Humble Pie- The late Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton, Jerry Shirley

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 was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.-Redbeard

 

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