He was born in Liverpool,
England and was a guitarist/bassist/songwriter. He bought his first guitar
after seeing The Beatles at the Cavern Club. His first group was The Inbeatweens followed by The Calderstones which he formed in 1966. In 1967 he replaced Dai Jenkins as a
guitarist in the group The Iveys
who were later to become Badfinger. He moved to bass-guitarist in 1969
when the band re-organized.
He played and did back-up on John Lennon's albumImagine. Of his compositions he is best known
for "Without You" which was written with his friend and band
member Peter Ham.
Badfinger disbanded in 1975 after Peter Ham's death and he
formed the band The Dodgers, but by 1977 he was out of work
so he went to work as a plumber.
He then went back to a reformed version of Badfinger
and recorded the album "Airwaves"
with them. He split from this
band and then he was in another band once again called
Following an argument over the telephone in November 1983, about the
publishing royalties of "Without You", he went to the garden
and hung himself. He was 36
Susie Allanson Recording.
Without You (Pete