Friday, July 18, 2014

Frampton Comes Alive! — thanks to John Georges

Posted By on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:55 AM

click to enlarge New Orleans Advocate owner/publisher John Georges and tousled Botticelli-esque dad-rock god Peter Frampton have a special bond.
  • New Orleans Advocate owner/publisher John Georges and tousled Botticelli-esque dad-rock god Peter Frampton have a special bond.


So we'll just set this down over here. Do what you like with it; make what you will of it.

Dad-rock fave Peter Frampton will be playing Champions Square on Sunday (at the same time Beyoncé and Jay Z are in the adjacent Superdome). An interview with Frampton in today's New Orleans Advocate includes the tale of a 28-year-old Frampton in a serious car crash in the Bahamas, where his life was saved by a 17-year-old who was staying nearby and grew up to be ... wait for it ... New Orleans Advocate owner/publisher John Georges:

“I’d been up all night,” Frampton recalled of the accident. “I flew in, got in a car, fell asleep and crashed into the wall. They heard this horrendous noise and came out. John was the first one on the scene.”

“I heard the crash and ran out to this horrific scene,” Georges recalled last week. “He was in really bad shape. He was going into shock. I spoke to him and did what I could to save him until EMS arrived. It all happened so fast. It took me a while to realize who he was. I was a huge fan.”

Frampton goes on to say, “Wherever John is, he has a golden ticket for life, because he saved mine.”

EDITED TO ADD: James Karst points out on Twitter that the anecdote also appeared in a 2007 Gambit profile of Georges.

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