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I always remember them because they were the first band the Beatles signed to Apple Records. The collapse of Apple started their legal woes.
Your memories are probably more accurate than mine. As a clueless child listening to them on the radio in the early 70's, I thought Badfinger was the Beatles. I figured the name Badfinger was some kind of that groovy hip lingo slang term for the Beatles, like Slowhand was for Clapton and so on. I felt a little less stupid later on when I learned the name Badfinger comes from the working title for With a Little Help from My Friends. That and the band was closely aligned with The Beatles, both financially as you mentioned as well as creatively with Come and Get It written by McCartney and Day After Day produced by Harrison thus giving them a Beatle-esque sound.
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Fantastic example. I recall they were planning a reunion tour in the Nineties when at the very last minute DeYoung announced he was allergic to stage lighting and dropped out, leaving them flabbergasted. As far as I know, that was the proverbial final straw in any attempt at performing together. Things then proceeded to escalate over the years, culminating in the lawsuit you referenced.

Shaw confirmed to Dan Rather in an interview last April of this year that a reunion aint ever going to happen. As an aside, replacement Gowan has now been with Styx longer that DeYoung ever was.

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From everything Iíve read and heard Iím with Dweezil on this. I believe that Moon is in that camp.
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Gail was an awful businessperson.
And an awful human being, who was married to an even more awful one.

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It seems that her resentment of Frank fueled her decisions more than good business.
Agreed. Hardly surprising considering how toxic that marriage must have been.

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Ahmet is worse.
Perhaps Ahmet inherited the worst aspects of both his parents.
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