Steve Marriott


Steve Marriott

Infobox musical artist
Name = Steve Marriott


Img_capt = Steve Marriott in 1966
Img_size = 150px
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Stephen Peter Marriott
Born = birth date|1947|1|30|mf=y
Died = death date and age|1991|4|20|1947|1|30|df=y
Origin = East London, England
Instrument = Vocals, guitar, keyboards, piano, harmonica, drums
Genre = R&B, rock, blues-rock, blue-eyed soul
Occupation = Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, child actor
Years_active = 1960 - 1991
Label = Decca, Immediate, A&M, Atco
Associated_acts = Small Faces, Humble Pie
URL = [http://www.stevemarriott.co.uk/ www.stevemarriott.co.uk]
Notable_instruments = Gretsch 6120, Gibson Les Paul Custom, Gibson ES-335

Stephen Peter Marriott (January 30 1947 - April 20 1991), popularly known as Steve Marriott, was a successful and versatile English singer-songwriter, guitarist and musician. He is best remembered for his powerful singing voice which belied his small stature and for his aggressive guitar playing in the rock groups the Small Faces (1965-1969) and Humble Pie (1969-1975).

In Britain, Marriott became a popular, often-photographed mod style icon through his role as lead singer and guitarist with the Small Faces in the mid to late sixties. [cite web
title = Still room for ravers...5 July 2004
publisher = Lord Crowley...
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/entertainment/music/marriottbiog_050704.shtml
accessdate = 2007-07-30
] Marriott was influenced from an early age by his heroes including Buddy Holly, Booker T & the MG's, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Muddy Waters and Bobby Bland. In later life Marriott 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. [cite web
title = Lord Crowley review
publisher = BBC
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/entertainment/music/marriottbiog_050704.shtml
accessdate = 2007-07-30
]

Marriott died on April 20, 1991 when a fire thought to have been caused by a cigarette swept through his 16th-century home in Arkesden, Essex. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.287-288
] He posthumously received an Ivor Novello Award in 1996 for his Outstanding Contribution to British Music [cite web
title = The Ivors
publisher = The Ivor Novello Awards
url = http://www.theivors.britishacademy.com/sponsor.html
accessdate = 2007-07-31
] , and was listed in " Mojo" as one of the top 100 greatest singers of all time. [cite web
title = 100 greatest singers of all time (1984)
publisher = Mojo Magazine
url = http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/mojo_p2.htm
accessdate = 2007-07-30
]

Biography

Early years

Steve Marriott was born on January 30, 1947, at East Ham Hospital, Manor Park, East London, England [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.30
] to parents Kay and Bill Marriott who lived at Strone Road, Manor Park. Born three weeks premature and weighing just 4 lb. 4 oz., he developed jaundice and was kept in hospital four weeks before being well enough to go home. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.30-31
] Marriott came from a working class background and attended Monega Junior School. His father Bill worked as a printer and later owned a jellied eels stall called 'Bill's Eels' outside the Ruskin Arms. For a short time he also sold pie and mash. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.31-32
] Kay worked at the Tate & Lyle factory in Silvertown. Bill was an accomplished pub pianist and the life and soul of many an 'East End' night. Marriott's father bought him a ukulele and harmonica which Steve taught himself to play. Marriott showed an early interest in singing and performing, busking at local bus-stops for extra pocket money and winning talent contests during the family's annual holiday to Jaywick Holiday camp near Clacton-on-Sea. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.34-35
] In 1959 at the age of twelve, Marriott formed his first band with school friends Nigel Chapin and Robin Andrews. They were called 'The Wheels', later the 'Coronation Kids', and finally 'Mississippi Five'. They later added Simon Simkins and Vic Dixon to their line-up. From a young age, Marriott was a huge fan of American singer Buddy Holly and would mimic his hero by wearing large-rimmed spectacles with the lenses removed. He wrote his first song, called "Shelia My Dear," after his aunt Shelia to whom he was close. Those who heard the song said it was played at a jaunty pace in the style of Buddy Holly and his bandmates also nicknamed him 'Buddy'. They would play the local coffee bars in East Ham and perform Saturday morning gigs at the Essoldo Cinema in Manor Park. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.44
] Marriott was a cheeky, hyperactive child, according to his mother Kay, and well-known by his neighbours in Strone Road for playing pranks and practical jokes. When a pupil at local Sandringham Secondary Modern School, Marriott was said to be responsible for starting a deliberate fire in a classroom, [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.50
] though he always denied this.

Juvenile acting career

The Artful Dodger 1960-1961

In 1960, Bill Marriott spotted an advertisement in a London newspaper for a new Artful Dodger replacement to appear in Lionel Bart's popular musical "Oliver!", based on the novel "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens, at the "New Theatre" (now called the Noel Coward Theatre) in London's West End, and without telling his son, applied for him to audition. At the age of thirteen, Marriott auditioned for the role. He sang two songs, "Who's Sorry Now" by Connie Francis, and "Oh, Boy!" by Buddy Holly. Bart was impressed with Marriott's vocal abilities and hired him. Marriott stayed with the show for a total of twelve months, playing various boys' roles during his time there, for which he was paid eight pounds a week. [cite book
last = Hewitt
first = Paulo
coauthors = Kenney Jones
title = small faces the young mods' forgotten story
publisher = Acid Jazz
date = 1995
pages = pp.19-20
month =
isbn = 0 9523935 0 6
] Marriott was also chosen to provide lead vocals for the Artful Dodger songs "Consider Yourself", "Be Back Soon," and "I'd Do Anything," which appear on the official album to the stage show, released by "World Record Club" and recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.47-48
]

In 1961 the Marriott family moved from Strone Road to a brand new council flat in Daines Close, Manor Park.

Following Marriott's successful acting debut in "Oliver!", his family encouraged him to pursue an acting career. In 1961 he auditioned and was accepted as a student at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London. [cite web
title = All Our Yesterdays
publisher = BBC
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A4284236
accessdate = 2007-07-31
] Because his family were unable to afford the private school fees, it was mutually agreed the fees would be deducted from acting work the school found him. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.53-54
]

After Marriott's enrolment at the Italia Conti Academy, he quickly gained acting roles, working consistently in film, television and radio. He was often typecast as the energetic Cockney kid.

