Join us on Saturday, December 1st for this month’s rocking edition of “Saturday’s on the Hudson.”
Mark Hudson (Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer for Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and more) brings both his music and his unique and funny storytelling talent to The Iridium.
Each month Mark has special guests join him onstage for his musical madness. This month is no different as BADFINGERS’ Joey Molland joins the fun.
Past guests have included… Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles/Poco), Earl Slick (Lennon/Bowie), Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Joey Molland (Badfinger), Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens), Kip Winger (Winger), Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts), Steve Holley (Wings), Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister), David Johansen (New York Dolls), and many, many more! There’s even been a special “phone call appearance” by the one and only Steven Tyler of Aerosmith!
A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
More on Badfinger and Joey Molland:
One of the original signings to the Beatles’ Apple Records label, Badfinger had their first hit single with a Paul McCartney penned song, “Come and Get It”, which went to #7 in the U.S. charts. Badfinger followed this with their own compositions “No Matter What”, “Day After Day” (produced by George Harrison), and “Baby Blue”, which went to #8, #4 and #14, respectively. During this time American singer Harry Nilsson placed Badfinger’s song “Without You” on top of the charts, and Mariah Carey did the same in 1994.
VH1 produced a “Behind The Music” documentary about the band, whose songs continue to heard in films (The Departed, etc.), on television (Breaking Bad finale et al), and of course on classic rock as well as oldies radio stations. Harry Nilsson’s version of “Without You” was featured in the 2016 film starring Tina Fey, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Joey Molland and Badfinger played on John Lennon’s Imagine album, was a guest artist on George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass album, and joined George Harrison for the Concert for Bangladesh. Joey Molland released a new record, titled Return to Memphis in 2014.
Currently Joey is working on some exciting new tracks with Mark Hudson for an upcoming release.