Frampton Through the Years
Happy 66th Birthday to guitar legend Peter Frampton!
We at Fans are celebrating Frampton’s birthday by picking some of our favorite Frampton moments from each decade of his career. From his debut with Humble Pie, to going solo and popularizing the talk box, Peter Frampton’s career has been long and storied. Let’s take a walk through the evolution of a living legend.
In 1969, Peter Frampton formed British progressive rock band Humble Pie with Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, and Jerry Shirley. That year, they performed at the Bilzen Jazz Festival in Belgium and blew everyone away with their cover of Dr. John’s “I Walk on Gilded Splinters.” Check it out below!
After going solo, Frampton toured extensively to support his solo career. Frampton was a guest star on the TV series “Midnight Special.” In this 1975 episode, he delivered an unforgettable rendition of his hit single “Show Me The Way.”
One year later in 1976, Frampton performed at Oakland Coliseum Stadium in Oakland, California. During the set, he played fan favorite “Do You Feel Like We Do,” replete with talk box solos galore.
Our next clip takes us to 1986, when Frampton guest starred on the popular 80’s TV show “Solid Gold.” He played his single “Lying” to promote his new album “Premonition.”
Frampton released his second live album, “Frampton Comes Alive! II”, in 1995. The live VHS video release was recorded at the world-renowned The Fillmore in San Francisco. Watch a clip of his original “I’m In You” from The Fillmore.
In 2006, Frampton debuted his first instrumental album, “Fingerprints.” The album went on to win a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. Watch him perform “Boot It Up” from the U.S. Cellular Pavilion, in Gilford, NH below.
Fast forward to February of this year, when Frampton released “Acoustic Classics,” a collection of stripped-down versions of classics like “Show Me The Way,” “Do You Feel Like I Do” and more. Check out a clip of “Baby, I Love Your Way” below.
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