Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pete Ham Forever 27

Badfinger's Pete Ham passed away 33 years ago today, just four days before he would have turned 28. His is one of the more rock'n'roll tragic stories. But I don't want to dwell on that. I prefer to celebrate Pete Ham. His life. His music. His legacy.

Say a prayer for him and his family today. Then turn on and turn up some Badfinger tunes over the next five days.

Pete Ham
April 27, 1947 - April 23, 1975

To get the party started, here are just two of the many brilliant songs from Badfinger. Without You and No Matter What.


Josh Hunter said...

Great post here - Pete was an amazing songwriter and guitarist - Please check out our new book set for release this fall which includes Pete 's story and artwork created & inspired by Pete. Cheers and thanks for letting me post -

JH @

Chesher Cat said...

Glad you enjoyed the post.

Let me know when your book is coming out.