Peter Frampton

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1997 (The 1998 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Do You Feel Like We Do (1973)
Baby I Love Your Way (1975)

Peter Frampton @ Wikipedia

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Will Peter Frampton be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


45 comments so far (post your own)

Hell, NO! He's awful.

Posted by asdfghjkl; on Wednesday, 01.3.07 @ 17:32pm

While I do love the music of Frampton, I'm afraid that other than Frampton Comes Alive!, he hasn't done that much, and while that album was great and sold a lot, it wasn't that unique.

Posted by John on Tuesday, 02.20.07 @ 14:24pm

It is truly a crime that Peter Frampton is not in the RRHoF. His live album was groundbreaking and he has produced some awesome music (and has finally won a Grammy.) And, love it or hate it, the talkbox was very innovative!

Posted by #1 Frampton Fan on Wednesday, 03.14.07 @ 09:26am

Peter Frampton is one of the best artists ever!!! He has so much passion and his guitar playing is awesome. He's been around for a long time and still is so good at what he does.

Posted by Evelyn on Monday, 05.28.07 @ 21:37pm

While most people know Frampton from his live album or some awful follow ups he did much more before as a member of Humble Pie and some decent pre-Alive studio albums. That's what he should be judged on.

Posted by Travis Bickel on Thursday, 07.19.07 @ 15:39pm

Not a great way to start the morning!

I wanted to pull my hair out!!!

Do you feeeeeeel like I dooooo!?!?


Anyways, I think he should be in.

Posted by K-Money on Sunday, 04.13.08 @ 09:54am

Peter Frampton's use of the "talk-box" inspired Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi to use one on "Livin' On A Prayer" Someone said that Frampton and Joe Walsh would make a great "talk-box" duel. I talked to Peter on "Rockline" about his song "Doobie Wah" I asked if the "doobie" was a reference to the Doobie Brothers because the chord progression is similar to "Listen to The Music" and "Eyes of Silver" by the Doobies. He told me "Doobie Wah" meant a bad day, but he also told me he had respect for the Doobie Brothers who opened up for Humble Pie on Frampton's last tour with the Pie.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 23:43pm

Peter Frampton is a very good musician. His problem during the 70's was exposure via the teeny-bopper magazines during the "Frampton Comes Alive" heyday. There was his face, right up there with Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett (UGH!!!), etc...all the time!! It kind of rubbed some of the lustre off his musicianship.

Posted by Guitarzan on Friday, 07.4.08 @ 12:22pm

Frampton is an extraordinary guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who has influenced countless guitarists, myself included. When you look at some of the other inductees (e.g., Jackson Browne, Ramones, Patti Smith, John Mellencamp) it is difficult to imagine Frampton's day will not come. As noted above, there is much more to him than the live album (which was #1 for 10 weeks and in the Top 200 for over a year)-including a string of legendary studio contributions (e.g., All Things Must Pass) and sold out stadia. By any objective criteria, he has contributed more to the "development and perpetuation of rock and roll" than those listed above and continues to do so through touring and new (Grammy Award winning) material.

Posted by Eric on Tuesday, 07.8.08 @ 12:42pm

The live version of "Do You Feel Like We Do" was recorded on November 22, 1975, my sixth birthday at State University of New York in Plattsburgh, New York and was released on "FCA!" a month and two weeks later. Bruce Springsteen had recorded his performance at the Hammersmith Odeon four days earlier (11/18/75) but didn't release until THIRTY YEARS later. Perhaps Springsteen's greatest weakness is his reluctance to release his live recordings, which is why everyone from Frampton to Skynyrd, Dylan to the Stones, Zappa to Zeppelin, Streisand to Diamond were able to beat him in that regard.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 07.8.08 @ 13:51pm

I remember signing a petition at least 5 years ago to get him nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His live album was/is a classic but he did more than that. He had a hit with I'm In You, the followup album, which had 2 hits the title song "I'm In You" and a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Signed Sealed Delivered." Other hits he had were "I Can't Stand It No More" and "Breakin' All Of The Rules." I don't care what anyone says. He's still performing today and still very much deserving of induction.

Posted by Bill Langan on Friday, 09.12.08 @ 19:44pm

It's a shame Peter hasn't been inducted. His guitar style, song writing and vocals more than qualify him in my opinion. Then there's the whole VOICE BOX thing that everyone uses. Come on, vote for Peter, he's amazing.

