Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir

Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir

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 monu-mental album Frampton Comes Alive! spawned three top-twenty singles and sold eight million copies the year it was released (more than seventeen million to date), and it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in January 2020.


Frampton was on a path to stardom from an early age, first as the lead singer and guitarist of the Herd and then as cofounder -- along with Steve Marriott -- of one of the first supergroups, Humble Pie. Frampton was part of a tight-knit collective of British '60s musicians with close ties to the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and the Who. This led to Frampton playing on George Harrison's solo debut, All Things Must Pass, as well as to Ringo Starr and Billy Preston appearing on Frampton's own solo debut. By age twenty-two, Frampton was touring incessantly and finding new sounds with the talk box, which would become his signature guitar effect.


Frampton remembers his enduring friendship with David Bowie. Growing up as schoolmates, crossing paths throughout their careers, and playing together on the Glass Spider Tour, the two developed an unshakable bond. Frampton also shares fascinating stories of his collaborative work with Harry Nilsson, Stevie Wonder, B. B. King, and members of Pearl Jam. He reveals both the blessing and curse of Frampton Comes Alive!, opening up about becoming the cover boy he never wanted to be, his overcoming sub-stance abuse, and how he has continued to play and pour his heart into his music despite an inflammatory muscle disease and his retirement from the road.


Peppered throughout his narrative is the story of his favorite guitar, the Phenix, which he thought he'd lost in a fiery plane crash in 1980. But in 2011, it mysteriously showed up again -- saved from the wreckage. Frampton tells of that unlikely reunion here in full for the first time, and why the miraculous reappearance is emblematic of his life and career as a quintessential artist.

Title:Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir
ISBN:9781549151392
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  • *TUDOR^QUEEN*

    4 StarsI was born in the 60's, but became ultra musically aware in the 70s. My favorite music is from that decade. I've never been a huge Peter Frampton fan, although I must have been a little interes...

  • J.K. Grice

    I always thought of Peter Frampton as not only a legendary guitar player, but also as one of the "good guys" of Rock 'n Roll. Reading his memoir, DO YOU FEEL LIKE I DO?, basically confirmed what I fel...

  • Dave

    Peter Frampton overnight went from rock obscurity to being a household name with the phenomenal success of "Frampton Comes Alive," which at the time sold eight million copies, a figure unheard of. Fra...

  • Wendy

    Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir is the new autobiography by musician Peter Frampton.He gives us the details of his breakthrough into the world of music as a teenager, the many ups and downs in his ca...

  • Vonda

    Do you feel like I do....yes, indeed! I was in middle school when Frampton Comes Alive came out. My dad gave it to me and not long after he passed away. I battled grief with this album, listening over...

  • Karen R

    Frampton has written a frank, unpolished, from the heart autobiography. He has led an interesting life.Peter starts off the book with a bang. “Let me tell you one thing - if Peter Frampton does not ...

  • Toni

    This book will appeal more to musicians than to the casual music listener, even a Peter Frampton fan. I loved Frampton’s music in the mid-seventies, you heard it everywhere, all the time. When his n...

  • patrick Lorelli

    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 lon...

  • Nate

    Uneven but entertainingFrampton more or less arrives on the scene with Frampton Comes Alive, and even I, who was around at the time, thought as much. I had no idea who he was, that he was in Humble Pi...

  • Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ This memoir is a very quick and easy read: two thirds "I played with XX famous musician" and 1/3 personal/musical memoir. ...