Badfinger has today’s almost forgotten track

Badfinger has today’s almost forgotten track

 

I don’t need to tell anyone reading this that rock’s history is peppered with tragedies, too often dealing with substance abuse or other similar things, but the story of Badfinger is tragic in a completely different way…they were the baby Beatles, with both Paul and George producing the band who were known as The Iveys in their Liverpool days, and their breakthrough hit coming through a Ringo Starr/Peter Sellers film…they were one of the most successful acts on Apple Records but, when that label folded, they went to another and never had the same effect on the charts…end result is that two of the founding members, a couple of years apart, ended up taking their own lives as a result of having had it all, but little in the way of future prospects…too sad for any words…

 

Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.

His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.

Greg Simpson is the author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’

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Published on March 19, 2017 at 9:10 pm by Greg Simpson

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