♫ Day After Day ♫

When someone (I’m pretty sure it was Clive) mentioned the group Badfinger a week or two ago, I thought I didn’t know much of their work.  Well, I don’t know much, but I knew more of it than I thought I did!  Confused yet?  Yeah, me too.

Badfinger was a British rock band from Swansea, Wales, that evolved from an earlier group called The Iveys, formed in 1961, which became the first group signed by the Beatles’ Apple label in 1968.  Badfinger had four consecutive worldwide hits from 1970 to 1972: Come and Get It (written and produced by Paul McCartney, 1970), No Matter What (produced by Mal Evans, 1970), Day After Day (produced by George Harrison, 1971), and Baby Blue (produced by Todd Rundgren, 1972).  Of those, my favourite is No Matter What, but I’ve played that one recently, so tonight I’ll go with my next favourite, Day After Day.

Badfinger guitarist Peter Ham wrote this song, which was their highest charting song (#4) in the U.S. George Harrison produced this song and played guitar on it. The year before, members of Badfinger played on Harrison’s first solo album, All Things Must Pass. Harrison then started producing Badfinger’s Straight Up album, but midway through got sidetracked organizing the Concert for Bangla Desh, which Badfinger played as part of his backing band. Todd Rundgren was brought in to finish the album.

When Badfinger signed on with Apple Records, it seemed like a good place to hitch their wagon, but it ended up being disastrous. The Straight Up album did very well thanks to Day After Day and Baby Blue, but Apple was in such disarray that Badfinger had to leave the label soon after. They recorded one more album for Apple before signing with Warner Bros., and ended up in disputes with both labels that froze their finances in 1975 and kept them from recording.  As a result, tragically Peter Ham committed suicide on April 24, 1975.

This song hit #4 in the U.S., #2 in Canada, and #10 in the UK.

Day After Day
Badfinger

I remember finding out about you
Every day my mind is all around you
Looking out from my lonely room
Day after day
Bring it home, baby, make it soon
I give my love to you

I remember holding you while you sleep
Every day, I feel the tears that you weep
Looking out from my lonely gloom
Day after day
Bring it home, baby, make it soon
I give my love to you

Looking out from my lonely gloom
Day after day
Bring it home, baby, make it soon
I give my love to you

I remember finding out about you
Every day my mind is all around you
Looking out from my lonely room
Day after day
Bring it home, baby, make it soon
I give my love to you

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Peter Ham
Day After Day lyrics © Apple Publishing Ltd., The Estate For Peter William Ham, Apple Publ Ltd

23 thoughts on “♫ Day After Day ♫

  1. Oh man, I wanted to reblog this, but the button isn’t working again. Seems to be a crap shoot, about 50/50.
    The thing is I went to Swansea around 1980. I even heard some music & poetry. No one mentioned Badfinger.
    By the way, I mainly went because my father’s family hails from Wales a few generations backs. In fact, the last name “Thomas” (my dad’s last name, long left behind) is one of the 10 most common sir names in Wales.
    Hoping to get back there one of these days.
    Sherrie

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    • I can’t figure out why the re-blog button isn’t working for you … I’m so sorry! Feel free, any time you can’t get the reblog button to work, to simply copy and paste if you want to share it. And thank you for trying!

      Ah, we have something in common, for my father’s father was Welsh. I hope you are able to go back one day!

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  2. Fabulous! And yes, we did talk about them the other week (I think it was the chat in which I gave my opinion of Screecher Carey’s destruction of their song Without You). This is my favourite of theirs. A sad footnote: the other main band member, Tom Evans, also committed suicide (in 1983).

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  3. Definitely Geotge playing guitar. Very bad times for Apple. What started as a good idea fell apart because the Beatles were just not businessmen, and should never have tried to be. I never really thought about it before, but Apple had probably more to do with their break-up than Yoko Ono. Oh, yes!

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