Humble Pie

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Eligible since: 1994 (The 1995 Induction Ceremony)

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Will Humble Pie be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


47 comments so far (post your own)

Steve Marriot had one of the best voices in rock. He wrote most of the music.They were diverse in what they played. Could do rock, hard rock,blues, acoustic. Rounded. They deserve to be voted for.

Posted by cassie on Friday, 04.4.08 @ 16:23pm

Thanks for that, Cassie. I thought I was the only one that likes Humble Pie.

Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 04.4.08 @ 16:38pm

I read the story of how Steve Marriott died on Wikipedia. He was smoking in bed and fell asleep and his house caught on fire. I know that might sound stupid, but I read on and found out he had a fight with his wife over his alcoholism and was jet lagged. I still have a hard time believing that anyone would do such a thing. What a bad way to lose one of the most underrated voices in rock.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 07.3.08 @ 23:57pm

I saw Humble Pie at the Fillmore and Winterland.
They displyed great ballsy musicianship.
Steve Marriott ,one of my all time favorite lead singers,frontman.
Did they influence many future hard rockers,imo no doubt.
Will they get into the Rock and Roll Hall?
Sadly I doubt it.
I vote yes hoping though.

Posted by Gary James C A on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 09:23am

The Small Faces probably have a better chance getting in than does Humble Pie. But man, Steve Marriott deserves some serious recognition. He was truly, truly one of the greats.

Posted by Alex on Friday, 02.13.09 @ 20:48pm

As far as recordings go I don't think there is enough there to put the Pie in a commercial mess like the RHOF. I was at one of their concerts in the very early 70's before Peter Frampton left and the music was very ballsy. It was the kind of music that Rod Stewart should have done but he was too much of a sissy to do that kind of rock. I think even the Stones probably heard these guys perform and were impressed.

Marriott and Frampton were a great performing duo onstage and when Steve, Peter and Greg Ridley traded vocals it was powerful.

I don't think they ever had enough songs that the record buying public would remember. They weren't even played much on FM radio in the 70's.

They were one of those bands like Free and Procol Harum that toured the US on bills with other bands and you heard great performances but they didn't have enough hooks to get people to go out and buy their records.

Years later when "Frampton Comes Alive" became the best selling live album of all time, it really was a return to some of the styles he learned playing with Marriott in the Pie.

Posted by Ed on Friday, 03.6.09 @ 16:17pm

They were one of those bands like Free and Procol Harum that toured the US on bills with other bands and you heard great performances but they didn't have enough hooks to get people to go out and buy their records.

Posted by Ed on Friday, 03.6.09 @ 16:17pm
Interesting that you placed them alongside Free, especially considering the later success Bad Company had afterwards. Considering that Frampton/H. Pie & Free/Bad Co. are close together in those regards, who do think got the better end of the deal regarding the change of venues: Frampton going solo from Pie or Paul Rodgers in the Bad Company set-up?

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 03.6.09 @ 16:29pm

Thats a great question. There really isn't a right or wrong answer. I would say Bad Company over a longer period of time was probably more successful than Peter Frampton was over the same period of time. But Frampton's star burned much brighter for a short period of time than Bad Company's did.

Rodgers is a much better vocalist than Peter Frampton. Bad Company rocked harder than Peter Frampton, but Frampton was more of a guitar virtuoso than the guitar playing of Bad Company.

Before falling into a heroin addiction, Paul Kossoff from Free was becoming a very dynamic guitarist. Not as technically tricky as Peter Frampton but I think he had much more soul and played rock/blues even better than Peter did.

Posted by Ed on Sunday, 03.8.09 @ 18:41pm

I think Frampton's problem was he started to show up on the covers of magazines like "Tiger Beat" right with David Cassidy and Leif (waste of humanity) Garrett, which couldn't bode well for someone who was a serious rocker.

Maybe he should've been a little uglier...LOL!!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Monday, 03.9.09 @ 17:31pm

Peter really had the "hair" thing going when he was in his twenties. When you see him now he practically bald. He's nearly unrecognizable from his teen-idol status days.

Posted by Ed on Tuesday, 03.10.09 @ 15:24pm

I love the song "Black Betty" by Humble Pie

Posted by winggy on Tuesday, 06.9.09 @ 18:22pm

"Black Betty" was by Ram Jam.

Posted by Dude Man on Tuesday, 06.9.09 @ 19:09pm

"My Sharona" is a good song

Posted by Ziggtz on Wednesday, 06.10.09 @ 22:21pm

"My Sharona" was done by The Knack. Not Humble Pie.

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 06.10.09 @ 22:23pm

Humble Pie were a good boogie, blues, rock n roll band. One of the supergroups of the time. Steve Marriott of coarse was a great singer. Peter Frampton(underrated guitar player IMO) and , members of Spooky Tooth were in the group too.

Are they worthy? I'm not sure on that. They have some influence. Bands like Gov't Mule have covered them and I believe Slash was a Humble Pie fan too. So maybe or maybe no.

Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 06.28.09 @ 21:02pm

They also had a big influence on the Black Crowes, especially Chris Robinson. Marriott is Chris's favourite white singer.
I've read also that Bon Scott was a massive Marriott fan. AC/DC considered Steve as a replacement after Bon's death, but Steve was out of their reach.
I like Humble Pie a lot but I think from two of Marriott's bands Small Faces are more influential.

One thing for me is out of discussion though. Steve Marriott should be introduced to the R'n'R Hall Of Fame.

