Badfinger Caricature


Badfinger Caricature, illustrated here in 1970 with Mike Gibbins (drums) age 21, Pete Ham (guitar/vocals) age 23, Joey Molland (guitar) age 23, and Tom Evans (bass), age 23.

Badfinger were a Welsh/English rock band and are recognized for their influence on the 1970s power pop genre.

The band evolved from an earlier group called The Iveys, formed in 1961, which became the first group signed by the Beatles’ Apple label in 1968.

The band renamed themselves Badfinger, after the working title for the Beatles’ 1967 song “With a Little Help from My Friends” (“Bad Finger Boogie”). From 1968 to 1973, Badfinger recorded five albums for Apple and toured extensively, before they became embroiled in the chaos of Apple Records’ dissolution.

Badfinger had four consecutive worldwide hits from 1970 to 1972: “Come and Get It” (written and produced by Paul McCartney, 1970), “No Matter What” (produced by Mal Evans, 1970), “Day After Day” (produced by George Harrison, 1971), and “Baby Blue” (produced by Todd Rundgren, 1972).
Their song “Without You” (1970) has been recorded many times, and became a US number-one hit for Harry Nilsson and, decades later, a UK number-one for Mariah Carey.

After Apple Records folded in 1973, Badfinger struggled with a host of legal, managerial and financial issues.

Warner Bros. Records sued Badfinger’s business manager, Stan Polley, after an advance vanished and, after Polley disappeared, the band were left penniless.
Believing his finances had been wiped out, Pete Ham hanged himself in his garage three days before his 28th birthday on April 24, 1975.

Over the next three years, the surviving members struggled to rebuild their personal and professional lives against a backdrop of lawsuits, which tied up the songwriters’ royalty payments for years.
Their subsequent albums floundered, as Molland and Evans alternated between cooperation and conflict in their attempts to revive and capitalize on the Badfinger legacy.

On November 19 1983, Tom Evans Evans hanged himself in his garden; he was 36.

Mike Gibbins died from a brain aneurysm in his sleep at his Florida home on October 4, 2005 at the age of 56.

In late 2019 Joey Molland toured with Todd Rundgren, Jason Scheff, Micky Dolenz and Christopher Cross in celebration of The Beatles White Album on the “It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – A Tribute to the Beatles’ White Album”.
He continues to tour under the name Joey Molland’s Badfinger.

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Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 20 × .25 in
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