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His defense mechanism is to be rude to everyone first, for fear of being provoked. After Apple Records folded in , Badfinger struggled with a host of legal, managerial and financial issues, leading to Ham taking his own life in Over the next three years, the surviving members struggled to rebuild their personal and professional lives against a backdrop of lawsuits, which tied up the songwriters' royalty payments for years.
Their subsequent albums floundered, as Molland and Evans alternated between cooperation and conflict in their attempts to revive and capitalise on the Badfinger legacy.
In , Evans also died by committing suicide. The group performed a wide range of cover tunes on the London circuit,  from Motown , blues , soul to Top 40 , psychedelic pop, and Beatles hits, which garnered interest from record labels.
Thomas Evans Jr. Evans subsequently pushed their demo tapes to every Beatle until he gained approval from all four to sign the group.
The group's first single, " Maybe Tomorrow ", produced by Visconti, was released worldwide on 15 November Nevertheless, Mansfield remembered the problems: "We had a great group.
We had a great record. We were missing just one thing This limited release strategy was thought to be the work of Apple Corps' president, Allen Klein ; an Apple Corps press officer, Tony Bramwell, remembered: "[Klein] was saying, 'We're not going to issue any more records until I sort out this [Apple Corps] mess.
We keep writing songs for a new single and submitting them to Apple, but they keep sending them back, saying they're not good enough".
I said ' No , this has gotta be exactly like this, [McCartney's demo] 'cos this is the hit'. McCartney had been commissioned to contribute two other songs to the film's soundtrack; after "Come and Get It" was successfully recorded, he offered to produce two of The Iveys' original compositions to fulfill those commissions, for which he selected "Carry On Till Tomorrow" commissioned as the main title theme for the film and "Rock of All Ages" commissioned as background music for a party scene.
All three tracks appeared both in the movie and on its soundtrack album. Pending the release of "Come and Get It", the band and Apple agreed that the name "The Iveys" was too trite for the prevailing music scene, plus The Iveys were sometimes confused with " The Ivy League ", so a name change for the band was needed.
In December , the band agreed on Badfinger. Harrison would later state that the band was named after Helga Fabdinger, a stripper the Beatles had known in Hamburg.
At the end of October , Griffiths, who was the sole married occupant of the communal group's home and also was raising a child born in December , left the group.
His responsibilities created friction, mainly between Griffiths' wife, Evans, and manager Collins. Griffiths later said: "Tommy [Evans] created the bad blood.
He'd convinced the others that [I was] not one of the boys anymore ". I wasn't even worth conversing with".
Selling more than a million copies worldwide,  it reached Top Ten throughout the world: number seven on the US Billboard chart on 18 April ,   and number four in the UK.
His photograph has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery. New recording sessions for Badfinger also commenced in March , with Mal Evans producing.
In April , while in the US scouting prospects for a tour, Collins was introduced to New York businessman, Stan Polley ,  who signed Badfinger to a business management contract in November Although Polley's professional reputation was admired, his dubious financial practices eventually contributed to the band's downfall.
Although it is not known if the band members saw the statement, Collins certainly had, as his handwriting was on the document.
Badfinger toured the US for three months in late , and was generally well-received, although the band was already weary of persistent comparisons to the Beatles.
Kennedy International Airport , to rehearse for Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh , which took place on 1 August In , the group rented Clearwell Castle , in Gloucestershire, living and recording there.
It took hours, and hours, and hours, to get those two guitars in sync". The album, ultimately titled Straight Up , was released in the US in December ,  and spawned two successful singles: "Day After Day" Billboard number four ,  which sold over a million worldwide,  and " Baby Blue " US number However, the disintegration of Apple Records in Britain led to "Baby Blue" never being released as a UK single, although a release number and date had already been assigned to it.
The band embarked on a US tour in , but after problems with Evans, Gibbins left and was replaced for the tour by drummer Rob Stawinsky, who was described as Badfinger's "solid, new drummer".
At the start of , Badfinger were contracted for one last album with Apple Records. Despite Badfinger's success, Apple was facing troubled times and its operations were being cut back by Klein.
According to Molland, Polley told the band that Klein wanted to cut Badfinger's royalty rate and make them pay for their own studio time.
A series of allegations also represented Polley as a one-time " bagman " for the Mafia. Sessions for Badfinger's fourth and last album for Apple, Ass , had begun as far back as early and would continue at five recording studios over the next year.
Rundgren was originally hired to produce but quit in a financial dispute during the first week. The band then produced itself, but Apple rejected their version of the album.
Finally, Badfinger hired Chris Thomas to co-produce and complete the project. Records ,  that required a new album from the band every six months over a three-year period.
By this time Evans had become suspicious of Polley's oversight, but the band nevertheless signed the deal. Released in ,  the Ass front cover featured Evans' idea: a jackass staring at a huge dangling carrot.
Attempting to sweep discrepancies under the carpet to secure the LP's release Apple attributed the songwriting credits to "Badfinger".
After the Apple contract had been fulfilled, Polley signed the band to a management contract demanding two albums a year. Only six weeks after the Ass sessions had been completed, Badfinger re-entered the studio to begin recording material for its first Warner Bros.
The album was produced by Thomas, even though the songs were being written in the studio as they recorded.
Badfinger did manage to retain some US fan support as a result of their touring schedule. A March concert at the Cleveland Agora was recorded on track tape for a possible live album release, even though the performance was deemed unsatisfactory at the time.
Crises in-band management, money, and band leadership were creating growing frictions within Badfinger. Molland's wife, Kathie, had been taking a more assertive role in the band's politics, which did not endear her to the rest of the band, particularly Ham.
