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Did Buddy Holly write and release I Fought The Law?

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July 12, 2011 4:39PM

A definite no. The original version was written by a friend of his called Sonny Curtis who joined the Crickets and released the first version after Buddy's death.

The song was later covered more famously by the Bobby Fuller Four and the Clash.

The Crickets version with Sonny Curtis (recorded months after Buddy's death) is often mistakenly credited to Buddy Holly and included on his greatest hits albums despite not featuring on the recording at all.