Film/TV/Radio (1962-1964)

*"Night Cargoes" - (1962) Children's adventure film, shot between April and June 1962 in Devon and designed for a very young audience. The film was split into eight, fifteen-minute episodes and shown during Saturday morning picture shows. [cite web
title = Night Cargoes
publisher = The Children's Film and Television Foundation
url = http://www.cftf.org.uk/catalogue/n.html
accessdate = 2007-10-02
]
*"Live It Up!" - (1963) Starring David Hemmings and Jennifer Moss. [cite web
title = All Our Yesterdays
publisher = BBC
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A4284236
accessdate = 2007-07-31
] Marriott was typecast as the Cockney drummer called 'Ricky'. [cite web
title = Live It Up! film
publisher = British Film Institute
url = http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/40499
accessdate = 2007-07-30
]
*"Be My Guest" - (1964) released in 1965 (the follow-up to "Live It Up!") again Marriott plays the character 'Ricky'. [cite web
title = All Our Yesterdays
publisher = BBC
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A4284236
accessdate = 2007-07-31
] [cite web
title = The Early Radio London Fab Forties
publisher = Radio London
url = http://www.radiolondon.co.uk/rl/scrap60/fabforty/65fabs/may65/fab160565/fab160565.html
accessdate = 2007-07-30
]
*"Heavens Above!" - (released April, 1963) Starring Peter Sellers as a prison chaplain and co-starring Eric Sykes. Marriott plays a street kid who shoots his mother. [cite web
title = All Our Yesterdays
publisher = BBC
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A4284236
accessdate = 2007-07-31
] There were reports on set of Sellers and Marriott duetting on banjos between takes. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.55
]
*"Dateline Diamonds" - (1965) Marriott along with the other members of the Small Faces appear as themselves in the film performing their self-penned second single "I've Got Mine". [cite web
title = Dateline Diamonds
publisher = Radio London
url = http://radiolondon.co.uk/rl/scrap60/fabforty/65fabs/april66/datelinediamonds.html
accessdate = 2007-07-30
]
*"Citizen James" - (1961) A popular half-hour comedy starring Carry On Films actor Sid James.
*"Dixon of Dock Green" - (transmitted in 1963) - Marriott appears in an episode entitled "The River People" playing a character called 'Clive Dawson'; the episode was written by Ted Willis.
*"William the Peacemaker" - Marriott's last TV acting role (March 1963). Marriott plays the character of 'Bertie Franks'.
*"Mr Pastry's Progress" - (1962) b/w BBC television children's sitcom starring Richard Hearne and Barbara Hicks.
*Radio Luxembourg - Reading out listeners' problem letters for well-known agony aunt Marjorie Proops.
*"Mrs Dale's Diary" [cite web
title = Mrs. Dale's Diary
publisher = Radio Days (Whirligig.tv.co.uk)
url = http://www.whirligig-tv.co.uk/radio/mrsdalesdiary.htm
accessdate = 2007-09-06
] - a popular radio show playing a popstar called 'Art Joyful'. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.54-55
] Marriott lost interest in acting and turned his attention back to his first love, which was music. Marriott's parents were devastated and his decision to give up acting caused a family rift. As a result, he left the family home for a short period to stay with friends. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.54-55
]

Music career

In 1963, Marriott wrote "Imaginary Love" and touted it around the big record labels in London. On the strength of "Imaginary Love", Marriott secured a Decca Records deal as a solo artist with Dick Reagan (also an agent for Cliff Richard). Marriott's first single was a song written by Kenny Lynch, "Give Her My Regards", with Marriott's self-penned song as the B-side. The single was released in July 1963 and promptly vanished. [cite book
title = small faces the young mods' forgotten story
pages = pp.25
]

The Moments (1963-1964)

Marriott formed The Moments, originally called The Frantiks. The Frantiks recorded a cover version of Cliff Richard's song "Move It" with ex-Shadows drummer Tony Meehan, who was brought in to help with production. Despite the single being hawked around the major record companies, no one was interested and the song was consequently never released. They then changed the band's name to The Moments or 'Marriott and his Moments'. They played support for artists such as The Nashville Teens, The Animals, Georgie Fame, and John Mayall, playing venues such as the 100 Club in Soho, London, and the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond. The Moments gained a loyal following, and for a short time had their own fanzine "Beat '64", dedicated to 'Steve Marriott's Moments', started by Stuart Tuck. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.69
] They are noted as performing a total of 80 gigs in 1964. The group was asked to record a single for the American market, a cover version of The Kinks' UK hit song "You Really Got Me", released on the World Artists record label (1964). [cite book
title = small faces the young mods' forgotten story
pages = pp.23-24
] When their version of "You Really Got Me" failed to get attention, Marriott was dropped from the band, with members claiming he was too young to be a lead singer. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.68-69
]

mall Faces (1965-1969)

