
no info Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death, Dead Kennedys, 1987
no info Rockin' Down the Block, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1987
info Classic Rock, 1966, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1987
no info Story of the Clash, Vol. 1, The Clash, 1988
no info Single (I Fought The Law/City Of The Dead), The Clash, 1988
no info 12" single (I Fought The Law / City Of The Dead / Police On My Back, 48 Hours), The Clash, 1988
info Battle Of The Bands, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1988
no info 12" single (Bring It Back Again / Runaway Boys / I Fought The Law), Stray Cats, 1989
no info Golden Oldies, Vol. 9: The Original Rock 'N' Roll Hits, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1989
info Toga Rock, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1989
info Pebbles Box, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1989
no info The Bobby Fuller Four, Bobby Fuller Four, 1990
no info Guitar Rock, Various Artists (The Crickets), 1990
no info The Story Of The Clash, The Clash, 1991
no info Clash on Broadway, The Clash, 1991
no info The Singles, The Clash, 1991
no info Live at PJ's Plus!, Bobby Fuller Four, 1991
no info From Little Rock to Leipzig, Oysterband, 1991
info Frat Rock, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1991
no info Son of Frat Rock, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1991
no info Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four, 1992
no info Still in Style, The Crickets, 1992
no info Ride Away, Roy Orbison, 1992
no info A World Out of Time: Henry Kaiser & David Lindley in Madagascar, 1992
no info Radio Gold, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1992
no info Double Exposure, The Crickets, 1993
no info Original Cool, The Stray Cats, 1993
no info Live: Tear It Up, Stray Cats, 1993
no info Don't Mess with Austin, Various Artists (Texas Mavericks), 1993
no info I Fought the Law/KRLA King of the Wheels, Bobby Fuller Four, 1994
no info Who Are These Masked Men?, Texas Mavericks, 1994
no info In the Hell of Patchinko, Mano Negra, 1994
no info Live! Live! Live!, Bryan Adams, 1994
info Guitar Rock: 1966-1967, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1994
info 60s Rock Classics, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1994
no info Rock This Town, Stray Cats, 1995
no info 20 Hits Special Collection, Vol. 1, Hank Williams, Jr., 1995
no info Desire, Daniel Edwards, 1995
info Jailhouse Rock, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1995
no info Roof Garden: Dance Jamboree '66, Various Artists (The Coachmen), 1995
no info Rock Your Boots Off, Various Artists (Hank Williams, Jr.), 1995
info Shakedown: The Texas Tapes Revisited, Bobby Fuller, 1996
no info El Paso Rock, Vol. 1, Bobby Fuller, 1996
no info Archive, Stray Cats, 1996
no info Last Train to San Fernando, Johnny Duncan, 1996
no info Dance Hall Rockers, International Beat, 1996
no info Solid Gold Rock & Roll, Various Artists (Crickets), 1996
no info This Is Mod, Vol. 3: A Diamond Collection, Various Artists (Long Tall Shorty), 1996
no info Blue Roses from the Moons, Nanci Griffith, 1997
no info Runaway Boys: A Retrospective '81-'92, The Stray Cats, 1997
no info Runaway Boys, Stray Cats, 1997
no info Hot Rod: Hot Rod Rebels, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1997
no info Rock N' Roll Legends, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1997
no info '60s Rock Hits, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1997
no info '60s Rock: The Beat Goes On, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1997
no info House Party 1964-'66: Rockin' Sounds from Boston's South Shore, The Bourbons, 1996
info Easyriders, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four),1997
info Never to Be Forgotten: The Mustang Years, Bobby Fuller Four, 1998
no info Rockin' by Myself, Brian Setzer, 1998
no info New Depths, The Ventures, 1998
no info Classic Sessions, International Beat, 1998
no info Their Most Explosive Hits, International Beat, 1998
no info Delphonic Sounds Today: Del-Fi Does Del-Fi, Various Artists (Brian Jonestown Massacre), 1998
no info Chart Toppers: Rock Hits of the 60s, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1998
no info Cruisin', Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1998
info Frat Rock! Box, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1998
info This Is Really Something: The Complete Anthology, The Sports, 1999
no info From Here to Eternity: Live, The Clash, 1999
no info The Complete Hank Williams Jr, Hank Williams, Jr, 1999
no info This Is Really Something, Sports, 1999
no info Live, The Stray Cats, 1999
no info Under the Influences, Mike Ness, 1999
no info The Route 66 Tour, D.K. Davis, 1999
no info Ska Hits, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1999
no info Hot Rod Box Set, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1999
no info Police State: Tribute to the Clash, Various Artists (Gene October), 1999
info Chartbusters USA, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1999
info Rockin' 60s, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 1999
info Good Morning Vietnam (Box) , Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 199?
info Trash Box, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 199?
no info Oldies But Goodies Vol. 9, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller), 19??
