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BADFINGER’S “STRAIGHT UP”
April 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 in the Spotlight Café
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It’s the 45th anniversary of Badfinger 1972’s classic album Straight Up. To celebrate, original band member Joey Molland and his dynamic band brings to the Capitol Center a complete performance of the album, and recreates several of Badfinger’s other legendary songs. This is the first time that this classic British Rock band appears in the CCA’s Spotlight Cafe.
Badfinger, one of the original signings to the Beatles’ Apple Records label, had their first hit single with a Paul McCartney – penned song, “Come and Get It”, which went to #7 in the U.S. charts. Badfinger followed this hit with their own compositions “No Matter What”, “Day After Day”, and “Baby Blue”. During this time, Harry Nilsson placed Badfinger’s song “Without You” on top of the charts, as did Mariah Carey in 1994. Joey Molland and Badfinger played on John Lennon’s Imagine album and joined George Harrison for the Concert for Bangladesh.
Badfinger’s songs continue to heard in films (e.g., The Departed), on television (including the Breaking Bad finale), and on Classic Rock and oldies radio stations. “Without You” was featured in the 2016 film “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”.
Tickets: $22, plus any applicable fees for phone and Internet sales.