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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

TONIGHT! JOEY MOLLAND BRINGS BADFINGER TO HIPPIE FEST AT THE BROWARD CENTER

Badfinger, back in the day.
Badfinger, back in the day.
Courtesy Apple Records
Mention the name Badfinger and theACCOUNT of their infamous, tragic story comes to mind. Famously hailed by the Beatles as the next big thing, and signed to their Apple label, the band emerged from the shadow of the Fab Four to be one of the most respected rock outfits of the early ‘70s.  It all fell apart by mid decade: as Apple crumbled, the band signed a predatory contract that left them virtually penniless, contributing to the eventual suicides of two of their principle members — Pete Hamm and Tom Evans
However, to dwell on this tragic trajectory shouldn’t overshadow the great music Badfinger made. They were brimming with talent, featuring three burgeoning songwriters who crafted albums of honeyed harmonies and killer power pop riffs. Even in the slew of classic rock also-rans you hear on the radio, the Badfinger hits “Come and Get It,” “No Matter What,” and “Without You” (famously covered by Harry Nilsson) stand out as stellar tunes full of empathy, packing an emotional punch that few of their peers could muster. It’s a back catalogue that should be celebrated

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