You've gotta be kidding ? If your not, see this forum here:
http://www.macca-central.com/macca-foru ... m.php?f=21
and look for Badfinger discussions.
a short hopefully accurate version. Basically they were one of the first, if not the first group signed by Apple, the Beatles label they created. One day while Paul was waiting for the other Beatles to show up, he got impatient and recorded a new song he just made up. Took him 20 minutes to lay down everything, this demo appears on Anthology and it's called COME AND GET IT. Badfinger was in the studio Paul gave the song to them, insisted he produce it and if they performed it just like the demo, they'd have a hit song, they did, he did produce it and it was a hit song. The song from the album Magic Christian was the soundtrack for the movie The Magic Christian where Ringo starred with Peter Sellers. John was said to have named the group, Badfinger. Later years George produced what was suppose to be a whole album but because of the Concert for Bangledesh it was just a few songs. George performed the slide guitar along with Pete Ham on BABY BLUE. George gave Pete his Gibson SG. He felt bad about leaving them dry so he invited Badfinger who became the backup band on the Concert for Bangledesh.
So now you can see why Badfinger is rated highly in my books as "Beatle Friends".