ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Peter Frampton - Alive and Well

Updated on August 30, 2016

On a hot Sunday evening in Montgomery, Alabama;

On a hot Sunday evening in Montgomery, Alabama; a sizzling breeze blew along the Alabama River, across parking lots and along city streets, where the obvious “baby boomer” crowd was assembling. They parked and walked to the Renaissance Montgomery Convention Center where nearly all of the 1800 seat facility was sold out. They were the youngsters of yester-year come to hear the sounds of one of one of the biggest arena rock stars of the '70s.

Peter Frampton built a following through extensive touring and an exciting stage presence in the 1970’s with his “Frampton Comes Alive!” album which, became the best selling live album up to that point, eventually selling over six million albums in the U. S. alone.

His 70’s fame proved to be short-lived and a season of difficulties in his life followed. A near fatal car accident in 1977 put his musical career on hold while he recovered from a concussion, multiple broken bones and muscle damage. A time of financial difficulties followed and his music just never seemed to get back up the charts.

Frampton released seven albums during the 70’s, five during the 80’s, and four during the 90’s. In 2000 his “Live in Detroit” album debuted followed by three albums in 2003, including Anthology, The Millennium Collection and Now. Another album came out in 2006, titled Fingerprints.

April 2010 his newest album, Thank You Mr. Churchill, was released and Peter and band hit the road. Band members for the “Thank You Mr. Churchill” include Montgomery, Alabama native, Dan Wojciechowski on the drums, and Rob Arthur on keyboards, guitar and vocals, Adam Lester guitarist and long time friend John Regan on bass.

A word of advice; don’t miss this concert or the CD.


The lights dimmed on the various degrees of graying heads and the music began. I heard a few whispers throughout the audience, who were wondering who the warm up band was, until Peter Frampton stepped out from behind the curtain and cut loose on his guitar. They roared in approval as the old familiar songs were played and again as new tunes rode in on the wings of the classics. The addition of a jazz and blues feel gave the new sound a fresh edginess with the perfect guitar work we’ve come to expect from Peter.


At times I felt like I had stumbled into a private jam session or one of the finest Jazz clubs in this part of the country. Rob Arthur made the keys on, what I hope was a Hammond, and an electric keyboard, smoke. He and Peter’s jazz set had the audience spell bound. The combination of electric and acoustic guitars combined with a, never dull beat, made it clear that Peter Frampton is like a fine wine, he just gets better with age.


A word of advice; don’t miss this concert or the CD. (He is also offering it on and LP!)


Downloadable Music

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • miss_jkim profile imageAUTHOR

      miss_jkim 

      3 years ago

      Glad you found it Jonay. Love Peter and his music, and the concert was wonderful.

    • profile image

      Jonay 

      3 years ago

      I've been loionkg for a post like this for an age

    • miss_jkim profile imageAUTHOR

      miss_jkim 

      8 years ago

      Humble Pie was definitely one of those bands that influenced my youth. I must say, I was not as big a fan of Peter's when he went solo, but perhaps time has changed us both. I adore jazz and he has really picked up the jazz and R & B sound.

      This was an unexpected treat for my husband, who is a huge Peter Frampton fan, and I. Although, I think I enjoyed it more than he did. LOL

      Thanks again, for your kind words.

    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 

      8 years ago

      ..must be the first - and hopefully not the last to make a comment here - Frampton was in one of my favorite bands - HUMBLE PIE with the great Steve Marriot - and I love the song Baby I love your way - well I also love the way you put together your hubs and make this world a far more interesting place!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)