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On February 19, 2002.

On February 19, 2002, “Sanctuary” label released “Back on Track”, the eleventh and final Humble Pie album. It was recorded December 2001 – January 2002, at “Jacobs Studios” in Surrey, and “Astoria Studios” in Hampton, Greater London, and was produced by Andy Jackson and Dave Colwell.


  • Dave “Bucket” Colwell– guitar, dobro, mandolin
  • Jerry Shirley– drums
  • Greg Ridley– vocals, bass
  • Bobby Tench– vocals, guitar
  • Zoot Money– vocals, piano, Hammond organ
  • Victor Martin – Hammond organ
  • John Melling – piano, string arrangements
  • Andy Jackson – engineer, mixing
  • Damon Iddins – engineer
  • Jerry Shirley – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Dignified- Dave Colwell
  2. Real Thing – Dave Colwell, Mick Lister
  3. Trouble – Greg Ridley
  4. Ain’t No Big Thing – Dave Colwell, Jerry Shirley, Bobby Tench
  5. Stay One More Night – Dave Colwell, Robert Hart
  6. Still Got a Story to Tell – Dave Colwell
  7. All I Ever Needed – Dave Colwell
  8. This Time – Jerry Shirley, Charlie Huhn
  9. Flat Busted – Jerry Shirley, Charlie Huhn
  10. Between Old Teddy and Your Mum – Dave Colwell, Bob Halligan



On February 16, 2004.

On February 16, 2004, Doris Elaine Higginsen aka Doris Troy died aged 67. She was singer and songwriter, known by the nick name “Mama Soul”. She had solo career (her biggest hit was “Just One Look” in 1963), but was best known as back-up vocalist for many famous acts including Pink Floyd, Dionne Warwick, The Rolling Stones,  Humble Pie, Nick Drake, Kevin Ayers, Edgar Broughton, George Harrison, Johnny Hallyday, Carly Simon, Vivian Stanshall, Dusty Springfield and Junior Campbell.

In November 1969.

In November 1969, “Immediate” label released “Town and Country” the second Humble Pie studio album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Andy Johns.


  • Steve Marriott: guitar, Leslie guitar, sitar, vocals, percussion, hammer and nail brandy bottle, Wurlitzer piano, maracas, drums
  • Greg Ridley: bass, vocals, guitar, tambourine
  • Peter Frampton: vocals, guitar, lead guitar, bass, Spanish guitar, drums, Wurlitzer piano, plastic-cup
  • Jerry Shirley: drums, percussion saw, tambourine, tablas, maracas, Wurlitzer piano
  • Engineers : Andrew Johns, Rob, John, Happy Keith
  • Arranged by Humble Pie

Track listing:

  1. Take Me Back – Peter Frampton
  2. The Sad Bag of Shaky Jake – Steve Marriott
  3. The Light of Love – Greg Ridley
  4. Cold Lady – Jerry Shirley
  5. Down Home Again – Steve Marriott
  6. Ollie Ollie – Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley, Andy Johns
  7. Every Mother’s Son – Steve Marriott
  8. Heartbeat – Bob Montgomery, Norman Petty
  9. Only You Can See – Peter Frampton
  10. Silver Tongue – Steve Marriott
  11. Home and Away – Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley

In August 1969.

In August 1969, “Immediate” label released “As Safe as Yesterday Is”, the debut Humble Pie album. It was recorded in 1969, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Andy Johns.


  • Steve Marriott– vocals, second vocals, guitar, slide guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, organ, goofs, tablas, piano
  • Peter Frampton- vocals, backvocals, guitar, slide guitar, organ, tabla, bass tablas, piano
  • Greg Ridley- bass, vocals, happy noise, percussion, skins
  • Jerry Shirley- drums, grins and explosions, percussion, tablas, harpsichord, big ones, piano, lead thumbs
  • Lyn Dobson- flute, sitar

Track listing:

  1. Desperation – John Kay
  2. Stick Shift – Peter Frampton
  3. Buttermilk Boy – Steve Marriott
  4. Growing Closer – Ian McLagan
  5. As Safe as Yesterday Is – Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott
  6. Bang! – Steve Marriott
  7. Alabama ’69 – Steve Marriott
  8. I’ll Go Alone – Steve Frampton
  9. A Nifty Little Number Like You – Steve Marriott
  10. What You Will – Steve Marriott

In July 1970.

