In the conclusion to my all-new interview focusing on his brilliant all-instrumental album “Frampton Forgets the Words”, delightful conversationalist Peter Frampton picks one of my favorite Stevie Wonder chestnuts to interpret, “I Don’t Know Why”, and explains to us how Motown, “The Sound of Young America”, was in fact even bigger in his home country the UK than here; rocks out with his band on Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way”; reveals his lifelong brotherly love for David Bowie; and much more in this part two.
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When Peter Frampton announced in 2019 that his diagnosis with a progressive neuromuscular disease would necessitate his final goodbye tour then, no one was more concerned than me. But as you will hear in this new interview about Peter Frampton’s new album, “Frampton Forgets the Words” , he has miraculously found inspiration in making every day be as meaningful, productive, and rewarding as possible.
The sub-title of this classic rock interview should probably be “Frampton Barely Survives”. Everybody knows that young Englishman Peter Frampton revolutionized the recording industry in early 1976 with his live double set “Frampton Comes Alive”. But where did those now-iconic songs like “Show Me the Way”, “Lines on My Face”, “Baby I Love Your Way”, “All I Want to Be (Is By Your Side)”, and “Do You Feel Like We Do” originally come from? Peter joins me In the Studio to trace the days after he left Humble Pie, his struggles with four solid but woefully under-exposed solo studio albums, his phenomenal transformation into pop superstardom with the live album, and the tumultuous years immediately afterward trying to survive it all.
Peter Frampton interview In the Studio for “Frampton Comes Alive” on its 45th anniversary.
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 the Montreal show in 2011.
Rock Hall Snubs: Peter Frampton “In the Studio” with Redbeard
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.