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The Best of Badfinger

I know you will find this hard to believe, but I didn’t really know what this band’s name meant when I was a kid.  I thought some one had a “bad finger,” as in a bum digit.  Hahaha.  Yes.  I have to laugh at myself.  Innocent little preacher’s daughter.

They had some great early 70s stuff.  As Guini would say, “That’s just some rock. and. roll!”

These are the ones I really liked waaaaaaaaaaaay back when.

Baby Blue 1972

They have actually disabled the embeddable version of this, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go listen to it via this link, because it is my FAVORITE one!


Day after Day 1971

This song was produced by George Harrison (apparently the Beatles were the first to sign and mentor Badfinger) and Todd Rundgren, who, by the way, sings one of my for-all-times favorites, “Hello, It’s Me.”  AND he was in the American Idol audience this past week, yes, he was!

No Matter What

Without You

Harry Nillson covered this and it went to #1.  Then everybody else in the world, including Mariah Carey and Celine Dion did, too.  It is a great song and Badfinger wrote and performed it first.  Then they were tragic.  Their main talent killed himself in the 70s and a few years later, in the early 80s, the band member who had founf him did the same.  Tragic.  Talented.  Sad.

Then there is just the love of the music they made that a dumb little girl, 12 or 14 – and now old enough to really understand, loves still, for the innocence it reflects in her heart.

BONUS, baby!  Here is some Todd.  Hello, It’s Me!