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  Mike Gibbins - The Iveys and Badfinger
Badfinger were one of the most respected songwriting bands to have come out of the UK, on the heels of the British invasion.
Badfinger often lived in poverty, living one day to the next, believing that there were royalties and finances waiting for them at the end of their grueling touring and recording work.
Badfinger's soulful songwriter, and Mikes best friend and fellow Welshman Pete Ham, took his life as he bent to the pressures of the worst face of the music scene.
www.mikegibbins.com /new_page_4.htm   (284 words)

 Badfinger - The History of Badfiner
The irony was that there was sufficient demand for Badfinger material, that their albums were widely pirated on CD in the late '90s.
But Badfinger's legacy lives on, kept alive by the grit and determination of guitarist Joey Molland, who brings his version of the band to The Social in downtown Myrtle Beach tonight.
Badfinger's music remains as vital a part of the rock 'n' roll canon as ever and Molland's efforts to keep the band's legacy alive prove determination and faith often win out in the end.
beatlesnumber9.com /badfinger.html   (3663 words)

 Badfinger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Badfinger were a rock/pop (or 'power pop') band formed in Swansea, Wales in 1965.
Badfinger toured in America and were generally well received, but the group complained they were living in the shadow of The Beatles because of the their close connection to the band.
Badfinger disbanded after Ham's death, and for years afterward, lawsuits and bankruptcies haunted the members on both sides of the Atlantic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Badfinger   (2591 words)

 Take It All: The Badfinger Discography:TWWC!
Badfinger soldiered on, Apple partially saw the light, and this LP was the result.
Badfingers "Without You" is actually kind of a blusey version, even the band admits they didn't realise its' potential.
Badfinger were poised for the heights of fame with this album.
www.geocities.com /joelcrowservo/badfinger.html   (2358 words)

Badfinger were tremendously inconsistent - they rarely wrote BAD songs, but they were only 'apprentices' when it came around to hook-filling their albums.
Badfinger's main strength are the wonderful ringing guitars and the wonderful vocal melodies; these songs only hint at what would less than a year become the standard for all the power-pop combos.
Badfinger's self-titled album is often considered to be their worst ever, recorded in a state of financial and artistic transition.
starling.rinet.ru /music/badfing.htm   (5306 words)

 Badfinger MP3 Downloads - Badfinger Music Downloads - Badfinger Music Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Badfinger completed their best album in 1975, then had it pulled from the shelves in a haze of managerial misdeals and contractual screw-ups.
Badfinger's second album No Dice kicks off with "I Can't Take It," a rocker that signaled even if Badfinger still played pop and sang ballads, they considered themselves a rock band.
What gave Badfinger character is they blended their desire to rock with their sensitive side instead of compartmentalizing.
www.mp3.com /badfinger/artists/3029/discography.html   (573 words)

But Badfinger was in fact my Dad's favorite band, so along with The Kinks and The Rolling Stones, Badfinger became a staple in my life.
Badfinger has a permanent place in my heart and is the soundtrack to my life.
Badfinger was a MAJOR influence on me, as you can probably tell by listening to my tunes.
www.myspace.com /badfingerairwaves   (835 words)

 Amazon.com: The Very Best of Badfinger: Music: Badfinger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Badfinger was a memorable group in the early years of the 70s.
Badfinger was signed to the Apple label, which belonged to the Beatles, and there was involvement in the group by various Beatles, most notably Paul McCartney, and involvement by the group in various Beatles projects.
Badfinger is most definitely a band who's music is preceeded by it's legend, because, yes, they've had one of the saddest stories of any band you could think of.
www.amazon.com /Very-Best-Badfinger/dp/B00004X0Q5   (2471 words)

