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Badfinger Documentary

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by jaimed, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. jaimed

    jaimed Poster Extraordinaire

  2. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    You can still find the book. I bought mine on Amazon a couple of years ago (used).
     
  3. hekawi

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  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Great, sad story.
    I was/remain a loyal fan.
    Tom Evans and I share a birthday!
     
  6. Booman

    Booman Tele-Holic

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    Sep 23, 2005
    North Cali
    In my top five. Heartbreaking story. Great music.
     
  7. murraythek

    murraythek TDPRI Member

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    Jan 19, 2013
    BC, Canada
    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.
     
  8. vonasemj

    vonasemj Tele-Meister

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    Jun 25, 2010
    Wisconsin
    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.
     
  9. murraythek

    murraythek TDPRI Member

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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.
     
  10. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
  11. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 9, 2005
    CHICAGO, IL.
    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.
     
  12. TDPRI

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    Mar 2, 2003
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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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