no info Elektra Years, Vol. 1, Sonny Curtis, 2000
no info The Clash/London Calling/Combat Rock, The Clash, 2000
no info The Best Jukebox Album in the World...Ever!, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2000
no info Barbecue Beat, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2000
no info Juke Box Heroes: A Moment of Love, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2000
no info Ska: From JA to UK, Various Artists (International Beat), 2000
no info Punk Gate: The Great Rock 'N' Roll Cover Ups, Various Artists (Gene October), 2000
no info The Hoodoo Kings, The Hoodoo Kings, 2001
no info Feline Frisky, Stray Cats, 2001
no info The Thirteenth Round, Thug Murder, 2001
no info Freddy Got Fingered Soundtrack, Various Artists (Dead Kennedys), 2001
no info American Bandstand, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2001
no info Mega 60's, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2001
no info A Year in Your Life: 1960's, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2001
no info Beatboom, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2001
no info The Woodstock Generation: Everything Is Beautiful, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2001
no info This Is Mod: The Best of British, Various Artists (Long Tall Shorty), 2001
no info The Entire History of Punk, Various Artists (Gene October), 2001
no info Completely Perfect, Long Tall Shorty, 2002
no info Runaway Boys Live, Stray Cats, 2002
no info Metallic F.O.: Live at CBGBs, Chelsea, 2002
no info Collectors Edition, D.K. Davis, 2002
no info Return to Sender, D.K. Davis, 2002
no info Golden Oldies, Vol. 4, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2002
no info A Punk Tribute to the Clash, Various Artists (Gene October), 2002
info American Roots: The Essential Album, Various Artists (Hank Williams Jr), 2002
no info Single Collections, The Crickets, 2003
no info The Best of the Bobby Fuller Four, Bobby Fuller, 2003
no info I'm on Fire, Razorbacks, 2003
no info A Tribute to the Life and Times of Joe Strummer, Various Artists, 2003
no info Racing Rocks: Songs of the Speedway, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2003
no info Life Is a Highway, Various Artists (Stray Cats), 2003
info I Fought the Law: The Best of the Bobby Fuller Four, Bobby Fuller Four, 2004
no info I Fought the Law and Other Hits, Bobby Fuller, 2004
no info Pearl Harbour '79, The Clash, 2004
no info The Crickets & Their Buddies, The Crickets, 2004
no info Single, Green Day, 2004
no info Live in Helsinki 9th July, 2004, Stray Cats, 2004
no info Tor, Vol. 1: Outlaw Country, Tor, 2004
no info Roy Orbison Sings / Memphis / Milestones, Roy Orbison, 2004
no info Pickin' on Hank Williams Jr., Various Artists, 2004
no info Play New Rose for Me, Various Artists (Dead Kennedys), 2004
no info Rock On 1966, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2004
no info Best Sixties Summer Party...Ever!, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2004
no info Intermission Soundtrack, Various Artists (Colin Farrell), 2004
no info The Essential Clash, The Clash, 2005
no info The Collection: The Clash/London Calling/Combat Rock, The Clash, 2005
no info For a Decade of Sin: 11 Years of Bloodshot Records, Various Artist (Waco Brothers), 2005
no info Urban Kids: A Punk Rock Anthology, Chelsea, 2005
no info Freddie Steady Go!, Freddie Steady 5, 2005
no info Keep on Rockin', Status Quo, 2005
no info Breakin Rocks, Bobby Fuller Drive, 2005
no info The Strat Pack: Live in Concert (DVD), Various Artists (The Crickets, Albert Lee and Brian May), 2005
no info Rock Around the Clock: 36 All Time Rock and Roll Clock, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2005
no info Simply Rock N Roll, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2005
info The '60s Rock Experience, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2005
no info All Too Much/Blow You Out, Ducks Deluxe/Tyla Gang, 2006
no info The Singles, The Clash, 2006
no info The Cover Up, Status Quo, 2006
no info The Greatest Groovy 60's Hits of All Time, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2006
no info The Sixties: Frat House Hits, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2006
no info Best of the 60s Rock and Roll, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2006
no info Revolution Rock: A Clash Jukebox, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2006
no info Trailer Park Boys: The Movie, Various Artists (Big Dirty Band), 2006
no info The Clash/Give 'Em Enough Rope, The Clash, 2007
no info I Can Jive: Det Basta, Jerry Williams, 2007
no info Just Look Them Straight in the Eye and Say...Pogue Mahone, The Pogues, 2008
no info Hank Williams, Jr. Collector's Edition Tin, Hank Williams, Jr., 2008
no info Live Revolution Rock (DVD), The Clash. 2008
no info NME Classics, Various Artists (The Clash), 2008
no info Ashes to Ashes Soundtrack, Various Artists (The Clash), 2008
info You Heard It Here First!, Various Artists (The Crickets), 2008
info 60's Music Revolution, Various Artists (Bobby Fuller Four), 2012

 
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