In July 1970, “A&M” label released the third, self-titled Humble Pie studio album..It was recorded in 1970, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Glyn Johns, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley and Peter Frampton. The cover artwork was by Aubrey Beardsley.


  • Steve Marriott- guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Greg Ridley- bass, guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Shirley- drums, guitar, vocals,l
  • Peter Frampton- guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • John Wilson – drums
  • J. Cole- steel guitar
  • Recorded by Glyn (The Man) Johns

Track listing:

  1. Live With Me – Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley, Peter Frampton
  2. Only a Roach – Jerry Shirley
  3. One Eyed Trouser Snake Rumba – Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley and Peter Frampton
  4. Earth and Water Song – Peter Frampton
  5. I’m Ready – Willie Dixon
  6. Theme from Skint (See You Later Liquidator) – Steve Marriott
  7. Red Light Mama, Red Hot! – Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley and Peter Frampton
  8. Sucking on the Sweet Vine – Greg Ridley

In April 1973.

In April 1973, “A&M” label released “Eat It”, the seventh Humble Pie album. It was recorded in 1972, at “Clear Sounds” (Steve’s Marriott home studio) inEssex, and
“Green’s Playhouse” in Glasgow, and was produced by Steve Marriott.


  • Steve Marriott- guitars, harmonica, keyboards, remixing, vocals
  • Dave “Clem” Clempson- guitars, backing vocals
  • Greg Ridley- bass, backing vocals
  • Jerry Shirley– Drums
  • The Blackberries:Billie Barnum, Clydie King, Venetta Fields– vocals
  • J. Cole- pedal steel guitar
  • Sidney George – saxophone
  • Chris & Irish – engineer
  • Fin Costello – inside photo, photography
  • Michael Doud – art direction
  • John Kosh – cover design, preparation
  • Jim McCrary – photography

Track listing:

  1. Get Down to It – Steve Marriott
  2. Good Booze and Bad Women – Steve Marriott
  3. Is It for Love? – Steve Marriott
  4. Drugstore Cowboy – Steve Marriott
  5. Black Coffee – Ike Turner,Tina Turner
  6. I Believe to My Soul – Ray Charles
  7. Shut up and Don’t Interrupt Me – Johnny Bristol,Edwin Starr
  8. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Roosevelt Jamison
  9. Say No More – Steve Marriott
  10. Oh, Bella (All That’s Hers) – Steve Marriott
  11. Summer Song – Steve Marriott
  12. Beckton Dumps – Steve Marriott
  13. Up Our Sleeve – music by Steve Marriott, Dave ”Clem” Clempson, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley, lyrics by Steve Marriott
  14. Honky Tonk Women – Keith Richards,Mick Jagger
  15. (I’m A) Road Runner – Eddie Holland,Lamont Dozier,Brian Holland

In March 1971.

In March 1971, “A&M” label released “Rock On”, the fourth Humble Pie studio album. It was recorded in January 1971, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Glyn Johns, Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley and Jerry Shirley. “Rock On” was the last album to feature Peter Frampton as member of the band.


