Peter Frampton Biography

Peter Frampton (Peter Kenneth Frampton) was born on 22nd April 1950 in Bromley, London, England. He is an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist.

Peter Frampton Career

Peter Frampton interest in music began when he was seven years old. He discovered his grandmother’s banjolele in the attic, he taught himself to play, and later taught himself to play guitar and piano as well. At age eight he started taking classical music lessons.

At the age of 12 years he played in a band called ‘The Little Ravens’. At the age of 14 he played with a band called ‘The Trubeats’ followed by a band called ‘The Preachers’.

He became a successful child singer and in 1966 he became a member of The Herd. He was the lead guitarist and singer, scoring several British pop hits. Frampton was named “The Face of 1968” by teen magazine Rave. He left the group in 1968.

In 1968 he joined Steve Marriott and they formed ‘Humble Pie’. They recorded four studio albums and one live album before he left the band in 1971.

In 1971 he ventured into solo career. He released his debut album ‘Wind of Change’ in 1972 with guest artists Ringo Starr and Billy Preston.In 1973 he released his second album ‘Frampton’s Camel’which featured Frampton working within a group project.

In 1997  he joined Ringo Starr and His All Star Band until  1998 when he left.



In June 1978, Frampton was involved in a near-fatal car accident in the Bahamas and suffered multiple broken bones, a concussion, and muscle damage. Dealing with the pain of the accident led to a brief period of drug abuse.


Peter Frampton Band Members

Rob Arthur – Keys, Guitar, Vocals
Dan Wojciechowski – Drums
Adam Lester – Guitar, Vocals
David Labruyere – Bass


Peter Frampton Albums

  • 1976: Frampton Comes Alive!
  • 1981: Breaking All the Rules
  • 2016: Acoustic Classics
  • 1973: Frampton’s Camel
  • 1972: Wind of Change
  • 2006: Fingerprints
  • 1995: Frampton Comes Alive! II
  • 1982: The Art of Control
  • 1975: Frampton
  • 1989: When All the Pieces Fit
  • 2010: Thank You Mr. Churchill
  • 2003: Now
  • 1979: Where I Should Be
  • 1986: Premonition
  • 2000: Live in Detroit
  • 1994: Peter Frampton
  • 1992: Shine On: A Collection
  • 1998: Shows the Way
  • 2003: Pacific Freight, EP
  • 1980: Rise Up, EP
  • 1974: Somethin’s Happening
  • 1977: I’m in You
  • 2014: Hummingbird in a Box
  • 2017: Off the Hook (Live in Chicago)
  • 2011: Pacific Fringe, EP
  • 2013: Show Me the Way – The Collection
  • 2001: Anthology
  • 2003: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Peter Frampton
  • 2015: Full on Frampton, EP
  • 2008: All I Wanna Be Is By Your Side, EP
  • 2011: Peter Frampton & Friends, EP
  • 1996: Greatest Hits
  • 2016: Loving Cup, EP
  • 2008: Influential Blues Greats, Vol. 3, EP
  • 2010: Love Talker, EP
  • 2008: Love Taker, EP
  • 2012: Going Home, EP

Peter Frampton Songs

  • Do You Feel like We Do
  • Show Me the Way
  • Baby, I Love Your Way
  • I’m In You
  • Lines on My Face
  • Money
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • It’s a Plain Shame
  • Doobie Wah
  • All I Wanna Be Acoustic
  • I Wanna Go to the Sun
  • Something’s Happening
  • I Can’t Stand It No More
  • Signed, Sealed Delivered
  • Jumping Jack Flash
  • Hummingbird in a Box
  • Black Hole Sun
  • Nowhere’s Too Far
  • Heart On The Line
  • Penny for Your Thoughts
  • Day in the Sun
  • Shine On
  • I Saved a Bird Today
  • I Don’t Need No Doctor
  • I Believe
  • The Crying Clown
  • White Sugar
  • Just the Time of Year
  • Breaking All the Rules
  • It’s a Sad Affair
  • Day’s Dawning
  • Won’t You Be My Friend

Peter Frampton Acoustic Classics

  • Fig Tree Bay
  • Wind of Change
  • All I Want to Be (Is by Your Side)
  • Show Me the Way
  • Lines on My Face
  • Sail Away
  • Baby, I Love Your Way (Acoustic)
  • All Down to Me
  • Penny for Your Thoughts
  • Do You Feel Like I Do
  • I’m in You

Peter Frampton Awards

  • 2017: Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Fingerprints.
  • 1978: Juno Award for International Album of the Year, Frampton Comes Alive.
  • 1977: People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist.

Peter Frampton Guitar

In 2011 Peter Frampton reunited with the Gibson electric guitar he played on “Frampton Comes Alive,” three decades after it was presumed destroyed in a plane crash.

The guitar was presumed to have been burnt in November 1980 when a cargo plane crashed on takeoff in Caracas, Venezuela, on its way to Panama, where Mr. Frampton was to perform.

Someone plucked it from the burning wreckage and later sold it to a musician on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. The guitar was returned to him in December 2011 after a two-year negotiation involving the local musician who had the guitar, a customs agent who repairs guitars in his spare time, a diehard Frampton fan in the Netherlands and the head of the island’s tourist board.

Peter Frampton Wife and Children

He married his first wife Mary Lovett in 1972 but they divorced in 1976. He married his second wife in 1978 and they had two children named Jade and Julian. They later divorced in 1993.

In 13th January 1996 he married his third wife Tina Elfers with whom they had a daughter, Mia Frampton.Frampton filed for divorce from Elfers in Los Angeles, California on 22 June 2011, citing irreconcilable differences.


Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton