Other Top Name Musicians Also Confirmed for the Event
London - Rockers take the stage to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Humble Pie frontman Steve Marriott. To fans of bluesy, hard-charging boogie rock, the legendary band Humble Pie is an icon.
Current artists such as the Black Crowes invoke its name with nothing less than reverence. The band was significant enough for Cameron Crowe to include in "Almost Famous" with Peter Frampton (co-founder of the band).
WHO: Original Humble Pie members (Peter Frampton, Jerry Shirley, Greg Ridley, Clem Clempson), The Who's Roger Daltrey, former Small Faces -- Kenny Jones and Ian McIagan, Paul Weller, Zak Starkey, Sex Pistol's Glen Matlock, former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure, Chris Farlowe, Dave Colwell, Bobby Tench (80s Humble Pie), Rick Wills (70s Small Faces) progressive rocker Roger Chapman, Debbie Bonham plus others ... WHAT: Tribute concert for Steve Marriott (member of Humble Pie) Paul Weller has donated his 1967 Motorcycle to raffle at the event. WHERE: London Astoria Theatre, Charing Cross Road WHEN: April 20
A retrospective of the band's most important and influential recordings was recently released "The Best Of Humble Pie" (A&M/UME) edition of the "20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection" series. It gathers 12 classic selections from 1969 to 1974, tracks which defined "power chords" and elevated hard rock to an art form. Along with tracks from five of the band's albums, including the gold "Performance -- Rockin' The Fillmore" (1971) and "Smokin'" (1972).
In 1969, Marriott, who had left Small Faces, and Frampton, formerly of the Herd, joined with ex-Spooky Tooth bassist Greg Ridley and drummer Jerry Shirley. Humble Pie's first single, "Natural Born Woman" (aka "Natural Born Boogie") hit the U.K. Top 10 and led to its debut album, "As Safe As Yesterday Is." Humble Pie live, however, was explosive, loud and raucous. After Rock On (1971), which included "Stone Cold Fever," "Shine On" and "Rollin' Stone," the band hit the road in the U.S. and the result, "Performance -- Rockin' The Fillmore," recorded at New York's Fillmore East, with "Four Day Creep" and "I Don't Need No Doctor," went gold. Frampton left after the tour, replaced by Dave "Clem" Clempson, and "Smokin'", with "C'mon Everybody," "Hot N' Nasty" and "30 Days In The Hole," hit the Top 10. 1973's double studio/live set "Eat It" (with "Black Coffee") fell just short of Top 10. "Thunderbox" (1974) included "Ninety-Nine Pounds." A year later, Humble Pie disbanded. In the late 80s, Marriott and Frampton planned to reunite. But then Marriott died in a 1991 house fire.
"Frampton Comes Alive! 25th Anniversary Special Edition" (A&M/UME) features not only the hits "Show Me The Way," "Do You Feel Like We Do" and "Baby, I Love Your Way" but adds four previously unreleased tracks to the best-selling live album in history. A Herd/Humble Pie/Frampton Anthology is schedule for release in August through Universal Music Enterprises.
Peter Frampton is available for interviews regarding his current and forthcoming release.
SOURCE Universal Music Enterprises