Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Peter Frampton announces Do You Feel Like I Do? memoir

Peter Frampton will publish his memoir, “Do You Feel Like I Do?”, via Hachette Books on October 20.

The project sees the guitarist tell the story of his illustrious career and positively resilient life in his own words for the first time, with help from former Rolling Stone editor Alan Light.

Frampton was on a path to stardom from an early age, scoring success as a teenager with The Herd and Humble Pie before launching a solo career in 1972 with his debut, “Wind Of Change”; three more albums followed with little success before his 1976 live release changed the way the music industry looked at concert recordings.

“Frampton Comes Alive” topped the US charts for 10 weeks and went on to become the best-selling album of the year with the help of three Top 20 singles: "Baby, I Love Your Way", "Show Me The Way" and the epic "Do You Feel Like We Do."

The project sold 17 million copies worldwide, including more than 8 million copies in the States alone to earn a spot as one of the best-selling live albums in music history before it was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame last month.

In “Do You Feel Like I Do?”, Frampton shares fascinating stories of his collaborative work and tours with the likes of George Harrison and David Bowie, among others, and opens up about becoming the heartthrob and cover boy he never wanted to be, his overcoming substance abuse, and how he’s continued to play at the top of his game despite being diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM), a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle inflammation, weakness and atrophy.

Peppered throughout his narrative is the story of Frampton’s favorite guitar, which he thought he’d lost in a plane crash in 1980; but in 2011, it mysteriously showed up again – saved from the wreckage. Frampton will tell of that unlikely reunion here in full for the first time, and it is emblematic of his life and career as a legendary artist.

“I started playing music so young that I sometimes feel I’ve lived more than one lifetime already,” says Frampton. “This is my journey. All I ever wanted to do was play guitar and it’s taken me many different places – physically and mentally. I’ve been to the moon and back without a rocket, but also to the depths of despair.

“You never stop paying your dues. Failure has been my greatest inspiration. I brush myself off and then I want to ‘do it again.’ Do You Feel Like I Do?”

Frampton launched his farewell tour last year as he continues treatment for his inflammatory muscle disease; he’ll begin a summer series of UK and European dates in May.

See also:

Frampton Comes Alive enters Grammy Hall Of Fame
Peter Frampton announces farewell UK tour
Peter Frampton streams Georgia On My Mind from All Blues covers album
Peter Frampton streams The Thrill Is Gone from All Blues covers album
Search Peter Frampton at hennemusic