On July 28, 1964, Marriott first saw his future Small Faces partners, Ronnie Lane and 16-year-old drummer Kenney Jones. They were all performing at The Albion in Rainham, with their bands. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...Singer Elkie Brooks was impressed with Marriott voice , she introduced them to people in the industry..
pages = pp.67
] Lane and Marriott met again by chance in the 'J60', a music shop in High Street North, Manor Park, where Marriott was working after his recent departure from The Moments. Lane came in looking to purchase a new guitar, and afterwards was invited to Marriott's home to listen to his extensive collection of rare American R&B import records. With their shared love of R&B the trio were soon firm friends. Marriott was invited by Lane and Jones to perform with "The Outlaws" (previously called "The Pioneers") at the band's regular gig The Earl of Derby in Bermondsey. [cite book
title = small faces the young mods' forgotten story
pages = pp.28
] However the trio each ended up completely drunk and Marriott enthusiastically destroyed the piano he was playing, much to the amusement of Lane and Jones. The landlord sacked them and the band was finished. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.77
] According to David Bowie on a 1999 episode of "VH1 Storytellers", in 1964 he and his good friend Marriott planned to form an R&B duo called 'David and Goliath' [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.79
] . Instead, Marriott, Lane and Jones decided to form their own band, with Steve bringing along his acquaintance, Jimmy Winston (Winston was later replaced by Ian McLagan). Marriott's friend Annabel, an ex-student from the Italia Conti, came up with the band's distinctive name after commenting that they all had "small faces"; the name stuck in part because they were all (apart from Winston) small (none being over 5 ft 6 in tall), and the term "face" in English mod culture was the name given to a well-known and respected mod. [cite web
title = Small Faces
publisher = BBC
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artist/x89x/
accessdate = 2007-08-11
] Small Faces were signed to Don Arden within six weeks of forming and quickly became a successful mod band highly regarded by the youth cult's followers when their debut single "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" [cite web
title = Small Faces
publisher = 45-rpm.org
url = http://www.45-rpm.org.uk/dirs/smallfaces.htm
accessdate = 2007-07-30
] hit the UK singles chart. Later, they were said to be one of many influences on the formation and musical style of British hard rock group Led Zeppelin. Marriott is reputed to have been Jimmy Page's benchmark when selecting a lead singer, and there are unmistakable stylistic and timbral similarities between the voices of Marriott and Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin's lead singer. In fact, Plant was a fan of Small Faces and a regular at their early gigs where he also ran small errands for them. Zeppelin's classic song "Whole Lotta Love" is said by some to be a direct take of Marriott's version of the classic song "You Need Lovin'", originally written by Willie Dixon and recorded by American blues singer Muddy Waters. [cite web
title = The Thieving Magpies: Part 2
publisher = Will Shade
url = http://www.furious.com/PERFECT/yardbirds2.html
accessdate = 2007-07-30
] Small Faces would regularly perform "You Need Lovin'" in their live set, and the song also appears on their debut Decca album "Small Faces", released May, 1966.

"It was fantastic, I loved it, Muddy Waters recorded it but I couldn't sing like Muddy Waters so it wasn't that much of a nick. I was a high range and Muddy was a low range so I had to figure out how to sing it. So I did and that was our opening number for all the years we were together. Every time we were on stage that was our opening number, unless we had a short set. That's where Jimmy Page and Robert Plant heard it. Robert Plant used to follow us around. He was like a fan." - Marriott [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.78
]

However Marriott bore no animosity to Plant. He is quoted as shouting "Go on my son!" and wishing him luck when he first heard Plant's version on the radio. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
publisher = Helter Skelter
] Arden paid the band a wage of twenty pounds a week each, [cite web
title = From the Beginning
publisher = BBC
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A4284236
accessdate = 2007-07-31
] along with accounts in clothes shops in Carnaby Street. On Boxing Day, 1965, [cite web
title = Get Yourselves Together
publisher = BBC
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A4284236
accessdate = 2007-07-31
] Arden arranged for them to move into a rented house, 22 Westmoreland Terrace, Pimlico. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.107
] In his autobiography, McLagan describes the house as "party central", a place where the likes of Marianne Faithfull, Brian Epstein, Pete Townshend and other celebrities would hang out. Marriott was just 17 years old.

Marriott wrote or co-wrote most of Small Faces' hit singles. In an interview in 1984, Marriott was asked what his best Small Faces songs were: "I think 'All or Nothing', that I wrote, takes a lot of beating. To me, if there's a song that typifies that era, then that might be it. Words regardless, cos it's only a silly love song, but the actual feel and arrangement of the thing, and maybe 'Tin Soldier'". [cite book
title = small faces the young mods' forgotten story
pages = pp.154
] In 1967, Marriott wrote the evocative rock-ballad "Tin Soldier" to woo model Jenny Rylance. [cite web
title = Tin Soldier b/w I Feel Much Better
publisher = Room For Ravers
url = http://www.makingtime.co.uk/rfr/tinsold.htm
accessdate = 2007-07-30
] They first met in 1966 and Marriott was immediately smitten, but Rylance was dating up-and-coming singer Rod Stewart and so the two became friends. She later broke up with Stewart and had a brief romantic liaison with Marriott, but much to his disappointment ended it to go back to Stewart. Rylance and Stewart later split for good after a rocky four-year relationship; when Marriott found out he pursued her relentlessly, leading him to write "Tin Soldier". The song was a hit for the band in 1967 and for Marriott a personal triumph. He and Rylance were married at Kensington Registry Office, London, on May 29, 1968. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.172
] Later they moved into Beehive Cottage in Moreton, Essex. The property was jointly purchased with Ronnie Lane and wife Susan and was where Marriott established his music studio, "Clear Sounds". [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.173
] In 1967, after a dispute over unpaid royalties, relations between the Small Faces and Don Arden broke down and Arden sold them on to Andrew Loog Oldham, who owned the Immediate label. The band were much happier at Immediate, spending more time in the recording studio and far less time playing live; however, they lost the dynamic live sound they had become famous for. After the success of the group's number one hit concept album "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake" Marriott was keen for the group to evolve and wanted to bring in ex-Herd frontman Peter Frampton, but McLagan, Jones and Lane refused. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.167
] Marriott started to feel the band had reached the end creatively and began to spend more time with Frampton and Greg Ridley. After rumours in the press about the band splitting up, which were always officially denied, Marriott quit the group, storming off stage during a disastrous live performance on New Year's Eve, 1968. [cite book
title = small faces the young mods' forgotten story
pages = pp.136
] In a 1984 interview with NME reporter Paolo Hewitt on the subject of leaving the band, Marriott said:

