Sunday, November 11, 2012


1978, first paperback edition, from Jove
Susan Katz
Original price unknown, purchase price 95 cents
Falling apart paperback

You won't learn terribly much about Frampton from this short book, other than the number of his chest hairs (237).  Wikipedia is more informative, with the added bonus of covering the last 34 years, including the near fatal car accident he had later in '78.  There are many photos, most of them showing his chest hair and goofy/sweet smile, which makes his claims that he doesn't want to be judged by his looks a bit questionable.  I like some of his Frampton Comes Alive (1976) singles but I think I originally got this book because I wondered what it would say about his role as Billy Shears in the shockingly bad movie version of Sgt. Pepper.  He apparently loved acting, although he's the worst actor in the film, which is saying something.  He seems like a likable enough guy though, and a pretty good musician, so it's nice to know he's still performing at the age of 62.

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