Peter Frampton got his start playing guitar with the British band the Herd when he was just 16. By the time he was 19, he had formed Humble Pie. By the early '70s he moved on to another project -- Frampton's Camel -- before launching a solo career in 1974. Two years later, his landmark 'Frampton Comes Alive!' album made him one of the planet's biggest stars. The album topped the chart for 10 weeks and spawned three Top 20 singles. In 1978 Frampton was in a car crash that nearly ended his life and temporarily sidelined his career. The same year, he played Billy Shears in the movie 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.' While he's hit the Top 10 only one other time since 'Frampton Comes Alive' (with 1977's follow-up, 'I'm in You'), Frampton continues to release records and tour.
40 Years Ago: Peter Frampton's Poppy 'The Art of Control' Flops
His label insisted on a more commercial sound, with disastrous results.
Joe Satriani's G4 Returns With Peter Frampton, John 5 and More
Steve Lukather, Steve Morse, Alex Skolnick and several other guitar heroes will also help lead the four-day workshop.
Why Peter Frampton's 'I'm in You' Was Doomed to Fail
Heartthrob rocker faced immense pressure to quickly follow up blockbuster 'Frampton Comes Alive!'
Odd Couples: When Peter Frampton Played on George Harrison's LP
Twenty-year-old guitarist appeared on Beatle's 1970 classic 'All Things Must Pass.'
That Time Peter Frampton Wrote Two Hits in One Day
He came up with “Show Me the Way” and “Baby, I Love Your Way” at Bahamas hideaway.
How Peter Frampton Found His Way Again After 'Comes Alive'
Guitarist discusses album that made him a global star in new UCR interview.
Peter Frampton's 'Spur of the Moment' Decision Led to New Album
In an exclusive conversation with UCR, the legendary guitarist explains his inspiration for 'Frampton Forgets the Words.'
Peter Frampton Covers George Harrison's 'Isn't It a Pity'
Version comes from Frampton's upcoming instrumental album.
Watch Peter Frampton Cover Roxy Music's 'Avalon' for New Album
Song will be released as part of guitarist's upcoming 'Frampton Forgets the Words' LP.
Peter Frampton Covers George Harrison, David Bowie on New Album
'Frampton Forgets the Words' contains instrumental versions of 10 of the guitarist's favorite songs.