Born in England, the multitalented musician, Peter Frampton was interested in playing the guitar at a very young age. He self-learnt the instrument and within a few years gained proficiency in playing jazz and rock riffs. During his teens Peter performed as part of various bands like The Little Ravens, George & The Dragons and The Humble Pie. He also participated in session recordings with renowned artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, Jim Price and George Harrison. It was during this point in time that he discovered the Talk Box, which later went on to become his trademark guitar playing style.
Peter Framptons debut solo album, Wind of Change was released in 1972. In the following years, he toured extensively in support of his albums Framptons Camel (1973), Somethins Happening (1974) and Frampton (1975).The latter was certified Gold by the RIAA.
With famous songs and hit live performances, Peter made a strong place for himself in the industry. However, it was the record Frampton Comes Alive in 1976 that marked the beginning of his careers peak days. Singles like Show Me the Way, and Baby I Love Your Way became super hits. The record charted high on the Billboard 200 and was certified six times Platinum. Due to its success, Peter featured on the cover page of Rolling Stone Magazine. The enormous media attention and massive sales of the album were testament to the fact that the rock sensation had in fact arrived.
Hiatus and Comeback
Peter Frampton continued to treat his fans with many more albums in the following years. Among these are Im in You, Where I Should Be, Breaking All the Rules, The Art of Control, Premonition and When All the Pieces Fit. When Peter was hit by an unfortunate accident in 1978, he had to temporarily shelf his music career. To the fans delight, he was back in 1994 with his self-titled album. The comeback album was followed by a string of successful records that include Frampton Comes Alive II, Now, Fingerprints and his latest effort Thank You Mr. Churchill (2010).
Thank You Mr. Churchill presents a more matured side of the musicians sensibility. It is based on the concept of peace against war. The romantic singer has utilized his songwriting skills to the best in order to produce compositions that are lyrically thought provoking.
From the romantic number Baby I love Your Way to the bold themed album Thank You Mr. Churchill, Peter Frampton has never shied away from experimentation. His live performances are as entertaining and his recordings. His guitar riffs are a treat to listen to live. After a busy 2013 and a great start to 2014, the guitar master is now all set for a three part tour that includes solo concerts, a co-headlining show with the The Dobbie Brothers as well as the next leg of his Guitar Circus Tour.