The Peter Frampton Appreciation Thread

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  1. Midnight Blues

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    Hello gang,

    So my wife and I saw "THE MAN" last night and needless to type, neither he, nor the band disappointed!

    They played for a bit over an hour and Mr. Frampton was definitely on his game! Never ceases to amaze me! I really don't know how he plays the way he does? It just floors me listening to him.

    Here's the setlist:

    1. Baby (Somethin's Happening) - '64 ES-335
    2. Lying - '64 ES-335
    3. Lines on My Face - '64 ES-335
    4. Show Me the Way - Tobacco ES-335
    5. Black Hole Sun - R9 (I believe it was his "Murphy Burst"?)
    6. (I'll Give You) Money - '64 ES-335 (Adam Lester was FANTASTIC and the interplay between he and Frampton was phenonmenal!)
    7. Baby I Love Your Way - Epiphone Texan (I couldn't tell if it was his original or not?)
    8. Four Day Creep - R9
    9. Do You Feel Like We Do - '54 Les Paul Custom "The Phenix"

    My picture/video taking abilities are atrocious and even though I took them, here are a couple of pictures my wife took, which in comparison to mine, are professional quality:

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    Typing of picture/video taking, there were no restrictions other than no flash photography, which is a departure from the last few shows of his we've seen.

    I had to chuckle to myself about how much he played and has been playing his 335s, particularly the '64, although I don't blame him, but as you all know, it was his original 335 that he had the feedback issues with that led to his marriage with "The Phenix". How technology has changed over the last 40-50 years. :)

    We met him after the show and of course, he was as gracious as always. Had my "Humble Pie Performance Rockin' The Fillmore" shirt on and he said to me: "Nice T-shit." :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

    We stayed for a few songs from Steve Miller's set, which were pretty good, but being that I just turned 60 last week, it was time for me to get home and get to bed. LOL!


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    Ya know, I'm not sure, but I may have taken this one?:

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    Not too bad eh? :laugh2:
     
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    Epiphone presents the new Ltd. Ed. Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom PRO, an incredible recreation of one of the most legendary guitars in rock ‘n’ roll overseen by Peter Frampton and designed by Epiphone’s luthiers in Nashville, TN. Featuring a classic Les Paul with a weight-relieved Mahogany Body and Hard Maple Cap, Epiphone® ProBucker™ and CeramicPRO™ Open-Coil Humbuckers, Grover® Rotomatic machine heads, and an Ebony fretboard.

     
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    Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Peter Frampton "1964" Texan, designed with guitar legend Peter Frampton. Featuring a Solid Spruce top with a rare Faded Vintageburst finish. http://www.epiphone.com

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    I subscribe to this channel, but I missed this one somehow?:



    Really good analysis!
     
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    Saw Frampton along with Steve Miller live earlier this year. Such a good show. And great to hear a vintage 335 and the legendary "Phenix". Guy next to me said "I didn't know he could play so well. Thought he was just a teen idol." Sheesh. Maybe teen idols had talent back then. heh.
     
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    Yeah, his 335 is certainly a beauty!

    I saw them together last year and then a couple of months ago myself and both were great shows. Although we didn't stay for entirety of his portion of the shows, Steve Miller was really good as well. Really good band he has with him.

    He can play a little bit can't he? :laugh2: FCA: The best thing that happened to him in his career, but on the other hand, his bane as well.


    Thanks for the post GR and :cheers2:
     
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    Definitely his bane to continue being a Top 40 artist at the time, but it's benefiting him well by continuing touring well into his 60s and selling signature guitars.

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    And it’s benefiting us as well!

    I know the fact that he wasn’t being recognized as a guitarist killed him for a while; in fact, he still comments about it. Not a bad trade-off though IMHO, but then, what do I know? I’ve never been in that position... :laugh2:


    Thanks for the post and :cheers2:
     
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    It appears as though Mr. Frampton may be working on some new material:)fingersx:)?:

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    LC has been one of my favorite players since the early '70s. My wife and I met him once and he was extremely nice! If what I suspect is true, this should be good!


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  15. X–Ray

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    Excellent interview for those who haven't seen it yet...

     
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    OMG Ray, I went to Rick's channel earlier, saw this, just finished watching it and came here to post it, but you beat me to the punch! THANKS for this!

    What a GREAT interview! I wish it was 2hrs and 41mins long! I could've listened to them talk all day!

    Sounds like a potentially 14 track "Blues" album (9:27) is in the offing!?


    Thanks for the post Ray and :cheers2:
    Matt
     
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  17. Midnight Blues

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    Don't remember if any of us have posted this previously, but just in case:

     
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    From Cision PR Newswire:

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...7trJnW7vW55E6O36L9gSGOzZZ0mrg91mrHPzDnlhscgeM

    "Legendary Guitarist Peter Frampton to Receive the Les Paul Innovation Award at 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards

    News provided by

    NAMM
    14:10 ET

    CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAMMY® award-winning guitarist, singer, songwriter, and innovator Peter Frampton will receive the prestigious Les Paul Innovation Award at the 34th Annual NAMM
    Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), being held Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Anaheim, CA. The award is given to those individuals who personify the innovative thinking of Les Paul, the Father of Modern of Music. The Les Paul Foundation partners with NAMM each year to honor the individuals that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology, which also celebrates the legacy of the late, great Les Paul.

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    Frampton notes, "It is a distinct honor to receive the Les Paul Innovation Award. I would say that many of my career highlights occurred while holding an instrument in my hands that bears Les Paul's name. I was lucky enough to know him personally, and I owe him so much. He was a wonderful character as well as a genius! An incredible guitar player as well as the inventor of so much music technology. Les changed the way we record forever. I can only hope that I've been able to make a fraction of the positive impact that Les Paul made in his iconic career."