Posted by Susan Cell on Sunday, 11.30.08 @ 04:28am

Tremendous guitarist. Good vocalist. Good songwriter. Looking backwards in time I'd say Humble Pie was a better artist than Peter was on his own. Regarding the talk box, I believe Joe Walsh used it on "Rocky Mountain Way" before Peter did on "Do You Feel Like I Do". Don't give Frampton credit for that one. "Rocky Mountain Way" came out years before "Do You Feel".

Posted by ed on Thursday, 03.19.09 @ 16:57pm

Peter frampton is STILL a household name. His music and history speak for themselves. This is a man who has been in the industry since the late 60's and deserves to be inducted. He is still making beautiful music and his recent Grammy reflects that loud and clear.

Posted by Mark Cooper on Tuesday, 04.7.09 @ 11:17am

I think Peter can be inducted on the strength of Frampton Comes Alive alone.

Do You Feel Like I Do??

Posted by joker on Monday, 07.27.09 @ 20:20pm

Does anyone else think that the absolutely awful "78" movie - Sgt. Pepper which starred Frampton and the BeeGees was a career killer for Frampton?

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 06:13am

It didn't do them any favors, that's for sure!!! A lot of people forget that Aerosmith and Earth, Wind, & Fire were in that movie, too...a fact that I'm sure they never bring up in open conversation!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 09:32am

I like Peter Frampton, but he will never get in. Humble Pie doesn't have a chance and his solo material wasn't all that innovative or influencial.

Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 10:29am

Peter Frampton is responsible for his own career demise.

Think about it, his studio albums were very weak and got very little recognition or airplay. It wasn't until he played the songs live and recorded them and released "Frampton Comes Alive" that he became a huge success. The same songs that no one cared about from his studio albums became huge hits when played live.

Then he went bank into the studio and recorded and released "I'm In You" and went right back into obscurity.

Some bands just can't recreate the energy of a live sound in the studio and it hurts their career. Peter Frampton is one of those artists. He actually released a second live album trying to recapture the lightning of "Frampton Comes Alive" It was basically the same songs recorded live again and went no where.



Posted by SpaceTrucker on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 10:37am

SpaceTrucker...imagine that, an artist who sounds better live! Imagine what he could've done with the right production crew...!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 11:17am

And Neil Diamond is worthy? HOF is scraping the barrel far below Frampton. The question should be is the Hall of Fame worthy of being graced by Frampton?

Posted by Berfel on Saturday, 12.18.10 @ 16:15pm

Both "Hot August Night" by Neil Diamond and "Frampton Comes Alive!" were very successful live their day. Neil Diamond had commercial success before "Hot August Night" but Peter Frampton had to wait until "FCA!" to get commercial success. Also their careers after their respective live albums were different. In 1986, Neil Diamond was the top grossing solo performer according to Pollstar. Peter Frampton was barely making a buck on his tours in the 80's. I believe most of the money Frampton was making was off the royalty checks for "FCA!" I'm not trying to show any disrespect for Frampton, but Neil Diamond has been a more constant concert draw than the the man with the talkbox.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 12.18.10 @ 17:47pm

Frampton Comes Alive

Clapton Is God

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 06.7.11 @ 22:36pm

Saw Frampton live and all the old songs are great but this guy still/always plays amazing guitar.

Posted by frankjp on Monday, 07.11.11 @ 13:48pm

Peter Frampton should be included in any discussion of the top rock guitarists of this generation. He is a superb musician, songwriter and performer. His influence has been felt ever since "Frampton Comes Alive" as his style and technique were truely innovative. He belongs in the Hall as much as anyone.

Posted by Karen on Sunday, 07.31.11 @ 16:33pm

Love his stuff. He should be inducted. I enjoy showing my young children videos of him in the 70s...using the talk box and looking like he is really enjoying himself. Viewing his performances has inspired my children to be musicians.

Posted by Nanci on Thursday, 08.25.11 @ 21:48pm

Just saw Peter Frampton on his FCA 35 Tour in Detroit, he brought the house down. He is still on of the greatest guitar players around. His live album is still one of the number one best selling live albums for 35 years. He has contributed to many other artist and played with Bowie also. Politics Politics....he mets the criteria induct him

Posted by Cassandra on Tuesday, 09.6.11 @ 21:56pm

Just saw Frampton on his Frampton Comes Alive 35 concert and wondered if he was in the HOF. Just saw he wasn't! After reading all these posts I see some of your points, but to not include him because he was marketed improperly as being in teenie mags and in a bad movie like Sgt. Pepper, how about all others who have gone the same route? Rock and Roll HOF, not movie HOF! He's an unbelievable guitar player; and I've seen other inductees with less notoriety then him. Geez, he's played with so many others and other bands. I hope soon for his sake! Love Frampton!

