March 4, 1974
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
It was announced the gig was going to be recorded for a live
album. The band came on, but they ended up doing blues jams for almost forty minutes
while they were fixing all these microphones that weren't working. Then they did
a really long set with lots of encores. Afterwards, we went backstage.
They were drenched in sweat. Pete Ham was by himself sitting in a chair, catching his breath, and we went up to him and introduced ourselves. He shook our hands and I said, 'Pete, this is the highlight of my career so far. I really like your music.' He said, 'Listen, it's my honor that you like our music.' Then he put his arms around me and my dad. He called my dad 'Mr. Lambert' and he said, 'You're the guys who have to go out and work all day. You're the guys who should be put on pedestals. I'm just singing songs.' That blew us away!
Chris Lambert (writer for "Scene Magazine", Cleveland, Ohio)
from "Without You, The Tragic Story of Badfinger" by Dan Matovina, p. 236-237
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