    Frampton is one of music's renaissance men, having begun a career in his early teens, and still making his mark today in the areas of recording and touring. A multi-platinum-selling artist, he recently celebrated the 42nd anniversary of his fifth solo album, Frampton Comes Alive!, an album that remains one of the top-selling live records of all time with over 17 million copies sold worldwide. In 2007 he won the GRAMMY award for "Best Pop Instrumental Album" for Fingerprints and in 2014 was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame.

    "Peter Frampton remains one of the most skillful and celebrated artists in rock history. He also was a friend of Les Paul's and has played a pivotal role in helping the Foundation keep Les's legacy alive," shared Michael Braunstein, Executive Director, The Les Paul Foundation. "Like Les, he is an undeniable master of his instrument and in many ways ahead of his time. We are honored to have Peter join the impressive list of Les Paul Innovation Award recipients."

    Frampton's storied career began at 16 as the lead singer and guitarist for the British band The Herd. By 18, he co-founded one of the first supergroups – the seminal rock act Humble Pie. His touring years have included work with a whos-who of the top names in music, such as David Bowie, Stevie Nicks, Gregg Allman, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller Band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, and many others. Additionally, he took his eponymous Peter Frampton's Guitar Circus on the road for two years with special guests B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Vince Gill, Larry Carlton, Robert Randolph, Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles), Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Sonny Landreth, Robert Cray, and Roger McGuinn (The Byrds).

    His session work includes collaborations with artists who have made their mark on the industry including George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, Jerry Lee Lewis, John Entwistle, Mike McCready, and Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam), among many others.

    Frampton's talent has also stretched beyond music and into the realm of television and film. He was called upon by Oscar-winning writer/director Cameron Crowe to serve as technical advisor for the film Almost Famous (2000) and even appeared in the film and composed several songs for the soundtrack. Frampton has appeared as himself in The Simpsons and Family Guy.

    Les Paul invented the solid body electric guitar, multi-track recording, overdubbing, echo, reverb and numerous other recording techniques. Without Les Paul, the music industry would not be what it is today. He is often called the "Father of Modern Music," "The Wizard of Waukesha" and even the "Thomas Edison of Music." Les founded the Foundation prior to his passing and wanted to inspire young people to invent, create, innovate, and get involved in music while exploring their own creative ideas. Today, The Les Paul Foundation works with organizations throughout the country in support of music education, engineering, and medical research. The Les Paul Innovation Award at NAMM and the Les Paul Spirit Award are two of the most prestigious awards celebrated by the Foundation.


    With the honor, Frampton joins Jackson Browne, Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Don Was, Slash, Todd Rundgren, Pete Townshend, Steve Vai, and others, who have received the Les Paul Innovation Award since it began in 1991.

    Announced early this year, Leslie Ann Jones, the Grammy-winning groundbreaking engineer, producer, and Director of Music and Scoring for Skywalker Sound, will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame that same night. Jones joins luminaries Rose Mann Cherney, Skunk Baxter, Hal Blaine, Jack Douglas, Nathan East, Geoff Emerick, and others with her induction, the industry's highest honor for pioneers of audio technology and the music industry's most accomplished producers and audio technicians.

    The NAMM TEC Awards are held during The NAMM Show, the global gathering of music, sound and event technology industries, in Anaheim, California, January 24-27, 2019. They are bestowed annually in honor of the many individuals, companies and technical
    innovations used in sound recordings, films, broadcast television and video games. Nominees were announced earlier this year. Purchase tickets on site or in advance here for $65 (General Admission) or $195 (VIP). The show begins with a VIP-only reception at 6PM, followed by the awards ceremony at 7PM, held in the Hilton Anaheim Hotel's Pacific Ballroom. Stand-up comedian and entertainer Demetri Martin will host the ceremony.

    Download TEC Awards high resolution assets here:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4i0j9tsjqpw95te/AAA7n12nBSzSACvKjcpZQCLva?dl=0

    Media Contacts:

    For NAMM TEC Awards, Chalise Zolezzi | 760-801-7900 |
    Chalisez@namm.org or Jeanne O'Keefe | 310-965-1990 | JOKeefe@lippingroup.com

    For the Les Paul Foundation: Caroline Galloway (440) 591-3807, caroline@m2mpr.com

    ABOUT THE TEC AWARDS
    Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation during The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media in 23 Technical and 8 Creative Achievement Categories. The Les Paul Innovation Award is given at the event in tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. Through its Hall of Fame, The TEC Awards also honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry's most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The NAMM Foundation's TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and groundbreaking technical achievements of the past. For more information, visit
    www.tecawards.org

    ABOUT LES PAUL FOUNDATION
    Les Paul formed his foundation to encourage young people to pursue their curiosity and innovation about music, sound and engineering. Recent grants from the Les Paul Foundation include funding to multiple music education programs and to museums that tell the Les Paul story. The foundation's comprehensive website at
    www.lespaulfoundation.org connects viewers to numerous resources. The mission of the Les Paul Foundation is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul by supporting music education, engineering and innovation as well as medical research. The foundation is based in New York. Follow the Les Paul Foundation at www.facebook.com/lespaulfoundation, https://twitter.com/lespaulfound, www.instagram.com/lespaulofficial or click on lespaulfoundation.org.

    SOURCE NAMM

    Related Links
    http://www.namm.org"


    CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Frampton!
     
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  19. Midnight Blues

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    Happy New Year to all of you that have contributed to this Thread. I know it's far from being the most popular Thread, but it's a worthy one nonetheless. Thanks for keeping it going!

    Wishing you and your families a healthy, happy, peaceful and prosperous new year and beyond!


    :cheers: :cheers2:
     
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    My first concert! Orlando T-Bowl 1977.
     
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