Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Book Review - Do You Feel Like I Do? Peter Frampton

Do You Feel Like I Do? by Peter Frampton is an excellent memoir of a pretty boy guitarist/musician/writer whose meteoric rise from The Herd to Humble Pie and then solo to the Frampton Comes Alive album, which sold eight million copies, three top-twenty singles, and an unbelievable tour (Yes, I was at a Philly stadium to see him) shows a deep commitment to the craft.  

But this memoir shows he was much more than that, and had a very deep career with his musical skills. 

He was asked by David Bowie to join him on the Glass Spider Tour (hello, saw that in Dallas). He writes of collaborations with Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Ringo Star (a Beatle!!), and more. 

He never wanted to be the cover boy. Sadly he did abuse substances. But proud of his continued recovery. He's still played guitar despite a muscle disease which caused his retirement from the road at age seventy. 

Multiple marriages, a lot of moving around the USA, several children, and more - Peter Frampton still gives credit to his parents for instilling a good base. He remains close to his younger brother Clive. 

cover blub - He thought he lost his favorite guitar (the Phenix) in a fiery plane  crash in 1980 in Caracas. 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. 

Show Me the Way

Baby I Love Your Way

Do You Feel Like  I Do?

His work is a soundtrack  to my college years.  Sheer fun and good memories.  Thanks Peter!


  1. wow this is interesting

  2. Hi Joanne - I imagine it makes interesting reading ...there's always (usually) so much behind success - talent, creativity etc ...thanks for the recommendation - cheers Hilary

    1. It’s a lot to take in when someone is so successful so quickly. Quite a story