Peter Frampton Wanted New Memoir to Focus On Career


Peter Frampton told us that for his newly published memoir, Do You Feel Like I Do?, writing a "tell-all" about his heady rise to stardom was the last thing he wanted.

Frampton, who's now 70, co-authored the bio with Alan Light, and explained to us how he approached writing the book: ["My sense of humor comes across and also, I don't stop at a certain point. I tell the whole story when it wasn't so great for me. But I think that was important. I didn't want it to be a book about this relationship, that re. . .  It's about my career. My family come in and out of it, but it's not a book about my life with my family, my children."] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . family my children)

Frampton isn't shy about talking in depth about his musical career — including once-in-a lifetime sessions with George Harrison, Ringo Starr — and the Who's John Entwistle. Frampton recalled the legendary bassist enlisting him to lay down tracks for his 1972 Whistle Rhymes solo album: ["With the John Entwistle sessions — 'The Ox' — we'd been friends for years. And he just said, 'Look, I've got one live track I wanna do, and would you mind, I just want to have this solo re-done on one song — would you mind?' I said, 'Fine — no problem.' After I did the first solo on Whistle Rhymes for John, everyone there just loved it and I was thrilled, obviously. And he said, 'Well, (laughs) can you do all the other solos?' And, so, I did."] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC: . . . so I did)

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