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Monday, 2 November 2015

Joey Molland of Badfinger




Joey Molland is a rock guitarist and English composer who has spent the better part of four decades in the world of rock & roll. He's best known for his work as guitarist for the band, Badfinger, formerly known as The Ivey's.

Badfinger was the first group to be signed to Apple Records in 1968, which was owned by the Beatles. The Iveys were renamed Badfinger in 1969 when Molland joined the band. Their first #1 hit, "Come and Get It," was written by Paul McCartney. I bet most of you could sing Come and Get It and still know most of the lyrics.

Both McCartney and George Harrison wrote a string of hits for Badfinger including, "No Matter What," "Day After Day," "Without You," and "Baby Blue." In 2013, "Baby Blue" hit the charts again on the Breaking Bad soundtrack. Molland performed on two of George Harrison's albums, "All Things Must Pass" and "The Concert for Bangla Desh." He also contributed to John Lennon's "Imagine" album.

Today, Molland, still fronts Badfinger and since 1983 has appeared with various rock groups or duos as well as performing tours under the Badfinger name or as Joey Molland's Badfinger. Recently he went back in to the studio to release a brand new take on the classic, "Sweet Tuesday Morning," from the 1972 Badfinger album, "Straight Up."

He will be performing at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly on Saturday, October 10. Opening the show is Boston based band, The Brooks Young Band who have just released their new single, "Broken Hearts."


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After The Pearl
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The Pilgrim
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Demos Old And New
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Return To Memphis
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This Way Up
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