Rock enthusiasts have reveled in the musical talents of Badfinger for almost five decades. With a litany of rock hits placing high on the charts, Badfinger, whose credits include "Come and Get It", "No Matter What", and "Day After Day" continue to entertain fans with high energy performances of rock music at over eighty venues a year bringing new life to the classic hits that fans have loved for decades.
Badfinger started out in the early 1960s in Wales, England as a band called The Iveys. In the late 1960s after being signed to Apple Records, they had their first hit as the renamed band Badfinger with the chart-topper "Come and Get It". This first single was written and produced by Sir Paul McCartney and is the only song Badfinger recorded that was not written by a member of the group. Badfinger members collaborated with Beatles members on several hits, including "Day After Day", which George Harrison produced for Badfinger, as well as appearing on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass album, John Lennon's Imagine album and Ringo Starr's single "It Don't Come Easy".
The name of the band itself also has it's Beatles influence. Badfinger stems from an earlier working title of the Beatles song "With a Little Help From My Friends" which was earlier referred to as "Bad Finger Boogie". Badfinger's string of successful hits have led them to be Apple Records best selling artist after the Beatles. Badfinger has had a lasting influence on music and their song "Without You" has been re-recorded by over 180 artists and became number one hits for artists Harry Nilsson and Mariah Carey.
Badfinger continues to belt out their classic hits with Badfinger member Joey Molland. The group is joined by Joey's (brother? Cousin?? Which family member) as lead singer. Rock guitarist and music composer Joey Molland's musical career began in 1963 with The Masterminds and continued with groups such as The Merseys, Gary Walker & the Rain, and of course, Badfinger. Joey's writing credits include several songs for Badfinger and he has continued to compose new music with three solo albums and as "Joey Molland's Badfinger".
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