performing their 1966 hit "Paperback Writer" to be aired on the Ed Sullivan show. Guitar aficionados: George Harrison's Gibson SG, pictured here was not played on the actual recording (Fender Stratocaster was used) but he did later give it to Pete Ham of Badfinger, the first band signed to their Apple record label. You can see it in video clips of their performance of their 1971 hit 'No Matter What' produced by George.

The Beatles filming prom clips for "Paperback Writer / Rain" - 19 May 1966 - EMI Studios, Studio London

Badfinger - Without You (1970) *I can live if living is without you* Original version (I prefer Harry Nilsson)

Badfinger - Without You *I can live if living is without you* Original version (I prefer Harry Nilsson)

In 1975, just three days shy of his 28th birthday, Badfinger singer and guitarist Pete Ham killed himself because he was despondent over his finances and an ongoing battle with the band’s manager.  Despite writing several hit singles, including ‘Day After Day‘ and ‘No Matter What,’ Ham found himself broke and concerned as to how to support his about-to-be born child.

Peter William Ham was a Welsh singer, songwriter and guitarist, primarily recognized for having been the lead singer/composer of the rock group Badfinger's hit songs, "No Matter What", "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue.

Grave Marker- Pete Ham, rocker (Badfinger), commits suicide by hanging himself at 27.He is buried in the Morriston Cemetery, Morriston, Swansea, Wales. http://www.thefuneralsource.org/deathiversary/april/24.html

Pete Ham - Welsh singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the lead vocalist/composer of the rock band Badfinger whose hit songs include "No Matter What", "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue.

Pete Ham, keyboardist/guitarist for Badfinger, died April 24, 1975 at the age of...27.

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Pete Ham - died April 1975 aged 27 and 362 days. Cause suicide by hanging. Keyboardist and guitarist, leader of Badfinger.

Pete Ham of Badfinger

Happy birthday Pete Ham April 1947 – 24 April best known as lead singer of group Badfinger

Badfinger - No Matter What (My absolute favorite song, ever, in the Universe.)

Badfinger - One of the first bands The Beatles signed to Apple Records.

Pete Ham - Perfection (demo) - Badfinger

This is the original demo Pete Ham recorded in December 1970 at his brother's shop in Swansea while on Holiday after Badfinger's first U. Pete was st.

Keyboardist and guitarist of the British band Badfinger. Died from suicide by hanging on April 24, 1975

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PETE HAM April 1947 – 24 April was a Welsh singer, songwriter and guitarist, primarily recognized for having been the lead singer/composer of the rock group Badfinger. Ham committed suicide by hanging in 1975 at the age of 27

pete ham badfinger

27 Club- A singer, songwriter, and guitarist whose biggest fame was achieved with rock band Badfinger, Pete Hamm hanged himself in a Surrey garage on April just days shy of his birthday

George Harrison and Pete Ham

in the studio with Pete Ham of Badfinger - George Harrison

Peter Ham of Badfinger. Composed the masterpiece, "Without You," with bandmate Tom Evans. Ham and Evans committed suicide in 1975 and 1983, respectively.

Peter Ham of Badfinger. Composed the masterpiece, "Without You," with bandmate Tom Evans. Ham and Evans committed suicide in 1975 and respectively. They gave up wayyy too soon.

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