Join rock icon and legendary guitarist Peter Frampton in a live, virtual conversation with rock journalist turned screenwriter/director Cameron Crowe at the launch of Frampton’s revelatory memoir, DO YOU FEEL LIKE I DO?
Gramercy Books is one of five national bookselling partners for Hachette’s virtual book launch on Crowdcast. Registration is on Eventbrite. Admission, which includes Frampton’s book (with a signed bookplate for the first 200 registrants), specially designed swag (including VIP backstage pass, guitar pick, and Frampton event poster), priority shipping within the USA, and a URL link and password to access the program, is $40. Registration closes at 4:00 pm on the day of this event. Registrants to receive URL and password (to be used to register for this virtual event) on the afternoon of October 19th, with later registrants receiving this information on the day of the event at 4:00 pm. This separate registration to access the Crowdcast site comes with no additional cost.
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 monumental 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.
Peter Frampton is among the most celebrated guitarists in rock history. In 2007 he won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album for Fingerprints, and in 2014 he was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. Frampton has toured with the likes of Stevie Nicks, Gregg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller Band, and many others. Frampton's latest release, All Blues, was number one for fifteen weeks on Billboard's Blues Album Chart. He has voiced himself in The Simpsons and Family Guy, and he's appeared on The Colbert Report and Madam Secretary. For Cameron Crowe's film, Almost Famous, Frampton wrote songs, served as an advisor, and played the role of Reg.
Cameron Bruce Crowe is the Academy Award winning screenwriter-director of “Almost Famous”. Other films include “Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Say Anything…,” "Jerry Maguire,” “Vanilla Sky," and “We Bought A Zoo." In 2019, he produced the Sundance documentary smash, “David Crosby: Remember My Name” and debuted the Broadway-bound “Almost Famous: The Musical” to rave reviews and record-breaking attendance at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. He is currently working on his latest feature film.