Coe Lewis To Present Peter Frampton With City Proclamation


Peter Frampton says farewell to San Diego

Wednesday October 2nd as declared by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and 101.5 KGB is PETER FRAMPTON DAY. Check out a classic video from 1975 of Peter Frampton on The Midnight Special doing DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO. Read down below the actual verbiage in the proclamation that Coe will hand deliver to Peter at his concert at SDSU Open Air Amphitheatre.

PETER FRAMPTON DAY

October 2, 2019

WHEREAS, Peter Frampton is one of the most celebrated artists in rock history; and

WHEREAS, Peter Frampton was the lead singer and guitarist at age 16 for British band The Herd, went on to co-found at age 18 seminal rock act Humble Pie, and later launched a world-renowned solo career; and

WHEREAS, Peter Frampton’s session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle, Mike McCready and Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam, among many others; and

WHEREAS, Peter Frampton in 2007 won the Grammy Award for “Best Pop Instrumental Album” for Fingerprints, and in 2014 was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame; and

WHEREAS, Peter Frampton has given thousands of San Diegans unforgettable memories over many years as he performed at venues including the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego State University Open Air Amphitheater, and Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay; and

WHEREAS, Peter Frampton has defined the classic rock sound of 101.5 KGB since the birth of the San Diego radio station in 1972, and his 5th solo album Frampton Comes Alive! – one of the top-selling live records of all time – continually defines the essence of classic rock music and is a staple on the popular FM channel; and

WHEREAS, Peter Frampton served as technical advisor on, appeared in, and wrote songs for Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe’s iconic 2000 film that showcases San Diego’s rock music scene; and

WHEREAS, Peter Frampton recently released the chart-topping album All Blues and kicked off “Peter Frampton Finale – The Farewell Tour,” a 50 plus-date tour that highlights his epic 53-year career; and

WHEREAS, Peter Frampton is hereby officially welcomed back to America’s Finest City for his farewell tour performance at San Diego State University; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT PROCLAIMED, that I, Kevin L. Faulconer, the 36th Mayor of the City of San Diego, for and on behalf of the citizens of San Diego, do hereby proclaim October 2, 2019, as “PETER FRAMPTON DAY” in the City of San Diego.