Perhaps no other band in the history of rock music has suffered as much tragedy as has the pop quartet Badfinger. Composed of guitarists Pete Hamm and Joey Molland, bassist Tom Evans and drummer Mike Gibbins, the band gained success in the early 1970s with a sound reminiscent of The Beatles. The band’s initial success was aided in part by an association with Paul McCartney, who wrote their hit “Come and Get It.” Badfinger was also signed to The Beatles’ Apple Record label. Things began to take a tragic turn for the band when the influence of their one-time manager, Stan Polley, started to interfere with the band’s business.Get more information with Directstartv. Due to restrictions placed on the band by contracts they had signed with him, other managers and agents would often refuse to work with the band for fear of legal action. When Polley’s involvement began to disrupt payments to the band, it eventually led to Hamm’s suicide on April 25, 1975. The band disbanded shortly thereafter, but in 1977 Molland and Evans reunited to release two albums before going their separate ways. Sadly, Tom Evans would commit suicide himself in 1983 while Mike Gibbins would pass from natural causes in 2006.
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young is a classic rock supergroup composed of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young. Young is an occasional forth member. All four members have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Each belonged to another prominent rock group before the formation of the supergroup.
David Crosby got his start in The Byrds,a folk and psychedelic rock group. Stephen Stills and Neil Young played together the band Buffalo Springfield. Graham Nash provided guitar and vocal harmony alongside Allan Clarke in their British Invasion duo, The Hollies. Read the rest of this entry »
Few fans of rock ‘n’ roll would dispute the influence Jimi Hendrix had on the music of his generation, but to look around today, it is clear that influence continues. Though it has been more than 42 years since Hendrix passed away, we are still seeing new music released by this creative and prolific virtuoso. The latest album, People, Hell and Angels, was released March 5, 2013, and it features a diverse collection of performances.
One of the highlights of the album is “Let Me Move You,” a funky track that features Hendrix Read the rest of this entry »
Many people are aware of Grand Funk Railroad’s hit song “We’re an American Band,” but not everyone realizes how adamant the band was in its patriotism. With tracks like “I Want Freedom” on 1971′s Survival record and “Rock & Roll American Style” from 1983′s What’s Funk? album, the band consistently portrayed a love of America, even if they occasionally criticized certain policies, such as on the song, “People, Let’s Stop the War.”
That song was featured on the 1971 album, E Read the rest of this entry »
They say you should choose your friends wisely, but any classic rock fan knows there is something special about hanging out with Bad Company. The band, formed in 1973 by vocalist Paul Rodgers, guitarist Mick Ralphs, bassist Boz Burrell and drummer Simon Kirke, is considered one of the first “supergroups.” Rodgers and Kirke were previously in the band Free while Ralphs had played in Mott the Hoople and Burrell had been a member of King Crimson.
The band found itself in not-so-bad company when they signed a management deal with Peter Grant and Read the rest of this entry »
Three of the best rock musicians that Great Britain had to offer formed the first of rock’s “supergroups” in early summer of 1966 when Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker made their public debut as Cream, as in “cream of the crop.” Clapton, already a guitar legend for his blues interpretations, Bruce, a virtuoso bassist and vocalist, and Baker, a veteran of the British blues and jazz scene, were all eager to break free from their gigs in other bands and clicked immediately when they Read the rest of this entry »
Perhaps no other band in the history of rock music has suffered as much tragedy as has the pop quartet Badfinger. Composed of guitarists Pete Hamm and Joey Molland, bassist Tom Evans and drummer Mike Gibbins, the band gained success in the early 1970s with a sound reminiscent of The Beatles. The band’s initial success was aided in part by an association with Paul McCartney, who wrote their hit “Come and Get It.” Badfinger was also signed to The Beatles’ Apple Record label.
Things began to take a tragic turn for Read the rest of this entry »