There was no Beatles session today, but Paul was in the studio with Apple artist the Iveys, recording the song he’d recently demoed for them. By the time the resulting single hit the shops in October, they would be called Badfinger, which is a better name for sure.

“Come and Get It,” which was featured in the movie The Magic Christian starring Peter Sellers and Ringo, was a big hit (#7 US, #4 UK). It’s pretty solid song with a memorable melody, though tending a bit toward the excessive sweetness that would plague Paul’s solo work in the Seventies and, for the most part, ever since. I give it three stars.

The Badfinger saga is a long, complicated, and ultimately sad one that you can read about here if you’re so inclined. I’m going for a walk.

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