"New" Pete Ham Song Available

A very rare Pete Ham song has been put up for listening on peteham.net. The song, "John Forgot to Sing", is a gospel-type song; very melodic and moving. Both lyrically and musically it sounds like it was intended to be a Christmas tune. Pete is accompanied by Tom Evans on harmony vocals and acoustic guitar. Discrete strings seem to have been overdubbed. Sound quality is surprisingly good; especially on the vocals and the guitar. The song was recorded around 1969-70
On tomevans.info a Dodgers Christmas tune "Radio Clyde Merry Christmas", originally from 1976 has been uploaded.

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December 23 - 2007 - source: Dan Matovina

Badfinger Live on New DVD

Badfinger's 1973 live performance of No Matter What has been released as part of a DVD subscription series of "Burt Sugarman's The Midnight Special Legendary Performances." The Badfinger appearance was originally broadcast on March 2, 1973. It appears on the volume called, "Flashback To 1973". The DVD is not available in stores, only by mail order subscription. Another performance by Badfinger from this show of "Suitcase" was previously released on video in 1997 as part of a Badfinger documentary.

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December 1 - 2007 - source: Tom Brennan

Badfinger's Two Warner Albums Re-released

Collectors' Choice Music has reissued the two albums Badfinger made for Warner Brothers Records in 1974; "Badfinger" and "Wish You Were Here". The CDs are most likely copies of the German CD reissues.

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November 30 - 2007 - source: Amazon

New Exciting Badfinger / Iveys Site

A new exciting Badfinger / Iveys web-site has been launched. The site has been established by Dan Matovina & Peggy Burneka and it has many exciting features such as message/discussion board with several different topics. There are tributes to Badfinger member. A rare version of can be heard "Carry on Till Tomorrow" on the Tom Evans site.
From last years's Badfinger convention there are reports from Mark Perkins, Keith James and Dan Matovina all with great photos.
As it says on top of this new web-site, its mission is to promote Badfinger & The Iveys, to dispel the myths & learn the facts and to study the music & history of these two great bands.

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June 13 - 2007 - source: Dan Matovina

Pete Ham Celebrated by his Family

A new web-site celebrating Pete Ham was launched on the 60th anniversary day of Pete's birth. Pete's daughter Petera and her mother Anne Herriot reveal very personal thoughts about Pete Ham as a husband and a father who never met his daughter. Moreover thoughts about the cynicism of the music-business and the selfish exploitation of Pete's song heritage by a former bandmate and others are reveiled.
A moving poem written by Petera's step-father Tony Herriot is also to be found.

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May 2 - 2007 - source: peteham.net

New Badfinger Radio Documentary on New Year's Day

A brand new BBC Radio Wales documentary titled "Without You: The Story Of Badfinger" will air on the radio and internet on New Year's Day, January 1, 2008. The documentary, narrated by James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers, has a running time of approximately 56 minutes and focuses heavily on Badfinger's music. It includes interview material from Paul McCartney, Pete Ham, Tom Evans, Bill Collins, Ron Griffiths, Bob Jackson, Ellie Gibbins, Petera Ham, Deke Leonard, Marianne Evans and others.

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December 23 - 2007 - source: Tom Brennan

Apple Seedlings - The Next Generation!

A special feature on the new Badfinger / Iveys web-site puts focus on some the talented children of Beatles and Badfinger. Small portraits of Seven Sisters ( with Mike Gibbins' three sons ), Emily Jackson ( Bob Jackson's daughter ), Dhani Harrison, Sean Lennon, Doctor Topic ( with two sons of Mark Perkins ) and new Danish band the Stairs with Jesper Vindberg.

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June 13 - 2007 - source: Dan Matovina

Pete Ham Keeps his Place in Top 10

Pete Ham has fallen down a little to the no. 7 spot on the "Deserving a Place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame". To consolidate his position, log in on "rateitall.com"!

Badfinger has fallen down to no. 74 on the "Deserving of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" list.

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May 7. 2007 - WYWH"

Major News Regarding
Ham/Evans & Badfinger!

Three songs from the Ham and Evans catalog gets new exposure
Clay Aiken has chosen "Without You" for his first single off his new CD.
"Day After Day" has been covered by Rod Stewart on his new "70s covers" CD
"Baby Blue" written by Pete Ham - Badfinger version - is featured on the new movie "The Departed" - directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and many other name actors.

Read more on Dan Matovina's web-site

October 6, 2006 - source: Dan Matovina's Web-site

By Morten Vindberg "Badfinger Wish You Were Here "

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