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New Authorised Biography out 18 March 2021


All Or Nothing: The Authorised Story of Steve Marriott: The Story of Steve Marriott
By Simon Spence

Authorised by the Marriott family

Steve Marriott, lead singer of the Small Faces and Humble Pie, had a voice coveted by Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey and David Bowie, amongst many others.

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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Song Facts

Album: Small Faces (1966)

Release Date: 28 January 1966

Chart Position (UK): 3

B-Side: Grow Your Own

Length: 2:56

Writers: Kenny Lynch/Mort Shuman

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Album: Small Faces (1966)

Release Date: 11 May 1966

Credits

Performers:

  • Vocals, Guitar – Steve Marriott
  • Bass, Vocals – Ronnie Lane
  • Drums – Kenney Jones
  • Organ, Vocals – Ian McLagan
  • Backing Vocals – Kenny Lynch
  • Producer – Kenny Lynch
Lyrics

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 Picked her up on a Friday night
Sha la la la lee, yeah
I knew everything gonna be alright
Sha la la la lee, yeah
Sha la la la lee

I asked her, where do you wanna go?
Sha la la la lee, yeah
Well, we went someplace, I don't know
Sha la la la lee, yeah
Sha la la la lee

I held her close and I asked her
If she was gonna be my baby
It felt so good when she answered me
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

She looked good and she moved so fine
Sha la la la lee, yeah
And all the guys knew she was mine
Sha la la la lee, yeah
Sha la la la lee

I held her close and I asked her again
If she was gonna be my baby
It felt so good when she answered me
Oh yeah, oh yeah
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Wanna know how my story ends?
Sha la la la lee, yeah
Well, we invited just a few close friends
Sha la la la lee, yeah
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