Peter Frampton decided to launch a final tour after getting diagnosed with the muscle disease Inclusion-Body Myositis. About eight years ago, Peter Frampton started to notice that his ankles felt a little tight in the morning. He initially dismissed it as one of the many pains that comes with getting older, but as time passed, his legs began feeling weak as well. He tried to ignore the signs that something was wrong until four years ago when a fan kicked a beach ball onto the stage at one of his concerts and he fell over when he tried to kick it back. Two weeks after the beach ball incident, he tripped over a guitar cord on his stage and collapsed again. He was also noticing that his arms were getting so weak that loading heavy objects onto the overhead compartments of planes was becoming extremely difficult. When his tour had some time off, he finally booked an appointment with a neurologist to see what was happening. Lisa Christopher-Stine, the director of their myositis clinic. That was the most troubling thing, obviously, for me. You managed to keep this all very secret for the past four years.
Who Is Peter Frampton?
Peter Frampton recalls with stinging clarity the moment in when he realized his career was about to take a perilous turn. In that moment, Frampton was downgraded from a respected musician to a disposable teen idol. His credibility was being questioned at a time when the standards for such things in music were set in stone, with particular scorn directed at any rock star who was swooned over by teenage girls. Worse, his sales of over 14m copies of the double album Frampton Comes Alive, a world record at the time, set expectations impossibly high for his future. Now, the musician, aided by writer Alan Light, has detailed all of those issues in a bracing new memoir titled for one of his best-known songs, Do You Feel Like I Do? More, the book shows how Frampton eventually managed to re-figure his career, putting the focus back on his unique approach to the guitar. He credits that belief in himself — a trait which is currently sustaining him through a highly publicized degenerative muscle disease diagnosis — to his stable and loving upbringing. It helped that he shared a flair for creativity with his father, who served as the head art teacher at the school he attended. It was there Frampton met one Dave Jones — the future David Bowie — who was taking a class taught by his father. And we became friends.
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He is best known for his hit album Frampton Comes Alive! Raised in a conventional middle-class family, Frampton was a musical prodigy, teaching himself to play the guitar at age 7. Within the next few years, he mastered complex jazz, blues and rock riffs. In , under the tutelage of Wyman, the year-old Frampton became the lead guitarist and singer for the pop-oriented group The Herd. Later that year, he and Steve Marriott fronted the blues-based rock band Humble Pie. In , despite positive response for the albums Town And Country and Rock On , Frampton decided to strike out on his own.
Peter Kenneth Frampton born 22 April  is an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and the Herd. As a solo artist, Frampton released several albums including his international breakthrough album, the live release Frampton Comes Alive!