Peter Frampton

Apr. 22, 1950

Peter Frampton Artistfacts

  • 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.
  • Peter Frampton announced on February 22, 2019 that's he's been diagnosed with inclusion body myositis (IBM), a a rare and incurable inflammatory condition which causes muscles to weaken slowly.

Comments: 9

  • Jordan from Brooklyn, NyMy 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!!!
  • Katie from Melbourne, AustraliaI'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!
  • Max from Boston, Manow, 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 ruined
  • Larry from Texas City, VaIn the early 70's Frampton was considered one of the worlds leading rock guitarists, often called the "Prince of Guitar".
  • Sdfsdf from U.s., Ilthat didn't ruin his career, i think that's the highest selling live album of all time
  • Jes from Canal Fulton, OhFrampton Comes Alive ruined his career everytime he wanted to play something new everybody would want to hear songs from Frampton Comes Alive
  • Don from Pittsburgh, PaTwo 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."
  • Ryan from Edmonton, CanadaPeter also appeared on Family Guy, when Peter gets hit by lightning

    he sings Baby, I love your way
  • David from Antioch, CaTotally 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.
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