Pete Ham

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Birthday
27, 1947
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Apr 24, 1975 (27)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
27, 1947
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Apr 24, 1975 (27)

About

Singer, guitarist, and songwriter who rose to fame during the late 1960s and early 1970s. A founding member of the popular English rock band Badfinger, he wrote and performed such hits as "Day After Day" and "Baby Blue."

Before Fame

He founded a Welsh band called The Iveys (or, originally, The Panthers) in 1961. The band, which was later signed to the Beatles' label, was re-named Badfinger in 1969.

Trivia

Two albums containing his previously un-released material -- Golders Green and Seven Park Avenue-- were released posthumously in the late 1990s.

Family Life

He committed suicide at the age of twenty-seven, while expecting his first child. His daughter Petera was born just a month after his death.

Associated With

He helped write "Without You," singer Harry Nilsson's international hit ballad.