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.
Watch Doobie Brothers and Peter Frampton Cover Eric Clapton
Rockers deliver socially distant version of Slowhand's 1970 single "Let It Rain."
Peter Frampton Says Manager Kept Him High to Hide Fraud
Guitarist was left with “less than nothing” by man who lied to make him sign up for ill-fated ’Sgt. Pepper’s’ movie.
Pete Townshend Asked Peter Frampton to Replace Him in the Who
Co-founder wanted to keep writing but stop touring in the ‘80s, Frampton reveals in his new memoir.
Elton John and Peter Frampton Launch COVID-19 Relief Efforts
One will raise funds via a YouTube concert series, while the other unveils a new coronavirus-related shirt.
Peter Frampton Feels ‘Positive’ About Future Despite Health Woes
Guitarist insists wasting disease won’t stop him recording music, even when it ends his live career.
45 Years Ago: 'Frampton' Shows Peter Frampton the Way to Success
Guitarist's fourth solo album set the stage for one of the biggest-selling live discs of all time.
Peter Frampton Preps New Memoir 'Do You Feel Like I Do?'
Career-spanning book documents his friendship with David Bowie, substance-abuse issues and the rare muscle disease that could end his live career.
Elton John, Michael McDonald Recordings Lost in Archive Fire
Universal lists 19 artists whose material was affected by 2008 blaze.
Watch Peter Frampton Close Out Final Tour With a Beatles Cover
Surprisingly, his last song wasn't a big hit like "Show Me the Way" or "Do You Feel Like We Do."