When Peter Frampton Played on George Harrison’s LP

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A number of years in advance of he grew to become a world-wide superstar adhering to the launch of 1976’s Frampton Arrives Alive!, Peter Frampton was sitting timidly with a single of his all-time heroes, George Harrison.

Frampton, then a member of Humble Pie, was only 20 when he was invited into the studio in 1970 as Harrison labored on music that would appear on his landmark debut solo album, All Matters Ought to Pass.

Harrison beforehand released two solo projects — 1968’s Wonderwall Music and 1969’s Electric Sound — while the Beatles were even now together, but people instrumental information sounded absolutely nothing like the tunes he was creating with his band. All Matters Will have to Go, introduced the very same yr the Beatles broke up, definitively founded him as an impartial songwriter, producer and arranger. The LP highlighted several visitor appearances, including Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Gary Wright, and users of Badfinger.

Frampton performed acoustic guitar on several of the album’s songs. Why Harrison requested him to perform was hardly ever clarified, although it may possibly have had anything to do with Harrison’s interest in musical simplicity and subtlety. “Occasionally it’s not what you do, it’s what you never do that counts,” he told Rolling Stone. “And personally I’d alternatively hear a few notes hit really sweet than to listen to a full whole lot of notes from some guitar participant whose ears are so blown out he just cannot hear the distinction in between a flat and a sharp.”

No matter what the motive, Frampton was keen to add to his idol’s album. You can discover extra about the fascinating collaboration in the underneath video clip from our “Odd Partners” sequence.

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