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New Badfinger-ish fansite! [30 Jul 2009|01:49am]

 actually, it's a Beatle/Monkee/Badfinger website my cousin (the entry below me) has created for the both of us. We still have to work out the kinks in our site to get it rolling, but we're pretty confident in the site's future. This site is very different than any other Badfinger site out there, mainly because it was the brainchild of crazy 3rd generation teenaged fans.......insanity is bound to ensue. 
Here's the link:

Come, enjoy, and please don't hesitate to sign the guestbook! 

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Hi :D [25 Apr 2009|04:47pm]


Well, I'm the cousin of nezmaccaham who was the last one to post before me. I've slowly become a fan of Badfinger after trying hard to NOT like them because I don't really need another band to be obsessed with after the Beatles and the Monkees. However, their great music (and the incessant attempts by nezmaccaham to get me to like them) have made me into a fan.

nezmaccaham told me yesterday that it was the anneversary of Pete Ham's suicide. And that it was a day after the one month anneversary of Kathie Molland's death. Isn't that strange that Kathie died then? I think that's weird.

Anyway, I still need to warm up to Badfinger a little more. And the font colors on this community frustrate me to a level I can't exactly understand.



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Hi Everyone! [12 Mar 2009|09:04pm]

Helloooo! I am very new to Livejournal, and this just happened to be the firt community i joined!
I LOVE badfinger. I'm basically their personal screaming/squeeling fangirl. Ok, that's a little extreme.....But! I do squeel (and dance) when i see a new Badfinger video on youtube :D
Pete Ham is just the most amazing thing ever since chocolate. I wish I met him :o[ RIP Pete, Tommy, and Mike (HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!!!)
Yep, so.......if you wanna talk or anything, i'm just one click away!
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take it all [10 Sep 2008|06:34pm]

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4 of the new tracks from the latest jumping bomb girls cd [01 Aug 2005|11:00am]


Produced by Mike McDonald of Bomb Shack in Cleveland
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new member!!!! [25 Jul 2005|11:13am]

[ mood | crazy ]

hey im 14 and i like to listen to badfinger any questions, leave a comment.

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[26 Apr 2005|10:59am]

I love Badfinger too but I can't read the font in this community. It is the palest blue. Please make it darker!
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Concert [23 Jun 2004|01:42pm]

[ mood | cold ]

This last Saturday celestialcure and I went to the Oldiesfest in Buffalo NY. The only reason we went was to see Joey Molland. And it was great! His set was way to short :( But it was an honor to be able to see him.

I wish I would have remebered to bring my camera we were four rows back they were just great seats.

He played Come and Get It, Suitcase, Baby Blue, No Matter What, Day After Day... andI know there are more I'm just drawing a blank. He sounded really good.

I hope he plays again where we can see him. It was so worth the money. Oh and the "headliner" Davy Jones... sucked! They should have let Joey play longer.

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oooo yeah [06 Mar 2004|11:35pm]

its kind of funny when you find a community dedicated to your dads band...

want proof? tell me we aren't a spitting image of mike himself!
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hello guys.. [17 Jan 2004|04:09am]

i'm new here, and a huge badfinger/pete ham fan. this is a great thing to be a part of, if any of you havent seen it.. i reccomend you order Badfinger's documentary from amazon.com. also check out Pete Ham's 7 Park Ave & Golders Green. Take Care.
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FingerFan [19 Nov 2003|04:31pm]

[ mood | finger ]

I was going to post the lyrics to Perfection (it's my current song on repeat), but Laura just posted them so instead I just wanted to post something. We are up to six people in here and that is awsome! It just sucks that no one (including me... I'm just as guilty) posts. So this is my attempt to get more activity in here.... *whisper* you want to post....you want to post!!!!


