Tom Evans

Their moniker was based on Lennon's "Bad Finger Boogie" working title for "With A Little Help from My Friends" - though I prefer George's revelation that it was inspired by a stripper who worked the Hamburg music scene as Helga Fabdinger.

A gifted composer/singer, the late Tom Evans anchored the brilliant yet doomed Badfinger. Originally a guitarist for The Iveys, his bass playing cemented the classic line-up with Pete Ham, Joey Molland, and Mike Gibbins.

Akin to their Apple bosses, Evans and Badfinger were exemplary song players – rendering exactly what the compositions and recordings required harmonically, rhythmically, and aesthetically.

And having Tony Visconti, Macca, Harrison, Chris Thomas, and Todd Rundgren as producers didn't hurt either!