Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US né Jerrell Lee Fuller, le 19 Novembre 1938 à Fort Worth (Texas). Jerry Fuller a enregistré chez Lin, Challenge, Columbia, Bell et ABC Records. Il a écrit des chansons pour Ricky Nelson et Sam Cooke.

One can say what one wants about the hits produced and sometimes also written by Jerry Fuller, or do what one wants to them, for that matter. Copies of the wormy "Little Green Apples," "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, and the Knickerbockers' "Lies" have been found up in trees and at the bottom of ditches, after all, while some car and house radio dials have been severely damaged attempting a too-rapid escape from these oft-played ditties. There was much less saturation concerning Fuller's own performing career as a singer/songwriter, although he did score a couple of hits and broke ground with an early rockabilly version of "Tenneesee Waltz."
Fuller came out of a background of Texas music as solid as the Alamo itself. Both of his parents were singers. His father, Clarence Fuller, had sung for fiddler and bandleader Bob Wills back in the days when the Light Crust Doughboys band was baking. Mother Lola Fuller did more of the direct music teaching in the family, setting Jerry Fuller and Bob Fuller in motion as the singing Fuller Brothers. The former quickly decided to go on his own, including penning his own numbers. Other family members eventually showed up on Jerry Fuller's production schedule, including Jimmy Fuller and his band Angus and background singer Claudine Fuller.
Jerry Fuller was 21 when he showed up in Los Angeles, having already cut ten sides of his own for a small Texas label, Lin. The Challenge label was the first West Coast outfit to give him a run after Fuller had earned dinner money singing on demo sessions. "Betty My Angel" was the first of several regional hits, but it was not until nearly 100 songs later that Fuller really struck gold by placing his song "Travelin' Man" with teen idol Ricky Nelson -- as in six million copies sold. Although Fuller had originally written the song with Sam Cooke in mind, he quickly realized he had Nelson's number, so to speak, and wound up composing a good two dozen more songs for him including "It's Up to You." The backup singing on many of these sides was done by Fuller, a seemingly talented fellow named Glen Campbell, and Dave Burgess.
These same singers plus Jimmy Seals and Dash Crofts toured with the Champs of "Tequila" fame. With pop music styles in constant transition it was not always possible for Fuller to come up with so-called commercial material. He hit his stride again after discovering a garage combo called the Knickerbockers following his publishing company's relocation to New York City in the late '50s. The aforementioned "Lies" was a huge hit in 1965; Fuller also established his psychedelic credentials producing material by the Peanut Butter Conspiracy.
He took a staff producer job with Columbia in 1967 -- bringing in Puckett, a singer he had first heard holding forth in a bowling alley lounge in San Diego. O.C. Smith, originally a jazz singer, was presented with country & western material such as "Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp" and "Little Green Apples" and wound up with impressive royalty checks as well as a Grammy nomination. Mac Davis was yet another of Fuller's country-pop crossover discoveries in this period.
Fuller fled Columbia in 1970, starting off his own Moonchild firm and coming up with hits such as "Show and Tell" for Al Wilson and "Wayback" for John Conlee. Meanwhile documentation of Fuller's own recording career has revved up from both ends of the runway, a reissue of his singles from the early Texas and California days competing with a set of new recordings entitled Four Decades, a Songwriter Sings His Hits. He should not be mistaken for several jazz instrumentalists with the same name.

Talents : Vocals, Songwriter, Record Producer

Style musical : Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll, Doo Wop, Pop-Rock


Mother Goose At The Bandstand (1959)



Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20



01/1958 SP LIN 5011-45 (US) Jerry FULLER & The Rebels - I've Found A New Love / Blue Memories
06/1958 SP LIN 5012-45 (US) Teenage Love / Do You Love Me?
07/1958 SP LIN 5015-45 (US) Angel From Above / A Certain Smile
07/1958 SP LIN 5016-45 (US) Through Eternity / The Door Is Open
1958 SP LIN 5017-45 (US) Fanny Brown / Chaser Of Hearts
02/1959 SP LIN 5019-45 (US) Mother Goose At The Bandstand / Lipstick And Rouge
07/1959 SP CHALLENGE 59052 (US) Betty My Angel / Memories Of You
10/1959 SP CHALLENGE 59057 (US) Tennessee Waltz / Charlene
01/1960 SP CHALLENGE 59068 (US) I Dreamed About My Lover / Two Loves Have I
04/1960 SP CHALLENGE 59074 (US) Jerry FULLER & Diane Maxwell - Above And Beyond / One Heart
07/1960 SP CHALLENGE 59085 (US) Anna From Louisiana / Gone For The Summer
1960 SP HI-TONE 301 (US) Every Moment (In The Day) / Once In This World
03/1961 SP CHALLENGE 59104 (US) Shy Away / Heavenly
07/1961 SP CHALLENGE 9114 (US) First Love Never Dies / Guilty Of Loving You
10/1961 SP CHALLENGE 9119 (US) Fuller Brothers - Framed, Convicted And Condemned / Moon River
12/1961 SP CHALLENGE 9128 (US) Poor Little Heart / Place Where I Cry
03/1962 SP CHALLENGE 9132 (US) Wake Up, Sleeping Beayty / Trust Me
04/1962 SP CHALLENGE 9145 (US) Fuller Brothers - Ballad Of The Midnight Special / Gallow Tree
04/1962 SP CHALLENGE 9148 (US) Too Many People / Willingly (I Let You Go)
09/1962 SP CHALLENGE 9161 (US) Why Do They Say Goodbye / Let Me Be With You
02/1963 SP CHALLENGE 9184 (US) Dear Teresa / Give My Love To Christy
09/1963 SP CHALLENGE 59217 (US) I Only Came To Dance With You / Young Lad
02/1964 SP CHALLENGE 59235 (US) Hollywood Star / Footprints In The Snow
05/1964 SP CHALLENGE 59250 (US) What Is A Quail Hunter? / What Is A Fisherman?
06/1964 SP CHALLENGE 59252 (US) Roses Love Sunshine / Don't Let Go
12/1964 SP CHALLENGE 59269 (US) Killer / Mi Amore, Mi Vidor
02/1965 SP CHALLENGE 59279 (US) I Get Carried Away / Am I That Easy To Forget?
06/1965 SP CHALLENGE 59307 (US) Don't Look At Me Like That / What Happened To The Music
10/1965 SP CHALLENGE 59315 (US) Master Plan / Man In Black
04/1966 SP CHALLENGE 59329 (US) Double Life / Turn To Me
02/1970 SP COLUMBIA 4-45131 (US) I Know We Can Make It / Could It Be
07/1970 SP COLUMBIA 4-45209 (US) Go / If I Had A Mind To
1972 SP BELL 45,233 (US) Rhyme / Thumb Tripping
1972 SP BELL 45,295 (US) Book Ends / In The Face Of You
1973 SP BELL 45,349 (US) Lazy Susan / How Do We Stand
1973 SP BELL 45,433 (US) Arianne / A Stones Throw
12/1978 SP ABC AB-12436 (US) Salt On The Wound / No Time
04/1979 SP MCA MCA-41022 (US) Lines / Over You
09/1979 SP MCA MCA-41114 (US) Don't Do Anything / Don't Tell Me
10/1982 SP ALASKA R-7280 / R-7281 (US) Alaska Is An Eagle [version 1] / Alaska Is An Eagle [version 2]


1959 LP 12" LIN LP100 (US) Teenage Love -  Teenage Love / Door Is Open / Through Eternity / Lipstick And Rouge /Angel From Above / Do You Love Me / Mother Goose At The Bandstand / Certain Smile / I've Found A New Love / Blue Memories
08/1979 LP 12" MCA MCA-3170 (US) It's My Turn Now - It's My Turn Now / Don't Tell Me / Time And Again / I Don't Know What I'll Do (Without You) / Over You / Lines / (He's Telling You) Love Lies / Life Again / Salt On The Wound / Don't Do Anything (I Wouldn't Do)
07/1996 CD Collectables 5729 (US) Teenage Love - Teenage Love / The Door Is Open / Through Eternity / Lipstick And Rouge / Angel From Above / Do You Love Me / Mother Goose At The Bandstand / A Certain Smile / I've Found A New Love / Blue Memories / Shy Away / Betty My Angel / Tennessee Waltz / Guilty of Loving You
12/2008 CD ACE CDCHD-1209 (UK) Double Life - Challenge Recordings 1959-66 - What Happened To The Music / Double Life / Turn To Me / The Master Plan / The Killer / I Get Carried Away / Man In Black / Don't Let Go / Tennessee Waltz / Betty My Angel / I Dreamed About My Lover / Two Loves Have I / Above And Beyond (Jerry Fuller With Diane Maxwell) / Shy Away / Anna From Louisiana / One Heart (Jerry Fuller With Diane Maxwell) / Gone For The Summer / Trust Me / Guilty Of Loving You / The Place Where I Cry / Beach Party (Demo) / I Only Came To Dance With You / The Killer [alt.] / Hollywood Star  

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