"You grow apart for Christsakes. You're talking about people living together from the ages of seventeen to twenty-two and that's a growing up part of your life and we got to hate each other, no doubt about it. We didn't speak to each other for fucking years. Maybe ten years." - Marriott [cite book
title = small faces the young mods' forgotten story
pages = pp.156
]
Frampton claims that after Marriott's departure from the Small Faces, the remaining members, Lane, McLagan and Jones, turned up at his home and offered him Marriott's role in the band. (Ian McLagan vehemently denies this story). [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.178
]
"The following day after the Alexandra Palace gig (where Steve walked off), I was back home and I got a call from Ronnie Lane who said Me, Kenney and Mac would like to come round and see you. I thought, Hello, what's all this about? Anyway, they all came round to my horrible little flat in Earls Court and asked me to join the Small Faces. All I could say was it's a bit late now. Why couldn't you have asked me while we were in Paris? We'd all be in the same band together and Steve wouldn't have left." - Peter Frampton. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.178
]

Humble Pie (1969-1975)

Shortly after leaving Small Faces, Marriott joined the newly formed rock band Humble Pie with Frampton, drummer Jerry Shirley and bassist Greg Ridley. [cite web
title = Guide to British Music of the 1960s
publisher = Making Time
url = http://www.makingtime.co.uk/humblepie.html
accessdate = 2007-07-30
] In the early years, Humble Pie allowed Marriott the artistic freedom he craved but was denied in Small Faces due, in part, to commercial pressures and individual differences. After extensive secret rehearsals at his Clear Sounds home recording studio, the band released on Immediate their debut album "As Safe As Yesterday Is", closely followed by the Marriott-penned debut single "Natural Born Bugie" (often mis-spelt "Boogie"), which peaked at # 5 in the UK Singles Chart in the summer of 1969. [cite web
title = Guide to British Music of the 1960s
publisher = Making Time
url = http://www.makingtime.co.uk/humblepie.html
accessdate = 2007-07-30
] Humble Pie almost disbanded after their first American tour when they returned to England and discovered that Immediate had gone into liquidation. They transferred to A&M Records and focused all their attention on the lucrative U.S. market. Their new manager, Dee Anthony, had the band scrap its 'unplugged' set and crank the volume up.

Humble Pie toured constantly over the next three years, completing nineteen tours in the U.S. alone. The band's next album releases, "Humble Pie" and "Rock On", benefited from their touring. Their live album "Performance Rockin' the Fillmore" (1971) became the band's most successful release to date. During these recordings, Marriott's strong vocal performances became the focal point of the band. Dee Anthony pushed Marriott to take more of the on-stage spotlight, something he had, up to then, been sharing with Frampton and Ridley. Mariott's new prominence is said to have resulted in Frampton's decision to leave the band. (Frampton was replaced by Clem Clempson.)

Some close to Marriott would say that his personality would change for the worse when he toured America. Eventually, possibly as a result of excessive alcohol and drug use, Marriott started showing signs of mild schizophrenia. He had regularly taken amphetamines (speed) and smoked cannabis in his days in The Moments and Small Faces, and in the latter half of the 1960s he also experimented with LSD. But towards the end of his Small Faces career and in Humble Pie, Marriott allegedly developed a destructive cocaine and alcohol addiction, which is thought to have been the cause of his marriage breakups and to have contributed to his premature death in a house-fire.

"He (Steve) became another person in order to cope with the pressures, he would say things like, Please tell me that you’ll leave me if I go on tour again because if you say that I’ll have justification not to go, if I go and have to be that other person again I’ll just go mad. This would be said in a moment of truth but the next day had changed his mind and he’d be up and off... He was married to his music and I didn’t mind that especially in the early years when he would play me new songs on an acoustic guitar but what didn’t make me happy was when he was in the home studio, out of his brain, trying to come up with the next album because he was being pressurised into it. He would just disappear into the studio for three or four days at a time. He never slept and there would be all sorts of strange people in there with him. It was a crazy business and even the nicest people get mixed up. All sorts of chemicals were presented to him and he became addicted to them in the end. It was drugs that destroyed our relationship. Before the home studio was built Beehive Cottage was our sanctuary, afterwards it just became his workplace." - Jenny Rylance [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.208
] [cite web
title = Interview with Jenny Rylance 1999
publisher = John Hellier
url = http://www.wappingwharf.com/jenny.htm
accessdate = 2007-07-30
]
Rylance finally left Marriott in 1973. She said: "The drugs and the drink I would tolerate no more. It broke my heart to leave Steve but it had to be done, I was ultimately the stronger". [cite web
title = Interview with Jenny Rylance (1999)
publisher = John Hellier
url = http://www.wappingwharf.com/jenny.htm
accessdate = 2007-07-30
] Due to the breakup of his marriage and growing drug use, some band members said that Marriott at times became domineering, aggressive and intolerable to work with. Humble Pie disbanded in 1975, citing musical differences as the reason for the split. Financial mis-management and widespread substance abuse within the band also played a part. In an interview in 2000 with John Hellier, Jerry Shirley said:
"We were all doing too many drugs, we’d lost sight of our business arrangements and no-one within the band had any control over money matters. But the main reason was that we were making bad records, it all came to a head in early 1975. The rot had set in so deep it was inevitable." - Jerry Shirley [cite web
title = Interview with Jerry Shirley 14 September 2000
publisher = John Hellier
url = http://www.wappingwharf.com/shirley.htm
accessdate = 2007-07-31
] (Humble Pie).
Marriott always believed Dee Anthony had syphoned off band earnings to promote his new project, Frampton, and his album "Frampton Comes Alive". After Marriott's death, his second wife Pam Stephens claimed in an interview that while they were making the "Marriott" solo album they were warned off accusing Anthony of any financial misdealings and received threatening phone calls. Anthony was alleged to have links with the Genovese crime family (amongst others). She also claimed that after Marriott confronted Anthony about missing money, she and Marriott were summoned to a meeting at the Ravenite Social Club on Mulberry Street in New York's Little Italy district. Among those present were John Gotti, Frank Locascio and Paul Castellano, all members of the Gambino crime family. Marriott was informed that he would not be getting any money and was warned to drop the matter. Marriott took the threats seriously. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.229-230
]

teve Marriott Allstars

Marriott released his first solo album, "Marriott", in 1976 and moved back to England. Pam gave birth to their first child Toby on February 20, 1976, [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.235
] and they were married on March 23, 1977, at Chelsea Registry office in London. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.238
] The money from Humble Pie's farewell tour soon ran out, and Marriott was reduced to stealing vegetables from a field next to his home in England. Marriott went on to form The Steve Marriott Allstars with ex-Pie bassist Greg Ridley, drummer Ian Wallace and Mickey Finn, and found a new manager, Laurie O'Leary. In the 1980s O'Leary asked Marriott to meet a friend of his, the infamous Ronnie Kray, who was incarcerated in Broadmoor Hospital for the murder of George Cornell. Marriott gave him a signed photo. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.227 (book error should be Ronnie not Reggie Kray)
]

