Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - Peter Frampton

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

 

I had the good fortune to see Peter Frampton at the Kinetic Playground a famous nightclub on Chicago’s north side. The year was 1973 and Frampton, still a relative unknown, had just released the album Frampton’s Camel. He shared the stage that night along with The J. Giles Band who opened the show for psychedelic band King Crimson.

Frampton, who was rather clean cut, with long hair and sparkling costumes had a unique sound compared to the other bands that were emerging at the time.

Frampton employed a new sound that had not been used in rock music. The talk box, a synthesizer type device combines the sound of the guitar with the voice of the singer.

He pumped the electric guitar into the talk box, then used a modulator fed by a plastic tube to change the sound of his voice and his guitar at the same time. It produced a sound that gave you the impression that the guitar was singing.

Show Me The Way, released in 1976, was one of Frampton’s biggest hits. The song reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2016, Frampton was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, he has yet to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame an oversight I hope will be soon corrected.

In 2019, Frampton announced he will be retiring from touring after being diagnosed with a progressive muscle disorder that no longer allows him to play guitar.

Even though he will not be performing any longer Peter Frampton’s music will live on.

 

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Joseph Domino

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Comments (5)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Joseph,

I know the name, Peter Frampton, however I am not all that familiar with his music.  Thank you for re-introduction.  Have a great week.  A

Jun 14, 2021 06:30 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Thanks for listening

Jun 14, 2021 11:33 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It's been a long time since I've listened to Frampton!  Where have the years gone?

Jun 14, 2021 07:25 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

This is a fun song

Jun 14, 2021 11:33 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joseph  I have your group on from Saturday right now and will get to Sunday group later.

 

Jun 14, 2021 09:25 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Thanks Will

Jun 14, 2021 11:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - unlike Myrl Jeffcoat I know where the years have gone and a trip to the mirror trying to remember why I was asking reminds me too.  🙃

Jun 14, 2021 12:14 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Yes, but it has been a wonderful trip.

Jun 14, 2021 01:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- I don't think I've listened to Peter Frampton in years. I'm going to have to go back and take a stroll down memory lane. 

Jun 14, 2021 06:38 PM