Peter Frampton

RORY: I miss the old me too.
LANE: And I’ve been feeling bad for the new Rory.
RORY: Well, she’s staging a comeback.
LANE: And may it be more successful than Peter Frampton’s.

Peter Frampton (born 1950) is a British-American rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist. Beginning his career in bands Humble Pie, and The Herd, his breakout album was the 1976 live release Frampton Comes Alive!, which brought him international success. Frampton is known for his hit songs such as Breaking All the Rules, Baby I Love Your Way, and I’m in You, which have become staples on classic rock radio.

After his early success, his career seemed to falter, especially after he suffered a serious car accident in 1978, and lost all his guitars in a plane crash. Peter Frampton actually tried several “comebacks”, with his 1986 album Premonitions bringing mild success, and his 1991 tour with former bandmate Steve Marriott doing well – unfortunately, Marriott unexpectedly returned to England, and was killed in a house fire less than 24 hours later.

Lane is probably talking about 1995, when Peter Frampton released Frampton Comes Alive! II, containing live versions of his solo work from the 1980s and ’90s. Despite heavy marketing and a DVD release to accompany it, it didn’t sell well.

Peter Frampton has continued recording and touring, and won a Grammy Award for his 2007 album Fingerprints. As well as working with other musicians such as David Bowie and Ringo Starr, he has made many media appearances on television, and played himself on The Simpsons and Family Guy.

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