Thank You, Peter Frampton

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Peter Frampton (Photo: Amy Harris; used with permission)

On February 22, a few months before he turned 69, Peter Frampton announced his farewell tour. A day later, in an interview that aired on CBS This Morning: Saturday, Frampton revealed that he has a rare and incurable muscular disease that causes the muscles to weaken slowly.

Frampton told CBS This Morning that he was diagnosed with the condition about three and a half years ago, after a fall on stage. “What will happen, unfortunately, is that it affects the finger flexors,” he explained. “That’s the first telltale sign is the flexors, you know. So for a guitar player, it’s not very good. It’s not life-threatening. It’s life-changing,” he added.

After four studio albums as a founding member of Humble Pie, Frampton launched a solo career. His first three albums were moderately successful and yielded no hit singles. That all changed, of course, with the spectacular success of Frampton Comes Alive!, the two-record live set that topped the sales charts for weeks and made him a star.

Related: When Frampton Comes Alive! hit #1

That momentum helped his follow-up studio album, I’m in You, reach #2 in the U.S. and he’s continued to be a popular draw on the road. Inexplicably, Frampton has yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Peter Frampton Finale—The Farewell Tour began June 18 in Tulsa, Okla. Its final date was Oct. 12 in Concord, Calif., near San Francisco.

At the Concord Pavilion that night, Frampton played a 16-song set, including such classic rock favorites as “Show Me the Way,” “I Don’t Need No Doctor,” and “Baby, I Love Your Way.”

After a slide show featuring photos of Frampton through the years, he opened with 1974’s “Baby (Somethin’s Happening)”

Watch him perform “Show Me the Way”

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As he has done throughout the tour, Frampton closed the concert with a cover of the Beatles’ “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

Related: Earlier this year, Frampton and Eric Clapton shared the stage for the first time to perform the song

Watch Frampton thank his crew and the fans at the final show

On June 7, he released a new album, All Blues, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart. The album is a collection of Frampton’s favorite blues classics and was recorded with his longtime touring band, made up of Adam Lester (guitar/vocals), Rob Arthur (keyboards/guitar/vocals) and Dan Wojciechowski (drums).

Related: The Rock Hall announced its Class of 2020 nominees on Oct. 15. Once again, inexplicably, Frampton did not make the initial cut

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  1. Mean spirit
    #1 Mean spirit 15 October, 2019, 06:40

    Frampton quiting is the saddest, that alive album has still a very majical atmosphere and his latest blues album is brilliant showing he still had much to give us I wish him all the best his music has been with me all my life. He is a really nice man I asked him a question once on Facebook and he responded I couldn’t believe it.

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  2. Billy K.
    #2 Billy K. 15 October, 2019, 10:49

    I saw his setlist for the show on another site, and was surprised he didn’t throw in a Django Reinhardt tune. Peter is a big fan of his, for one thing. And especially since Django was someone that overcame adversity(had to adjust his p[laying style due hands being damages in an accident).

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  3. Bitch
    #3 Bitch 16 October, 2019, 14:12

    Have something similar hang strong sweet man

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