Posted by barbara on Monday, 10.10.11 @ 01:30am

Peter, Peter, Peter... he didn't do it by himself. What about the fantastic band members who make him sound good. The real discussion should be which band members should be inducted because alone Peter would be a nobody.

Posted by Robert on Friday, 12.30.11 @ 00:01am

Where is PETER FRAMPTON? Not only did he have the Ďphenomenalí Frampton Comes Alive in 1975, he has since won a grammy for Fingerprints, an instrumental album showcasing his guitar versatility to cross into other guitar styles which has earned him the respect amongst his peers. At age 60 the man has shown he has not slowed down, nor given in to his own nostalgia by continually progressing his art, to follow Fingerprints in 2010 with Thank You Mr Churchill, to fan and critic acclaim. In 2011 he commenced his Frampton Comes Alive 35 World Tour, which is continuing into 2012 and coincides with the 40th Anniversary of Humble Pieís Rockiní the Fillmore. Letís also not forget his charity work; the Framptone; and his contribution to the music industry in general. The man ĎISí a Rockín'Roll Hall of Fame. Heís played beside some of the best artists out there since the 60s. Heís earned his dues and I donít know why he isnít in the Rín'R Hall of Fame already. Stick Peter on the list! He has nearly 600,000 fans from all over the world on Facebook that agree with me.

Posted by Angela on Monday, 01.2.12 @ 08:38am

I have honestly voted for who I KNOW is the best in the music industry. I don't know who does the official voting but for the 30 or more years I have not been wrong when it comes to the best of the best. Since Rap has played a part in this, I have not been influenced by this genre. I do not appreciate this catagory for I have found most of it to be offensive and it is just talk without any real talent. The bands that I vote for has maintained their true talents for decades and to this day perform with flawless energy and have become better with age. Thank you.

Posted by Susan Allison on Friday, 01.6.12 @ 19:07pm

Just went to concert this week.......I could listen to him play for hours!!!!!! He's still great...and an awesome band too!

Posted by Tina on Thursday, 02.23.12 @ 18:55pm

Who cares? The R&R hall of fame has nothing to do with quality anyway. Nobody want's to go to Cleavland anyway.

Posted by Dave on Sunday, 03.25.12 @ 21:57pm

Re: the Sgt. Peppers film, The Bee Gees were the other headliner along with Peter, but they are in the RRHOF, rightly so. (RIP Maurice and Robin).
As for Frampton, I've seen him live several times from his heyday of the 70's, and recently in 2009. Each performance was totally enjoyable, not only of Peter's guitar playing skills, but his incredible ability to communicate with his audience in a genuine, personal level.
Peter's long and inspiring career, along with his stellar place in music history, merits entry in the RRHOF. Long overdue.

Posted by Stephen on Thursday, 06.21.12 @ 05:16am

I feel it is a travesty that Peter isn't in the Hall of Fame and is why I will never visit or support it in any way. Frampton is one of the best guitarists of all time and has had a massive influence on rock music. Why should he be punished for the greedy managers & record producers that pushed him into "I'm in You" & "Sgt. Peppers"? Anyone that understands Frampton knows that wasn't him and should focus on his entire body of work, including his Grammy award winning Fingerprints. Without Frampton & Yes, the HOF is a complete joke.

Posted by Genene on Tuesday, 09.3.13 @ 18:33pm

Another year and another round of nominees and no Peter Frampton. He so deserves to be there and I believe will be there one day. His guitar circus this year was an amazing tour and he continues to show us all that he is one of the best guitarists ever. It will happen, just hold on. Love you Peter!

Posted by Patricia Field on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 19:03pm

Another year and another round of nominees and no Peter Frampton. He so deserves to be there and I believe will be there one day. His guitar circus this year was an amazing tour and he continues to show us all that he is one of the best guitarists ever. It will happen, just hold on. Love you Peter!

