Saturday, July 04, 2009

Steve Marriott (British R&B)

The Small Faces was a mod group founded in 1965 and included Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. They were very influential in my youth and had a string of hits including Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday, All or Nothing and Tin Soldier.

After they disbanded Steve helped form Humble Pie (1969-1975 and 1980-1981)

I like Black Coffee

A very R&B tune is Thirty Days In A Hole

Steve was influenced from an early age by his heroes including Buddy Holly, Booker T, Ray Charles, Otis Redding and Muddy Waters. In later life he became disillusioned with the music industry and turned his back on the big record companies remaining in relative obscurity. He returned to his music roots playing the pubs and clubs around London and Essex. He died on 20 April 1991 when a fire thought to have been caused by a cigarette swept through his 16th-century home. He was listed in Mojo as one of the top 100 greatest singers of all time. I agree!

Amazon UK

All Or Nothing ~ Live From London [DVD] [1985]
Small Faces - Ultimate Collection
Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore

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