After the departure of Mick Taylor in 1975 from the Rolling Stones, Marriott was considered as his replacement; however, Mick Jagger allegedly blocked the move after Marriott upstaged him during the audition. According to Ronnie Wood in his autobiography "Ronnie", Marriott was Richards' first choice to replace Mick Taylor.

"Steve told me, I was good and stood at the back for a while but then Keith would hit this lick and I just couldn't keep my mouth shut. Keith wanted him in but there was no way that once Steve opened his mouth Mick would have him in the band. He knew Steve would never stay in the background. They were the one band in the world that Steve would have loved to have been in. He just wanted to work with Keith." - Pam Marriott [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.222
]
In 1976 a court ruled that Arden still owed the Small Faces £12,000 in unpaid royalties. He agreed to pay in monthly installments, but disappeared after making just one payment. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.246
]

mall Faces reunion

Due to the success of re-released singles "Itchycoo Park" and "Lazy Sunday" in 1975 and 1976, McLagan, Jones and Marriott were persuaded to reform Small Faces. [cite book
title = small faces the young mods' forgotten story
pages = pp.145
] Rick Wills took the place of Lane, who pulled out after just two rehearsals. Unknown to the others, Lane was suffering from multiple sclerosis. The band recorded two albums, "Playmates" and "'78 in the Shade", but the albums proved a financial and commercial failure and they disbanded. Marriott did not make any money out of the venture. His earnings were used to extricate him from old binding management contracts. Due to financial problems, Marriott was forced to sell Beehive Cottage, which had been his home since 1968, and move to a small terraced house in Golders Green, London. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.242
]

The Firm

Late in 1978, the Inland Revenue informed Marriott that he still owed £100,000 in back tax from his Humble Pie days; he thought manager Dee Anthony had made all the necessary payments. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.243
] O'Leary, Marriott's manager, advised him to leave England or go to jail. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.243
] He sold the house in Golders Green and moved to California. Marriott, Pam and son Toby were staying with friends in Santa Cruz and Marriott formed a new band with Jim Leverton called The Firm, but after Leverton had to leave the U.S. due to visa problems, the band broke up. Marriott was by now completely broke and forced to collect empty glass bottles to redeem them for small change. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.244-245
]

Humble Pie Mark II

In 1980, Marriott contacted Jerry Shirley, who was living in New York City, to discuss a Humble Pie reunion. Shirley agreed and they recorded "Fool for a Pretty Face", which Marriott had written earlier. The new lineup included Anthony "Sooty" Jones, who was well-respected among American east coast musicians, and Bob Tench, a former member of the Jeff Beck Group. The song proved good enough for them to secure a recording contract with Atco. In the UK their material was released by Jet Records, owned by ex-Small Faces manager Don Arden. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.248
] They recorded the heavy rock album "On to Victory", followed by "Go For The Throat" in 1981, and both proved reasonably successful. They also toured America as part of the "Rock 'N' Roll Marathon" bill. However, in the latter half of 1981, Marriott was beset with personal problems. His marriage was almost over and after he broke his wrist in an accident and was hospitalised with a suspected burst ulcer, the new Humble Pie line-up disintegrated. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.248
]

The Majik Mijits

On a visit to England in 1981, Marriott was eager to see Ronnie Lane. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.249
] By this time Lane was confined to a wheelchair. After an emotional meeting, Marriott suggested they gig together. They got together with Jim Leverton, Dave Hynes, Zoot Money and Mel Collins to record an album called "The Majik Mijits". The album features songs by Lane and Marriott, though none were co-written. [cite web
title = Majic Mijits: An interview with Jim Leverton
publisher = wappingwharf.com
url = http://www.wappingwharf.com/majic.htm
accessdate = 2007-08-06
] Due to Lane's illness, they were unable to tour and promote the album.

"Steve and Ronnie went to America to see Clive Davis of Arista Records. They played him the tape. Clive Davis was tapping his foot and tapping his very expensive pen on his very expensive desk. He said "Yeah, that’s great man". Steve said "So you like the tape, Clive". Steve then stopped the tape, ejected it and said "WELL YOU CAN’T FUCKING HAVE IT!" The story that Steve told me was that it would have meant touring and Ronnie just wasn’t up to it. It would have meant pretty much carrying him everywhere, no tour, no album. That’s why the Mijits never came out at that point in time. Its been gathering dust for ages" - Jim Leverton. [cite web
title = Majic Mijits: An interview with Jim Leverton
publisher = wappingwharf.com
url = http://www.wappingwharf.com/majic.htm
accessdate = 2007-08-06
]
The album was released nineteen years later. After the Majik Mijits, Marriott went back to New York playing on the club circuit again. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.251
] For the next year and a half, Marriott was on the road with Jim Leverton, Goldy McJohn and Fallon Williams. They played mostly Small Faces and Humble Pie material, touring non-stop for the next eighteen months. After the departure of McJohn, the trio changed the band's name to the Three Trojans. Despite attempts at reconciliation, Marriott's marriage finally came to an end when his wife found out that Marriott was expecting a child with Terry Elias, a Canadian girl he had met while they were separated. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.256
]

Packet of Three

Accepting that his marriage was over, Marriott moved back to England. With no home and no money, he stayed at his sister Kay's house in the spare bedroom. Marriott formed Packet of Three, [cite book
title = small faces the young mods' forgotten story
pages = pp.145
] again playing the pub circuit. He insisted on being paid for each gig in cash as the Inland Revenue were still pursuing him for back taxes. In August 1984, Aura Records released "Steve Marriott Live at Dingwalls 6.7.84". [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.260
] Marriott contacted longtime friend Manon Piercey, and they quickly developed a close relationship and rented a house together. Piercey gave birth to daughter Mollie Mae on 3 May, 1985. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.262
] With Piercey's help, Marriott reduced his excessive drink and drug habits. His sister Kay said: "Steve would say, I'm not drinking any more, and he'd stop, six weeks, two months, he was very strong willed, if he wanted to he could". In 1985 Marriott was still touring with Packet of Three playing Canada, America and Europe.

