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Old February 7th, 2013, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Badfinger Documentary

YT comments say this Badfinger Documentary was on VH1.

There are 6 parts of the Doc on YT.

Comments mention Dan Matovina's book about Badfinger.

Sadly out of print

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Old February 8th, 2013, 02:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can still find the book. I bought mine on Amazon a couple of years ago (used).
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You can still find the book. I bought mine on Amazon a couple of years ago (used).
yeah, Amazon has used hardcover editions starting at $220:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...0314436&sr=1-1
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Great, sad story.
I was/remain a loyal fan.
Tom Evans and I share a birthday!
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Old February 8th, 2013, 11:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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In my top five. Heartbreaking story. Great music.
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In my top 5 as well. Very sad this band wasn't able to get the attention they deserved. I have seen the documentary on Vh1 and also have Mantovina's book. IMO go get the book. Its a great read.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 11:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That's a fascinating documentary. I didn't really know who was responsible for those songs until about a year ago. One of my friends is currently in dental school in Minneapolis and he said one day he had an appointment scheduled with someone by the name of Joey Molland. My friend had no idea who this guy was, but he said Joey started talking about the days of working with the Beatles and playing the Concert for Bangladesh with people like Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. Wish I could have been a dentist that day. It sounds like the remaining members of the group are still suffering from poor management.
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Sadly Joey Molland is the only surviving member.

Hard to believe Pete Ham and Tom Evans wrote "Without You". Definately one of the biggest songs of the 70's.
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yeah, Amazon has used hardcover editions starting at $220:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...0314436&sr=1-1
Well, glad I got mine when I did then. Mine isn't the hardcover and I didn't pay anything close to that...probably more like 20 bucks or so.
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Sadly Joey Molland is the only surviving member.

Hard to believe Pete Ham and Tom Evans wrote "Without You". Definately one of the biggest songs of the 70's.
I don't find it hard to believe at all, given the quality of their other work. The Nillsson version is way better than theirs though.
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That was a fun watch. Thanks for the link. I had no idea they had such tragedy. It's a shame. I'd guess their estates are getting the rewards that they never saw.

I noticed the documentary never addressed the whereabouts of the Stan Polly character. Or if they got their money back eventually. Did he end up dead or in jail?

UPDATE: I see he's dead. Even his Wikipedia entry ends with "May he rot in hell." OK then.
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