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Swansea blue plaque for Badfinger musician Pete Ham

The man who co-wrote classic love song 'Without You' is to be honoured by his home town of Swansea.

Pete Ham, who died in 1975, was a founder member of 70s rock group Badfinger. He took his own life at the age of 27.

The group, which evolved out of Swansea band The Iveys, signed to the Beatles' Apple lable, and worked with Paul McCartney.

'Without You' became a worldwide hit and signature song for Harry Nilsson, and was later covered by Mariah Carey.

The tribute plaque for Ham will be unveiled in April 2013, followed by a concert at Swansea's Grand Theatre.