  • Steve Marriott- guitar, lead and backing vocals, keyboards, organ, harmonica
  • Peter Frampton- lead and backing vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Greg Ridley- lead and backing vocals, bass guitar
  • Jerry Shirley- drums, piano
  • Alexis Korner- backing vocals
  • Bobby Keyes- saxophone
  • J. Cole- pedal steel guitar
  • Soul Sisters :

P.P. Arnold – chorus

Claudia Lennear – chorus

Doris Troy – chorus

  • Glyn Johns – recording, mixing
  • Andrew Johns – recording
  • John Kelly – album cover design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Shine On – Peter Frampton
  2. Sour Grain – Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott
  3. 79th and Sunset – Steve Marriott
  4. Stone Cold Fever – Greg Ridley, Steve Marriott, Jerry Shirley, Frampton
  5. Rollin’ Stone – Muddy Waters
  6. A Song for Jenny – Steve Marriott
  7. The Light – Peter Frampton
  8. Big George – Greg Ridley
  9. Strange Days – music by Steve Marriot, Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley, lyrics by Steve Marriott
  10. Red Neck Jump – Steve Marriott


In February 1975.


In February 1975, “A&M” label released “Street Rats”, the eighth Humble Pie studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Olympic Studios” in London and “Marriott’s Clear Sounds Studio” in Essex, and was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham and Steve Marriott.


  • Steve Marriott- guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals, producer
  • Clem Clempson- guitar, slide guitar
  • Greg Ridley- bass guitar, vocals
  • Jerry Shirley– drums
  • Mel Collins- saxophones
  • Tim Hinkley- keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Street Rat – Steve Marriott
  2. Rock and Roll Music – Chuck Berry
  3. We Can Work It Out – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  4. Scored Out – Clem Clempson, Steve Marriott
  5. Road Hog – Steve Marriott
  6. Rain – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  7. There ‘Tis – Steve Marriott, Clem Clempson
  8. Let Me Be Your Lovemaker – Clarence Reid, Willie Clarke, Betty Wright
  9. Countryman Stomp – Greg Ridley, Clempson, Tim Hinkley
  10. Drive My Car – John Lennon,Paul McCartney
  11. Queens and Nuns – Clem Clempson, Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley


In February 1974.


In February 1974, “A&M” label released “Thunderbox”, the seventh Humble Pie album. It was recorded in 1973, at “Olics Sound”, and was produced by Steve Marriott.


  • Steve Marriott- guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
  • Greg Ridley- bass, vocals
  • Jerry Shirley- drums, piano, backing vocals
  • Dave “Clem” Clempson- guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • Mel Collins– horns
  • The Blackberries :
    • Carlena Williams –vocals
    • Venetta Fields– vocals
    • Billie Barnum – vocals
  • Hipgnosis- album sleeve design
  • Editing : Alan O’Duffy

Track listing:

  1. Thunderbox – Steve Marriott, Dave “Clem” Clempson
  2. Groovin’ with Jesus – Gene Barge, Bennie Swartz
  3. I Can’t Stand the Rain – Ann Peebles, Don Bryant, Bernard Miller
  4. Anna (Go to Him) – Arthur Alexander
  5. No Way – Steve Marriott, Greg Ridley
  6. Rally with Ali – Steve Marriott, Dave “Clem” Clempson, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley
  7. Don’t Worry, be Happy – Steve Marriott, Dave “Clem” Clempson, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley
  8. Ninety-Nine Pounds – Don Bryant
  9. Every Single Day – Dave “Clem” Clempson
  10. No Money Down – Chuck Berry
  11. Drift Away – Mentor Williams
  12. Oh La-De-Da – Phillip Mitchell


On December 2, 2014.


On December 2, 2014, Robert Henry “Bobby” Keys died aged 70. Being saxophonist he has recorded and performed with many famous musicians and bands, among them: The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker, George Harrison, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, B.B. King, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Delaney, Bonnie, Donovan, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, Faces, Harry Nilsson, Warren Zevon, Humble Pie, Joe Ely, John Hiatt, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Keith Moon, Leo Sayer, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Paul McCartney, Marvin Gaye, Sheryl Crow, Yoko Ono, Jim Carroll and Graham Nash.