Badfinger Similar Artists

Jackie Lomax - 57% match to Badfinger

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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10 May 1944, Wallasey, Merseyside, England. A former vocalist with the 60s beat group the Undertakers, Lomax began a new career in America when this respected Liverpool unit disbanded. Spells with two short-lived bands, the Mersey Lads and the Lost Souls, preceded a return to England where the singer worked with his own group, the Lomax Alliance, and as a solo act. Two stron Read more

Ringo Starr - 52% match to Badfinger

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Henry Parkin Starkey, 7 July 1940, Dingle, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Starkey established his reputation on the nascent Merseybeat circuit as drummer with Rory Storm And The Hurricanes. He later became acquainted with the Beatles, and having established a lively rapport with three of the group, became the natural successor to the taciturn Pete Best upon his fir Read more

The Raspberries - 52% match to Badfinger

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1970, this popular US band evolved from several aspiring Ohio, USA-based bands. The original line-up included two former members of Cyrus Erie, Eric Carmen (11 August 1949, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar/keyboards) and Marty Murphy (guitar), as well as ex-Choir drummer Jim Bonfanti (b. 17 December 1948, Windber, Pennsylvania, USA). Murphy was quickly replaced Read more

Mary Hopkin - 42% match to Badfinger

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 May 1950, Pontardawe, Glamorganshire, Wales. Hopkin’s career began while she was still a schoolgirl. Briefly a member of a local folk rock band, she completed several Welsh-language releases before securing a slot on the televised talent show, Opportunity Knocks. Fashion model Twiggy was so impressed by Hopkin’s performance she recommended the singer to Paul McCa Read more

The Move - 42% match to Badfinger

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1966 in the Cedar Club from the ashes of several Birmingham beat groups, the original Move comprised Roy Wood (Roy Adrian Wood, 8 November 1946, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals/guitar), Carl Wayne (b. Colin David Tooley, 18 August 1943, Birmingham, England, d. 31 August 2004, England; vocals), Chris ‘Ace’ Kefford (b. 10 December 1946, Birmingha Read more

Klaatu - 36% match to Badfinger

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Klaatu was a Canadian rock trio led by vocalist, songwriter and drummer Terry Draper, who formed around 1975 along with John Woloschuk and Dee Long. The band’s main claim to fame was that for a brief period a rumour circulated that Klaatu might actually be the Beatles in disguise. The first single by Klaatu - whose name was that of the robot alien in the classic 50s movie Read more

Wings - 33% match to Badfinger

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Paul McCartney’s first post- Beatles music venture, Wings achieved eight Top 10 albums in both the UK and US and ‘Mull Of Kintyre’ remains one of the biggest-selling singles of all time. The band was formed during the summer of 1971, Paul and wife Linda being augmented by Denny Seiwell (drums) and Denny Laine (Brian Arthur Hines, 29 October 1944, Jersey, Chann Read more

Chris Bell - 31% match to Badfinger

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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12 January 1951, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 27 December 1978, Memphis, Tennessee. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Bell spent his formative years in local bands, before working as an engineer at Memphis’ Ardent Studios. Here he recorded several original compositions for a projected album with the short-lived Rock City that attracted owner John Fry, who operated a concur Read more

Emitt Rhodes - 30% match to Badfinger

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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25 February 1950, Hawthorne, California, USA, d. 2002. Rhodes first attracted attention as drummer in the Palace Guard, a Los Angeles-based septet which recorded several superior British-influenced singles, notably ‘All Night Long’ and ‘(Like) Falling Sugar’. Rhodes left the line-up in 1966, tiring of its conservative image, and having switched to guitar, Read more

The Rutles - 30% match to Badfinger

Genres: Comedy Comedy Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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The product of satirists Neil Innes (9 December 1944, Danbury, Essex, England) and Eric Idle (b. 29 March 1943, South Shields, Tyne And Wear, England), formerly of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and the comedy team Monty Python’s Flying Circus respectively, the Rutles was an affectionate and perceptive parody of the Beatles’ career. The project is now rightly regarded, Read more

George Harrison - 29% match to Badfinger

Genres: Documentaries Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 February 1943, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, d. 29 November 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA. As the youngest member of the Beatles, Harrison was constantly overshadowed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Although ‘Don’t Bother Me’ (With The Beatles), ‘I Need You’ (Help!) and ‘If I Needed Someone’ (Rubber Soul) revealed a considerabl Read more

Big Star - 28% match to Badfinger

Genres: Music & Radio Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, in 1971, Big Star’s reputation and influence has far outweighed any commercial rewards they have enjoyed during their career. They evolved when ex-Box Tops singer Alex Chilton (William Alexander Chilton, 28 December 1950, Memphis, Tennessee, USA) joined a local act, Ice Water, which included Chris Bell (b. 12 January 1951, Memphis, Ten Read more

Paul McCartney - 28% match to Badfinger

Genres: Classical Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Paul McCartney, 18 June 1942, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Although commitments to the Beatles not unnaturally took precedence, bass player/vocalist McCartney nonetheless pursued several outside projects during this tenure. Many reflected friendships or personal preferences, ranging from production work for Cliff Bennett, Paddy, Klaus And Gibson and the Bonzo Dog Do Read more

The Hollies - 28% match to Badfinger

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Manchester, England, in 1962 by childhood friends Allan Clarke (Harold Allan Clarke, 5 April 1942, Salford, Lancashire, England; vocals), and Graham Nash (b. 2 February 1942, Blackpool, Lancashire, England; vocals/guitar). They had already been singing together locally for a number of years as a semi-professional duo under a number of names such as the Two Teens, t Read more

Billy Preston - 27% match to Badfinger

Genres: Christian & Gospel Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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William Everett Preston, 9 September 1946, Houston, Texas, USA, d. 6 June 2006, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Preston’s topsy-turvy musical career began in 1956 when he played organ with gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and appeared in the film St. Louis Blues as a young W.C. Handy. As a teenager he worked with Sam Cooke and Little Richard, and it was during the latter’ Read more


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