78842090 opt Frampton Comes Alive 35 Years Later

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Peter Frampton is performing his entire Frampton Comes Alive album at DTE Energy Music Theatre on July 8th. I have tickets for you to win all week at 7:05am. Frampton Comes Alive  was the biggest selling album of 1976 and his biggest hit came from that LP. Do you know the song? Hint: It featured a talkbox!

Basically, a talkbox is made with tubing connected to the compression driver (meant to be part of the PA system) with the other end going into Peter’s mouth… then it’s all hooked up to the guitar amp. A lot of musicians tried to make their own talkboxes and a few lost some cavities when they created faulty talkboxes and sent electric current into their mouths! Yikes! Oh, and Show Me The Way was the hit – one of the first songs U2 performed as a group (they did it at their high school talent contest) and their name was Feedback!

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