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Do You Feel Like He Does? (Yes, only younger)

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Peter Frampton is 56 today, and while he's not a child of the 80s per se, he's certainly an idol of the decade. His 1976 opus Frampton Comes Alive was the standard bearer of all concert albums to come afterward.

His "talking guitar" -- the centerpiece of the 14-minute-long "Do You Feel Like We Do" -- has been celebrated on episodes of the Simpsons and Family Guy. "Baby, I Love Your Way" was a cruel barb in the movie "Reality Bites." Wow. What else does the guy have to live for now?

Though born British, Frampton became a U.S. citizen after the Sept. 11 attacks and campaigned for John Kerry in the last presidential election. These days, he's touring with Styx in support of his latest album, "Now."

A birthday present for Mr. Frampton. A rare Top 10 list. The Stuck in the 80s list of best concert albums:
10. Journey Captured
9. Simon & Garfunkel Live in Central Park
8. Queen's Live at Wembley
7. Cheap Trick at Budokan
6. AC/DC's If You Want Blood, You Got It
5. Bruce Springsteen's Live 1975-1985
4. Kiss's Alive and Alive II
3. Frampton Comes Alive
2. Talking Head's Stop Making Sense
1. U2's Under a Blood Red Sky

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