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There is no real perfection... [11 Oct 2003|12:33am]

[ mood | cranky ]

Badfinger - Perfection
Lyrics by Pete Ham, Copyright 1971

There is no real perfection
There'll be no perfect day
Just love is our connection
The truth in what we say

There's no good revolution
Just power changing hands
There is no straight solution
Except to understand

So listen to my song, of life
You don't need a gun, or a knife
Successful conversation, will take you very far

There is no real perfection
There'll be no perfect man
Just peace is our connection
For giving all you can

There's no good kind of killing
Just power taking life
It's all good blood that's spilling
To make a bigger knife

So listen to my song, of life
You don't need a gun, or a knife
Succesful conversation, can take you very far

So listen to my song, of life
You don't need a gun, or a knife
Succesful conversation, can take you very far

Succesful conversation, will take you very far
Succesful conversation, will take you very far


Gee, you don't need a gun or a knife, huh?


Well, he said nothing about not needing a ROPE, now, did he?

--Laura, Finger Fan

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howdy. [10 Jun 2003|08:45pm]

hi, my name's jenn, i'm 17, and i'm new to the community. i just wondered if you could all help me out a bit. my family is from liverpool england (but i myself and my parents live near manchester now). joey molland is my mum's cousin on her dad's side (their dads were brothers, i think) but as far as she knows they never actually met, cause there were sooo many brothers and half brothers and step brothers and the family was all complicated so they never saw each other. anyway she found out ages ago he was in this band in the 60s, so i downloaded a couple of songs when she told me and they're not half bad. i was just wondering what the story is today. is joey living in america? is he still recording? i'm just really curious... i always wonder about my family cause i don't actually know any of them, and he sounds like the only cool one. i'm hoping to go to america next year to travel around a bit so i'd love to be able to get in touch with him. anything about anything at all would be useful, thanks. x
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Hello, fellow Badfinger fans... [27 May 2003|02:40pm]

[ mood | excited ]

I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Steve and I play drums in a band called (you guessed it) The Naomi Star. We are huge Badfinger fans and have even had to good fortune to record with Joey Molland and play a few shows with him (back when we were in a band called Hannah Cranna). That's the skinny on me. I just thought I'd say hi.

If you're curious about the band, check out our website.

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Pete [24 Apr 2003|08:30am]

[ mood | awake ]

Yesterday marked 28 years since his death. :( He's greatly missed... Just think next year he'll have been dead for 29 long years... I posted lots of lyrics in my own journal to mark this day, but since they've all been posted here before I won't now.

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Lyric [08 Apr 2003|07:20pm]

[ mood | blah ]

My at the moment fave song.

[Straight Up] (Joey Molland)

Suitcase, suitcase, follow me around
Bootlace, bootlace, tie me down
Money for fun, yeah, golden crowns
It's all inside a game we've been playing so long

Driver, driver, go too fast
Miser, miser, make it last
Butcher, butcher, on the run
It's all inside a game we've been playing so long

Well I'm sorry to be leavin'
That's all I get to say
I'm sorry to be leavin' today

[guitar solo (Pete Ham)]

And I'm sorry to be leavin'
That's all I get to say
I'm sorry to be leavin' today

Driver, driver, go too fast
Miser, miser, make it last
Butcher, butcher, on the run
It's all inside a game we've been playing so long

(So long)
So long (so long)
So long (so long)
So long (so long)
Ooh, long (so long)
Yeah, long (so long)

[drum fill]
So long (so long)
Yeah, long (so long)
Ooh, long (so long)
Yeah, long (so long)
Yeah, long (so long)
Yeah, long (so long)
Yeah (so long)
Ooh (so long)
(So long)
(So long).

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Link [27 Mar 2003|02:18pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

It's not easy to find decent pages so I wanted to post this link.


It's got a lot of interviews and stuff. I've just read part of one of them but it seems pretty interesting. Tommy said you know a whole hell of a lot. It would be nice if they had audio of interviews somewhere... I'll have to look harder later.

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Another good link, with a Badfinger theme... [26 Mar 2003|10:48am]

[ mood | amused ]


And a page of a tribuet band...with "Thanks to Finger Fan John for helping take these pix..."


