Thursday, 22 May 2014

GREEK INTERVIEW: Interview : Joey Molland (Badfinger,solo,George Harrison,John Lennon)

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Interview : Joey Molland (Badfinger,solo,George Harrison,John Lennon)

Δημοσιεύθηκε 21 Μαΐου 2014 | Από thodoris | In English
HIT CHANNEL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: May 2014. We had the great honour to talk with a very talented guitarist: Joey Molland. He is the final remaining original member of Badfinger, an excellent ‘70s power pop band, signed to The Beatles’ label, Apple Records. Paul McCartney wrote and produced the band’s first single, “Come and Get It”. Joey participated in George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” and “The Concert for Bangladesh” albums and played acoustic guitar in John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy” and “I Don’t Want To Be A Soldier, Mama” from his “Imagine” LP. His latest solo album is called “Return to Memphis”. Read below the very interesting things he told us:
joey2Your latest album is called “Return to Memphis”. Is this a return to your early rock ’n’ roll influences?
Yes, in a sense it is. I started after hearing Elvis Presley. He came out of Memphis, on Sun Records.
Are you satisfied with the feedback you got so far from fans and press for “Return to Memphis” album?
Yes, I am. I’m really pleased with the reaction. I’m hoping a few people go out and buy it (laughs).
Do you think that the female backing vocals on “Return to Memphis” album add an extra “colour” to the album?
Oh, yes. Definitely!
Are you planning more tour dates?
Yes, I am. I’m doing right now, yeah. I will be playing throughout the year with my Badfinger concert band and I will be doing some “Return to Memphis” shows as well too, a little bit later in the year.
Badfinger’s “Baby Blue” was played during the closing scene of Breaking Bad’s final episode. Were you surprised when you heard the song on the TV?
Oh, very much so! I didn’t know anything about since the day that they are going use it. So, yes it was a great surprise and of course it was a great success for us too.

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