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9/14/07

Peter Frampton


Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s and as one of the original members of the band Humble Pie.
By the age of ten, Frampton played in a band called the Little Ravens. Both he and David Bowie were pupils at Bromley Technical School where Frampton's father, Owen Frampton, was an art teacher and head of the Art department. The Little Ravens played on the same bill at school as Bowie's band, George and the Dragons. Peter and David would spend time together at lunch breaks, playing Buddy Holly songs.

At the age of 11, Peter was playing with a band called The Trubeats followed by a band called The Preachers, produced and managed by Bill Wyman, of The Rolling Stones.

In 1966, he became as a member of The Herd. He was the lead guitarist and singer, scoring a handful of British teenybopper hits. Frampton was named "The Face of 1968" by the UK press.

In 1969, when Frampton was 19 years old, he joined with Steve Marriott of The Small Faces to form Humble Pie.

While playing with Humble Pie, Frampton also did session recording with other artists including; Harry Nilsson, Jim Price, Jerry Lee Lewis and George Harrison's solo All Things Must Pass, in 1971. This session was where he was introduced to the 'Talkbox' that has become such a trademark guitar sound for Frampton.

Peter Frampton guitar solo guitar tip technique with talk box "Show me the way"



Discography

* Wind of Change (1972)
* Frampton's Camel (1973)
* Somethin's Happening (1974)
* Frampton (1975)
* Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
* I'm in You (1977)
* Where I Should Be (1979)
* Rise Up (1980)
* Breaking All The Rules (1981)
* The Art of Control (1982)
* Premonition (1986)
* When All the Pieces Fit (1989)
* Peter Frampton (1994)
* Frampton Comes Alive II (1995)
* Live in Detroit (2000)
* Now (2003)
* Live in San Francisco March 24, 1975 (2004)
* 2004 Summer Tour (2004)*
* Fingerprints (2006)

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