During Live Aid in 1985, London-based Phoenix Modernist Society joined mod revival bands such as The Lambrettas and Purple Hearts, with 1960s stars such as Chris Farlowe and PP Arnold. Together they cut a version of "All or Nothing" for Band Aid Trust. Kenny Lynch persuaded Marriott to get involved, and the single was released under the collective name The Spectrum. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.263
]

teve Marriott & the Official Receivers

In 1985, Marriott ended his relationship with Piercey when he met his future third wife Toni Poultney at a Packet of Three gig. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.265-266
]

Due to his financial situation, Marriott jokingly later renamed the group Steve Marriott and the Official Receivers. In the mid 1980s Marriott and Toni moved to a rented cottage in the small village of Arkesden. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.267
] The 16th-century cottage was also used for location shots for the home of the title character in the BBC's long-running television series Lovejoy, starring Ian McShane. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.269
] Marriott became well-known locally, often popping into the pub opposite his home to buy bottles of brandy and borrowing glasses. He once turned up wearing trainers and a dressing gown and became something of an eccentric figure, playing pranks, particularly on the owner of the pub. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.268
]

Due to past experiences, in later years Marriott became wary of success and fame as well as involvement with big record companies, and turned down lucrative concert and recording deals with names such as EMI. Because of this attitude, the band grew resentful, believing that he was holding them back, and Packet of Three was disbanded. For the next year Marriott took time off. By now he was 44 years old. He had health problems, was overweight, and had a scruffy appearance. There was little left of the striking 1960s mod icon. Film-maker Paolo Sedazzari recalled, "I remember going to see him in the 1980s, and he was brilliant. Great voice, great guitarist but what I couldn't get over were the dungarees and the mullet haircut. That was really disappointing". [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.270
] According to his wife, Marriott still smoked cannabis and took cocaine, but nothing compared to what he had once consumed. In his later years Marriott liked reading; his favourite authors included Stephen King, Philip K. Dick and anything on Noel Coward, whom Marriott had always admired.

teve Marriott and The DT's

In May 1988, Marriott started rehearsing with a band from Birmingham, the DT's, though by the time they starting touring they were called Steve Marriott and the DT's. [cite book
title = small faces the young mods' forgotten story
pages = pp.145
] Despite being out of the public gaze, Marriott was still asked to participate in various projects. Andrew Lloyd Webber asked Marriott to record two songs for his musical "Evita", though after becoming drunk at the meeting Marriott ungraciously declined. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.239
] Film composer Stephen Parsons asked Marriott to sing the title track "Shakin' All Over" for the low budget horror film "Gnaw: Food of the Gods II" (1989); [cite web
title = Movie Soundtrack for Gnaw: Food of the Gods II (1989)
publisher = www.mooviees.com
url = http://www.mooviees.com/5101/soundtrack
accessdate = 2007-10-01
] Marriott agreed, seeing it as easy money. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.274
] While recording the song, Trax Records asked Marriott to record a solo album. "Thirty Seconds to Midnite" was recorded at Alexandra Palace. Marriott used the money to buy a narrowboat. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.274
] On July 14, 1989, Marriott and Toni Poultney were married at Epping Registry office. Afterwards, they threw a party at their cottage. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.275
]

teve Marriott's Next Band

Jim Leverton got in touch and Marriott formed a new group called Steve Marriott's Next Band, with Leverton and ex-members of both the DT's and The Official Receivers. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.275
] When several members left due to financial disagreements, the band name Packet of Three resurfaced.

Frampton collaboration

Marriott was playing an average 200 gigs a year, when Frampton flew into England and asked Marriott to reform Humble Pie to produce a one-off album and a reunion tour. [cite book
title = small faces the young mods' forgotten story
pages = pp.145
] The payment would be enough to allow Marriott to take things easier. He agreed, and they flew out to Frampton's recording studio in Los Angeles on January 27, 1991. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.279
] They began writing songs, but the project was never completed, as Marriott had a change of heart and returned home. Two recorded songs from this final effort, "The Bigger They Come" and "I Won't Let You Down", with Marriott on vocals (and guitar), appeared on Frampton's album "Shine On: A Collection". A third song, "Out of the Blue", featuring both Marriott and Frampton, was featured on the first solo recording Frampton made after Marriott's death. A fourth song, "An Itch You Can't Scratch", has been found on many illegal compilations and even on one of two "authorised" British releases. The recording date, and whether Frampton played on it, have never been verified.

Death

On Friday April 19, 1991, Marriott and his wife Toni Poultney [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.275
] were on a flight home from America, where he had been recording songs for a future album with Frampton. During the flight, according to his wife, Marriott was drinking heavily and was in a foul mood, and they constantly argued. On arrival in the UK they were met by a mutual friend and ate at one of Marriott's favourite restaurants, where he consumed more alcohol. They returned to their friend's house and decided to stay overnight, since it was now the early hours of the next morning, but upstairs in bed, Marriott and Poultney continued to argue. Poultney finally fell asleep and was unaware that Marriott had called a taxi and made his way home alone.

