Sunday, August 2, 2020

Badfinger: Take Three

1. Apple Records, founded by the Beatles in 1968, signed several notable acts in the first year, including James Taylor, Billy Preston, and the Iveys, who became Badfinger

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2. Band member Peter Ham wrote most of their hits, including "Day After Day," "No Matter What," and "Baby Blue." Ham also wrote the Harry Nillson hit "Without You." 

3. When Apple Records folded, they signed with Warner Brothers. The recording company discovered money missing from their accounts. They sued the band. Despondent over their business problems, Ham hanged himself in 1975 at the age of 27.  

The Tragic Story

*addendum to Music History Today: August 2, 2020

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