22 April 1950, Beckenham, Kent, England. The former Face of 1968, with his pin-up good looks as part of the 60s pop group the Herd, Frampton grew his hair longer and joined Humble Pie. His solo career debuted with Wind Of Change in 1971, although he immediately set about forming another band, Framptons Camel, to carry out US concert dates. This formidable unit consisted of Mike Kellie (b. 24 March 1947, Birmingham, England; drums), Rick Wills (bass) and Mickey Gallagher (keyboards), all seasoned players from Spooky Tooth, Cochise and Bell And Arc, respectively. Frampton in 1975 was a great success in the USA, while in the UK he was commercially ignored. The following year a double set recorded at Winterland in San Francisco, Frampton Comes Alive!, scaled the US chart and stayed on top for a total of 10 weeks, in four visits during a record-breaking two-year stay. It also reached number 6 in the UK album chart. The record became the...
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