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Peter Frampton

David Bowie Changed My Life!

9/7/2011 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

090711_peter_frampton_videoHere's a fun fact -- Peter Frampton and David Bowie went to grade school together back in the U.K. ... and last night at LAX, Frampton told us 10-year-old Bowie introduced him to the music of an American rock icon who changed his life!!!

Here's a hint -- The mystery artist also had a major impact on The Beatles, Bob Dylan ... and Weezer.

Ooo wee ooo. 

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matt    

The people that you pay to stalk these celebrities are just awful human beings. It's a sickness to think that Peter Frampton has to talk to you. You are paying people to be the most annoying, ******* pricks on the planet. It's a form of blackmail, because Frampton knows if he says, "**** off you little prick" then he gets a terrible headline.
Seriously, please stop.

961 days ago
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jeff    

Did the TMZ camera guy really ask "do you think we will ever have a King of England again?" Harvey, this person cannot be this stupid. Frampton looked baffled by the question.

961 days ago
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Gia    

Well thank u Bowie! Because Frampton was & still is an amazing musician. Saw him for the 11th time in concert for his Framptom Comes Alive 35 Tour at the Paramount & I am still in awe. Just heard a really cool story about him and his entourage buying a plane at Westchester airport back in the day. He was always seen out and about when he lived in Westchester. Wish he'd come back!

961 days ago
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Ace    

That's easy....Pete Best....right?

961 days ago
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erkg    

Frampton is awesome and puts on the best shows! Also, he can't be too stupid if he was victorious in a palimony case back in the 70's/80's.

961 days ago
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Woot    

LOVE you, Peter!

961 days ago
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Bad Motherhugger    

Okay, now I know that Peter Frampton is the reincarnated Buddha. I would have strangled that annoying mouthbreather.

961 days ago
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Karen    

Seriously....the guy who chatted with Frampton is an idiot!! I never call anyone an idiot or stupid but this guy is shockingly stupid. Asking questions about King when she's been the Queen for 50 yrs & to ask will there ever be a King of England? Harvey make this guy a lunch runner. No class to be anything else!!!

961 days ago
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Jeff    

Peter Frampton is 4 years younger than David Bowie. He was a freshman, when David Bowie (David Robert Jones, at the time) was a senior. They knew each other through Peter Frampton's father. The Interviewer was jumping to conclusions and putting words in Peter mouth, while he's trying to find his baggage and get out of the airport. Frampton was a contributer to the album "Never Let Me Down", Bowie's folow up to "Let's Dance". Peter played on the supporting "Glass Spider" tour. Which also featured Nile Rodgers who helped Bowie make "Let's Dance" and "Never Let Me Down" Pop and Dance hits. This was all part of Bowies's experiment in to transforming himself into a pop star. It finally made him a very rich man, after years in obscurity. A rift from "Do You Feel Like I Do" was breafly injected in on of the songs during the tour, which I felt at the time was kind of neat.

961 days ago
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Dom    

"The mystery artist also had a major impact on The Beatles, Bob Dylan ...and Weezer" Don't forget Elvis Costello! And tons others as Buddy's music will continue to do.

961 days ago
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KenzieQ    

Do you feel like we do.. tho

961 days ago
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LittleBIt    

Luv U Peter!!! OOh baby I love your way . . . . .

961 days ago
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HamptonsHarry    

It's BUDDY HOLLY!!! Actually today would be Buddy Holly's birthday. He is the greatest and an influence on most great musicians.

961 days ago
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CountryGal    

Happy Birthday Buddy Holly! He and Elvis are the greatest rockers that ever lived.

961 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

The Daniel Craig flick Flashbacks of a Fool provides a cool glimpse at how influential Bowie and Brian Ferry were on a generation of youth in England in the Seventies. And Frampton, man, that dude was the King when he came alive in '76 and '77. And good for him to be aging well--he could prolly still sport the shaggy do and cling to his glory days, but he looks fab as he is.

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