Peter Frampton- Shine On Early Best

The sub-title of this classic rock interview, originally in conjunction with the early best-of Shine On  , should probably be “Frampton Barely Survives”. Everybody knows that young Englishman Peter Frampton revolutionized the recording industry in early 1976 with his record-setting live double album 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 after trying to survive it all.   

Peter Frampton had the Cinderella story of Frampton Comes Alive   two years earlier turn nightmarish by early July 1978. Personal and professional betrayal, infidelity, exhaustion…it all came crashing down, literally, and it almost cost Frampton  his career and even his life. But Peter’s current health concern  with a progressive degenerative muscular disease, which prompted 2019’s farewell tour, is certainly not his first crisis, as you will hear in this in-depth frank classic rock interview. The guy was the first post-Elvis Seventies superstar, but inexplicably you won’t find him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Instead Peter tells his unique dramatic story here In the Studio. –Redbeard