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Peter Frampton Declines Emulating George Harrison in ‘Let It Be’ Cover

Peter Frampton made a special appearance in a rendition of The Beatles’ “Let It Be” on Dolly Parton’s latest album, ‘Rockstar.’ Rather than replicating George Harrison’s guitar solo style, Frampton opted to infuse the track with his own distinctive touch. Discussing his role in the song with Classic Rock, the guitarist elaborated:

“Playing alongside Paul [McCartney], Ringo [Starr], and Mick Fleetwood, no less! I told Kent I’m not going to replicate the George solo because I need to stay true to myself. If I had been in the room with The Beatles in 1969, this is the way I would have played. I just closed my eyes, and off I went. It’s very much in the moment. Dolly gave me a big thumbs-up.”

The Guitarist’s Vocal Contributions on the Album

Frampton also collaborated with Parton on a rendition of his own 1975 song, ‘Baby, I Love Your Way.’ The idea for this duet emerged when he approached producer Kent Wells for a guitar solo on the record.

To give Parton creative freedom in choosing her part for ‘Baby, I Love Your Way,’ Frampton sang the entire song from start to finish. Reflecting on the country singer’s vocals, he shared:

“There was this additional Dolly energy—very emotional—and she’s doing these wonderful ad-libs, singing around me. I thought, ‘Holy shit, I better up my ante here!’ So, I went back in at the end and ad-libbed with her. The energy she brought to the track is undeniable, and you can’t help but get chills and smile when you hear it.” You can enjoy listening to both tracks featuring Peter Frampton in the videos below.

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<iframe width=”768″ height=”658″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/dXW-p4nKdDA” title=”Dolly Parton – Let It Be (feat. Paul McCartney &amp; Ringo Starr) (Official Audio)” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share” allowfullscreen></iframe>

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