There’s something about the atmosphere created by the best live albums. Hard to believe, but Peter’s offering, “Frampton Comes Alive” from 1975, was the biggest selling live album of all time for years after. I wish I could remember how or when I first heard it, but it became my go-to album for a long time. I particularly remember a rain-spoiled holiday in Greece with my trusty cassette player belting this out giving me some succour.
Originally a member of The Herd and then Humble Pie (check out their UK single hit) Peter would comment that playing live ‘is the best thing for a musician; it keeps my music alive and breathing.’ Here’s a great example.
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”