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Riverhead's Suffolk Theater To Welcome Joey Molland Of Badfinger

Julia Braat

This show will feature the greatest hits of the band, creating a retrospective concert to commemorate the work of this well-connected band in music history. (Photo: www.facebook.com)

Guitarist Joey Molland will help keep the legacy of his band, Badfinger, alive with his upcoming performance at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead on Saturday, November 19th. This show will feature the greatest hits of the band, creating a retrospective concert to commemorate the work of this well-connected band in music history.

"As a musician, Joey Molland not only worked with Badfinger, but also with John Lennon on Imagine, and George Harrison on his solo projects," explained Daniel Binderman, General and Artistic Director at the Suffolk Theater.

The band's major influencer happens to be the Beatles, who some say had a major role in selecting the four band members and in how the band came to be known as Badfinger. The band's first hit, Come And Get It, was written by Paul McCartney, who wanted Badfinger to have a "Beatles-style" production for the song. Badfinger also worked with members of the Beatles for several of their hits, including Day After Day, No Matter What and Baby Blue which was selected as the finale song for the show Breaking Bad, securing the band yet another hit on The Billboard charts and the iTunes top-selling downloads (after the original top hit in 1971).

Not only did the band have a close relationship with the Beatles, they worked with many producers and songwriters who are remembered for their incredible influence in the music industry. To name a few, they were involved with Sir Paul, George Harrison, and Tony Visconti (a producer who collaborated with David Bowie).

The band was influenced and worked closely with some of the biggest figures in the music industry, but more specifically, Joey Molland is credited for his individual work in some of the Beatles' solo projects - he was involved in Lennon's Imagine and Harrison's All Things Must Pass and It Don't Come Easy.

"Badfinger was one of the great post 60's rock groups and we're excited to bring this legendary music to the East End!" added Binderman.

To celebrate this musical legacy, see Joey Holland's Badfinger on Saturday, November 19th. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Ticket prices range from $45 to $49.

Suffolk Theater is located at 118 East Main Street in Riverhead. For more information, call 631-727-4343 or visit www.suffolktheater.com.




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