By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
HOLLYWOOD—Joey Molland, best known for his work with the legendary English band Badfinger, has released his fourth solo album “Return To Memphis” on UK’s Gonzo Multimedia! The CD features 10 new tracks the singer-songwriter recorded at the world famous Royal Studios in Memphis.
Signed to the Beatles’ Apple label in the late ’60s, Badfinger went on to score four consecutive worldwide hits from 1970 to 1972: “Come And Get It” (written and produced by Paul McCartney), “No Matter What,” “Day After Day” and “Baby Blue,” which recently became top downloaded song when it was used in the final scene of the finale of AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” The song’s resurgence has put Molland, the last surviving member of the Badfinger, back in the spotlight.
Other acts have scored success with Badfinger songs over the years. In 1971, a cover of the Badfinger song “Without You” by Harry Nilsson, became a number one hit on the Billboard charts. Molland, now 66, widowed and living in Minnesota, has continued to keep the Badfinger flame alight through concerts and recordings over the past 30 years. “Return To Memphis,” a mix of rock, blues, country and progressive rock was produced by Carl “Blue” Wise.