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.
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Friends and sidemen Gary Wright, Robben Ford, Bobby Whitlock, Alan White and Joey Molland remember George Harrison.
John Lennon remains something of an enigma, even for those who worked with him.
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.
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!
An intimate moment with Alex Chilton provides incredible new musical insights into his off-beat genius, while Marc Cary takes his keyboard into a series of new intriguing directions.
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.
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.
Just as the Beatles were breaking up, along comes Badfinger, attacking radio stations everywhere with a song bearing an uncannily resemblance to a prime piece of power pop of the Fab Four variety.
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?