She remembered complaining that even though the band had hit records, they "still didn't have a fridge, and didn't have a TV".
If she had her way, she would have ended up part of the band. I'm leaving". Jackson remained as full-time keyboardist, making the band a quintet.
After the UK tour, Molland quit of his own accord to pursue a solo career in December With the Warner's situation becoming increasingly unstable, Polley's next ploy was to press the band to pass up a US tour to go back into Apple Recording Studios to record its third album under the Warner Brothers' contract.
Because Thomas, the producer of Badfinger's last three albums, thought that the band was rushing into the studio too quickly, Polley hired Kiss producers Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise to produce the album.
Over only eleven days at the Apple studios,  tracks were recorded for the Head First album eventually released in ,  and rough mixes were distributed to the musicians and Warner Brothers Records in America.
However, because Warner's publishing arm had already filed a lawsuit against Polley and Badfinger in the L. Superior Court on 10 December , the album tapes could not be formally accepted by Warner Bros.
With their current album suddenly withdrawn and their follow-up rejected, Badfinger spent the early months of trying to figure out how to proceed under the unclear legal situation.
Their March salary cheques did not clear, and the April cheques never arrived. Ham reportedly tried on many occasions to contact Polley by telephone during the early months of , but was never able to reach him.
On the night of 23 April , Ham received a phone call from the United States, telling him that all his money had disappeared.
Blair, I love you. I will not be allowed to love and trust everybody. This is better. Stan Polley is a soulless bastard.
I will take him with me". Ham had shown growing signs of mental illness over the past months, with Gibbins remembering Ham burning cigarettes on his hands and arms.
Gibbins joined the Flying Aces,  and performed session drumming for various Welsh acts, including Bonnie Tyler 's international hit " It's a Heartache ".
Subsequently, the management of the Dodgers fired Evans in for insubordination and deleted all his performances from the group's subsequent album recordings later released as Love on the Rebound.
They performed a few concerts as the opening act for Peter Frampton in Natural Gas released a self-titled album and three singles, but none managed to chart.
By , both Molland and Evans were out of the music business. Molland later described his dire economic circumstances: "Thank God I had guitars and I was able to sell some of that stuff.
We were flat broke, and that's happened to me three times, where my wife and I have had to sell off everything and go and stay with her parents or do whatever.
I installed carpeting for a while in Los Angeles and stuff like that. You do what you've got to do to survive.
Encouragement from the Elektra record company led to the decision to rename the new band Badfinger.
Their "comeback" album, Airwaves , was released in The Warner Brothers lawsuit against Polley lasted four years, with Polley finally being forced to pay a "substantial sum" back to the company in late After the failure of Say No More , Molland and Evans operated rival touring bands, each using the name "Badfinger", during and , which created even more personal and professional conflict.
On the night of 18 November ,  Evans and Molland had an extensive and heated argument on the telephone regarding past Badfinger income still in escrow from the Apple era,  and the "Without You" songwriting royalties Evans was now receiving, which Molland, former manager Collins and Gibbins all wanted a share of.
Following this argument, Evans hanged himself in the garden at his home in New Haw, Surrey, on the morning of 19 November Kramer and Herman's Hermits.
Nicholas on bass. All four Badfinger albums on Apple, which were deleted from release in , have been reissued twice; first in the early s as part of a revival of the Apple catalogue and again in , when the albums were available individually or as part of the disc Apple Box Set.
The sole Iveys' album Maybe Tomorrow was also reissued in the early s but was not part of the campaign. Badfinger's first collection titled Shine On , spanning their two Warner Brothers albums, was released in the UK in A more comprehensive collection, with tracks from both record labels, was the s The Very Best of Badfinger.
The album's release then sparked a lawsuit filed by Molland. The band's accounting firm, collecting for a court order settlement, had re-adjusted against Molland's Apple royalty income by deducting away the percentage amounts of that court order, then reimbursing those amounts to the other Badfinger parties.
The Rykodisc contract did not include artist royalty payments, because Molland had advised Rykodisc he would take care of that distribution himself under another company name.
He was awarded a partial settlement, as the judge stated the evidence against Molland was insufficient to justify a severe penalty, also noting that since both parties had conceded the original tapes were of poor quality, Molland's salvaging of them to a commercial level merited consideration.
While in a readers poll for Goldmine magazine, Straight Up ranked as the most-requested CD release among out-of-print albums, the album made it to CD only in In , Molland was paid to re-record the ten most popular Badfinger songs.
The update of the book was accompanied by a CD of rare material and interviews. In , Gibbins released a two-disc set of a Badfinger performance recorded in Indiana, on 19 October , which had been captured on a basic cassette recorder, which was initially and inaccurately titled Live 83 — DBA-BFR.
By , the issue of royalty payments had been resolved in court. The other band members and Collins share the rest.
Following the demise of Badfinger, each of the three living former members Joey Molland, Bob Jackson, and Mike Gibbins continued to record and play new music.
In he released a collection of demos called Demos Old and New on his own label, Independent Artists. In , Gibbins contributed two songs to the compilation album, Young Savage Florida Also, posthumous collections were released for both Pete Ham and Tom Evans.
In both and , two collections of Ham's home recordings were released: 7 Park Avenue , and Golders Green ,  with extra instruments added by Jackson and Griffiths.
Former manager Bill Collins died in August , aged 89,  and on 4 October , Mike Gibbins died in his sleep at his home in Oviedo, Florida from a brain aneurysm.
He was 56, had been married twice and had three sons. A concert followed the unveiling of the plaque featuring former Badfinger members Bob Jackson and Al Wodtke.
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