This week on Here’s the Thing, Alec talks with Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton. “Sound is very inspirational to me,” explains Frampton – and it always has been: he started playing guitar before he was 8 years old.

Frampton talks about his musical roots in England, playing in bands like The Preachers and The Herd. At age 14 he was playing at a recording session produced by Bill Wyman, who he says is “sort of like my mentor, my older brother.” Eleven years later, Frampton was on stage in San Francisco, recording “Frampton Comes Alive,” one of the biggest selling live albums of all times.

Frampton also talks about the challenges of his extraordinary success: “I don’t think anybody can be ready for that kind of success,” explains Frampton.

Peter Frampton recently completed a 35th anniversary tour of Frampton Comes Alive – a DVD will be available later this year.

Peter Frampton

July 16, 2012

Category: Music, Weekend

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One Response to “Here’s the Thing: Peter Frampton”

  1. NoKidding says:

    Jimmie Hendrix, Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, maybe Eddie Van Halen… What ever happened to musicians famous for mastering an instrument. Now actual talent seems to be a recording studio commodity hired on behalf of the vacuous bleach blonde nieces and daughters of financiers, senators and Hollywood production assistants.
    Where is a band that puts in its 10,000 hours as one unit BEFORE mass promotion.