At approximately 6:30 am on April 20, a passing motorist saw the roof of Marriott's cottage ablaze and called the fire brigade. It was reported that four fire engines were needed to put out the fire. In newspaper interviews, Assistant Divisional Fire Officer Keith Dunatis, who found Marriott, said:

"It was a tough fight getting upstairs. We searched the bedroom areas and it was very hot, we knew immediately that no-one could have survived the fire. We began to feel around the walls and discovered him lying on the floor between the bed and the wall. I would say he had been in bed and tried to escape. As soon as I saw the body clearly I knew who it was. I used to be a fan, it's difficult to put my feelings into words. The scene was horrific in that corner of the room. I saw him lying there and thought what a pity it all was. I deal with many fires but this one was like walking down memory lane. We managed to salvage all his guitars and musical equipment. I feel a bit upset, all the firemen do. It was like seeing part of our lives gone forever." - (Fire Officer) [cite web
title = History of East London
publisher = News of The World Newspaper
url = http://www.eastlondonhistory.com/small%20faces.htm
accessdate = 2007-07-30
]
[cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.287-288 (date of death wrong)
] It is believed that the most likely cause of the fire was that soon after arriving home, jet-lagged and tired, in the early hours, Marriott had lit a cigarette whilst in bed and almost immediately fallen into a deep sleep. If he had been able to purchase his usual rolling tobacco earlier at the airport, the fire may not have happened. Unlike conventional cigarettes, pouched tobacco contains no chemicals to keep it alight.

Since Marriott was found lying on the floor between the bed and wall, investigators concluded he may have tried unsuccessfully to escape after being awakened by the blaze. Disoriented and confused after inhaling large amounts of thick smoke, Marriott had turned left instead of right towards the bedroom door and safety. He had been unable to rectify his mistake before being overcome with smoke. At the inquest, a verdict of accidental death by smoke inhalation was recorded. Marriott's blood was also found to contain quantities of valium (taken earlier for flight nerves), alcohol and cocaine. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.292
]

"He (Marriott) was certainly the most talented person I ever worked with. He was like a brother to me and I was devastated when he died. He always lived on the edge and I was always waiting for a 'phone call to say that he had died but I never dreamed it would be under those circumstances. He's never got the credit he deserves. He should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame because he was the greatest white soul singer that England ever produced. I'm certain that if you caught the likes of Rod Stewart and Paul Rodgers in a private moment and asked them who was the main man, they would say, Steve Marriott." - Jerry Shirley [cite web
title = Jerry Shirley Interview on 14 September 2000
publisher = Wappingwharf.com
url = http://www.wappingwharf.com/index.html
accessdate = 2007-07-30
]
Small Faces song "All or Nothing" was played as the requiem at Marriott's funeral [cite web
title = "Steve Marriott"
publisher = Making Time 1995-2007
url = http://www.makingtime.co.uk/rfr/steve.htm
accessdate = 2007-08-07
] held on April 30, 1991, at the Saffron Walden crematorium. [cite book
title = small faces the young mods' forgotten story
pages = pp.145
] Amongst the mourners, noted attendees included ex-Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones, as well as Peter Frampton, Joe Brown, PP Arnold, Terence Stamp, Jerry Shirley and Greg Ridley. Among those who sent wreaths were David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd), and Rod Stewart and his then wife Rachel Hunter. Nothing was heard from ex-Small Faces members Ian McLagan or Ronnie Lane. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.291-292
]

Guest appearances

Throughout his career, Marriott helped out on other peoples' records vocally, instrumentally, and as producer. Here is a selection:
* Bill Wyman invited Marriott to play guitar and backing vocals on the recording of "Their Satanic Majesties Request" album, on the track "In Another Land", in Brian Jones' absence. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.222
]
* PP Arnold - Marriott wrote and produced "If You Think You're Groovy" - along with Lane and the other members of Small Faces.
* Joe Brown - collaborated on the singer/entertainer's song "Tin Soldier"
* The Herd - produced the UK band's single "Sunshine Cottage"
* Alexis Korner hired Marriott as a guitar player for his UK and European tours in 1975
* Mott the Hoople - provided vocals on "Midnight Lady" (1971)
* Del Shannon - contributed keyboards on the "Home and Away" album in sessions recorded by Andrew Oldham
* Traffic - on the "Mr. Fantasy" album, Marriott is clearly heard on the track "Berkshire Poppies"
* Donovan - Marriott guested on track "Boy for Every Girl" on the 1973 "Essence to Essence" album.
* Chris Farlowe song "My Way of Giving" - contributed guitar and vocals on the single which was produced by Mick Jagger and written by Marriott/Lane.
* Easybeats - provided vocals on their single "Good Times" from the LP "Vigil" in 1968.
* Nescafe coffee's new product - "Blend 37" TV commercial (1989). Marriott and Clempson were asked to guest, singing Ike and Tina Turner's hit song "Black Coffee" (which also appears on Humble Pie's (1973) album "Eat It").
* Jim Capaldi - Marriott provided guest vocals on 1984 album "One Man Mission" on the track "Young Savages". (Marriott and Capaldi were friends from Capaldi's days in the band Traffic).
* "Seamus" on Pink Floyd's album "Meddle" - Marriott's dog Seamus made a notable appearance in the song. [cite web
title = Music Artists & Albums: Albums-Pink Floyd
publisher = BBC
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/release/wnbd/
accessdate = 2007-07-30
] (He can also be heard on the Small Faces song "The Universal", which Marriott recorded on a cassette player in his backyard. The former track appears on the video ""; however, the dog featured in the live recording is not the original Seamus. His vocal styling was reprised by a female Afghan Hound named Nobs with similar musical talents, and in the film the title was altered accordingly to read "Mademoiselle Nobs").
* Johnny Hallyday - Marriott and Small Faces together with Frampton appear on recordings by the French pop singer
* New York Dolls guitarist Johnny Thunders - appeared on recordings.
* John Lee (ex The Dingoes) - wrote and recorded with the Australian drummer and songwriter.

