Bobby Fuller Four : Rock ‘n’ Roll Mustangs : A Musical Overview of Bobby Fuller and Mustang Records
written, researched and annotated by Stephen J. McParland
CMusic Books, 2009. ISBN: 9781876788254
“This is the first book that attempts to document the musical career of Bobby Fuller and Mustang Records. After 40 years, the facts are finally presented in a cohesive form, based primarily on many firsthand recollections from those involved. Archival and fresh interviews have been used to piece together the story of the musical career of Bobby Fuller and also that of Mustang Records, together with its various offshoots such as Bronco, Selma and Scarlet.
The story begins in El Paso, Texas and ends tragically in Hollywood, California with Bobby Fuller’s murder by person or persons unknown.
Together with an exhaustive look at Fuller’s recording career, in particular the Bobby Fuller Four, the events surrounding his murder are dissected and the various theories pertaining to why he was murdered and who was responsible are also investigated.
The book comprises seven chapters, five appendices, a thorough index of 13 pages, 21 pages of B&W photos and graphics, and 12 full colour photo pages. The appendices include a complete Bobby Fuller discography and a Mustang Records discography, as well as 21 pages of notes.
It is hoped that this book will provoke a more thorough investigation into the death of Bobby Fuller. It is long overdue.”
Available from CMusic Books: www.garyusher.com/cmusic
“I just want to say that you’ve done a helluva job! I want to thank you for doing it!” – RANDY FULLER
“I just want to tell you that I think this book is really cool! I do admire your research because it’s really good… the way you’ve laid it out… the pictures… I mean, it’s amazing… it really is. It’s very well done… you’ve done an amazing job.” – DEWAYNE QUIRICO
“You’ve done an excllent job” – LARRY THOMPSON
“I love the book! You have paid so much attention to details, in fact, there is so much information I thought I was never going to get to the end! You have finally done what nobody else has… after so many years. Thank you for doing what we have been waiting for… a great read about musicians who have been a vital part of the El Paso music heritage. Thank you! – RICK KERN, musiciansofelpaso.com