Baby, I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton

THIS DAY IN MUSIC………………………………………………on April 10th of 1976 Peter Frampton went to #1 on the Billboard album chart with “Frampton Comes Alive”. The LP would stay on the chart for 97 weeks and sell over 6 million copies. It is still one of the largest selling ‘live’ albums of all time. From that memorable LP comes “Baby, I Love Your  Way”, written by Frampton, that actually went nowhere when Frampton first released it as a single in 1975. The next year, he included it on his live album, Frampton Comes Alive, and it helped the album become a huge hit. The live version was the second single released from the album, after “Show Me The Way” and before “Do You Feel Like We Do.” In 1968, when Frampton was 18 years old, he joined with Steve Marriott of Small Faces to form Humble Pie.  After four studio albums and one live album with Humble Pie, Frampton left the band and went solo in 1971, just in time to see  Humble Pie’s “Rockin’ The Fillmore” rise up the US charts. Frampton had little commercial success with his early albums but this changed with Frampton’s best-selling live album, Frampton Comes Alive!, in 1976.The album was recorded in 1975, mainly at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, California, where Humble Pie had previously enjoyed a good following. Frampton had a new line-up, with Americans Bob Mayo on keyboards and rhythm guitar and Stanley Sheldon on bass. The success of Frampton Comes Alive! put him on the cover of Rolling Stone, in a famous shirtless photo by Francesco Scavullo.[26] Frampton later said he regrets the photo because it changed his image as a credible artist into a teen idol. “Baby, I Love Your Way” peaked at #12 on Billboard but was only a minor hit in the UK where it reached #43.