Posted by Patricia Field on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 20:03pm

Show Me The Way-Peter Frampton 1975 (studio version)
Show Me The Way-Styx 1990

(Note: Both Peter Frampton and Styx were signed to A&M Records)

I Can't Stand It No More-Peter Frampton 1979
I Can't Stand It-Eric Clapton 1981

We've Only Just Begun-The Carpenters-1970
We've Just Begun-Peter Frampton 1979

(Note: Both The Carpenters and Peter Frampton were signed to A&M Records)

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 05.7.14 @ 14:36pm

Show Me The Way-Peter Frampton 1975 (studio version)
Show Me The Way-Styx 1990

(Note: Both Peter Frampton and Styx were signed to A&M Records)

I Can't Stand It No More-Peter Frampton 1979
I Can't Stand It-Eric Clapton 1981

We've Only Just Begun-The Carpenters-1970
We've Just Begun-Peter Frampton 1979

(Note: Both The Carpenters and Peter Frampton were signed to A&M Records)

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 05.7.14 @ 14:36pm

not mentioned so far is frampton's camel.

this studio album was marvelous, the mood conveyed in lines on my face was something not captured live.

white sugar and all night long were fun to hear and funner to learn and play.

abba is in the hall! they didn't do r and roll!

if abba is there, why not peter?

Posted by brian on Tuesday, 03.24.15 @ 19:05pm

Peter Frampton is an excellent live act who draws his audience in to the performance. His songs have stood the test of time and his fan base is loyal. Have been with him since we were both 16.

Posted by Dee Fitzsimons on Sunday, 04.26.15 @ 06:25am

I just saw him live. He played acoustic for the whole set, and it was fantastic. He played over two hours, and played the big hits. He still can rock on the guitar, and his voice still sounds great. I understand that he only had a few hits, but the size of the "comes alive" album, plus his time in Humble Pie, ought to make him worthy of consideration. After all, he's played himself on the simpsons and family many rockers can say that?

Worthy of a nomination to say the least.

Posted by PLUTO on Wednesday, 10.21.15 @ 16:56pm

Although it's far too early to make predictions for the 2017 Rock Hall nominations, I'm gonna go out on a whim and predict Peter Frampton will receive a nomination later this year. He has been mentioned a lot on SiriusXM, appearing on an artist confidential interview for Classic Vinyl. The moderator/interview is David Frick who worked for Rolling Stone and is a member of the Rock Hall's nominating committee. Not only that, but his interview for Classic Vinyl has been mentioned a lot on Rock Hall Radio in the last few days (Classic Vinyl has re-played the interview several times since then and it's on their on-demand service too). Plus now Rock Hall Radio now has a new feature on their new station where they play "Rock Hall Hopefuls" (I emailed FRL about this last week). They've been playing selective artists many of my fellow posters would be happy to hear: Jethro Tull, Moody Blues, Todd Rundgren, Peter Frampton, Chubby Checker, Edgar Winter, The J. Geils Band and Three Dog Night. They're been playing a lot of Jethro Tull, Moody Blues and Frampton since they've started this late last week.

Why Peter Frampton? Three words: Frampton Comes Alive! It is one of the best-selling albums of the 1970s and he was a huge rock star in one of the most competitive times in Rock Music history. It is also one of the best live albums ever. That album featured many classic hits, many of which still regularly appear on classic rock stations. I will say, I'm exactly the biggest Peter Frampton fan nor do I think he's the most worthy candidate for the Rock. It seems the stars are alined for him receiving a nomination later this year and I'm gonna guess (if not 2017), expect a nomination within the next 3-5 years.

Posted by Nick on Wednesday, 03.16.16 @ 21:31pm

Peter Frampton may not have astronomical success commercially after Frampton comes alive and I am in you. and even if Where I should be was a nice follow up to I'm in you, but music was changing during that. New Wave and punk were heavy favorites. But Peter Frampton's talent never waned. He is a virtuoso guitar player, singer and songwriter. Hall of Fame does not mean commercial success. Peter Frampton is famous from his amazing guitar work singing and songwriting. From his days in Humble Pie to Frampton comes alive, to his latest album, Peter Frampton his been continually growing as artist and his fans love him. His music brings back great memories and all though he may not have sold hundreds of millions of albums, he is ingrained in the rock 'n' roll tapestry that we all love. He definitely belongs in the Hall of Fame and if you ask many questions inductees in the rock 'n' roll Hall of Fame they would agree

Posted by Eric on Tuesday, 05.9.17 @ 02:25am

I refused to watch The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame to this day. Whomever does the picking of the yearly nominees, do they have enough experience to do so? Peter Frampton is one of the most amazing guitarist in this world! Other great guitarist went with playing the typical blues style notes but Peter decided to inject jazz influence notes into his leads instead which made his music much more unique. Peter has made 24 albums and they're All great sounding songs. Peter Frampton WILL be inducted to the rock n roll hall of fame in 2018!!!

Posted by Carlos Pereda on Wednesday, 05.17.17 @ 01:20am

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