Badfinger

5th June 1947, Born on this day, English musician and songwriter Tom Evans, from Badfinger, who scored the 1970 UK No.4 and US No.7 single ‘Come And Get It’. In November 1969, the Iveys changed their name to Badfinger, and Paul McCartney gave the group a boost by offering them his song ‘Come and Get […]

27th April 1947, Born on this day, Welsh singer, songwriter and guitarist, Peter Ham who was a member of The Iveys and then Badfinger, who had the 1970 UK No.4 single ‘Come And Get It’. He also co-wrote the ballad ‘Without You’, a worldwide No.1 hit for Harry Nilsson that has become a standard song […]

24th April 1975, Peter Ham, British singer, songwriter with Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself in the garage of his Surrey home, aged 27. Ham co-wrote ‘Without You’, with band mate Tom Evans (who also later committed suicide). The song won an Ivor Novello award for Song Of The Year in 1973, and was a […]

Badfinger released their debut LP “Magic Christian Music” on Feb. 16, 1970. Three tracks from the LP are featured in the film “The Magic Christian” which also gives the album its title. However, “Magic Christian Music” is not an official soundtrack album for the film. The film soundtrack for “The Magic Christian” featured three new […]

It took a few producers to get it finished. On Dec. 13, 1971 Badfinger released their third LP titled “Straight Up” in the US. It wouldn’t be released in the UK until Feb. of 72. The record was issued on the Beatles’ Apple record label, it includes the hit singles “Day After Day” and “Baby […]

19th Nov 1983, English musician and songwriter Tom Evans from Badfinger, committed suicide by hanging himself in his back garden from a willow tree after a bitter argument with Badfinger guitarist Joey Molland about the royalties for ‘Without You’. (Evans co-wrote ‘Without You’ a hit for both Harry Nilsson and Mariah Carey). Family members said […]


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