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The official Peter Frampton reverb shop launches OCTOBER 13
Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir, the story of Peter Frampton’s life and career told in his own words, is now available in paperback via Hachette Books. Written with acclaimed music journalist Alan Light, the book debuted on The New York Times Bestseller list upon its hardcover, e-book, and audio release last October, and is continuing to receive widespread critical acclaim— Associated Press hails, “Peter Frampton looks back in a gentle memoir. It’s a tale of talent…loss and redemption,” Forbes calls it a “remarkable life story,” while USA Today praises the book as “as fascinating read.”
In his memoir, Frampton shares stories of his diverse collaborative work and reveals both the blessing and curse of his record-breaking album Frampton Comes Alive!. He opens up about his experience grappling with fame at a young age and how he continues to play despite an inflammatory muscle disease. Woven throughout is the story of his favorite guitar, The Phenix, which he thought he’d lost in a plane crash in 1980 but reappeared in 2011, saved from the wreckage. Frampton remembers his enduring friendship with David Bowie, beginning as schoolmates, then playing together on the Glass Spider Tour, and shares stories of his work with George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Wyman, Ringo Starr, and members of Pearl Jam.
Moreover, Frampton will partner with Reverb—the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments—to sell a collection of music gear used throughout his career. Beginning on October 13, The Official Peter Frampton Reverb Shop will include guitars, effects pedals, and amps used on his albums and tours throughout his decades-long career.
Frampton explains, “I’ve over-collected, and while I’m sad to part with some of these instruments, I’m excited to hear how a new crop of musicians might use and cherish this gear.”
Peter Frampton is among the most celebrated guitarists in rock history. At 18, he co-founded one of the first supergroups, Humble Pie. By 22, he was touring incessantly and making use of the talk box which would become his signature guitar effect. In 2014 he was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. His 1976 album, Frampton Comes Alive! remains one of the top-selling live records of all time and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame last year.
His 2019 album All Blues (UMe) was #1 for fifteen weeks on Billboard’s Blues Chart, and his latest album Frampton Forgets The Words (UMe) was released earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim. Featuring instrumental versions of some of his favorite songs, the album is the follow up to his 2007 Grammy Award-winning instrumental album, Fingerprints.
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