People, Jan. 31, 1977

Eat your heart out, Bruce Springsteen. Take a back seat, Elton John. The "Artist of the Year," according to a poll of 6,000 Rolling Stone readers, is Peter Frampton, 26. No wonder. His latest album, Frampton Comes Alive!, has sold 10 million copies, and 2 million fans this year have seen and heard the gyrating rock singer in concert Frampton's modest explanation of his success: "I do what Jolson, Sinatra, Tony Bennett and the Beatles did—what all the greats do. I communicate." Frampton has signed to make a movie in which he will play a...

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