Peter Frampton Rocks Late Night TV With Smash Hit “Show Me The Way”
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The Midnight Special, 1975
Released in 1975 on his album Frampton, the talk box-heavy “Show Me The Way” from rock legend Peter Frampton goes down in music history as a timeless fan favorite for its fun, bouncy rhythm and for Frampton’s characteristic guitar playing. One of the earliest to feature the talk box effect, “Show Me The Way” saw critical acclaim following the release of 1976’s Frampton Comes Alive! – making it the singer-songwriter’s biggest hit until 1977’s “I’m In You”.
Fun Fact: In 1976, “Show Me The Way” peaked at a whopping #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.
The following performance was featured on Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special in 1975, and believe me – if you thought Peter was a joy to watch live before, you’re about to have your mind positively blown because this is the stuff career defining performances are made of. With his limitless energy, mega-watt smile, and skills as a world class musician, Peter Frampton’s performance on The Midnight Special is one that set him apart from any of the show’s other musical guests, and it’s one that die-hard Frampton fans definitely do not want to miss!