The Peter Frampton Myositis Research Fund has been established to support Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) and related myositis research in order to improve the lives of patients living with myositis and to ultimately find a cure.
What is Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)?
- The term Inclusion Body Myositis comes from the “inclusions” or small holes in the muscle cells seen under the microscope
- IBM impacts approximately 24,000 people in the US alone
- The majority of IBM cases have similar symptoms: slow progressive weakness and wasting of the quadriceps and forearm muscles and seek medical attention only when the patient begins to have falls, difficulty walking or climbing stairs
- While consistent exercise, physical and occupational therapy is safe and often helpful in slowing down the rate of muscle decline in many, currently there is no pharmacologic therapy that will decrease progression of this disease
Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists in rock history. At age 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for British band The Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), among many others.
Frampton has appeared as himself in television shows “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy.” He also served as technical advisor on Cameron Crowe’s 2000 film Almost Famous as well as appearing in it and writing songs for the soundtrack. In 2007 he won the Grammy Award for “Best Pop Instrumental Album” for Fingerprints and in 2014 he was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame.
Frampton has toured with the likes of David Bowie, Stevie Nicks, Greg Allman, Ringo Starr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller Band, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, and many others. Additionally, he took Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus on the road for two years with special guests B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Vince Gill, Larry Carlton, Robert Randolph, Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles), Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Sonny Landreth, Robert Cray and Roger McGuinn (the BYRDS).
In 2020, Frampton was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, his autobiography Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir debuted on The New York Times Bestsellers list, and his 2021 album Frampton Forgets The Words was released to widespread critical acclaim.
Frampton received The Myositis Association’s Heroes in the Fight 2023 Patient Ambassador Award on September 9, 2023 and will appear on Dolly Parton’s forthcoming album, Rockstar (out November 17), as the only artist featured on two tracks.
After 47 years, Frampton Comes Alive! remains one of the top-selling live records of all time selling over 17 million worldwide.