A Shortlived Namesake

American rocker Bobby Fuller picked up where fellow Texan Buddy Holly left off in 1959, fusing rock 'n' roll with early-1960s surf rock. As well as singing and playing guitar in his own four-piece band, Fuller set up a series of indie record labels, including Eastwood Records (1962-3).

Bobby Fuller Eastwood Records

He produced and engineered several records using local broadcast equipment before achieving some mainstream success in Hollywood. Fuller's records were often covers of recent hits, as was common practice, but he also wrote his own music. His guitar sound on "Stringer", a B-side surf instrumental from 1963, showcases a classic spring reverb:


Fuller's label changed its name after just three records. Rest assured this Eastwood Records is here to stay...