TIL that Sonny Curtis, who wrote the Mary Tyler Moore theme song “Love is All Around,” also wrote “I Fought the Law.” He & Buddy Holly performed together – even opening for Elvis – as teens until Holly formed the Crickets. Curtis joined the Crickets after Holly died. They recorded “IFTL” in 1960.

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  1. so the Clashes version is a cover of a cover?

    Wow TIL – I always thought it was Bobby Fuller who wrote it. Dont think i ever heard Sonny’s version. always neat to find these not as well known OG versions of songs.

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