No other rock artist is as instantly associated with the medium of live performance as Peter Frampton. The guitarist's "Frampton Comes Alive" became the biggest-selling live album of all time -- a feat that proved to be one of the most unexpected success stories in popular music history. The achievement came after the British musician had established himself through five albums in the early supergroup Humble Pie, followed by four modest solo records. Then with 1976's "Alive," Frampton became a household name, garnering Rolling Stone's Artist of the Year along with a slew of other honors. Despite these accolades, it wasn't until 2007 that Frampton won a Grammy for his instrumental album "Fingerprints."
"One of the worst things that's happened to me was having someone in the band who just had a bad night and wasn't playing the notes at all. This was ages ago. That was the most embarrassing thing for me -- and embarrassing for him, too. It was my show and it was nowhere near what it should be. I'm not going to say who it was, but it was no one who was with the band for a long time. It just blew my mind that someone could be that bad. And I came off the stage and I had welts on my face. I'd actually come out in hives I was so embarrassed."
— Peter Frampton