They were one of rock's first supergroups -- Steve Marriott (Small Faces) was joined by Peter Frampton (The Herd,) Greg Ridley (Spooky Tooth) and Jerry Shirley (The Apostolic Intervention, an influential psych rock band) to form Humble Pie. Between 1969 and 1971 they toured relentlessly, but managed to produce four studio albums and one live album. From 1972-81 there were six more studio releases, including those that were their biggest commercial successes.
Songs like "I Don't Need No Doctor," "Black Coffee," "Natural Born Bugie" and "30 Days In The Hole" built them a substantial audience in the UK and North America. Albums like "Eat It" and "Smokin'" solidified their status in the top tier of classic rock bands.
Humble Pie's only live album during this period, Rockin' the Fillmore was a double LP with performances from two shows in May 1971. A four-CD box set, Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore - Complete Recordings will, for the first time, include performances from all four of the band's Fillmore shows that weekend. Release date is October 29.
Classic rock catalog: Humble Pie discography
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The original Humble Pie lineup in 1970, l-r: Greg Ridley, Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton (with Jerry Shirley barely visible behind the drums)