Written by Ashley Paskill
Movies about classic rock musicians and memoirs by musicians have increased in popularity over the past few years. Queen and Elton John have their biopics, which have soared in the box office, and musicians such as Lenny Kravitz, John Oates, and Elton John have released books that have gained interest in their own right. British rock musician, Peter Frampton, is joining in on this trend with the release of his memoir, Do You Feel Like I Do?, out now via Hachette Books.
The book’s first chapter highlights Frampton‘s parents, talking about how they met and his father’s service during war. The chapter also recounts several stories from Frampton‘s early childhood, including memories of his siblings. The chapter ends with him recounting how he first got into music.
The rest of the book tells of Frampton‘s career with personal stories that give glimpses into his background and personality. It chronicles his experience performing in Humble Pie, including stories from the road, and a look at his days as a session guitarist before his highly successful solo career took off.
The book reads as if Frampton is speaking right to the reader, making it an easy and conversational read. For readers who love classic rock and who have read other memoirs by musicians, this book is a must-have for your collection. It gives an in-depth look at Frampton‘s life like you have never seen or heard before. The stories help make Frampton more relatable, and this book is an excellent glimpse into who Frampton is behind the rock star that he is. The stories bring the readers into Frampton’s emotions throughout huge events in his life, making him even more relatable.
On a personal level, I learned so much about Frampton throughout this book. I grew up listening to his music since my mom was a huge fan, so being able to read the book and learn more about Frampton on a more personal level is so special. When this article assignment came into my inbox, I jumped to claim it in honor of my mom’s memory. If my mom were here, I can guarantee that I would give this book to her, and I know she would love it.
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