Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Best and the Worst-Triumph and Tragedy

Joey Molland, Tom Evans, Pete Ham,
and Mike Gibbins
They were a band that enjoyed the best and endured the worst. They had four hit songs in a row after signing a recording contract with The Beatles’ Apple Records; two members wrote a song that became a number one hit for another artist. They wrote the songs, and they were protégés of the biggest band in the world. The group known as Badfinger had everything going for them – they were on top and perfectly positioned to stay there for a long time. Then it all came crashing down.

This piece is a chapter in the new book The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories by Larry Manch. The book is available for purchase in e-book form at the Kindle Store on

© 2012 LTM


  1. Man, Larry. You are a very good writer. I enjoy reading your stories.