Today is the one year anniversary of the Breaking Bad finale and my post Breaking Badfinger.
Nineteen Seventy-One, the year I graduated from high school. Badfinger is riding high in the charts. Heir apparent to the Beatles, backed by George Harrison, published by the Beatles’ Apple Corps (no relation to Apple Computer, but that is another story), with a number of hits already playing. No Matter What, Come and Get It, and Day After Day had been or were playing regularly on AM radio. Come and Get It debuted in the 1970 Peter Seller / Ringo Starr movie The Magic Christian.
I just finished watching the series conclusion of Breaking Bad. The final song played was Baby Blue by Badfinger, a top hit from 1972 and one of my favorites. At a time when kids named their cars, I named my second car, my second VW bus, Baby Blue.
As the crystal meth Walter White made was a trademark blue, Baby Blue was a fitting song. Actually it is fitting in many ways, on many levels.
Breaking Bad is destined to be a cult classic.
Baby Blue was a cult classic in the 1970s.
Wikipedia has a good discussion of it, including acknowledgement of it’s appearance in Breaking Bad (who updates Wikipedia so fast?)
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