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Peter Frampton

PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:08 pm
by Chris
Peter Frampton – Saturday 9pm

Peter Frampton was born in Bromley, UK and got an early interest in music after teaching himself how to play his grandmother’s banjolele. At age 12 he was in a band called The Little Ravens. At that time he was in Bromley Technical School with David Bowie, who had a band called George and the Dragons. By age 14 he was in The Preachers, which was produced and managed by The Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman. At age 16 he joined The Herd as lead guitarist and singer. Success followed and he was named “The Face of 1968” by teen magazine Rave at age 18. Soon after he and Steve Marriott of The Small Faces formed Humble Pie. After four studio albums, the band had their most success with the live album Rockin’ the Fillmore in 1971. “I Don’t Need No Doctor” from that album reached #73 on the Billboard charts. Frampton left the band before the album was released and started a solo career. His solo debut, 1972’s Wind of Change reached #177 on the charts. 1973’s Frampton’s Camel reached #110 and was notable for the studio version of his future live hit “Do You Feel Like We Do.” In 1974 Somethin’s Happening only reached #125. Things started to turn around with 1975’s Frampton album, which went gold and reached #32. Throughout his modest success, Frampton earned respect with his live show. This led to 1976’s live double album Frampton Comes Alive!, which was recorded from shows at San Francisco’s famed Winterland as well as concerts in Commack and Plattsburgh in New York. The album became the best selling live album (at the time) in music history with over 6 million in sales in the US alone. It reached #1 and was voted album of the year by Rolling Stone readers. “Baby, I Love Your Way” (#12), “Do You Feel Like We Do” (#10), and “Show Me the Way” (#6) all charted and helped the album stay on the charts for 97 weeks. A series of missteps followed with a shirtless Rolling Stone cover and a starring role, along with the Bee Gees, in the widely panned movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. 1977’s I’m in You only went platinum and was a commercial disappointment compared to Frampton Comes Alive!, although the title song was his highest charting single at #2. A cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” (#18) and “Tried to Love” (#41) also charted. He nearly died in a car crash in the Bahamas in 1978. His last top 20 hit came in 1979 with “I Can’t Stand It No More” off the album Where I Should Be. Solo albums would follow but none would com close to reaching the success of Frampton Comes Alive!. He tried the live route again in 1995 with Frampton Comes Alive! II, but it also sold poorly. Critical success, however, would arrive with 2006’s instrumental Fingerprints album. He won a Grammy in 2007 for Best Pop Instrument Album. He continues to tour and record albums and his latest, Hummingbird in a Box, was released in 2014. He will be touring this summer with Cheap Trick. Peter will be making his 2nd appearance at Moondance Jam. He appeared at Jam 9 in 2000.

Did You Know?
Peter Frampton played a roadie for Humble Pie in the movie Almost Famous (your writer’s favorite movie ever!).
He also was a technical advisor for that movie as well as the guitar instructor for Billy Crudup, the actor who portrayed guitarist Russell Hammond.
He also has appeared on The Simpsons and Family Guy.
He was also in a GEICO commercial, playing himself and snippet of “Do You Feel Like We Do.”
His first use of his famous “talk box” was while recording with George Harrison in 1970.
In 2013 his live tour “Frampton’s Guitar Circus” featured many famous guitarists such as Robert Cray, Don Felder, and B.B. King.
His daughter Mia is an actor, most notably in the teen drama Make It or Break It.
His son Julian sang and co-wrote on “Road to the Sun” from the album Thank You Mr. Churchill.
Rolling Stone magazine used the term “heavy metal” in their review of Humble Pie’s As Safe As Yesterday album.
“Do You Feel Like We Do” was cut to 7:19 from 14:15 but was still one of the longest songs to ever reach the charts.
Frampon Comes Alive! was the best-seling album of 1976.
It has been certified 8X platinum in the US and has sold over 11 million copies worldwide.
It was #1 for 10 weeks in 1976 and was the best selling live album in music history at the time. It is #4 currently.
Frampton was a childhood friend of David Bowie’s. Both have appeared on albums with each other.
Frampton’s Grammy award winning album Fingerprints contains an acoustic cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.”
See my son play Frampton’s version of “Black Hole Sun” at He was 8 years old at the time! :)
The song also featured Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameorn and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready. The two would also appear on the song “Blowin’ Smoke.”
His 2000 live video Live in Detroit reached #27 on the Top Music Video chart.
While the movie Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band was a disappointment, the soundtrack reached #5.
Longtime friend and often band member Bob Mayo passed away from a heart attack on tour with Frampton in Switzerland in 2004.
Many will know that name since Frampton can be heard on Frampton Comes Alive! saying “Bob Mayo on the keyboards…Bob Mayo.”
Mick Jagger sings backing vocals on “I’m in You” and “Tried to Love.”
Stevie Wonder plays harmonica on “Rocky’s Hot Club.”
Ringo Starr appears on drums on the album I’m in You.
Frampton played Frampton Comes Alive! in its entirety as well as another set of songs on his 2011-12 tour celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the album.
He sold live recordings of most shows that were immediately available after each concert.
The 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Frampton Comes Alive! contained four additional tracks.
The original double album was priced at $7.98, which was only $1 above the $6.98 for most since albums in 1976.
It reached #1 in both the US and Canada.
His 2003 album Now contains a cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

