Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pete Ham

Badfinger's Pete Ham passed away 34 years ago today, just four days before he would have turned 28. Yes, he is a member of that elite club known as Forever 27.

April 27, 1947 - April 23, 1975

While his is one of the more tragic stories rock'n'roll, a story that every budding musician should know, I'd prefer to celebrate Pete Ham today. So, let's say a prayer for him and his family, then pull out your Badfinger records or CDs or MP3s and turn them up good and loud for the next five days, all the way through his 62nd birthday.

You don't have any Badfinger records? Tsk, tsk...Okay, it's never to late to turn on to's are couple of great songs to get you started...and there's plenty more on youtube to keep you going...

Don't forget to check out the ...for your chance to win a $300 framed Badfinger print and me to shoot you and design your CD cover.

You can see lots more pictures and learn more about Pete Ham and the 47 other musicians in my tribute book, .

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