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.
45 Years Ago: The 'Sgt. Pepper's' Movie Derails Two Careers
Peter Frampton and Bee Gees had reached mega-stardom status. Then Robert Stigwood had a bright idea.
How Peter Frampton 'Lowballed' His Way Onto Dolly Parton's Album
Guitarist explains how he ended up on two 'Rockstar' tracks.
Peter Frampton Announces 'Never Say Never' US Tour
Guitarist previously said he was stepping away from touring.
Former Ace Frehley, Peter Frampton Bassist John Regan Dead at 71
He also played with the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, David Lee Roth and others.
What Peter Frampton Should Have Done After ‘Comes Alive!’
He now knows how he could have got out of feeling “constipated” by success.
Peter Frampton Says Publishing Rights Deal Preserves His Legacy
Agreement with BMG took almost three years to complete.
Peter Frampton Didn’t Know How Much David Bowie Helped Him
Guitarist still regrets releasing “painful” 1977 album ‘I’m In You.’