Private life

Marriott was married three times.
# Jenny Rylance
# Pam Stephens, with whom he had one son, Toby, in 1976 [cite book
last = Hewitt
first = Paulo
last2 = Hellier
first2 = John
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
publisher = Helter Skelter
isbn = 1-900924-44-7
pages = pp.234
] ,
# Toni PoultneyHe further had two daughters,
# Tonya, in 1984 with Terri Elias [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.256
] ,
# Mollie Mae, in 1985 with his former childhood friend Manon Piercey. [ cite book
title = Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...
pages = pp.262
]

Guitar Legacy

*Gretsch 6120 (& various models) - during the Small Faces, Marriott used the original brown Gretsch 6120 (and various models). Most Small Faces tracks would have been recorded with this guitar. Marriott also used a brown model at the beginning of Humble Pie.
*Fender Telecaster - used towards the end of the Small Faces (1968). Marriott fattened its sound by replacing the neck pick-up with a P90. Interestingly, Eddie Cochran replaced his neck pick-up on his Gretsch with a P90 too. Marriott's Telecaster ended its days with the Small Faces at Alexandra Palace, breaking in two as it was thrown down in disgust during the gig on New Year's Eve when Marriott announced his decision to leave the band.
*Gibson Les Paul Junior - apparently given to Marriott by a fan. Like the Telecaster, Marriott modified it in a whimsical way by removing the original scratch plate and replacing it with the white scratch plate from his Dwight.
*Epiphone Dwight - used during Humble Pie's early days, and can be heard on the band's song "I Don't Need No Doctor". The Dwight was also victim to a rather strange modification, the apparently home-made black scratch plate extended along to the controls and jack socket. The Dwight is probably the most famous Humble Pie guitar icon, and it was stolen in the UK (whereabouts still unknown).
*Gibson Les Paul Custom - Marriott was pictured using a Les Paul in the Small Faces. It was used almost exclusively at Humble Pie performances from 1973 onwards and was possibly still being used right at the end of the band's life. Steve’s son Toby now owns this guitar, and played it at his father's Memorial Concert in 2001.
*Ovation & Ibanez - Marriott advertised an Ovation Electric in the trade and music press in the mid 1970s (he was never seen actually playing one).
*Fender Esquire - used on the Small Faces II reunion. It appeared on the Small Faces II tour and disappeared as quickly after the split. There is video footage of Steve playing a Sunburst Fender Stratocaster during the Blackberries period of Humble Pie.
*Gibson 335 - Manon Piercey bought Marriott this guitar around 1985. His decision to play in three-piece bands in the future reflects the confidence that he had in his guitar playing. After the acquisition of this guitar, he seemed never to play any other, adding to the rumours that this was in fact his only guitar. Toby has this guitar now and the pick-up covers are removed. [cite web
title = Tools of the Trade - Steve’s Electric Guitars
publisher = By Humble-Pie.net Special Contributor Graham Bell
url = http://humble-pie.net/rockon/features/html/steves_guitars.html
accessdate = 2007-07-31
]

teve Marriott Tribute Concert

On April 20, 2001, the 10th anniversary of Marriott's death, musicians paid tribute at the London Astoria, Charing Cross Road, London. Musicians performing Small Faces and Humble Pie songs included past band members: [cite web
title = STEVE MARRIOTT MEMORIAL EVENT
publisher = Steve Marriott Official site
url = http://www.stevemarriott.co.uk/thegig.htm
accessdate = 2007-07-31
]
*Humble Pie - Peter Frampton, Clem Clempson, Greg Ridley and Jerry Shirley.
*Small Faces - Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan.
*Also - Paul Weller (solo artist and ex-frontman of The Jam and The Style Council) - Noel Gallagher (of Oasis) - Midge Ure (lead singer of Ultravox), - Zak Starkey (Ringo Starr's son and drummer with The Who and Oasis) - Steve Ellis solo artist and (formerly of The Love Affair) and Tony Rivers (of British '60s group The Castaways). [cite web
title = Original members of Humble Pie reunite for first time in 10 years for tribute to Steve Marriott
publisher = PR Newswire on behalf of Universal Music Enterprises
url = http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=65649
accessdate = 2007-07-30
] The proceeds of the concert were donated to "The Small Faces Charitable Trust" [cite web
title = The Small Faces Charitable Trust
publisher = Small Faces Charitable Trust, PO Box 134, Cranleigh, Surrey, England GU6 7WA
url = http://www.smallfacescharitabletrust.com/
accessdate = 2007-09-20
] set up by Kenney Jones in memory of Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. [cite web
title = Steve Marriott tribute
publisher = Billboard Online
url = http://www.stevemarriott.co.uk/gigreviews.htm
accessdate = 2007-09-20
]

Carnaby Street plaque

In September 2007, Marriott, along with the other members of the Small Faces and manager Don Arden, were honoured again with a plaque unveiled in Carnaby Street, at the site of Don Arden's offices in the 1960s and the spiritual home of the band. [cite web
title = Small Faces honoured
publisher = BBC Radio 6 music
url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/news/20070904_smallfaces.shtml
accessdate = 2007-09-22
] [cite web
title = Small Faces and Don Arden plaque unveiled on Carnaby Street
publisher = fuk.co.uk
url = http://www.fuk.co.uk/news/small_faces_and_don_arden_plaque_unveiled
accessdate = 2007-09-22
]

olo discography

* See Steve Marriott discography
* (See also: the Small Faces discography and Humble Pie for respective discographies)

References

Notes:References:
*Paolo Hewitt John Hellier (2004). "Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful...". Helter Skelter Publishing ISBN 1-900924-44-7.
*Paolo Hewitt/Kenney Jones (1995) "small faces the young mods' forgotten story" - Acid Jazz ISBN 0 9523935 0 6

External links

* [http://www.stevemarriott.co.uk Marriott's official site]
* [http://www.nme.com/reviews/paul-weller/4900 NME's Review of Steve Marriott memorial concert]
* [http://humble-pie.net/rockon/pie2/html/history.html Humble-Pie.Net]
* [http://www.thesmallfaces.com/ Small Faces official site]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcKZoFRpZCI&NR=1 youtube: clip of Tin Soldier]


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