Album History
1972 - Wind of Change #177
1973 – Frampton’s Camel #110
1974 – Somethin’s Happening #125
1975 – Frampton #32 *Gold
1976 – Frampton Comes Alive! *8X Platinum
1977 – I’m in You #2 *Platinum
1979 – Where I Should Be #19 *Gold
1981 – Breaking All the Rules #43
1982 – The Art of Control #174
1986 – Premonition #80
1989 – When All the Pieces Fit #152
1994 – Peter Frampton
1995 – Frampton Comes Alive! II
2000 – Live in Detroit
2003 – Now
2006 – Fingerprints #129
2010 – Thank You Mr. Churchill #154
2014 – Hummingbird in a Box: Songs for a Ballet

Singles History
1976 – Show Me the Way #10
1976 – Baby, I Love Your Way #12
1976 – Do You Feel Like We Do #10
1977 – I’m in You #2
1977 – Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours #18
1977 – Tried to Love #41
1979 – I Can’t Stand It No More #14
1986 – Lying #74

Do You Feel Like We Do original live version
Do You Feel Like We Do 1975 on Midnight Special
Do You Feel Like We Do 1977 Oakland
Show Me the Way 1975 on Midnight Special
Baby I Love You Way
While My Guitar Gently Weeps studio
While My Guitar Gently Weeps live
I’m in You 1977 Oakland
Baby I Love Your Way 1976 Midnight Special
Black Hole Sun Live
Black Hole Sun Studio
Black Hole Sun (My son’s Frampton version when he was 8!
I Wanna Go To the Sun ... EOGjGkRbiA
Lines On My Face ... EOGjGkRbiA

October 1, 2014 in Sarasota, Fl
You Had to Be There
Doobie Wah
It’s a Plain Sahme
Lines on My Face
Heart to My Chest
Show Me the Way
Boot It Up
Double Nickels
I Wanna Go to the Sun
(I’ll Give You) Money
Black Hole Sun
Baby I Love Your Way
Do You Feel Like We Do
Day in the Sun
Four Day Creep
I’m in You

March 31, 2012 in Omaha, NE
Set One:
Something’s Happening
Doobie Way
Lines on my Face
Show Me the Way
It’s a Plain Shame
Wind of Change
Penny for Your Thoughts
All I Wanna Be (Is by Your Side) acoustic
Baby I Love Your Way
I Wanna Go to the Sun
(I’ll Give You) Money
Shine On
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Do You Feel Like We Do
Set Two:
Asleep at the Wheel
Boot It Up
Double Nickels
Vaudeville Nanna and the Banjolele
All I Wanna Be (Is By Your Side) full band
Black Hole Sun
Four Day Creep
Off the Hook
While My Guitar Gently Weeps

My Take
Where do I begin? I’ve been waiting to see Peter Frampton on the Moondance Jam stage since I first started coming to the jam back in 2005. He has been on of my favorite artists since I was in college and I have seen him many, many times in concert. His show in Omaha in 2012 is still one of my all-time favorite concerts ever. The setlist is above – 25 songs and nearly 3 hours, Frampton Comes Alive! in its entirety, I could go on and on. I didn’t want it to end and I am thankful I have that concert on CD. On a side note, I’m still mad my friend and fellow jammer Troy got to meet him at our hotel. Troy went outside to smoke and met him and shook Frampton's hand as he boarded his tour bus. My goal at this jam will be to shake his hand and tell him how much I appreciate his music. Even my youngest son played his version of “Black Hole Sun” at his guitar recital when he was just 8 years old ( Shameless plug I know! I really can’t wait to see him on the jam stage. That stage always brings out the best so I’m very hopeful for his performance. I have never been disappointed after seeing him in concert. His band for his 2012 tour was phenomenal. I do miss seeing him with Bob Mayo however. It was very cool to hear him introduce him just like he did on the Frampton Comes Alive! album. The first time I saw him without Mayo was the only time I wasn’t completely blown away by his performance. However, since then his concerts have been excellent. I have continued to buy many of his new releases. Grammy-winning Fingerprints is just a great instrumental album that shows how talented a musician he is. The 2003 album Now is also very good with its fantastic cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” If you can’t tell I am very excited to see him at the jam! When I first heard he would play this year, my excitement for this jam went through the roof. Hearing “Do You Feel Like We Do” on that stage is the #1 thing I am looking forward to right now for this year’s jam. That is my all-time favorite live song and it is off my all-time favorite live album. If only he was still playing that album in its entirety! He is yet to play in 2015 so I am unsure what kind of setlist we will be getting at the jam but I guarantee it will be good!

Re: Peter Frampton

PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:19 pm
by The Jam Web Guy
How did I know you were going to start with Frampton? :lol:

Re: Peter Frampton

PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:52 am
by gopherboy6
Awesome, the first write up of the year!! Just watched a Frampton concert and I really hope he does While My Guitar Gently Weeps, he does such a great job on the song and his guitar playing is wonderful! Can't wait for the next one Chris.

Re: Peter Frampton

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:53 pm
by Lisa!
think I'll watch my St. Pepper's video soon :D

And, Chris, your sons are amazing on the guitar. I can't imagine you prouder!

Re: Peter Frampton

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:30 pm
by Chris
Lisa! wrote:think I'll watch my St. Pepper's video soon :D

And, Chris, your sons are amazing on the guitar. I can't imagine you prouder!

Thanks Lisa! There is nothing like watching them play!

Re: Peter Frampton

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:21 pm
by tlucke2006
So ready to see Peter! Yeah, we are on a first name basis. Since I shook his hand and all! LOL! Great write up Chris!

Re: Peter Frampton

PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:15 am
by Chris
tlucke2006 wrote:So ready to see Peter! Yeah, we are on a first name basis. Since I shook his hand and all! LOL! Great write up Chris!

I just noticed this post Troy! Yes you got to shake his hand. I know, I know... I shoulda been a smoker!