PETER FRAMPTON: Bowie Saved His Career
By Chip Nelson
April 3, 2018
Peter Frampton says David Bowie re-started his career..
Frampton tells Salt Lake City's Tribune, "I have to credit my friend Dave -- David Bowie -- for having me on the Glass Spider tour, and on that Never Let Me Down record." He says that decision "re-introduced me in ’87 as a guitar player, ’round the world. And everything sort of started from there, back again."
Happy to downplay being typecast as a teen idol from Frampton Comes Alive, Peter says working with Bowie "really invigorated me personally, and I think people’s idea about me changed back to the music, that I was a musician and not just this face or image."
Four decades after being caught up in the celebrity swirl, Frampton is even comfortable poking fun at himself on TV's The Simpsons and Family Guy. But he's still a musician first -- with a summer tour locked in with The Steve Miller Band.