|Birth name||Thomas Evans|
|Born||5 June 1947|
|Died||19 November 1983 (aged 36)|
|Label(s)||Apple, Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Records|
|Associated acts||Badfinger, The Iveys, The Dodgers|
Thomas Evans (5 June 1947 — 19 November 1983), commonly known as Tommy or Tom, was a musician who was most notable for his work with the power pop band, Badfinger. Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Apple Records is a record label founded by The Beatles in 1968 as a division of Apple Corps Ltd. Warner Bros Records Inc is an American Record label that operates as a wholly owned Subsidiary of Warner Music Group. Elektra Records is a now-dormant American Record label owned by Warner Music Group (WMG and from 2004 on operating under WMG's Atlantic Records Badfinger was a Rock band formed in Swansea Wales in the early 1960s and was one of the earliest representatives of the Power pop genre Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a Power pop (or powerpop) is a popular Musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop and Rock music. A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. Badfinger was a Rock band formed in Swansea Wales in the early 1960s and was one of the earliest representatives of the Power pop genre
Evans was born in Liverpool, England, of Welsh parentage, and began as a member of a Liverpool mod/soul group called Them Calderstones, which originated in 1963 by Phil Inskip, and included Alan Moss, Norman Bellis, and Doug Hatfield. Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Singing lead and playing rhythm guitar for the group, Evans was spotted by a Welsh band called The Iveys in 1967. He was asked by The Iveys to join their band and relocate to London, which Evans did within a few days of consideration.
Being heavily influenced by The Everly Brothers, Evans was a major songwriting contributor for The Iveys, and added much to the group's harmonies on stage. The Everly Brothers ( Don Everly, born Isaac Donald Everly February 1 1937 Brownie Muhlenberg County, Kentucky The Iveys were signed to The Beatles' Apple Records roster in 1968, and an Evans' composition "Maybe Tomorrow" was the first single released by the band. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 Apple Records is a record label founded by The Beatles in 1968 as a division of Apple Corps Ltd. The record reached #67 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Record chart are a method of ranking Music according to Popularity during a given period of time
In 1969, Beatle Paul McCartney gave the group a boost by offering them his song "Come And Get It", and producing it as the opening track for the film, The Magic Christian. Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942 is an English rock Singer, Bass guitarist songwriter Composer, " Come And Get It " was the name of a song composed by Paul McCartney for the film The Magic Christian, and made popular by the group In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing The Magic Christian is a 1969 film directed by Joseph McGrath and starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. Evans was chosen by McCartney to sing lead on this track, and it reached the Billboard Top 10. Record chart are a method of ranking Music according to Popularity during a given period of time
Evans' songwriting contributions waned somewhat as the The Iveys transformed into Badfinger the following year, although the band enjoyed some success in the early 1970s (see Badfinger for details). Badfinger was a Rock band formed in Swansea Wales in the early 1960s and was one of the earliest representatives of the Power pop genre In 1970, Evans co-wrote the song "Without You" with bandmate Peter Ham, and the composition became a huge hit for the Apple Publishing division when it was covered by Harry Nilsson in 1971, Paul Anka and later Mariah Carey in 1993. " Without You " is a song originally recorded by Badfinger for their album No Dice (1970 and written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans Peter William Ham ( April 27, 1947 – April 24, 1975) was a Welsh Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released Harry Edward Nilsson III ( June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994) was an American Songwriter, singer Pianist, and Paul Mustapha Abdi Anka, ( Arabic: بول مصطفى عبدي أنكا OC (born 30 July 1941, in Ottawa, Ontario) is a
Badfinger dissolved following Ham's death in 1975, after which Evans joined a group called The Dodgers with Badfinger bandmate Bob Jackson. Evans was eventually asked to leave the band, and he briefly retired from the music industry. The music industry is the business of Music. Although it encompasses the activity of many music-related businesses and organizations it is currently dominated by the "big
Evans resurfaced in 1977 to join Joey Molland for two Badfinger "comeback" albums. Joseph ("Joey" Charles Molland (born June 21 1947, Liverpool, England) is a Composer and rock Guitarist The second album, Say No More spawned the Evans single "Hold On," which reached #56 on Billboard in 1981. Say No More is the last studio album recorded by Badfinger that contained new material Evans and Molland went their separate ways after this second album was released, and the two put together rival "Badfinger" touring bands and played throughout several U. S. states.
In 1982, Jackson rejoined Evans in the latter's version of Badfinger. Original Badfinger drummer Mike Gibbins was also enlisted in Evans' band for a time. But after signing an ill-advised management contract with a Milwaukee businessman, Evans and Jackson claimed the group was stranded in the U. S. without tour dates or food money. When the duo returned to England before the contract expired, they were sued (Evans for $5 million U. S. dollars).
In 1983, Evans argued with Molland on the telephone regarding the publishing division of the lucrative "Without You" song. Following this phone call, Evans hanged himself from a tree in his backyard. He left behind no note. Family and friends have speculated he was overwhelmed by the lawsuit against him, by his conflict with Molland over "Without You" royalties, and a suspected (although unsubstantiated) tumor in his throat. Evans was survived by a wife and son.
Sporadic recordings made in the early 1980s by Evans and musician friend Rod Roach were posthumously released by Roach on CD in 1993.
(with Badfinger, except where noted)
Evans also appeared as a guest artist on