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by Frampton, PeterLight, Alan

Revelatory memoir from 70s rock icon and heartthrob Peter Frampton.

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.

"This is my journey," Frampton says of the book. "All I ever wanted to do was play guitar and it's taken me many different places - physically and mentally. I've been to the moon and back without a rocket, but also to the depths of despair. You never stop paying your dues. Failure has been my greatest inspiration. I brush myself off and then I want to 'do it again.' Do You Feel Like I Do?"

Peter Frampton is among the most celebrated guitarists in rock history. His 1976 album, Frampton Comes Alive!-recently inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame - remains one of the top-selling live records of all time, with over 17 million copies sold worldwide. At age 16, Frampton was lead singer and guitarist for British band The Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first supergroups, Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle, and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, among many others. Frampton has voiced himself as a character in The Simpsons and Family Guy. He also served as technical advisor on Cameron Crowe's 2000 film Almost Famous as well as appearing in it and writing songs for the soundtrack. 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 David Bowie, Stevie Nicks, Greg Allman, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller Band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, and many others.

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Peter Frampton discussed his new memoir (DO YOU FEEL LIKE I DO?), David Bowie and overcoming the "depths of despair" with CBS This Morning--the terrific segment was teased on social this past weekend, and aired this morning!

Quote: CBS

Buzzfeed News plugged Peter Frampton's virtual book launch tomorrow (Cameron Crowe is moderating!).

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Frampton's optimistic attitude comes through in Do You Feel Like I Do?, making it a case study in what happens when dogged determination is paired with immense talent."

Review: American Songwriter

Popmatters praised Frampton's "rock-solid book," raving that "the book is cleverly framed practically from start to finish."

Review: Popmatters

NPR's "Here & Now" host Robin Young spoke with Frampton about his book, and life as a guitar god.

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Frampton spoke with Yahoo Entertainment about his contrasting experiences making "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and "Almost Famous."

Quote: Yahoo Entertainment

...a fascinating read that takes you at a steady clip from Frampton's childhood memories through his days as a teen prodigy to the moment he first realized being cute could be the bane of his existence, meeting Jimi Hendrix, forming Humble Pie, cutting Frampton Comes Alive!, and every high and low along the way to his farewell tour.

Review: USA Today

Peter Frampton's chatty, cheerful memoir "Do You Feel Like I Do?" looks back on his many decades of making music with humor and insight.

Review: The Columbus Dispatch

Frampton's renowned gift for songwriting translates to storytelling, and his vivid, conversational style lends this memoir the intimacy of a coffee shop chat -- just you, Peter Frampton, and the pressing question: 'Do you feel like I do?'

Review: Nashville Scene

...a bracing new memoir.

Review: The Guardian

...the season's most anticipated music memoir this side of Mariah Carey's does smoothly condense Frampton's lengthy and impactful (and, supporters would say, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-worthy) career at a time when it's nearing an end.

Quote: Gary Graff, acclaimed music journalist

Frampton appeared on NBC's TODAY show to discuss the memoir at length with Al Roker.

Quote: NBC Today

[Frampton's] unique voice and style leave you feeling the way you do after one of his guitar solos, as if it's absolutely right and distinctly his. Frampton's self-deprecation and willingness to take responsibility for his choices win readers over... Do You Feel Like I Do] is full of appealing anecdotes involving the many musical favorites with whom Frampton has played... his determination is inspiring. Frampton provided a soundtrack for a generation; here's the story... Entertaining and rousing, on the stage and now on the page, Frampton Comes Alive.

Review: Library Journal

Den of Geek gave the book a 4 (out of 5) star review, saying it "is as much fun as hearing a talking box guitar solo for the first time."

Review: Den of Geek

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