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As long as Apple people are appreciated by some of the people some of the time, they're happy!

Profile by Maureen O'Grady, Rave, March 1969

Maureen O'Grady writes on the other artistes signed to the Beatles. ...

New to the Charts: Badfinger Make Apple Feel Rosy

Profile by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 17 January 1970

IT'S BIG smiles and happy heads at Apple this week, where the once much-maligned label now has a further chart name — BADFINGER — to ...

Badfinger: No Dice

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, 2 December 1970

With their new album No Dice, Badfinger has to their credit one of the best records of the year. This album is literally a quantum ...

Fickle Fate Of Badfinger

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 30 January 1971

"EVERYONE who interviews us wants to talk about the Beatles. Sure, we were influenced by the Beatles, like ten million other groups. ...

Badfinger: No Dice

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Creem, March 1971

IF YOU PRIDE yourself on being a member of the generation that battles hypocrisy, shuns prejudices and easy labels, and fights to the death to ...

Badfinger: Woo, Liverpool Accents

Profile and Interview by Harold Bronson, Rolling Stone, 10 June 1971

LOS ANGELES – Badfinger started out five years ago as the Ivys, who soft-rocked around small clubs in London and recorded about 100 of their ...

George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar et al: Concert for Bangla Desh, Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Nancy Lewis, New Musical Express, 7 August 1971


Badfinger: Straight Up

Review and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, 8 January 1972

THIS IS THE story of how Badfinger won the West. They didn't really have to do much in fact. They just went to America, did ...

Badfinger: Straight Up

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, 20 January 1972

STRAIGHT UP is a big disappointment coming after Badfinger's previous superb album, No Dice. I remember reading a quote by drummer Mike Gibbons saying that ...

Finger: Straight Up

Report by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 11 March 1972

BADFINGER may be underrated in Britain — but in the States they're a bill topping band. Chris Charlesworth reports from New York... ...

Badfinger/The Kinks: Berkeley Community Theatre

Live Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, April 1972

IT WASN'T YOUR usual Berkeley concert, the type you'd hear, say, Joy of Cooking at. I can't imagine where they came from, but sprinkled liberally ...

Runt the Magic Rabbit: Todd Rundgren's Search for the Ultimate Riff

Special Feature by Ed McCormack, Rolling Stone, 13 April 1972

WORD HAS filtered down to Allen Klein's New York office that George Harrison wants to get in touch with Todd Rundgren, the all-around rock and ...

Badfinger At The Crossroads

Profile and Interview by Mark Leviton, Phonograph Record, May 1972

ONE WOULD THINK that a group as successful as Badfinger, a group with their momentum (three top-selling singles, one LP million seller, association with Bangla ...

Badfinger: Ass (Apple) and Badfinger (Warner Bros)

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, January 1974

TWO BADFINGER albums in one month! What more could a fan ask for after a two year drought? If only it were so... actually, the ...

Badfinger: Ass (Apple)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 31 January 1974

THE ALBUM TITLE is the band's reference to themselves as unwitting followers of some enticing but unrealizable dream, That dream may have been Badfinger's expectations ...

Badfinger: Ass (Apple); For Love Or Money (Warner Bros.)

Review by Jon Tiven, Zoo World, 11 April 1974

BADFINGER SEEMED, at one time, to be the hope of the future for those who relished the past efforts of The Beatles. ...

Johnny Winter: the New Victoria Theatre, London; Man and Badfinger: the Adelphi, London

Live Review by Philip Norman, The Times, 27 October 1974

JOHNNY WINTER inspires one of Rock music's more curious secret societies. ...

Badfinger: Wish You Were Here

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, November 1974

BADFINGER HAVE finally made the album I always hoped they would – an album whose tracks all match the standards of their brilliant Apple singles. ...

Badfinger: Wish You Were Here

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 2 January 1975

UP TO NOW, the big singles, 'Come and Get It', 'No Matter What', 'Day After Day', and especially 'Baby Blue' have provided the obvious high ...

Badfinger: Wish You Were Here (Warner Brothers)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, February 1975

BADFINGER IS imitation Raspberries, and Raspberries is imitation Goofy Grape fruit drink, which is imitation Kool-Aid, and IMITATIONS ARE BETTER THAN THE REAL STUFF. ...

The Breaking of Badfinger

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, unpublished, for Rolling Stone, July 1975

"I used to think the Beatles were in a mess," says Bill Collins, personal manager to Badfinger for the past nine years, "but let me ...

Badfinger: Airwaves

Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 28 April 1979

IT'S EASY to acknowledge it in retrospect, but Badfinger were a great band who suffered the classically clichéd fate of being criminally ignored in Britain. ...

Badfinger Back In Business

Retrospective by Dan Matovina, Trouser Press, May 1979

WHAT WOULD eventually become Badfinger started out as a part time local band in Swansea, Wales during the post-Mersey beat boom of 1964-66. Back then ...

Badfinger: Magic Christian Music/No Dice/Straight Up

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, August 2004

TAKING THEIR NAME from the working title for 'With A Little Help From My Friends', it's ironic that Badfinger's famous pals could also be a ...

Go All The Way: A Thing Called Power Pop

Overview by Dave Laing (Australia), I Like Your Old Stuff, 25 March 2017

"Pete Townshend coined the phrase [power pop] to define what the Who did. For some reason, it didn't stick to the Who, but it did ...


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