 How I Became A Badfinger Fan
I'm not as active as I'd like to be in the Badfinger discussions, but believe me....I have been a staunch Badfinger fan since my early teens...and I play their lp's constantly for myself as well as anyone who had never heard much of Finger.
In all the discussions, he was quite courteous concerning the events leading to Badfinger's demise, and I sensed a genuine love he had for band mates and for carrying on the music of Badfinger.
Badfinger ceased in 1975 with Pete Ham.......after that there were only Tommy & Joey (Mike too....); then only Joey to carry on the namesake; altho I did hear some samples of Gibbons' work as well.
www.badfinger.jespervindberg.dk /Fan/danphillips.html   (1867 words)

 BBC - Wales - Badfinger
The members of Badfinger were in personal debt, and relations with Warner Bros had deteriorated to the point where their third album for the label, 1974's Head First, was never released.
A number of live and radio recordings by Badfinger have surfaced in recent years, in response to the still-high demand for the music of one of Wales'; most popular and sorely missed groups.
As tragic as the business surrounding Badfinger was (and it was criminal) beyond the drama and horror was the impact their music had on people's lives.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/music/sites/badfinger/pages/badfinger_biography.shtml   (3875 words)

 Badfinger Wish You Were Here Newspaper 2000
Badfinger drummer Mike Gibbins have supplied Snapper with the tape copy of the Apple mix which is to be used for the CD.
Badfinger were one of the finest English rock bands of the seventies.
Badfinger's last album "Say No More" from the original masters, now digitally remastered will be available at the end of March for the first time officially.
www.angelfire.com /nv/Badfinger/newspapernil.html   (3238 words)

 Badfinger News
Each member of Badfinger has their own individual Grammy certificate and they will be forwarded shortly to the appropriate parties involved.
Joey was quite emotional that night to say the least that Badfinger was recognized in such a manner and he happily signed many autographs from adoring patrons.
Badfinger fan from England Keith James is putting together what looks like a very memorable time for fans who wish to meet and view some Badfinger landmarks.
www.justeseninc.com /badfingernews.htm   (3558 words)

Apple records, a mismanaged disaster itself, was coming apart at the seams, Badfinger signed a "slave contract" management deal and jumped ship to Warner Bros. at the end of 1973.
The remaining members of Badfinger broke and legally bound, were forced out of the music business and into straight jobs.
Badfinger went through 3 final US tours, with more defections (Tony Kaye rejoined for the last tour) and then threw in the towel, penniless, as they returned to England.
home.sprynet.com /~jmuntner/badfinger.htm   (1054 words)

 Badfinger : Magic Christian Music - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
If Badfinger's debut album Magic Christian Music sounds patchy, there's a reason why: It was assembled from three different sources.
It's a hodgepodge, containing the group's three contributions to the film, six highlights from the band's pre-Badfinger album Maybe Tomorrow (released when they were known as the Iveys), an alternate take from Maybe Tomorrow, and four new songs.
Since their breakthrough hit "Come and Get It" was written by Paul McCartney, Badfinger was dogged by comparisons to the Beatles but they were hardly copyists.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,47030,00.html   (372 words)

 Bryan's Badfinger Page
Badfinger recorded their final album for Apple, "Ass", and prepared to move to Warners.
Although Badfinger's management company was taking in millions, the band members lived on a meager allowance and often received nothing.
In 1995, Apple Records finally issued the "Best of Badfinger"; in November, 2000, Capitol Records issued "The Very Best of Badfinger" including songs from their Apple and Warner Brothers albums.
www.geocities.com /waller1910/badfinger.htm   (967 words)

 Brando's Badfinger Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
You can view Badfinger on Top of the Pops performing "No Matter What." "Come and Get It" from the Beat Club is listed as well as performances of "Without You" (Superstars of Rock) and at least a part of Badfinger's Midnight Special appearance in 1979 in support of the Airwaves LP.
Badfinger fan, Tyler Esposito, created a station that features mostly Badfinger and band member related songs (Pete Ham demos, Joey's Gary Walker & the Rain material, Mike Gibbins solo work and I believe some Tom Evans cuts from his "Over You" CD).
Representing the members of Badfinger via invitations from Apple Corps, Olivia Harrison and UNICEF were Owen, David, Adam and Ellie Gibbins, Petera Ham, David and Stephen Evans, Joey and Kathie Molland and Dan Matovina.
userweb.suscom.net /~badfinger   (2487 words)

