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PostSubject: Peter Frampton   Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:51 am

Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950) is an English musician, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd, among others. In 1982 Frampton tried unsuccessfully to split his ties with A&M Records; however, he re-signed with the label in 2006 and released his Grammy Award-winning Fingerprints.[1] He is considered by the Cincinnati Enquirer as the "The Face of 1968".[2][3][4]Frampton's international breakthrough album was his live release, Frampton Comes Alive!. The album sold over 6 million copies in the United States alone, and since then he has released several major albums.[5] He has worked with David Bowie and both Matt Cameron and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, among others. In later years Frampton is remembered for such hits as "Baby, I Love Your Way", "I'm in You" "Show Me the Way" and "Do You Feel Like We Do."By the age of ten, Frampton played in a band called The Little Ravens. Both he and David Bowie were pupils at Bromley Technical School where Frampton's father, Owen Frampton, was an art teacher and head of the Art department. The Little Ravens played on the same bill at school as Bowie's band, George and the Dragons.[2] Peter and David would spend time together at lunch breaks, playing Buddy Holly songs.[2][8]At the age of 11, Peter was playing with a band called The Trubeats followed by a band called The Preachers, produced and managed by Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones.[2]He became a successful child singer, and in 1966, he became a member of The Herd. He was the lead guitarist and singer, scoring a handful of British teenybopper hits. Frampton was named "The Face of 1968" by the UK press.[2][3][4]In early 1969, when Frampton was 18 years old, he joined with Steve Marriott of The Small Faces to form Humble Pie.[2][4]While playing with Humble Pie, Frampton also did session recording with other artists, including: Harry Nilsson, Jim Price, Jerry Lee Lewis, as well as George Harrison's solo "All Things Must Pass", in 1971, and John Entwistle's "Whistle Rymes", in 1972.[4] During the Harrison session he was introduced to the 'talk box' that has become his trademark guitar sound.After five albums with Humble Pie, Frampton left the band and went solo in 1971, just in time to see Rockin' The Fillmore rise up the US charts.[2] He remained with Dee Anthony, the same personal manager that Humble Pie had used.[12]His debut was 1972's Wind of Change, with guest artists Ringo Starr and Billy Preston.[3][4] This album was followed by Frampton's Camel in 1973, which featured Frampton working within a group project. In 1974, Frampton released Somethin's Happening. Frampton toured extensively to support his solo career. In 1975, the Frampton album was released. The album went to #32 in the US charts, and is certified Gold by the RIAA.[2]

• Wind of Change (1972)
• Frampton's Camel (1973)
• Somethin's Happening (1974)
• Frampton (1975)
• I'm in You (1977)
• Where I Should Be (1979)
• Breaking All The Rules (1981)
• Art of Control (1982)
• Premonition (1986)
• When All the Pieces Fit (1989)
• Peter Frampton (1994)
• Now (2003)
• Fingerprints (2006)

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