Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir

Category: Book
By (author): Frampton, Peter
With: Light, Alan
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Hachette Books
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 9.25in x 6.25in x 1.12in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*A revelatory memoir by rock icon and legendary guitarist Peter Frampton.
Do You Feel Like I Do? is the incredible story of Peter Frampton's positively resilient life and career told in his own words for the first time. His monu-mental album Frampton Comes Alive! spawned three top-twenty singles and sold eight million copies the year it was released (more than seventeen million to date), and it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in January 2020.
Frampton was on a path to stardom from an early age, first as the lead singer and guitarist of the Herd and then as cofounder -- along with Steve Marriott -- of one of the first supergroups, Humble Pie. Frampton was part of a tight-knit collective of British '60s musicians with close ties to the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and the Who. This led to Frampton playing on George Harrison's solo debut, All Things Must Pass, as well as to Ringo Starr and Billy Preston appearing on Frampton's own solo debut. By age twenty-two, Frampton was touring incessantly and finding new sounds with the talk box, which would become his signature guitar effect.
Frampton remembers his enduring friendship with David Bowie. Growing up as schoolmates, crossing paths throughout their careers, and playing together on the Glass Spider Tour, the two developed an unshakable bond. Frampton also shares fascinating stories of his collaborative work with Harry Nilsson, Stevie Wonder, B. B. King, and members of Pearl Jam. He reveals both the blessing and curse of Frampton Comes Alive!, opening up about becoming the cover boy he never wanted to be, his overcoming sub-stance abuse, and how he has continued to play and pour his heart into his music despite an inflammatory muscle disease and his retirement from the road.
Peppered throughout his narrative is the story of his favorite guitar, the Phenix, which he thought he'd lost in a fiery plane crash in 1980. But in 2011, it mysteriously showed up again -- saved from the wreckage. Frampton tells of that unlikely reunion here in full for the first time, and why the miraculous reappearance is emblematic of his life and career as a quintessential artist.
Review Quote*"This is Peter Frampton's story, and he tells it with refreshing candor in his wildly entertaining memoir."-The Wall Street Journal
Review Quote*"Peter Frampton looks back in a gentle memoir. It's a tale of talent…loss and redemption."-The Associated Press
Review Quote*"Many fascinating tidbits and tales."
Review Quote*"A rollickingly fun read….Frampton unflinchingly takes the reader behind the scenes, strips away the veneer of stardom, and is able to give insight into what it's been like to be this kid from South London who became a rock giant. There's loads of humor, as well as naivete…you're left with the feeling Frampton cannot believe the bonkers journey life has taken him on. An articulate autobiography from someone obviously in love with music."-Classic Rock Review
Review Quote*"Frampton's optimistic attitude comes through..., making it a case study in what happens when dogged determination is paired with immense talent."
-American Songwriter
Review Quote*"It's a fascinating read that takes you at a steady clip from Frampton's childhood memories through his days as a teen prodigy to the moment he first realized being cute could be the bane of his existence, meeting Jimi Hendrix, forming Humble Pie, cutting Frampton Comes Alive!, and every high and low along the way to his farewell tour."-USA Today
Review Quote*"Peter Frampton's chatty, cheerful memoir Do You Feel Like I Do? looks back on his many decades of making music with humor and insight."-Columbus Dispatch
Review Quote*"The memoir isn't so much a window into Frampton's life as it is a wide-open front door and a magnifying glass."-Under the Radar
Review Quote*"[Frampton is] an engaging storyteller....As pop memoirs go, this one could show plenty the way."