George Harrison, of the Beatles. Kudos to Gerard who posted a comment with the correct answer!
George help Eric write the song and played guitar on the recording. He was initially not given a writing credit for the song on the record and his guitar on the song was credited to “L’Angelo Misterioso” due to contractual issues.
Interestingly enough, Eric played the lead guitar part on While My Guitar Gently Weeps, George’s best song on the Beatles White album. I guess turnabout was fair play!
To say that George and Eric had an amazing friendship is a true under statement. Not many friendships could survive one of the friends “stealing” the other’s wife but that is exactly what happened when Eric wooed George’s wife Patty away from him. Some of Eric’s best songs were written about Patty including this one.
Before we wrap this up, let’s listen to Badge one more time. The video that goes with this one has some great pictures of George, Eric, and Patty in all all possible combinations.
RIP George and Duane!