I will not be allowed to love and trust everybody. This is better.

Last Words – Pete Ham – Bio

Pete Ham
Born April 27, 1947 – Died April 24, 1975
Welsh Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Founding member of Badfinger.

Last Words – Pete Ham – Note

After Badfinger’s transition from Apple Records to Warner Brothers, Badfinger became embroiled in many internal, financial and managerial problems and their music was stifled.


By 1975, with no income and the band’s business manager non-communicative, Ham became despondent and he hanged himself in the garage of his Surrey home, three days before his 28th birthday.

At the time of his death his Blood alcohol content was estimated to have been 0.27%.

He was 27 years old. He left behind a pregnant girlfriend (his daughter was born one month after his death).

His suicide note had the statement:

I will not be allowed to love and trust everybody. This is better

His suicide note also had an accusatory blast toward Badfinger’s business manager, Stan Polley, with Ham writing:

“P.S. Stan Polley is a soulless bastard

I will take him with me

Last Words – Pete Ham – Apple Records

Apple Records was a record label founded by The Beatles in 1968, as a division of Apple Corps Ltd. It founded and produced many notable acts, including Mary Hopkin, James Taylor, Badfinger, and Billy Preston.

The “Come and Get It” was the name of a song composed by Paul McCartney for the 1969 film The Magic Christian, and made popular by the group Badfinger.

Last Words – Pete Ham – 27 Club

The 27 Club is a list consisting mostly of popular musicians, artists, or actors who died at age 27. Although the claim of a “statistical spike” for the death of musicians at that age has been repeatedly disproved by research, it remains a cultural phenomenon, documenting the deaths of celebrities, some noted for their high-risk lifestyles. Names are often put forward for inclusion, but because the club is entirely notional, there is no official membership.

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