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Found this interesting, too. For future reference... [26 Mar 2003|10:46am]

[ mood | annoyed ]


Core members:
Pete Ham - Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Harmonica
Joey Molland - Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
Tommy Evans - Bass, Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Mike Gibbins - Drums, Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars

Other members:
Ron Griffiths - Bass, Vocals 1969
Rob Stawinsky - Drums 1972
Bob Jackson - Keyboards, Vocals 1974
Joe Tansin - Guitars, Vocals 1978
Kenny Harck - Drums 1978
Bob Schell - Guitars 1979
Tony Kaye - Keyboards 1979
Pete Clarke - Drums 1979
Ian Wallace - Drums 1979
Rod Roach - Guitars, Vocals 1980
Glenn Sherba - Guitars, Vocals 1980
Richard Bryans - Drums 1980

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what would Pete Ham do? [26 Mar 2003|10:33am]

[ mood | angry ]

Here is a nugget I found while surfing. Decided I might as well post it here, before I go comment somewhere else...*GRUNT*

Pete Ham was born on April 27th 1947 and grew up in Gwent Gardens, Townhill, Swansea. Given his first guitar as a Christmas present when he was 12, Pete was hardly parted from the instrument. Often found during his youth hanging round in a gang along Gwylfa Road, Townhill, he would practice his guitar there to a very unappreciative audience of residents. Despite this, Pete continued with his ambition to form a rock group and, along with two other friends, formed Panthers, practising at the Townhill Youth Club.

The leader of this youth club was Brian Coffey and he was so impressed with the talent displayed by the band of young musicians, that he purchased an amplifier and floor tom-tom for the group. Later arranging their very first gigs, Coffey also transported the band and their instruments from venue to venue.

Their very first gig, however, was an unremitting disaster. At that point in the bands evolution, the group still needed a vocalist and their repertoire consisted mainly of instrumental Shadows covers. Paid at the interval, the group were asked to leave before one of them was physically hurt by their unhappy audience!

Over the following years, the group continued with very little success. Various members left and joined the group which was now titled The Iveys and at last featured a vocalist. Their big break came when Paul McCartney listened to a demo tape of the group and signed them up to the new Apple label.

Performing at Liverpool's 'Cavern' and being described as 'The New Beatles' did surprisingly little to rocket the group to stardom and so, after a major rethink, and another shuffle of band members, the group re-emerged as Badfinger.

Bandfinger's first real success came when they contributed to the soundtrack of 'Magic Christian Music' - scored for the film 'The Magic Christian' which starred Peter Sellers and Ringo Star. This album featured the track 'Come and Get it' - a song which rocketed the band to the Top 5 in both the US and UK markets. Their second single, 'No Matter What' (written by Pete) had similar success - as did their album 'No Dice'. 'No Dice' was critically acclaimed and, amongst its track listing, featured the song 'Without You'. A flurry of successful work followed for Badfinger, including an appearance at George Harrison's Bangladesh benefit concert.

1972 saw Harry Nilson release a phenomenally successful rendition of the groups song 'Without You' (co-written by Pete Ham). Badfinger failed to capitalise on this, however, and Pete, suffering from depression, took a back seat in songwriting for the group. Fame faded fast for the band and, in 1975, at the tender age of 27, Pete Ham lost his fight against depression and hanged himself in his garage studio. Cremated, his ashes were scattered to the winds in Morriston Cemetery, Swansea.

Although Badfinger originally split after Pete's unfortunate death, the groups reformed four years later with new members leaving/joining their number over several occasions. Tragedy struck the band again though when, in November 1983, Tom Evans (who had penned 'Without You' with Pete Ham) also committed suicide. This double suicide gave added pathos to the lyrics of their top love classic, which was later recorded successfully by Mariah Carey:

"I can't live, if living is without you
I can't live, I can't give anymore
I can't live, if living is without you
I can't live, I can't give anymore"

- Badfinger (1969)

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