Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

1971 was a banner year for live albums. Humble Pie released their classic Performance Rockin’ The Fillmore double live album that year, rivaling the Allman Brothers Band’s At Fillmore East. Humble Pie were a “supergroup” featuring Steve Marriott and Peter Frampton on guitar and vocals, Greg Ridley on bass and vocals, and Jerry Shirley on drums. They played a raucous blend of blues, soul, and hard rock, complete with dueling lead guitars and co-lead vocals mostly from the raspy voiced Marriott and the more soulful roar of Ridley. Like the ABB, Humble Pie rocked their jams long and strong, with a couple of the songs taking up an entire side of the album. Crowds in the early ’70’s ate this stuff up, and the album sold like wildfire, putting the British rockers on the success train in the USA. I Don’t Need No Doctor, I Walk On Gilded Splinters, Hallelujah I Love Her So, and Four Day Creep are all exceptional performances on this powerful live set.

Written By Braddon S. Williams

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