Peter Frampton started out with British pop-rockers the Herd in the mid-1960s before moving on to a harder sound with U.K. blues-rock legends Humble Pie. Singer/guitarist/songwriter Frampton started a solo career in the '70s that didn't really take off until he released a concert recording in 1976. His massive hit double-live album FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE! almost single-handedly re-popularized the live-album format for other rockers, and made the curly-haired singer a rock god and pinup boy overnight. Naturally, he could never equal that record's runaway success, but Frampton never stopped working. He even took a spot in David Bowie's band for a while in the '80s, ever the guitarist's guitarist.