1979 Peter Frampton – I Can’t Stand It No More
After working on four studio albums and one live album as a member of Humble Pie, Peter Frampton began a solo career in 1971. By 1975, Peter had released four solo studio albums and had failed to reach the charts with any of his eight singles.
He then recorded a series of live performances in 1975 that became a live album in 1976: Frampton Comes Alive! The album became the top-selling album of 1976 in the US and spawned two top ten singles (and one single that peaked at “only” #12).
The title song from his studio album in 1977, I’m in You, reached #2 on the Hot 100, and a cover of Stevie Wonder’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) also reached the top twenty that year.
And then his luck ran out.
Perhaps one of the most disappointing films of the seventies was Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a film that starred Peter and the Bee Gees.
Instead of launching songs from the film onto the charts, the 1978 film brought a halt to the careers of almost everybody who appeared in it.
To make matters worse, Peter was in a serious car wreck in the Bahamas that nearly killed him. He did not return to the studio to record a new album until 1979.
Peter wrote and produced the first single from the album, I Can’t Stand It No More. The record reached #14 on the Hot 100 in 1979.
When he prepared to tour in Brazil in 1980, a plane crash killed four passengers and appeared to destroy all his guitars. He eventually got back one of the guitars in 2011.
Peter may have recovered, but his career did not: he never reached the top forty again, and only reached the Hot 100 one last time in 1986. He simply continued to tour and record new music.