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.
Peter Frampton Always Hated Infamous 'I'm in You' Album Cover
“I should have been in jeans and a T-shirt on the cover."
Peter Frampton Reveals the Feat That 'Scared the S— out of' Him
Here's why he wasn't able to enjoy a major career achievement.
Classic Rock Stars Dominate First Week of Rock Hall Fan Voting
Over 835,000 votes were submitted in the first week of polling.
Sheryl Crow Duets With Stevie Nicks at Rock Hall Induction
"This is so, so surreal," Crow said in her induction ceremony speech.
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.