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Badfinger’s stirring music has outlived their many tragedies

Badfinger’s stirring music has outlived their many tragedies

Marking the anniversary of Pete Ham’s birth on April 27, 1947, Beverly Paterson takes a look back at some of Badfinger’s greatest musical moments.

One song launched Badfinger, and its unlikely reunion: ‘We were sort of talked into it’

One song launched Badfinger, and its unlikely reunion: ‘We were sort of talked into it’

Released on January 12, 1970, “Come and Get It” became Badfinger’s first Top 10 U.S. hit. By the end of the decade, it had brought them together again.

Gimme Five: Joey Molland and Tony Kaye remember Pete Ham, Tom Evans and Badfinger

Gimme Five: Joey Molland and Tony Kaye remember Pete Ham, Tom Evans and Badfinger

Badfinger had endured its share of bad luck before April 24, 1975, to be sure. But everything changed on that awful day, when Pete Ham — singer and composer of so many of their hits — committed suicide.

Alan White, Joey Molland and Tony Levin remember the Beatles’ John Lennon: Gimme Five

Alan White, Joey Molland and Tony Levin remember the Beatles’ John Lennon: Gimme Five

John Lennon remains something of an enigma, even for those who worked with him.

‘You have no idea what went on': Joey Molland’s emotional response to Badfinger critics

‘You have no idea what went on': Joey Molland’s emotional response to Badfinger critics

For Joey Molland, continuing forward under the Badfinger banner has been both a blessing — all of his other classic-era bandmates are dead — and a curse. Questions about where the money goes these days linger.

Exclusive stream: Badfinger’s Joey Molland, “Walk Out in the Rain” from Return to Memphis (2013)

Exclusive stream: Badfinger’s Joey Molland, “Walk Out in the Rain” from Return to Memphis (2013)

Joey Molland returns for his first solo album since 2001’s This Way Up, and it’s unlike anything from the guitarist’s seminal power pop work with Badfinger. Check out the album’s opening cut here!

Tony Kaye remembers Yes, Badger and Badfinger: Gimme Five

Tony Kaye remembers Yes, Badger and Badfinger: Gimme Five

Tony Kaye joins us to talk about key moments from his time in Yes, Badger and Badfinger — including “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Hold On” and “Starship Trooper,” among others.

Forgotten series: An Apple A Day: More Pop-Psych Sounds From The Apple Era (2006)

Forgotten series: An Apple A Day: More Pop-Psych Sounds From The Apple Era (2006)

There must’ve been an avalanche of artists back in 1967 when Apple first opened for business looking for new talent, as shown during this second edition of rare acetates from RPM.

Todd Rundgren, “Love My Way” (2011): One Track Mind

Is there another mainstream performer who could go — who, you know, would go — from making a bashy Yardbirds-do-Robert Johnson blues album over to this aridly propulsive synth-pop?

Something Else! Interview: Joey Molland, of Badfinger

For Joey Molland, the last surviving member of the classic lineup of Badfinger, every day is a gift. “I have me health, and my voice is holding up,” Molland, 64, told us in a recent interview. “I keep practicing on my guitar, so I can get better one day.