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
- Shine On – Peter Frampton
- Sour Grain – Peter Frampton, Steve Marriott
- 79th and Sunset – Steve Marriott
- Stone Cold Fever – Greg Ridley, Steve Marriott, Jerry Shirley, Frampton
- Rollin’ Stone – Muddy Waters
- A Song for Jenny – Steve Marriott
- The Light – Peter Frampton
- Big George – Greg Ridley
- Strange Days – music by Steve Marriot, Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley, Jerry Shirley, lyrics by Steve Marriott
- Red Neck Jump – Steve Marriott
On August 16, 1938, Robert Leroy Johnson, died aged 27. Being blues singer-songwriter and musician, he performed mostly in the streets, in juke joints, and at Saturday night dances, so his career and life were very poorly documented. Only after the reissue of his recordings on the 1961 album “King of the Delta blues singers”, wider audience got a chance to know his exceptional songwriting, singing and guitar playing talent. Today he is recognized as the “Master of the blues”, with huge number of followers and admirers of his work among the world famous musicians. Eric Clapton has called Johnson “The most important blues singer that ever lived”. Johnson was ranked fifth position in the “Rolling Stone” magazine list of “100 greatest guitarists of all time”.
On April 30, 1983, McKinley Morganfield aka Muddy Waters died aged 70. Named as “father of modern Chicago blues”, Waters wrote few classic standards including “I just want to make love to you”, “I’m your Hoochie Coochie Man”, “Got my Mojo working” and had a major influence on many artists including Cream, Eric Clapton and Led Zeppelin. The Rolling Stones named themselves after Waters’ 1950 song “Rollin’ Stone”.
On March 19, 1975, Paul Francis Kossoff died aged 25. Guitarist and songwriter he was member of Black Cat Bones, Back Street Crawler and Kossoff /Kirke /Tetsu/ Rabbit but he is best known as member of Free.Kossoff is ranked 51st in “Rolling Stone” magazine list of the “100 greatest guitarists of all time”.