Acquisition includes rockers’ songs from 60s to present
Peter Frampton has sold his catalogue to BMG. The deal includes Frampton’s publishing interests, songwriter, recording artist, and sideman revenue streams, and neighboring rights, spanning his entire musical career. The deal includes songs from his late-60s work with UK hitmakers The Herd, to 70s breakthrough supergroup Humble Pie, and his solo hits, including “Show Me The Way,” “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Do You Feel Like We Do,””I’m In You,” and “I Can’t Stand It No More,” among many others.
Throughout his career, Frampton has collaborated with legendary artists such as George Harrison, BB King, Buddy Guy, Carly Simon, Harry Nilsson, Donovan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, Diana Ross, Herb Alpert, Dionne Warwick, Steve Miller, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready & Matt Cameron, among many others.
His boyhood friend David Bowie, who he accompanied on the Glass Spider Tour, lauded Frampton’s guitar-playing, describing it as an “English approach to the blues, American music played in an English style”.
“I am so pleased to join the BMG family. As an artist-first company, I trust BMG will care for my legacy and that my songs are in good hands,” Frampton says of the deal.
Frampton became a successful child guitarist and at the age of 16 he joined The Herd, landing three British Top 10 hits.
At 18, Frampton co-founded one of the first supergroups, seminal rock act Humble Pie, recording four studio albums, as well as the Gold-certified live album Rockin’ The Fillmore.
As a solo artist, Frampton achieved enormous commercial success releasing 18 studio albums and four live albums. In 1972, he released his debut album Wind of Change, followed by Frampton’s Camel, Somethin’s Happening, and the Gold-certified Frampton.
In 1976, Frampton redefined his music career releasing the US chart-topping, 8x Platinum-certified Frampton Comes Alive!, featuring live versions of songs from his first four solo albums. The album would go on to receive a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year and remain No. 1 on the Billboard charts for 10 weeks in the US. It was certified 3x Platinum in Australia and Gold in both the UK and Canada. After more than four decades, the album remains one of the top-selling live records of all-time with sales of over 17 million worldwide.
His follow-up studio album I’m In You again achieved commercial success around the world with the album being certified Platinum in the US, Australia, Canada, and Silver in the UK.
In 2007, Frampton won the Grammy award for Best Pop Instrumental Album for Fingerprints and in 2014 was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame. In 2019, he was the recipient of the prestigious Les Paul Innovation Award from NAMM’s TEC Awards and in 2020 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
His 2019 album All Blues, was No. 1 for 15 weeks on Billboard’s Blues chart, his 2020 autobiography Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir debuted on The New York Times Bestsellers list, and most recently, his new album Frampton Forgets The Words was released to widespread critical acclaim.