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Swansea, Wales (1969 – 1975, 1978 – 1984)

Badfinger was a / (or “”) band that orginated in mid-60s pop bands around Swansea, Wales. Adopting the name Badfinger in 1969, the band was touted as the ‘heir apparent’ to The Beatles, in part because of their close working relationship with the “Fab Four.” Badfinger’s meteoric rise and demise (marked by the suicides of founder-member and leader Peter Ham on 24 April 1975, and later of band-member Tom Evans on November 19, 1983) remains a cautionary tale for the rock music industry. They’re probably best-remembered for the Ham/Evans-penned Badfinger song, “Without You”, which became an international hit for Harry Nilsson in 1971 and later a hit for Mariah Carey in 1994. Other popular singles include “Baby Blue”, “Come and Get It”, and “No Matter What”.

Badfinger originated with guitarist/keyboardist Pete Ham (27 April 1947 – 24 April 1975) and a group called The Panthers. Ham, Ron Griffiths (bass guitar) (b. October 2, 1946) and David ‘Dai’ Jenkins (guitar) went on to form The Iveys, named after a street in Swansea, Wales (and a pun on influential British Invasion group, The Hollies). By 1965, Mike Gibbins (March 12, 1949 - October 4, 2005) had joined as the drummer, and the band began playing locally with such groups as the Spencer Davis Group, The Who, The Moody Blues and The Yardbirds. The following year, The Iveys moved their base to London, performing both for David Garrick, a local singer, and as a solo act. In 1967, David ‘Dai’ Jenkins left, and was replaced by Liverpudlian guitarist Tom Evans (June 5, 1947 - November 19, 1983).

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  • innoflower

    Помимо расфорсенной Baby Blue есть овер дофига кошерных песен.

    20 Aug 8:41pm Reply
  • Keldianx

    BreakingFinger - Baby Bad

    10 Aug 8:43am Reply
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    Goodbye Breaking Bad [167 ] :<

    8 Aug 10:58pm Reply
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    Goodbye Breaking Bad [166] ;_;

    30 Jun 1:02pm Reply
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    7 Jun 1:02am Reply
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    Goodbye Breaking Bad [164]

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  • theironictea

    "Dear Pete Ham, although my world is sadder and lonelier Without You, I find solace in the wonderful songs you wrote and recorded during your 27 short years on the planet. They are theraputic, they are inspirational, they are marvellous songs and performances. I discovered Badfinger through my lifelong love affair with The Beatles and boy has it been rewarding! I had those LPs revolve on my turntable Day After Day. I immersed myself in the grooves and derived extraordinary bliss. Infectious sound. Power Pop Perfection! To me, you were the most-gifted member of the band. The beauty of the music you created is Timeless and I Keep Believing your soul will Shine On No Matter What." -harisongs

    30 May 9:18am Reply
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    Hello my penis (100)

    18 May 2:12am Reply
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    Goodbye Breaking Bad [162]

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    4 May 12:42am Reply
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    Goodbye Breaking Bad [161]

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    Hello my penis [99]

    24 Mar 3:03pm Reply
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    Wow..look at that spike in the chart!

    8 Mar 10:54pm Reply
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    The special love I have for Breaking Bad.

    8 Mar 12:35pm Reply
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    Goodbye Breaking Bad

    4 Mar 3:31pm Reply
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    Goodbye Breaking Bad não é suficiente

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    Goodbye Breaking Bad

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