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    Default Have we neglected Badfinger and lead guitarist-vocalist-composer Pete Ham?

    The brilliant Pete Ham & Badfinger are so talented and I'm afraid we let them be overshadowed ironically by their Apple family. And by psychedelia & art rock...the first link is their documentary history...

    https://youtu.be/6eUJ03rmrDs

    https://youtu.be/uWrexFww0dE

    https://youtu.be/uWrexFww0dE

    Cheers,

    Doug
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    Such a brutally sad story.
    One of my all-time favorite bands.
    Immaculate pop.
    I may play Day After Day at my wedding this summer.
    Pete Hamm also wrote Without You, which was a biggie for Nilsson.
    It may not have been the I, IV, V 12-bar Blues....but Pete Hamm had THE BLUES!
    WORD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie chitlins View Post
    Such a brutally sad story.
    One of my all-time favorite bands.
    Immaculate pop.
    I may play Day After Day at my wedding this summer.
    Pete Hamm also wrote Without You, which was a biggie for Nilsson.
    It may not have been the I, IV, V 12-bar Blues....but Pete Hamm had THE BLUES!
    WORD!
    Sadly, we are on the same wave-length, Charlie. An under-appreciated genius, lost. And so many true music lovers oblivious. How often does this happen, I wonder?

    Doug

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    And...as time marches on, newer songs become "classic rock." It seems to me that every time Elvis Costello, Pearl Jam, whatever becomes "classic" some great band like Badfinger or Mott the Hoople gets bumped and they drift further toward obscurity.

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    Brings bad memories. Bought the Magic Christian album when I was in the Army.
    Rdrokit Power channel, rock/blues & roadhouse music.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc4...9lEgoWa39iqEgA

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    My uncle was in that movie.
    Weird movie!
    Actually...McCartney wrote that song (If you Want It), and it's among my least favorite Badfinger tunes.
    I guess I'm in the minority...it was a big hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie chitlins View Post
    My uncle was in that movie.
    Weird movie!
    Actually...McCartney wrote that song (If you Want It), and it's among my least favorite Badfinger tunes.
    I guess I'm in the minority...it was a big hit.
    Yer Uncle was in The Magic Christian. Does he have stories about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesHawk View Post
    Yer Uncle was in The Magic Christian. Does he have stories about that?
    He passed away in '88.
    I still have a great pic of him hanging out with Ringo and Peter Sellers.
    His name was Leonard Frey and, among his many credits, he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Motel the tailor in Fiddler on the Roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie chitlins View Post
    He passed away in '88.
    I still have a great pic of him hanging out with Ringo and Peter Sellers.
    His name was Leonard Frey and, among his many credits, he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Motel the tailor in Fiddler on the Roof.
    That's so cool. I hope your relatives & family friends have his stories. Imagine his take on Peter Sellers? On Ringo?

 

 

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