PETER FRAMPTON ABLE TO LAUGH AT ‘SGT. PEPPER’ MOVIE 40 YEARS LATER

PETER FRAMPTON ABLE TO LAUGH AT ‘SGT. PEPPER’ MOVIE 40 YEARS LATER

PETER FRAMPTON ABLE TO LAUGH AT ‘SGT. PEPPER’ MOVIE 40 YEARS LATER

Peter Frampton‘s hit joint tour with the Steve Miller Band rolls into the “Big Apple” tonight (June 27th) with the ’70s legends teaming up to play Manhattan’s legendary Radio City Music Hall. Next month marks the 40th anniversary of the ill-fated big screen Frampton-Bee Gees teamup, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Although soundtrack album peaked at Number Five on the Billboard 200 albums chart, history has marked it as the prime example of “returning platinum” — with some sources saying that over four million unsold copies were returned to distributors.

  • Steve Miller Band & Peter Frampton tour dates (subject to change):
    June 27 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
    June 29 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
    June 30 – Watertown, NY – Watertown Fairgrounds Arena
    July 2 – Lenox, MA – Tanglewood
    July 3 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheatre
    July 5 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
    July 6 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    July 14 – Mashantucket, CT – The Grand Theater at Foxwoods
    July 15 – Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx Casino
    July 17 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
    July 18 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
    July 20 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
    July 21 – Hollywood, FL – The Event Center at Hard Rock
    July 23 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House
    July 24 – St. Louis, MO – River City Casino & Hotel
    July 26 – Springfield, MO – Ozark Empire Fair
    July 27 – Allen, TX – Allen Event Center
    July 28 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
    July 30 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
    August 2 – Lincoln, NB – Pinewood Bowl Amphitheatre
    August 4 – Greenwood Village, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
    August 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
    August 12 – Costa Mesa, CA – OC Fair and Event Center / Pacific Amphitheater
    August 15 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
    August 17 – Stateline, NV – Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
    August 18 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
    August 20 – Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
    August 21 – Bend, OR – Edgefield Amphitheatre
    August 23 – Troutdale, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheatre
    August 25, 26 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste. Michelle
    August 27 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion (Peter Frampton only)
    August 29 – Funner, CA – Harrah’s Resort Southern California (Peter Frampton only)
    August 31 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino (Peter Frampton only)
    September 1 – Laughlin, NV – Harrah’s Laughlin Casino & Hotel (Peter Frampton only)
    September 2 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms Casino Resort (Peter Frampton only)
    September 4 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center (Peter Frampton only)

FAST FACTS

Peter Frampton has a long relationship with the former Beatles that pre-dates his own solo career.

  • George Harrison enlisted Peter Frampton play lead guitar on Apple Records artist Doris Troy‘s 1970 self-titled album.
  • It was during Harrison’s All Things Must Pass sessions that he was introduced to the “Talk Box” by legendary pedal steel guitarist Pete Drake. Frampton went on to play acoustic guitar on nearly every track on the album.
  • After striking up a friendship with Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, and bassist Klaus Voormann during the All Things Must Pass sessions, all three performed on Frampton’s 1972 solo debut, Wind Of Change.
  • After performing with Ringo Starr on a number of Harry Nilsson sessions, he eventually made his way onto a Ringo solo track when he provided guitar on “A Dose Of Rock N’ Roll” from 1976’s Ringo’s Rotogravure. Frampton went on to tour with Ringo’s All Starr Band in 1997 and 1998.
  • In 2014, Peter Frampton was part of the house band for CBS’ The Beatles: The Night That Changed America – A Grammy Salute special.
  • Frampton remains top among the die-hard Beatles fans in rock — and usually closes his own shows with a majestic reading of George Harrison’s “White Album” classic, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
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