Peter Frampton Claimed He Was Once Offered A Spot In The Who

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The 70-year-old rocker has revealed how after firing his manager Dee Anthony – when he was still struggling financially and creatively he received a call from Pete Townshend saying he was leaving the band, and asking if he would take his place

Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, he laughed: “It was the most bizarre thing I ever heard. Three men couldn’t fill his shoes!”

He initially turned the offer down, before – influenced by his financial state – calling back a few days later, but Townshend acted like the initial conversation hadn’t happened.

Peter has reflected on his business relationship with Anthony – who died in 2009 – and insisted his manager told people not to discuss money with him.

He added: “I was kept away from those things. I was kept high. If I needed weed, he made sure I had weed. If I needed cocaine, he made sure I had cocaine.

“He didn’t want me thinking about what was going on. It was criminal. I could have put him in jail.”

Peter who has opened up about his rise and fall in his memoir ‘Do You Feel Like I Do?’ – also addressed his highly publicised health battle after being diagnosed with a degenerative muscle disease called inclusion-body myositis.

Despite the ailment, he is staying positive despite the “life-changing” condition, as he can still play guitar at home, and just worked on a new track with members of the Doobie Brothers.

He said: “It’s life-changing, not life-ending. Is it sad? Yeah. But I have to put it in perspective.

“I’m here. And I’m very pleased with how everything in my life turned out.”

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