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The Official Badfinger Fanzine


Dedicated to all the hard work put forth by Rob Rodriguez and Amy DeFalco

What started as a dream by two fans, turned into a well researched, much respected and lovingly assembled fanzine. For the fans, by the fans...

This will be an attempt to recreate an important bit of Badfinger history. With that in mind, you will see the stories as originally presented -- no corrections have been made! You are being temporarally transported back in Badfinger time: the period of 1990 through 1992. Badfinger product was painfully unavailable. But that was slowly beginning to change for the better. Lets have a look, shall we?


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14 Pages + Cover

  • Preview / Discography Issue: August 1990

    • WHAT WE ARE (is what you see................)
    • Editorial Policy: "I know what you are doing - I think it's a shame..."
    • Badfinger Discography
    • Iveys / Badfinger 45 and LP Label Photos
    • Badfinger Album Cover Photos


In PDF format   Preview / Discography Issue      

File Size: 1.42MB

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20 Pages + Cover

  • Volume 1 / Number 1: Fall 1990

    • Hello Everyone! Welcome to our first full issue of the "zine."
    • News ** News ** News ** News ** News ** News ** News
    • Know One Knows - Answers to your Badfinger queries
    • Who's Who ?
    • "Ripped Off, Chewed Up, Spit Out and Murdered" by Richard DiLello
    • From: New Musical Express - Lifelines - Badfinger
    • The NMW Interview with Joey Molland
    • Badfinger's Evans & Evans - Avoid at all costs
    • There Is No Real Perfection Dept. / Coming next in N.M.W.


In PDF format   Volume 1 / Number 1       

File Size: 2.27MB

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22 Pages + Cover

  • Volume 1 / Number 2: Winter 1991

    • Greetings! and welcome to our second full issue, all you new subscribers.
    • Who's Who ?
    • Know One Knows - Answers to your Badfinger queries
    • Why Don't We Talk - Fan Letters
    • NMW Review: Best of Badfinger Volume II
    • Badfinger on Airwaves
    • N.M.W. Presents: The Best of Badfinger Volume I
    • A Rock Star's Life In America
    • The NMW Readers' Poll #1
    • News ** News ** News ** News ** News ** News **
    • There Is No Real Perfection Dept. / Coming next in N.M.W.


In PDF format   Volume 1 / Number 2       

File Size: 2.33MB

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24 Pages + Cover

  • Volume 1 / Number 3: Spring/Summer 1991

    • Greetings Badfinger fans! It's finally summer again
    • Who's Who ?
    • Know One Knows - Answers to your Badfinger queries
    • Why Don't We Talk - Fan Letters
    • A Fan's Dream Encounter With Badfinger (1972)
    • Pete Ham Remembered
    • The Fans Speak - Day After Day Revisited
    • NMW Poll #1 - Results: The Pete Poll
    • News * News * News * News * News *
    • There Is No Real Perfection Dept. / Coming next in N.M.W.


In PDF format   Volume 1 / Number 3       

File Size: 3.01MB

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26 Pages + Cover

  • Volume 1 / Number 4: Fall 1991

    • Hello! It's time once again to get comfortable, kick back, and settle for a long read.
    • Who's Who ?
    • Know One Knows - Answers to your Badfinger queries
    • Why Don't We Talk - Fan Letters
    • A Conversation (or two) With Joey
    • Japanese Joey Biography / Melody Maker - Gary Leeds
    • Joe Molland Biography - Magic Christian Music Songbook
    • Badfinger: after Nilsson and Bangla
    • Where Rhino Went Wrong
    • Gotta Get Back On The Airwaves (and in the stores)
    • The NMW Readers' Poll #2
    • News * News * News * News * News
    • THIS and THAT / Coming next in N.M.W.


