Badfinger

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Descriptive "tags": classic rock power pop rock 70s pop british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Originally signed to Apple Records as the Iveys, Pete Ham (27 April 1947, Swansea, Wales, d. 24 April 1975, Weybridge, Surrey, England; vocals), Mike Gibbins (b. Michael Gibbins, 12 March 1949, Swansea, Wales, d. 4 October 2005, Florida, USA; drums), Tom Evans (b. Thomas Evans, 5 June 1947, Liverpool, England, d. 19 November 1983, Surrey, England; guitar) and Ron Griffiths (b. Ronald Llewellyn Griffiths, 2 October 1946, Swansea, Wales; bass) changed their name following the release of two unsuccessful singles and Maybe Tomorrow. Griffiths left in September 1969 and was replaced by Joey Molland (b. Joseph Charles Molland, 21 June 1947, Liverpool, England). The new line-up then enjoyed an immediate hit on both sides of the Atlantic with ‘Come And Get It’, written by their label boss Paul McCartney. In order to increase their public profile, the band was invited to contribute to the soundtrack of the movie The Magic Christian, which starred Peter Sellers and...

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