 Badfinger (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Badfinger is an album by rock band, Badfinger.
The album was recorded in the autumn of 1973 and released in 1974 on Warner Bros. Records.
Badfinger was received with weak reviews in music magazine Rolling Stone upon its release.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Badfinger_(album)   (214 words)

 Badfinger News
On this date in 1947, Badfinger's Pete Ham is born in Swansea, Wales.
In 1969, Mike Gibbins was the drummer for an up and coming British rock band, Badfinger, when the group became the first to be signed by the Beatles' newly formed Apple record label.
The Gibson SG electric guitar was given by George Harrison in 1969 to Pete Ham of the ultimately tragic Swansea pop band Badfinger.
www.topix.net /who/badfinger   (709 words)

 Amazon.com: Badfinger: Music: Badfinger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
BADFINGER paved the way for the far superior WISH YOU WERE HERE and the still unreleased(although drummer Mike Gibbins custom label Forbidden will be releasing it later this year) HEAD FIRST.
While Badfinger may be an uneven effort, it's certainly a worthy addition to the band's discography.
Badfinger's debut for the Warner Brother's label is often overlooked when discussing the band's best albums.
www.amazon.com /Badfinger/dp/B000024L01   (2050 words)

 Obituary: Mike Gibbins, Badfinger @ Blogcritics.org
Badfinger is now acknowledged as one of the hallowed three power pop forebears, along with Big Star and the Raspberries (to whom Badfinger was considerably superior) In later years, Gibbins released some solo material, including the pretty good 1998 album A Place In Time.
Badfinger should've been the heirs to the Beatles' throne as British pop/rock icons - they had only a fewe hits, but their albums had very little in the way of filler or klinkers - top drawer material all the way.
Badfinger Live on the BBC CD; I think this is a grey-area release, but it's easily found.
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/10/10/215720.php   (2207 words)

 Badfinger - Award winning best source on the web!
This was not intended as a major release, but more or less a private "done for the fans" kind of thing.
If you love Badfinger a very common experience is to also love Raspberries.
They are experiencing the same constant interest and loyalty from fans and the music industry as is Badfinger.
www.justeseninc.com /badfinger.htm   (790 words)

 Badfinger - Reviews on RateItAll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Badfinger and Raspberries are great power pop bands.
How can Badfinger not be in the R&R Hall of Fame and some of these other...
Badfinger was an excellent band and my second favorite after The Beatles...
www.rateitall.com /i-511070-badfinger.aspx   (431 words)

 Brando's Badfinger Links Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
He has dates of when Badfinger songs were recorded in the studio, where and when the band played live, listings of demo material and a personnel section on the band members.
It sounds like Russ's Badfinger page, but we will have to wait and see if there is something radically different when it is finished, being that this is "Joey.com" not "badfinger.com".
It is a page dedicated to the Badfinger 45's that were released in the United States over their careers.
userweb.suscom.net /~badfinger/links.htm   (2207 words)

 Badfinger ~ Day After Day - Bravenet Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Badfinger Airwaves is proud to have Ellie Gibbins as one of our loyal listeners.
It was with these shows and his pages, that many fans were for the first time able to hear and read about some of the obscure recordings of the group that were available.
Badfinger began life in Wales as the Iveys, and had been knocking around London for a while, occasionally opening for the likes of the Yardbirds and Moody Blues.
badfingerlinks.bravejournal.com   (3049 words)

 Badfinger - AOL Music
Badfinger's meteoric rise and demise became a cautionary tale for the rock...
Badfinger's own album, Magic Christian Music, was released several months...
Download, listen and watch Badfinger music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/badfinger/3612/main   (154 words)

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