Humble Pie

In Fall 1971 , the guy rooming next door to me in the freshman dorm actually had a better record collection and a more discerning knowledge of rock and roll than I did . Pity I can’t recall his name , but I’m forever in his debt for turning me onto ZZ TOP‘s First Album and Humble Pie Rock On . So later that same Fall when Humble Pie released the double live set Performance:Rockin’ the Fillmore , the full fiery amalgam  was unleashed of  Small Faces veteran Steve Marriot‘s megawatt blue-eyed soul voice , the thundering rhythm section of ex-Spooky Tooth bass player Greg Ridley and drummer Jerry Shirley, with the melodic lyrical lead guitar of a teenage Peter Frampton  . On the 40th anniversary of this set , Frampton and Shirley join me In The Studio for this week’s classic rock interview , along with my recently discovered 1980 interview with the late Steve Marriott , who will be inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this Spring .-Redbeard