Pete Ham on songwriting

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Last updated: 05 June 2009

Badfinger's Pete Ham was highly-respected as a songwriter and of course penned one of the all-time classics in Without You, as covered by Nilsson among others. His songwriting was of course realised by The Beatles.

Here he talks about penning songs, from both the personal perspective and a story-telling perspective.

This clip is taken from the BBC documentary Without You: The Story Of Badfinger, narrated by James Dean Bradfield.

BBC Music

Rock guitarist

Rock and indie

All the latest rock and indie highlights from BBC Music.


Gruff Rhys


A-Z of Welsh language artists with biogs, sessions, reviews and gigs.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.