Humble Pie Discography

Between forming in 1969 and 1971, when Peter Frampton left the group, the original line-up of Humble Pie released four studio albums and the live album “Performance: Rockin’ The Fillmore”.

In 1968 Steve Marriott helped Peter Frampton who had previously been in the Herd put together a new band with Greg Ridley, ex-Spooky Tooth, and the seventeen year old Jerry Shirley on drums. After spectacularly leaving Small Faces live on stage on New Years Eve 1968 Marriott went on to join the fledgling band, now called Humble Pie.

After a period of rehearsals and songwriting, Humble Pie released their first album, As Safe As Yesterday Is, and single Natural Born Bugie which was written by Marriott.

Extensive touring of the USA over the next three years brought the band the commercial success in the States that eluded Small Faces and produced one the great live rock albums Performance: Rockin’ The Fillmore.

As success grew the band’s manager pushed Marriott to take more of a frontman role where as before the live show had been a shared equally between Marriott, Frampton and Ridley. Frampton left the Pie prior to the release of Performance, with Frampton going on to a succesful solo career culminating in one of the biggest live albums ever: Frampton Comes Alive.

With Frampton replaced by Clem Clempson, Humble Pie developed a harder, blues soul sound reflecting Marriott’s musical style and songwriting. the Blackberries, also joined as backing vocalists. Over the next three years Humble Pie released three more albums, along with 30 Days In The Hole, perhaps their best known single, before splitting in 1975.

From 1979 to 1981, Marriott and Shirley reformed the Pie without Frampton and Ridley, recruiting Bobby Tench and Anthony Jones releasing two more albums with this line up before splitting in 1981.

Although Jerry Shirley obtained the rights to the name Humble Pie in 1988 and created a new incarnation of the band a new studio album was not forthcoming until 2002’s “Back On Track” was released on Sanctuary Records.

Humble Pie Albums

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New Authorised Biography out 18 March 2021

All or Nothing, Simon Spence’s oral history biography, is drawn from over 125 interviews with those who knew Marriott intimately: his wives, children, bandmates and closest friends, managers, record producers, record label bosses and his fellow musicians. Included are scores of people who have never told their story before. From his child star beginnings to his battles with drug addiction and untimely death in a housefire, All or Nothing is a visceral and unflinching account of Steve Marriott’s extraordinary and often troubling life.

Humble Pie Singles

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Humble Pie Songs

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New Authorised Biography out 18 March 2021

All or Nothing, Simon Spence’s oral history biography, is drawn from over 125 interviews with those who knew Marriott intimately: his wives, children, bandmates and closest friends, managers, record producers, record label bosses and his fellow musicians. Included are scores of people who have never told their story before. From his child star beginnings to his battles with drug addiction and untimely death in a housefire, All or Nothing is a visceral and unflinching account of Steve Marriott’s extraordinary and often troubling life.

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