Badfinger’s Joey Molland Says He Was “Astounded” by “Baby Blue” Appearing in “Breaking Bad” Finale
Badfinger is enjoying a sudden resurgence in popularity thanks to the final episode of the massively popular TV series Breaking Bad, which featured the veteran power-pop group’s 1972 hit “Baby Blue” in its very last scene. The song reportedly sold close to 5,000 digital copies on Sunday, when the Breaking Bad finale aired, catapulting the tune to the top of the iTunes Store’s Top Rock Songs chart.
All this came as a big surprise to the sole surviving member of Badfinger’s classic lineup, guitarist Joey Molland, who tells ABC News Radio he had no idea that “Baby Blue” was going to appear in the now historic episode.
“One of my friends got in touch with me and told me about it,” the Liverpool native reveals. “As it happened, I was taping the show for my son Shaun…I went back and watched it afterwards. I’ve only seen bits of the show. I don’t watch a lot of telly, [to] tell you the truth, but I was astounded when I found out.”