In PDF format   Volume 1 / Number 4       

File Size: 3.79MB

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26 Pages + Cover

  • Volume 2 / Number 1: Winter 1992

    • Well, Happy New Year, everybody!
    • Why Don't We Talk ? - Fan Letters
    • Know One Knows - Answers to your Badfinger queries
    • You Make Me Saki ! - A look back at the '91 Japan Tour
    • A Peek at The Pilgrim Waaay after the pearl....
    • NMW Poll #2 - Results: The Joey Poll
    • That's my Joey
    • News * News * News * News * News * News
    • Back Issues - Exclusive T-Shirts - Subscription Info


In PDF format   Volume 2 / Number 1       

File Size: 2.97MB

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26 Pages + Cover

  • Volume 2 / Number 2: Spring 1992

    • Well, well, our little Bad-heads, is it Spring yet?
    • Why Don't We Talk ? - Fan Letters
    • Know One Knows - Answers to your Badfinger queries
    • The NMW Interview: Mark Healy and John Richardson
    • Magic Christian Mistakes
    • Badfinger: To Americans A Substitute For The Beatles
    • Back On The Airwaves - Revisited
    • Matted Spam
    • News * News * News * News * News * News
    • Back Issues - Exclusive T-Shirts - Subscription Info


In PDF format   Volume 2 / Number 2       

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24 Pages + Cover

  • Volume 2 / Number 3: Summer 1992

    • So whaddaya think of the new and improved letterhead?
    • Why Don't We Talk ? - Fan Letters
    • Auntie Ivey introduces her boys - The Iveys
    • 'I was richer as a factory fitter' - Badfinger star
    • The NMW Interview with Bill Collins - Part 1
    • A Collection of Badfinger Picture Sleeves
    • Back Issues - One More Time - Our new address
    • Matted Spam - Trivial Badfinger Facts
    • The Original Pilgrim artwork
    • Badfinger: "No Dice" - Two reviews
    • News * News * News * News
    • Back Issues - One More Time - Our new address

      ( Now flip this issue over! )



In PDF format   Volume 2 / Number 3       

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18 Pages + Cover

  • Issue 8: Timeless

    • All That Time Without a Word or In Empathy with Steve Donahue
    • Four Fingers In The Apple Turnover
    • Bits of Badfinger - by Michael A. Cimino
    • The NMW Interview with Bill Collins - Part 2
    • Badfinger & Bangla Desh
    • Badfinger - beating a bad image
    • Joey Molland: Return of a Melody Maker
    • News * News * News * News
    • Just one thing before we go......


In PDF format   Issue 8 (Last Issue)       

File Size: 2.40MB

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A m y   D e F a l c o  




Amy & Rob



  R o b   R o d r i g u e z

Reprinted with permission:
Joe & Kathie Molland

All Original Material Copyright 1990-1992

Please note that no changes or updates have been made to these documents... That means: people, addresses, phone numbers and organizations may not want to be contacted, and/or no longer exist! Please do not call any phone number or write to any address listed. Also, possible spelling errors and reporting/typing errors are left "as is" because this series is intended to be a "as faithful as possible" reproduction of this important, early 1990's fanzine!

BWR Interview: Brenda (Hornberg) Watkins -The Birth & Demise of the NMW Fanzine!

Brenda was in the early 90's, involved with Amy DeFalco and Rob Rodriguez in helping with the conception, implementation and promotion of a new Badfinger fanzine soon to be titled "No Matter What - The Official Badfinger Fanzine" - a song title name that was suggested by Brenda.

In 2003, Brenda wrote an article titled; "From Little Acorns" for the Keith James' "Better Days - Photographs and Memories" - booklet #2. In that article, she talks about how she first met Amy and Rob at a Badfinger concert in a Chicago club in mid-June of 1990. Then how quickly all the pieces fell into place for getting the Preview/Discography issue ready for the Beatlefest show held in Chicago, on August 11 and 12th. This included a meeting with Joey where he gave his blessing and this advice: "do it right!"

  The Birth & Demise of the NMW Fanzine!  


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