Fooled Around and Fell in Love

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"Fooled Around and Fell in Love"
Single by Elvin Bishop
from the album Struttin' My Stuff
B-side "Have A Good Time"
Released 1976
Format 7" 45 RPM Single
Recorded 1975
Genre Pop rock, blues rock, electric blues, soft rock
Length 4:35 (album version)
2:59 (single version)
Label Capricorn
Writer(s) Elvin Bishop
Producer(s) Bill Szymczyk
"Fooled Around and Fell in Love"
Single by T. G. Sheppard
from the album Livin' on the Edge
Released 1985
Genre Country
Label Columbia
Producer(s) Rick Hall
T. G. Sheppard singles chronology
"You're Going Out of My Mind"
"Fooled Around and Fell in Love"

"Fooled Around and Fell in Love" is a single by blues guitarist Elvin Bishop. It appeared on his 1975 album Struttin' My Stuff and was released as a single the following year. Bishop does not sing lead vocals on the track; feeling that his gravelly voice wouldn't do the song justice, he invited vocalist Mickey Thomas, who was a background singer in his band at the time, to sing it. The song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in May 1976.[1] The record was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on June 23, 1976.[2]

Based on his work with Bishop, Thomas was invited to become the lead singer for Jefferson Starship.[3] T. G. Sheppard had a #21 country hit with a cover of the song in 1985. The song featured in the films Illtown (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), The Family Stone (2005), Invincible (2006), Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008), Lovelace (2013) and Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).



In 1991 Rock music artist Henry Lee Summer covered this song which appeared on his album "Way Past Midnight" and the Queens Logic soundtrack (with the lead guitar solo played by Joe Walsh).

In 2004 country music artist Mark Wills covered this song for the southern rock tribute album Southern Rock Country Style.

In 2006 Rod Stewart covered this song for the album Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of Our Time.

In 2010 Japanese band Superfly covered this song for the compilation album Wildflower & Cover Songs: Complete Best 'Track 3'.

In 2013 The Winery Dogs covered this song for their live album Unleashed In Japan 2013.

In 2013 a re-imagined version of the song (sung from the female perspective) was recorded and released by Kirsten Thien on her album Solo Live from the Meisenfrei Blues Club.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Bronson, Fred (2003). The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits. Billboard Books. ISBN 0-8230-7677-6. 
  2. ^ "RIAA records search". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  3. ^ Janovitz, Bill. "Fooled Around and Fell in Love". Retrieved 2009-07-19.