1976: ‘Frampton Comes Alive’ by Peter Frampton


If you were in high school in 1976, you probably have vivid memories of “Frampton Comes Alive!” spinning on the turntable ad nauseam. With its squelching guitar lines and hit songs like “Show Me the Way” and “Baby I Love Your Way,” the album would go on to sell an estimated 11 million copies worldwide, 6 million sold in 1976 alone. It’s no surprise that this was the bestselling live rock album in history until 1998.