Badfinger is a Welsh power pop band founded in Swansea in 1965 under the name The Iveys. The band is renamed Badfinger in 1969.
The Iveys record a single album in 1969: Maybe Tomorrow. Then the band is signed by Apple (Beatles label until 1973, since they will then go with Warner Bros from 1974. John Lennon wants to rename them "Price" while Paul McCartney prefers "Home." It will finally be Badfinger , suggested by Neil Aspinall, in reference to "Badfinger Boogie", a working title of the song With a Little Help from My Friends.
Their first hit, Come and Get It, is written by Paul McCartney and recorded on December 5, 1969. The song is featured in The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. She was released in single, on the soundtrack of the film and on the Magic Christian Music disc ( in) . The demo played by the author can be heard today on the album Anthology 3 Beatles. The soundtrack and Badfinger's album also include one of their best tracks, the delicate Carry On Till Tomorrow> in addition to the B-side of the single, Rock Of All Ages >>> all three produced by McCartney.
With George Harrison, Badfinger participates in the recording of All Things Must Pass and is invited to the Concert for Bangladesh. Then Joey Molland and Tom Evans of Badfinger play the acoustic guitar on John Lennon's album Imagine, for the song I Do not Want To Be a Soldier. Their album No Dice gets a great welcome. In 1971, the group published its reference album: Straight Up. That year, Harry Nilsson took over Without You from Pete Ham and Tom Evans, and made it an international number one (this title will be sung by Mariah Carey in 1993). The group is at its peak.