On January 1, 1981, “Radio Records” label released “Say No More”, the ninth Badfinger studio album. It was recorded November 1979, October–November 1980, in Miami, Florida, and was produced by Jack Richardson and Steve Wittmack.
On November 29, 2001, George Harrison died aged 58. He was musician (guitar), singer, songwriter, and music and movie producer, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of The Beatles. His interest in folk music and especially in Indian music had serious influence on the band’s Hindu-aligned spirituality in the later years. Some of his songs composed for the band include “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something”, “Taxman”, “Within You Without You”, and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. After The Beatles broke-up in 1970, Harrison released the album “All Things Must Pass” which included the track “My Sweet Lord”, his most successful single, and the first solo single by any member of The Beatles that sold over million copies. In 1971, together with Ravi Shankar he organized “Concert for Bangladesh”, the first big benefit concert in the music history. In 1974, Harrison founded the music label “Dark Horse Records”, and co-founded movie label “Hand Made Films” in 1978. In 1988, with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, he co-founded the supergroup The Travelling Wilburys. As a guitarist he recorded for Badfinger, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, Duane Eddy, Randy Newman, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, and Tom Petty. “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Harrison at number 11 in their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. In 1988, as a member of The Beatles he was inducted in the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, and in 2004, posthumously for his solo career. As a solo artist, Harrison released twelve studio and two live albums.
On November 14, 2000, “Snapper” label released “Head First”, the tenth and final Badfinger studio album. It was recorded December 1974–January 1975, at “Apple Studios” in London, and was produced by Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise.
On October 2, 2018, Geoffrey Emerick died aged 72. He was recording studio audio engineer and producer, worked with America, Elvis Costello, Badfinger, Art Garfunkel, Jeff Beck, Gino Vannelli, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Nazareth, Chris Bell, Split Enz, Trevor Rabin, Nick Heyward, Big Country, Gentle Giant, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Ultravox, Matthew Fisher, Kate Bush, Nellie McKay and Robin Trower, but he was best known for his work with The Beatles, on their albums Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles and Abbey Road. For his work in the music recording field, Emerick won “European Edison Award” and four “Grammy Awards”.
On December 13, 1971, “Apple” label released “Straight Up”, the third Badfinger album. It was recorded May – October 1971, at “Abbey Road Studios”, “AIR Studios” and “Command Studios” in London, and was produced by Todd Rundgren and George Harrison.
Pete Ham– lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, piano, organ, harmonica
Tom Evans– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, twelve string guitar
Joey Molland– lead and backing vocals, rhythm and lead guitar
In November 1974, “Warner Bros” label released “Wish You Were Here”, the sixth Badfinger album. It was recorded April – May 1974, at “Caribou Ranch” in Nederland, Colorado; “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas.
Pete Ham– vocals, guitar, keyboards
Joey Molland– vocals, guitar
Mike Gibbins– drums, keyboards, lead vocals
Tom Evans– vocals, bass
Average White Horns– horns
Just a Chance – Pete Ham
Your So Fine – Mike Gibbins
Got to Get Out of Here – Joey Molland
Know One Knows – Pete Ham
Dennis – Pete Ham
In the Meantime/Some Other Time – Mike Gibbins, Joey Molland
Love Time – Joey Molland
King of the Load (T) – Tom Evans
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch/Should I Smoke – Pete Ham, Joey Molland
In February 1974, “Warner Bros” label released the fifth, self-titled Badfinger album. It was recorded June – November 1973, at “Olympic Studios” and “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Chris Thomas. It was the first of two albums released by the band on the “Warner” label after leaving “Apple” label.
On November 9, 1970 “Apple” label released “No Dice” the second Badfinger studio album. It was recorded April – August 1970, at “Abbey Road Studios” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Geoff Emerick and Mal Evans.
Pete Ham– lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, piano, tack piano, Rhodes piano
Tom Evans– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
Joey Molland– lead and backing vocals, rhythm and lead guitars
Mike Gibbins – drums, backing vocals, lead vocals
Mike Jarrett – mixing
John Kurlander – engineer
Richard Lush – engineer
Keith H – session musician
Steve Kolanijan – liner notes, sleeve notes
Mike Jarratt – engineer, mixing
Marcia McGovern – pre-production
Roberta Ballard – production manager
Gene Mahon – design
Richard DiLello– design, photography
I Can’t Take It – Peter Ham
I Don’t Mind – Tome Evans, Joey Molland
Love Me Do – Joey Molland
Midnight Caller – Pete Ham
No Matter What – Pete Ham
Without You – Pete Ham, Tome Evans
Blodwyn – Pete Ham
Better Days – Tome Evans, Joey Molland
It Had to be – Mike Gibbins
Watford John – Tome Evans, Mike Gibbins, Pete Ham, Joey Molland
On January 9, 1970, “Apple” label released “Magic Christian Music”, the debut Badfinger album. It was recorded 1968 – 1969 at the “Abbey Road Studios”, “Trident Studios”, “IBC Studios” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Paul McCartney, Mal Evans, and Tony Visconti.
Pete Ham– guitar, keyboards, vocals
Tom Evans– guitar, vocals, bass
Ron Griffiths – bass, vocals
Mike Gibbins– drums, vocals
Paul McCartney– piano on “Rock of All Ages”, percussion on “Come and Get It”
Nicky Hopkins– piano on “See-Saw Granpa”
Bill Collins – piano on “Knocking Down Our Home”
Come and Get It – Paul McCartney
Crimson Ship – Pete Ham, Tom Evans
Dear Angie – Ron Griffins
Fisherman – Tom Evans
Midnight Sun – Pete Ham
Beautiful and Blue – Tom Evans
Rock of All Ages – Pete Ham, Tom Evans, Mike Gibbins
Carry on Till Tomorrow – Pete Ham, Tom Evans
I’m in Love – Pete Ham
Walk Out in the Rain – Pete Ham
Angelique – Tom Evans
Knocking Down Our Home – Pete Ham
Give it a Try – Pete Ham, Tom Evans, Mike Gibbons, Ron Griffits
On November 26, 1973, “Apple” label released “Ass”, the fourth Badfinger studio album. This was band’s last album released for “Apple” label. The album was recorded in 1972 and 1973 at the “Apple Studio”, “Olympic Studios” and “Morgan Studios” in London, and in “The Manor Studio” in Oxfordshire, and was produced by Chris Thomas, Badfinger and Todd Rundgren.