Peter Kenneth Frampton is an English musician, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd. Frampton's international breakthrough album was his live release, Frampton Comes Alive!. The album sold over 6 million copies in the United States alone and spawned several hits. Since then he has released several major albums. He has
also worked with David Bowie and both Matt Cameron and Mike McCready from Pearl Jam, among others. Frampton is best known for such hits as "Show Me the Way", "Baby, I Love Your Way", "Do You Feel Like We Do", and "I'm in You", "Breaking All The Rules" which to this day, remain staples on classic-rock radio. He has also appeared as himself in television shows such as: The Simpsons, The Colbert Report and Family Guy.
Frampton was born in Beckenham, England. He first became interested in music when he was seven years old. Upon discovering his grandmother's banjolele in the attic, he taught himself to play, and later taught himself to play guitar and piano as well. At age eight he started taking classical music lessons.
Early influences were Cliff Richard & The Shadows and American rockers Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran, and then the Ventures, Jimi Hendrix, and the Beatles. His father introduced him to Belgian gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.