“Even in the face of adversity he still plays with complete joy and positive intent”: Andy Timmons wrote a song in tribute to Peter Frampton – then his hero ended up playing on it

Andy Timmons and Peter Frampton
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When Andy Timmons sat down nearly five years ago to write a tribute track for his childhood hero, Peter Frampton, he probably didn’t think the electric guitar great would end up playing on the song – but that’s exactly what has happened.

Timmons has shared The Boy From Beckenham, a new single dedicated to Frampton, whose music had a formative influence on a young Timmons. 

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.