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45 Years Ago: Steve Marriott Leaves the Small Faces

Central Press/Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Central Press/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

By the beginning of 1969, Steve Marriott was really growing tired of what he saw as the limitations of the Small Faces. Despite expanding their sound on the classic 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake' album the previous year, Marriott's heart just wasn't in it as the new year was getting underway. "I've changed in myself and the group has changed as things have happened to us," Marriott told an interviewer in September of 1968. His participation would come to an end by March of 1969.

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40 Years Ago: Humble Pie Release ‘Thunderbox’

Humble Pie Perform On 'Midnight Special'

Released in February 1974, Humble Pie’s seventh studio album, ‘Thunderbox’ was pivotal for the seminal hard rock group led by legendary vocalist and guitarist Steve Marriott. But not in a good way, as it signaled their commercial fall from grace.

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Humble Pie, ‘Performance – Rockin’ The Fillmore: The Complete Recordings’ – Album Review

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

In 1971, the concept of a hard-rock band achieving its big commercial breakthrough with a double live album was nothing new. But the experience had to be a particularly satisfying one for Humble Pie.

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Weekend Songs: Humble Pie, ‘Good Booze and Bad Women’

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Central Press / Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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Humble Pie’s ‘Rockin’ the Fillmore’ Gets Boxed

Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Humble Pie's 1971 double live album 'Performance: Rockin’ the Fillmore' finally broke the British rock band in the U.S. after a couple years of missing the charts. The record reached No. 21 and gave the band the shot it needed to push forward.

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40 Years Ago: Humble Pie’s ‘Eat It’ Released

Fin Costello, Getty Images
Fin Costello, Getty Images

Steve Marriott and his boys in Humble Pie were firing on all cylinders at the start of 1973, fueled by the career-high No. 6 chart placing achieved by the previous year’s aptly named ‘Smokin’’ LP, which appeared to indicate the British group’s de facto conquest of America. Now all they had to do was top it.

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Top 10 Humble Pie Songs

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A&M Records

One could make a good argument that Humble Pie have in some ways lived out the prophecy of their name. Now frequently overshadowed by the same peers they once blew off the stage, the British group have indeed been forced to eat humble pie in the grand scheme of classic rock history. But that in no way diminishes the scale of their influence

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’80s Era Humble Pie Albums Set For Reissue With Bonus Content

Dina Regine, WikiCommons
Dina Regine, WikiCommons

Long after the departure of Peter Frampton, a revised version of Humble Pie soldiered on into the ‘80s. Deadline Music has announced plans to release a deluxe edition of two Humble Pie albums from that era with bonus material.

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Three Humble Pie Albums Slated for Re-Release

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NBC Television, Getty Images

 

Three of Humble Pie's early '70s albums will be re-released this spring courtesy of Lemon Records --  specifically, their self-titled 1970 effort, 1973's 'Eat It' and the 1975 double album 'Thunderbox.'

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Humble Pie Alumni Look Back on Classic ‘Performance’ Live Album

Hulton Archive
Hulton Archive

After 40 years, Peter Frampton and fellow former Humble Pie member Jerry Shirley will revisit the ‘Pie’s classic live album ‘Performance: Rockin’ The Fillmore,’ with new interviews that will air this weekend on the syndicated radio program ‘In The Studio.’

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