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Peter Frampton

Apr. 22, 1950

Artistfacts for Peter Frampton

  • Before going solo, he was in the bands The Herd, Humble Pie, and Frampton's Camel.
  • His concerts sold well, but his albums did not. He took advantage of this in 1976 by releasing a live album, Frampton Comes Alive.
  • Frampton Comes Alive, which has sold over 16 million copies, is the best selling live album ever. It was recorded at Winterland in San Francisco.
  • Played Billy Shears in the 1978 movie Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It is considered one of the worst movies ever.
  • Was an advisor on the 2000 movie Almost Famous. He had a cameo as the tour manager for Humble Pie, his actual former group.
  • Was in a group called The Preachers when he was 15. Bill Wyman from the Rolling Stones was their manager.
  • Has played guitar on albums for George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and David Bowie.
  • He appeared as himself on an episode of The Simpsons.
  • Peter's dad was Owen Frampton, who taught David Bowie at a technical arts school in the '60s. Peter followed him in school a few years later, and ended up playing guitar on Bowie's 1987 Glass Spider tour.
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Comments: 9

My favorite song by him is "Show Me The Way" from the album Frampton Comes Alive. It just makes me giddy and lightheaded. Probably the best love song ever!!!Jordan - Brooklyn, Ny
I'm a Frampton fan, I find him a fantastic -but kinda underrated- musician, though he seemed very popular in the '70s.
I love his stuff, even the songs that arn't featured on 'Frampton Comes Alive!'. Though it's still one of my all-time favourite albums!
Katie - Melbourne, Australia
now, correct me if i'm wrong, but im pretty sure that if you release the best selling live album in history you career isn't ruinedMax - Boston, Ma
In the early 70's Frampton was considered one of the worlds leading rock guitarists, often called the "Prince of Guitar".Larry - Texas City, Va
that didn't ruin his career, i think that's the highest selling live album of all timeSdfsdf - U.s., Il
Frampton Comes Alive ruined his career everytime he wanted to play something new everybody would want to hear songs from Frampton Comes AliveJes - Canal Fulton, Oh
Two of the best rock/blues live recordings ever released, Peter Frampton was an integral part of both. "Frampton comes Alive" and "Humble Pie--Rockin' the Fillmore."Don - Pittsburgh, Pa
Peter also appeared on Family Guy, when Peter gets hit by lightning

he sings Baby, I love your way
Ryan - Edmonton, Canada
Totally underated as a guitar player he is considered to much as a pop artist instead of a rock and roll artist. Love you Peter and so does your family of friends. Saw Peter with Styx in Concord California blew me away how good he really is.David - Antioch, Ca