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Pete Ham's Guitar Pick

June 15, 2019

This is a solid silver guitar pick, designed in 1971 for Badfinger’s lead singer Pete Ham by May Pang. After the Beatles broke up, the hippie underground swirled with rumors that Badfinger were the Beatles in disguise (listen to “Day After Day”). Pang would later become John Lennon’s girlfriend during his non-Yoko “lost years.” Four years after Pang forged this pick, Ham hung himself. Funny she oriented it like a gravestone. Or maybe she saw into his troubled soul... Hard Rock Hotel Casino, Atlantic City

Pete Ham's guitar pick