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Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton is an English rock musician, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He was born on April 22, 1950, in Beckenham, Kent, England. Frampton started playing guitar at a young age and became a member of several bands before forming his own group, called The Herd, in 1966. He later played with another group called Humble Pie before launching his successful solo career in the 1970s.

Frampton rose to fame with his 1976 live album, "Frampton Comes Alive!", which became one of the best-selling live albums of all time. The album featured hits such as "Show Me the Way," "Baby, I Love Your Way," and "Do You Feel Like We Do," which became signature songs for the artist. Frampton's blend of rock, pop, and blues and his use of the talkbox (a device that alters the sound of a guitar to mimic human speech) helped him create a unique sound and style that gained him a large following.

In addition to his successful solo career, Frampton has collaborated with many other musicians throughout his career, including David Bowie, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. He has released numerous albums and singles and has received multiple Grammy nominations.

Despite his success, Frampton faced several challenges in his personal life, including a car accident in the 1970s that left him with a serious back injury and a diagnosis of a rare muscle disease called inclusion body myositis in 2008. Despite these challenges, he continues to tour and perform, and his music remains popular with audiences around the world.

The Little Ravens (1960)

The Trubeats (1961)

The Preachers ( ? - ? )

The Herd (1968 - 1969)

Humble Pie (1969 - 1971)

Frampton's Camel (1973 - 1974)
  • Peter Frampton - guitar/vocals
  • Mike Gallagher
  • Rick Wills - bass
  • Mike Kellie - drums - b. March 24, 1947, Birmingham, England - formerly with The VIPs, Art, and Spooky Tooth.
  1. "Frampton's Camel" (1973)
Rick Wills later joins Roxy Music, The Small Faces, Foreigner, and Bad Company.

Solo albums:
  1. "Wind of Change" (1972)
  2. "Something's Happening" (1974)
  3. "Frampton" (1975)
  4. "Frampton Comes Alive!" (1976) - Singles: "Show Me the Way", "Baby, I Love Your Way", "Do You Feel Like We Do?"
  5. "I'm In You" (1977) - Single: "I'm In You"
  6. "Where I Should Be" (1979) - Single: "I Can't Stand It No More"
  7. "Breaking All the Rules" (1981)
  8. "The Art of Control" (1982)
  9. "Premonition" (1986)
  10. "When All the Pieces Fit" (1989)
  11. "Peter Frampton" (1994)

  1. "Shine On: A Collection" (2-CDs) (1992)
  2. "Greatest Hits" (1996)
  3. "The Very Best of Peter Frampton" (1998)


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