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Badfinger (Tom Evans; Mike Gibbins; Pete Ham; Joey Molland)

by Leslie Smithers
giclée print, March 1970
14 1/4 in. x 16 in. (362 mm x 407 mm) image size
Given by Leslie Smithers, 2013
NPG x137705

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Leslie Smithers

18 October 2018, 18:54

My sole intention for this portrait of Badfinger was to make it as raw as possible, depicting a true rock n' roll band without that manicured style so popular amongst record label's at the time. Apple's Derek Taylor, who had commissioned the shoot, congratulated me on my approach to the shoot, adding he'd like me to photograph the Beatles in that same gritty style. Having known Derek for a couple of years I knew that his word was his bond and this suggestion was truly exciting for me. Unfortunately with the Beatles break up happening, then this wasn't to be. Leslie Smithers

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