CLASSIC ROCK LEGENDS
B A D F I N G E R
Team Up with The King Of Keyboards
For A Very Special Rendition
Of The Paul McCartney-Penned Hit
“COME & GET IT!”
J O E Y M O L L A N D
Joey Molland Interview
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The most successful recording act signed to The Beatles' label - APPLE RECORDS - and what is considered their 'original' lineup of PETE HAM, TOMMY EVANS, MIKE GIBBINS and JOEY MOLLAND who joined in late 1969 when 'The Iveys' transformed into Badfinger. They interacted in various ways with each member of The Beatles, including their solo careers.
Paul McCartney wrote & produced the band's first single - "Come & Get It". Joey & Tommy played acoustic guitars on John Lennon's "Jealous Guy" & "I Don't Want To Be A Soldier, Momma" on his Imagine LP. Pete & Tommy lended backup vocals on Ringo Starr's "It Don't Come Easy". And the entire original Badfinger lineup contributed to George Harrison's landmark triple-LP set, "All Things Must Pass" and the equally groundbreaking fundraising event, The Concert For Bangla Desh.
Top 10 hits worldwide include: "Come & Get It", "No Matter What", "Day After Day", "Baby Blue" and "Without You" - which was covered by both Nilsson (1972) and Mariah Carey (1994) which both went to #1.
Joey Molland’s Badfinger has been experiencing quite the career revival recently with artists ranging from indie rock icon Matthew Sweet to Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson participating in exciting new versions of Badfinger’s extensive catalog of hits. And now comes one of the biggest hits Molland & company ever recorded - the Paul McCartney-penned pop classic “Come & Get It” reinvented here with a superb contribution from famed piano/keyboard player Rick Wakeman! With Wakeman’s special touch, this tune takes on a whole new life with added melody and bounce, and although Badfinger guitarist/bassist Tom Evans originally sang lead on the 1969 version, Molland ably takes over vocal duties.
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Including the singles “Rainy Day Man”
and "I don't wanna be done with you"
“Come & Get It”
reinvented with a superb contribution from famed piano/keyboard player
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JOEY MOLLAND DISCOGRAPHY
With The Masterminds
"She Belongs to Me" (1965 single)
With Gary Walker & The Rain
Album No. 1 (1968)
No Dice (1970)
Straight Up (1971)
Wish You Were Here (1974)
Say No More (1981)
With Natural Gas
Natural Gas (1976)
After The Pearl (1983)
The Pilgrim (1992)
Basil (also known as "Demo's Old and New") (1997)
This Way Up (2001)
Return to Memphis (2013)
Be True to Yourself (2020)
As a guest artist
The Concert For Bangla Desh (album)
All Things Must Pass by George Harrison (album)
Imagine by John Lennon (album)
Victory Gardens (1991) with folk-duo John & Mary
Wear A New Face by Tim Schools (2008 album; produced by Molland)
Love Her by Tim Schools(2015 album; produced by Molland)
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull and Terry Reid
join forces on cover of Badfinger's
“Day After Day”
CHRONICLES, TRUTHS, CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS THAT SET US FREE
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends
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Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
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