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Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton tosses fan's cellphone during concert

Musician Peter Frampton plays a gig at the Gibson booth at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Image by Getty Images

Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton tosses fan's cellphone during concert

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Aug 8, 2014

Peter Frampton, the legendary guitarist who rose to fame in the 1970s, recently took a concert-goers cellphone and tossed it into the rafters.

It happened during a concert on Aug. 3 at the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana.

It's not unusual for performers to ask people in the audience not to take photographs or videos at their performances. Many theaters and other venues also post notices asking people not to use their cameras.

Apparently, one couple did not listen to such a request from Frampton. According to, he allegedly made a direct plea to a couple who was standing near the stage, asking them not to record him. The man was using his cellphone and the woman was using a camera.

When they did not comply, he turned his back to them. OnStage Magazine says the couple then began flipping Frampton off and calling his fans "deadbeats."

That is when Frampton supposedly had enough. He allegedly walked over the the man who was taking photos with his cellphone and pretended he just wanted to see the pics. But once he had the phone in his hand, he flung it into the rafters.

Unfortunately, there is no video of the incident. It seems the rest of the concert-goers were obeying the rules.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to