Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir

DO YOU FEEL LIKE I DO?                               PETER FRAMPTON


 A revelatory memoir by rock icon and legendary guitarist Peter Frampton.

Do You Feel Like I Do? is the incredible story of Peter Frampton's positively resilient life and career told in his own words for the first time. His groundbreaking album Frampton Comes Alive! spawned three top-20 singles and sold 8 million copies the year it was released (over 17 million to date) and was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame in January. Frampton was on a path to stardom from an early age. By 22, he was touring incessantly and making use of the talk box which would become his signature guitar effect. "I started playing music so young that I sometimes feel I've lived more than one lifetime already," says Frampton.

The artist shares fascinating stories of his collaborative work and tours with the likes of George Harrison and David Bowie, among others, and reveals both the blessing and curse of Frampton Comes Alive!. And he opens up about becoming the heartthrob and cover boy he never wanted to be, his overcoming substance abuse, and how he's continued to play at the top of his game despite an inflammatory muscle disease.

Peppered throughout his narrative is the story of his favorite guitar, which he thought he'd lost in a plane crash in 1980. But in 2011, it mysteriously showed up again - saved from the wreckage. Frampton will tell of that unlikely reunion here in full for the first time, and it is emblematic of his life and career as a legendary 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?"

PAT'S REVIEW


A wonderful book and one that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. I of course also grew up listening to Humble Pie, and like so many others bought and still have “Frampton Comes Alive” which for the longest time was not the only top-selling live recording album but also a top-selling album for a while as well.
He takes you through his journey of life from childhood to meeting Davey Jones in school who would change his name to David Bowie as to be confused with Davey Jones from The Monkeys. They would stay life long friends which only added to this story.
He really goes into the men who were behind him at the time of his biggest success and how they continued to drive him as far as coming up with another album when “Comes Alive” was still in the top five of sales. How those men kept pushing for more songs and more tours. One man would be someone who would steal from him and then on top of that he had to pay to get out of the contract. He just doesn’t like it when men take advantage of the people who created the music. Frampton though blames himself for not looking into it himself and not being more concerned about everything up to that point.
When you get into his later part of his career, he speaks of touring with David Bowie and then playing backup on other people’s albums. He leads you up to the album “Fingerprints” which I still think is his best album I still listen to it even now it is that good. He also speaks about his marriages and divorces, along with his children, and also about an illness he has been diagnosed with. Overall, I really liked this book and he seemed to be totally honest about everything, a very good book. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at
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