2/15/17: Peter Frampton “Baby, I Love Your Way”
Peter Frampton became an overnight superstar back in the mid-70’s when he released his famed live album “Frampton Comes Alive.” Obviously, he was actually not an “overnight” sensation by any stretch of the imagination. Music takes work, and Frampton certainly put in the time as a member of a band called “The Herd,” and as lead guitarist in “Humble Pie,” an outfit that landed success with “30 Days in The Hole” and some other great songs.
But when Frampton went out on his own is really when he found his audience. He recorded “Frampton Comes Alive” mostly in California, but also included material from shows in New York. The rest, as they say, is history. The album is one of the best-selling live albums of all time, having shipped over 11 million copies worldwide. For a while, it was the top-selling rock album of all time.
Remember “Do You Feel Like We Do?” It’s a great song featuring some of the best-known talkbox work in the business, but it’s “Baby, I Love Your Way” that was stuck in my head this morning. I even got the pleasure of meeting Mr. Frampton backstage several years ago at what was then called the Walnut Creek Amphitheater, and was delighted to find that he’s a really nice guy.
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