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May 9, 2017
I got into Badfinger a few years ago, and being a younger person it's very sad that I never got the chance to see them live. Badfinger were so much more than "The Beatles of the 70s," they were brilliant and unique artists in their own right. Something that I found really profound about Badfinger's history is Mike Gibbins' contributions to their sound. Early on, Mike was just the drummer- a brilliant drummer nonetheless, but it wasn't until a few albums in that we got to hear his unique voice, catchy melodies, and ever-thoughtful lyrics about peace, love, and the human condition. Mike is definitely the most underrated member of the group, but his songs 'In the Meantime,' 'My Heart Goes Out', 'Back Again', and 'Your So Fine' are to Badfinger fans, some of the best gems in their entire catalog. I recently began listening to Mike's solo CDs and they have blown me away. His 1972 sessions in Wales are also brilliant, and it is an injustice to Badfinger fans that those tapes remain locked away, for they were better than some Badfinger songs of the same era. Anyone who is a fan of Badfinger, I implore you to look beyond their hits and listen to Mike Gibbins' songs. They are fantastic and so was he. Ten years on, RIP Mike. "And for you now, my heart goes out, once again."
May 1, 2017
RIP Mike Gibbins!
Thank you for ALL your contributions, much more than many people even know. Not only were you a great drummer with great song sence of what the songs needed, you were also a good songwriter, who also played piano and guitar! I feel it was you that help Badfinger to progress musically, which can be clearly heard in YOUR song "In The Meantime" pretty progressive musically for you guys back then, Lord knows what else you guys would have achieved. I'm also a songwriter, huge Beatle fan, but the Beatles were like Gods, no one could compare, until you guys came along. You guys as Badfinger, seemed more human to me somehow, and I instantly identified and became a huge fan, and a songwriter, writing much in your style. In my originals when I'm writing I always hear your style of drumming ideas, as the ultimate style for my songs! I agree with another persons post here that you most likely were the level headed one. I remember meeting you and Tommy in 1982 at a club in NW subs of Chicago at the Thirsty Whale. After the show, you and Tommy hung out with my brother and I at the bar for hours, one of the most fulfilling days if my life, as you were sharing your stories of the good Badfinger Days. You guys were so charming, and down to earth. You did give me your autograph, which I still have thanks. I'm sorry about your passing, but much of you will live on forever, as Pete and Tom, as your musical influence is wide and deep. You guys were very unique. Bless your soul. Jensongs dot net
January 24, 2017
September 18, 2016
I've recently become intrigued with Badfinger. I've been listening to the music and doing research on the group. I have heard about all the members but the drummer. I just found out tonight that Mr. Gibbins wasn't living anymore. All my respect to Michael Gibbins and his family and friends. Everything that happened to that group is so sad I could cry and I have. Pete Hamm, Tom Evans, Michael Gibbins and Joey Molland. I know them all now. So sorry for your loss.