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Peter Frampton

Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1998

20 YEARS ago in San Francisco, a young man from the South London suburbs made one of the biggest-selling rock ‘n’ roll records of all time. The double album Frampton Comes Alive, recorded onstage at the hippy palace Winterland, topped the American charts for 17 weeks, selling a staggering 20 million copies. It continues to sell over 100,000 copies a year. They might not have been joking when they stated in the movie Wayne’s World II that the album was issued at birth to every kid in the American suburbs!

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