Peter Frampton was interviewed by Howard Stern for about an hour plus earlier this week.
A few interesting facts that I was either reminded of or never knew:
- Frampton's father was a school teacher, and David (Jones) Bowie was one of his students. Frampton was three years younger than Bowie, but still managed to learn guitar along side of him.
- Frampton was an uncredited guitar player on George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass" album. He played on four or five songs including acoustic guitar on "My Sweet Lord".
- Frampton has spent much of his adult life living in the US...in New Jersey, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and currently in Nashville. In fact, I stood next to him at the Apple Store in Cincinnati about 6 or 7 years ago. He's a lil guy.
- Frampton is credited with introducing the mouth-synthesizer in his live act, but Joe Walsh also used it during his live act when playin "Rocky Mountain Way". It became awkward for him to use it when Frampton was invited to open for Joe Walsh back in the mid-seventies.
- Frampton saw a neurologist after falling twice in a two-week period while touring a few years ago. That led to the IBM diagnosis.
- And the biggest surprise for me, Frampton is not in the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. Guess we needed to get spots for Ricky Nelson, Green Day and Janet Jackson first.