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.
How David Bowie Saved Peter Frampton’s Life
Guitarist recalls airplane scare during 1987 world tour.
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."
Peter Frampton Kicks Off Farewell Tour: Set List and Videos
The rock legend mixed classic tracks with cover songs during his career-spanning set.
Hear Peter Frampton’s Cover of B.B. King’s ‘The Thrill Is Gone'
New version, featuring Sonny Landreth, appears on upcoming album ‘All Blues.’
Neil Young, Alex Lifeson, Peter Frampton in Randy Bachman Film
Documentary will be aired on March 26 on digital platforms and released on DVD.