Remember that bizarre 1978 movie that had [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Bee Gees[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Peter Frampton[/lastfm] playing the roles of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm]?
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Peter Frampton[/lastfm]‘s multi-platinum career nose-dived following his co-starring role in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (he played Billy Shears), and he says that movie wasn’t actually that lousy.
Frampton, who’s career was derailed for decades following the over exposure from his Frampton Comes Alive and I’m In You albums coupled with the film, is out on the road celebrating the 35th anniversary of Comes Alive.
Frampton talked candidly about the movie which co-starred the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bee Gees[/lastfm] and is generally thought of as rock’s ultimate bad joke:
“The thing is, it’s not a great movie — I don’t think it’s even a good movie, but it’s not a terrible movie. It’s just the fact that if you say ‘Frampton Comes Alive and you say Sgt. Pepper‘ — not the Beatles, this one we’re talking about — in the same sentence, it sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? I was so frustrated with that movie, which was one long bad video, as far as I was concerned.”
- Peter Frampton North American tour dates (subject to change):
- ***TONIGHT*** October 14 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
October 15 – Marksville, LA – Paragon Casino Resort
October 16 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
October 18 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Live/Moody Theater
October 19 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
October 21 – Memphis, TN – Mud Island Amphitheatre
October 22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
See you at the HOB here tonight with Peter! ~JZ.