Arts, Other Music Guide, Performing Arts

Peter Frampton

When: Tue., Aug. 18, 8 p.m. 2015

Peter Frampton was an early bloomer. In 1969, at eighteen, he was a founding member of Humble Pie. After a couple successful years the Essex rockers were increasingly becoming Steve Marriott's hard-boogie vehicle, whereupon Pete split. He did premium session work; he cut a few solo albums. None did much sales-wise. Then the 800-pound gorilla crashed into the room. The animal in question, 1976's Frampton Comes Alive, was famished. It ate record buyers' money. It never stopped eating. Comes Alive sold 6 million copies, and Peter Frampton became a household name — because his frickin' album was in every American house. It's easy to overlook how good this famous record is, and how tasteful, melodic, and song-serving a guitarist Frampton always is, but listen to it again and get reminded. Better yet, see him live in concert tonight at 8 p.m. at River City Casino (777 River City Casino Boulevard; 888-578-7289 or www.rivercity.com). Tickets are $49.50 to $100.

Alex Weir

Price: $49.50-$100

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