Peter Frampton (born 22 April 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is a British musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s as an "arena rocker". He originally became famous, however, as a member of The Herd and became a teen idol in Britain. He then worked with Steve Marriott (of the Small Faces) in Humble Pie, as well as on albums by Harry Nilsson, Jerry Lee Lewis, and George Harrison. His solo debut was 1972's Wind of Change.
Peter Frampton is famous for his use with the talkbox in the 14-minute epic "Do You Feel Like We Do", and the shorter "Show Me The Way".
Frampton's solo breakthrough was the six million plus selling album Frampton Comes Alive! (1976), which included "Do You Feel Like We Do", "Baby, I Love Your Way" and "Show Me the Way". After his follow-up, I'm in You, was released, selling close to 1 million copies, Frampton was involved in a serious car crash in the Bahamas. Upon his recovery, Frampton played a part in the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band film, which failed spectacularly. In the 1980s, Frampton returned to recording, though he has never been able to top the charts since.
Frampton, in the late 1990s, starred in an infamous infomercial plugging the internationally successful eMedia Guitar Method, an instructional software that is an alternative to taking actual guitar lessons. He claims that this is "the best way to learn guitar."
His latest album is Now, and he embarked on a tour with Styx to support that album.
After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Frampton decided to become a United States citizen. He was active in the U.S. presidential election, 2004 in support of John Kerry. Currently he is recording an instrumental album which will feature special guests such as members of Pearl Jam.
He is now with drummer Chad Cromwell, and bassist John Regan. Past members include Stanley Sheldon (bass), Bob Mayo(keyboards/guitar/vocals), and John Siomos(drums/vocals). In addition to his solo work Frampton has been in occasional demand for session work. Amongst other albums, he contributed to George Harrison's solo masterpiece All Things Must Pass.