There is a lot more history between the author and the Mollands than you obviously
know about. The author represents the estates of Ham and Evans. The book is primarily told from the perspective and bias of the families and friends of the Ham
and Evans estates. While writing his book Matovina sent out letters insinuating Joe
and Mike Gibbins were claiming song writing credit to "Without You" and were wrongly receiving royalties from said song. Imagine you went through a messy divorce and your ex-spouse's attorney were to write a book about your marriage.
That's what the Badfinger book is! I could write a book telling the exact same
story but with a completely different spin on it. The problem is I couldn't get the
Ham and Evans estates to support me while writing it.
In the twenty five years I have been active with the band, I have never heard anyone that knew Joe say anything bad about him. On the other hand, there is another member who everyone seemed to dislike when he was alive but love now that
he's dead ("Everyone loves you when you're six foot in the ground")
I hope you don't take my response as hostile, but it always annoys me when people
only see things as black and white. We're all Jesus and we're all Hitler. Please elaborate, what stories are you referring and who are the people backing
D 28IF wrote:
From: tbeat...@aol.com (TBeatles67)
Subject: Re: Badfinger's Joey Molland birthday
From: d2...@aol.com (D 28IF)
No offense but, I just got done reading "Without You, The Tragic Story of >>Badfinger," and a birthday greeting is the last thing I'd like to wish >>Molland.
Yeah, I know. I felt the same way, and I used to like Joey a lot, met him >several times. But the face he puts on for fans is most likely a mask. >Trace
To see if I could find out anything more, I've visited a few Badfinger websites, and read Kathie and Joey Molland's defense against the book and incidents mentioned.
Seems anyone who doesn't agree with them is out to get them. They seem to think
the author had a vendetta against them because they wouldn't be interviewed for
the book, yet there are plenty of other people who back up stories told. The
Mollands make it seem like the only people present for anything were them and
the other members of the band, and anything anyone else says is speculation.
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