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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

9/4: Peter Frampton at TWC Ampitheater

Posted By on Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 8:00 AM

Peter Frampton’s career ride makes coaster-hopping at Cedar Point look tame. A musical prodigy, Frampton went from British teenage heartthrob (with the Herd) to major guitar hero (with Humble Pie) to faltering solo career in less than a decade. Inexplicably, Frampton Comes Alive! became a huge hit in 1976 and Frampton turned into a full-fledged rock star. He followed his concert album with the slick I’m in You and the execrable Sgt. Pepper film. And then he disappeared. Frampton has had long lulls and mini-comebacks since (including gigs on David Bowie’s Glass Spider tour and in Almost Famous, where he also served as one of the movie’s advisers). He’s on the rise again, ever since 2006’s Fingerprints, which earned him a Grammy. He has a new album slated for next spring. Can Peter Frampton come alive again? He performs as part of Taste of Cleveland at 9:15 p.m. at the Time Warner Cable Amphitheater (1887 W. 3rd St., 216.522.4822). Tickets: $35 reserved, $8 general admission. — Brian Baker

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