As Peter Frampton mounts his farewell tour of America, his long-ago adopted home, it also marks the thirtieth anniversary of one of the Eighties’ real under-rated gems, 1989’s “When All the Pieces Fit” . But Peter’s health concern now with a progressive degenerative muscular disease, which prompted the current farewell tour, is not his first crisis, as you will hear in this interview.
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Working without a net , unrehearsed and totally impromptu ,surrounded by wall-to-wall fans crammed like sardines into a Dallas bar/restaurant in February 1994 for my Friday afternoon remote broadcast on Q-102 ,Peter Frampton obliged his loyal fans with the appropriate “All I Want to Be is By Your Side” which I first played back in 1972 on my first radio station in Findlay , Ohio .
Way way back to even the eponymous Humble Pie album in 1969 when barely out of his teens, I thought that Peter Frampton‘s lyrical, almost jazzy lead guitar figures set him apart from so many of his less imaginative peers, and it has been a pleasure to watch him refine his chops even while exploring new […]
Been spending more and more on concert tickets but enjoying it less? This may be the best value of the entire Summer classic rock concert season, as two ageless guitar monsters team up for great songs performed by great bands: Peter Frampton and Steve Miller! For an example, here is Peter Frampton in Austin TX […]
…(cont) Humble Pie the full fiery amalgam was unleashed of Small Faces veteran Steve Marriot’s megawatt blue-eyed soul voice , the thundering rhythm section of ex-Spooky Tooth bass player Greg Ridley and drummer Jerry Shirley, with the melodic lyrical lead guitar of a teenage Peter Frampton . Frampton and Shirley join me In The Studio for this classic rock interview.
Peter Frampton‘s double concert album Frampton Comes Alive released in January 1976 was so phenomenally successful, and his resultant fame so widespread, that it is hard to remember a time when he wasn’t a household name. I remember clearly my disappointment when Frampton left Humble Pie, but was impressed that he wasted no time launching […]
Here’s Peter Frampton on 2011’s triumphant Frampton Comes Alive 35 tour with a terrific song called “Nowhere’s Too Far for My Baby” which was dropped for vinyl time restrictions from the original Frampton Comes Alive album. This tight performance is from New York City’s Beacon Theater show on June 17, 2011, featuring Frampton on slide […]
In 1978 a film was made about “Sgt Pepper’s…”On paper the concept couldn’t possibly miss, but as Peter Frampton reveals here In the Studio, it was all lipstick on a pig.
“There was only ONE of those voices,” Peter Frampton reminded me emphatically one time. Here the late Steve Marriott displays one of the reasons he was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the lead singer of the Small Faces , with one of their signature songs “Tin Soldier” performed live […]
“That brings us to the The Faces, the famous drinking group!”, chuckles Rod Stewart in this rare classic rock interview.”That was the problem with The Faces: you could never get us out of the pub!” That may have been the only problem, then, because on any given night between 1970 and 1975, the London-based quintet […]