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[Newspaper] Vísir (Sep 10/15/17/18, 1971)

Vísir (September 18, 1971) 
 
(l-r Roadie-Nicky Bell, Mike, Joey, Tom, Martin Ace(center), Deke Leonard, Clive John, Micky Jones, Roadie-Ian 'Fergie' Ferguson and Pete 
Vísir Sep 18, 1971
 
Vísir (September 17, 1971) 
Vísir Sep 17, 1971
 
Vísir (September 15, 1971) 
Vísir Sep 15, 1971
 
Vísir (September 10, 1971) 
Vísir Sep 10, 1971p1
Vísir Sep 10, 1971p16
 

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Deke Leonard Dies, Aged 72 (January 31, 2017)

Roger "Deke" Leonard (December 18, 1944 - January 31, 2017) 
Peter-Ham-Twang

[Book] Deke Leonard / The Twang Dynasty (2012) : Peter Ham + Mike Gibbins

 
Man / Slow Motion (CD 2008) booklet

 
 


 

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Man / Slow Motion (CD 2008) booklet

Man / Slow Motion (CD 2008) booklet 
Man Slow Motion CD 2008 booklet 11
Man Slow Motion CD 2008 booklet 5
Man / Slow Motion (orig LP Oct. 1974) 
2008/05/27   CD   Esoteric Recordings:ECLEC 2062 
   Remixed and re-issued with bonus tracks 
   16-page booklet features new liner notes by Deke Leonard 
 

[Book] Deke Leonard / The Twang Dynasty (2012) : Peter Ham + Mike Gibbins

Deke Leonard / The Twang Dynasty (March 1, 2012)  Look inside 
Deke Leonard - The Twang Dynasty
Iveys と同郷のバンド Man の Deke Leonard (Badfinger のドキュメント番組などにもよく登場しており、Gary Pickford Hopkins and Friends - Why? (1986) にも参加していた) が、交友のあった50人以上のギタリストに関して書いた本。 Pete Ham も登場する。
 
よくある Pete や Badfinger に関する事実の羅列だけの本とは違って、Pete や Tom や Mike と実際に交わした会話が中心なので、貴重だと思う。そのかわり、チャートの正確な順位とか、時間の流れなどは記憶だけで書いている感じ。 が、そんなことは他の場所でいくらでも検索できるので無問題。 本に収録のものと全く同じなのかわからないけど、Pete の章は以下のサイト http://www.walesartsreview.org/the-twang-dynasty-peter-ham/ で読める。
 
The Twang Dynasty: Peter Ham   by  
Peter-Ham-Twang

作曲されたばかりのヘイ・ジュードとアイビーズ
完成したばかりのニルソンのウィズアウト・ユーとバッドフィンガー
トムとの最後の会話
ピートのエレピ   伝記本Without Youには、「好きなだけ使っていいと言われ、3年後に返した」と書いてある  
ピートと会った最後の様子
タグから聞いた ピートの最後
 
 
上の本とは無関係だけど、1973年の Deke Leonard のソロ・アルバム Iceberg で、1曲だけ Mike Gibbins がdrumsで参加しているのがこの曲。
Deke Leonard - Nothing Is Happening (1973)

Deke Leonard - Nothing is Happening
Deke Leonard - Iceberg
 

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Nilsson & Harrison 字幕05

Nilsson & Harrison  14:20-17:28 字幕05 
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[Narrator]  A few weeks later, the band were back in the studio. In the room next door, singer Harry Nilsson was recording his own album. He called Badfinger in to listen to his new single. 
 
  #without you 
 
[Dan Matovina]  They were chuffed to meet this fellow, you know, and Pete did admire him, he loved Harry's solo records that he had done, so he said, "Would you come in the studio and just listen to this track I'm doing?" And they were just sitting there listening, and they're hearing Harry Nilsson covering Without You, and then you can imagine, when the chorus came in, everybody struck, I mean...  And he sings that big note, they said they were floored, they were like pinning themselves against the wall. 
 
  #without you 
 
[Dan Matovina]  Immediately, it became a worldwide sensation. Everybody was covering it - Shirley Bassey, Andy Williams, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frank Sinatra. I mean, everybody was covering it or doing it live. 
 
  #without you 
 
[Deke Leonard]  They achieved the goal of every self-respecting songwriter in that they wrote a standard, you know, which is... I mean, that's up there with White Christmas, isn't it? 
 
[Narrator]  George Harrison took an interest in Badfinger, producing them in the studio and asking them to play on his own records. George was particularly impressed with Pete. 

[Beverley Tucker]  Pete was still quite in awe of George and couldn't quite believe that he was good enough to play with George, even though everyone kept saying to him, "He would not ask you if he didn't think you were good enough." 
 
[Nicky Bell]  I met George Harrison some years later and was having a conversation with him, and he told me how in awe of Pete he was, and Pete never knew that. 
 
 #day after day 
 
[Narrator]  George produced songs for Badfinger's next album, including the hit single Day After Day. 
 
 #day after day 
 
[Bob]  And on one song in particular, a slide guitar thing that Pete had come up with, George was so keen that in the studio he said, "Look, why don't we just do this together? I mean, this would be great double tracked." So he got really involved - not only in the production, but also sort of playing on the record. 
 
 #day after day 
 
[Narrator]  George chose Badfinger to be part of his backing band at the legendary Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden in 1971. 
 
 #day after day 
 
[Beverley Tucker]  Pete was just so excited. It's one thing going in the studio with George, but to be on stage with George, and for George to asked him, erm...was... ..the highest compliment he could have got from anyone. 
 

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This is the story of Pete Ham and his band, Badfinger. 字幕01

This is the story of Pete Ham and his band, Badfinger.  01:40-04:50 字幕01 
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[Narrator]  This is the story of Pete Ham and his band, Badfinger. 
 
 #no matter what 
 
[Narrator]  In a business where tales of rip-offs and shattered dreams are ten a penny, the story of Badfinger is the stuff of legend. 

 #no matter what 
 
[Deke Leonard]  It is a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions, I think.
 
 #no matter what 
 
[Narrator]  In their short time together, Badfinger made some truly great music. 
 
 #no matter what 
 
[Nicky Bell]  They were a highly respected band from the masters at that time. 
 
 #without you 
 
[Narrator]  The band's leader and creative driving force was Pete Ham. Together with band-mate Tommy Evans, he wrote the classic Without You. 
 
 #without you 
 
[Tag Hall]  Many people I have worked with since, guys who write songs that are very successful, to a man they all say, "I wish I'd have written it." 
 
[Ron]  Most of the stories you ever hear about the band really are all pretty sombre but there was so much good stuff and happiness as well, it wasn't all doom and gloom. 
 
 #joker 
 
[Beverley Tucker]  He kind of felt as though it was his duty to cheer everyone up, be the joker. 

 #joker 
 
[Tag Hall]  He cared as much for people around him, more so than he did for himself. 
 
 #the way you do the things you do 
 
[Narrator]  The band started out in the mid-1960s, they originally called themselves the Iveys after IVEY Place in Swansea where they rehearsed. 
 
 #the way you do the things you do 
 
[Ron]  Peter was born and brought up on Townhill in Swansea. 
 
 #the way you do the things you do 
 
[Deke Leonard]  The Swansea scene was like Liverpool without the record interest. You could play seven nights a week, twice on Sunday if you wanted to, the scene vibrated with energy. 
 
 #the way you do the things you do 
 
[Dai]  We would play all South Wales down to Pembroke, Pembroke town, Haverfordwest up to Cardiff, Newport, up the valleys, then the bigger bands would come in and we would support them. 
 
 #the way you do the things you do 
 
[Dai / Ron]  We supported The Who. The Yardbirds, the Merseybeats. The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd at Swansea University. The only ones we didn't support where the likes of the Beatles and the Stones, I suppose. 
 
 #the way you do the things you do 
 

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