Mike Gibbins Library compiled by Tom Brennan
Mike Gibbins

Mike Gibbins, 1968Mike Gibbins 1998
compiled by Tom Brennan
last updated: March 08, 2015

Michael George Gibbins of Swansea, Wales was born on March 12, 1949. His father bought him his first drum kit at age 14, a "Gigster". His first bands were The Club Four (an instrumental group) and The Misfits (a Rock 'N' Roll band). A local beatnik businessman called "Schmoo" told The Iveys that Mike would be available as The Misfits were breaking up, so he gave Mike's address to Ron Griffiths. Mike or "Micky" auditioned and joined The Iveys at age 16, in the Spring of 1965, replacing Terry Gleason. The Iveys became Badfinger in November of 1969 and the rest is history. Mike passed away unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm in his sleep on October 4, 2005.

biography information from the unfinished autobiography of Mike Gibbins

Mike Gibbins & family news & features | concert performances | session work for others |
producing others

official web site for Mike Gibbins:

Mike Gibbins and sons CDs are available from CDBaby.com

Mike Gibbins solo recordings & CD releases

Mike Gibbins recording in Morgan Studios in August, 1972 (photo by Shepard Sherbell)
  Solo sessions (1972)
Dream Harder charity CD, September 2001
Dream Harder
charity CD single


Mike Gibbins lyrics:
Mike's songs recorded by The Iveys and Badfinger are located elsewhere on this site.

To The River
Two And Two
You Ask Yourself Why
My Head's Like Lead [1967]
Dreaming [1967]
Fall To Pieces  
The Golden One
Sitting Down, Wasting Time [1967]
Grace Under Fire  
Heaven Knows  
Heavy Weather  
Hold On To Your Dream  
In The Meantime [see Badfinger Lyrics]
Tomorrow Never Comes [1967]

Iveys-era demo song titles by Mike Gibbins are from Dan Matovina's biography, Without You-The Tragic Story of Badfinger

other solo Badfinger pages:
Pete Ham Tom Evans Joey Molland Bob Jackson Ron Griffiths Dave Jenkins

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