Posted by MojoPin on Friday, 07.10.09 @ 07:33am

"One thing for me is out of discussion though. Steve Marriott should be introduced to the R'n'R Hall Of Fame."- MojoPin


Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 07.11.09 @ 15:42pm

Yes, but he most likely has a better shot getting in with the Small Faces as opposed to Humble Pie

Posted by Keebord on Saturday, 07.11.09 @ 16:36pm

if anyone deserves to be in RRHOF its Steve.. one of the greatest showman ever in rock and could play his arse off!

Posted by chasman on Tuesday, 08.18.09 @ 09:42am

Yes he should be in the hall of fame and right now there is a link at where someone has set up a petition to get him into the hall. i voted all marriott fans should

Posted by seth on Monday, 11.23.09 @ 16:25pm

"He?" Humble Pie wasn't just Mr. Marriott you know

Posted by Keebord on Monday, 11.23.09 @ 17:52pm

You're right Keebord, other lads were very imprtant too, it was a well oiled machine and everyone contributed greatly to their sound, songs and live performances.
Greg once described them very well:
"Steve was always the main man. For such a little guy he was like Goliath on stage. His voice was so powerful and he had that little strut and stuff. Peter was kind of the pretty face of the band. Steve was the energizer. Jerry and myself, we were the heavyweight guys providing the thump behind it."

Posted by Mojo Pin on Wednesday, 11.25.09 @ 09:08am

Why Humble Pie isn't in already I don't understand?? Just listen to Extended versions... the Encore collection and you'll see what I mean. Much better than the " Fillmore " album. One of the greatest live rock albums of ALL TIME !

Posted by Duncan Max on Tuesday, 01.12.10 @ 12:09pm

I was a big Jethro Tull fan until I walked into the Fillmore East one night and they had cancelled, so I was left with the option of seeing Humble Pie, and I did. After that night, I never listened or thought about Tull anymore, and became obsessed and consumed with Marriott and Frampton. I saw them a number of times afterwards and was always blown away. From what I understand, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons from Kiss sat in the balcony at most of their shows and got an education about what a Rock band is supposed to look and sound like in concert. They chose the make-up to embelish it, but they were doing their own brand of Pie from the schoolin' they got. I will never forget one night in the 80's in NYC when I introduced myself to the one and only Steve Marriott outside of a club called Seventh Avenue South in Greenwich Village. He was walkin' up to the door with a drop dead gorgeous Blonde wearing a big toothy smile across his face. I told him I had been following him for years, and he told me to follow him through the F-----g door! He was gigging with a trio called Packet Of Three, and did one show, although contracted to do two. The bartender didn't hide his opinion of Steve, saying how he "couldn't stand that guy." Of course, once he played, and made a joke about the place being so small "you can pick off the cash register" from the stage. the rest is history. One great set including tunes from the Small faces and Humble Pie, and a bunch of Blues tunes. He started really standing out on lead guitar by this time, because he was the lone guitarist fronting a trio. I miss him every day.

Posted by Charkey on Thursday, 12.16.10 @ 17:31pm

I'm truly amazed that Steve Marriott, not to mention Humble Pie and Small Faces are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Hollies couldn't touch Marriott and his crews. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are in the fu&*%ing RRHOF - are you freaking kidding me! Lay out Jackson browne's career catalog versus Marriott's - not even close. Browne deserves to be in, but not as much as Marriott. Richie Valens is another good example - deserving, but compare his work to Marriott's. Bob Willis and his Texas Playboys - WTF!!! Am I missing something here? The Orioles? Ricky nelson is in - (again) WTF! Put Steve Marriott in the Hall baby! KC (from Delaware)

Posted by KC on Wednesday, 01.12.11 @ 21:18pm

My first listen to The Pie was "Smokin". What a great album. Then I got my hands on "Rockin the Fillmore". This band was great and Marriott had a great rock & blues voice to go with that rockin guitar.

Do they deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

Hell yes!!

Posted by Steve Mack on Friday, 02.4.11 @ 12:14pm

"Do they deserve to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

Hell yes!!"

Easy now, this is the Humble Pie page. Save the hell yes stuff for the Steve Perry page.

Posted by joker on Friday, 02.4.11 @ 12:31pm

This band is long over due. With the immortal Steve Marriott, along with Peter Frampton, this is a disgrace this band is not in the R&R Hall of Fame. Steve Marriott alone is reason enough, as there was never a better rr, blues, gospel style singer that could touch the pipes of Steve Marriott. His high energy live performances were un-matched by any one else. I know, I've been to a lot of classic rock and roll concerts, from led zepp, the who, queen, deep purple, paul mccartney, yes and many more. In my opinion, they were the best of the best, even led zepp. There you have it, now get on with it!

Posted by leif on Saturday, 02.12.11 @ 14:45pm

Humble Pie

Steve Marriott
Jerry Shirley
Peter Frampton
Greg Ridley
Dave "Clem" Clempson
Anthony Jones
Bob Tench

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 07.7.11 @ 08:21am

Steve Marriott belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame any which way he can get there. But his work with the Small Faces was superior and far more influential in the end, IMO.

Posted by CraigS on Tuesday, 07.12.11 @ 00:54am

The Pie when on their game blew everyone off the stage, Steve was truly and original and underated Guitar player, miss those trademark cruncy chords if anyone belongs in HOF its Steve and the pie!

Posted by rick on Wednesday, 12.7.11 @ 10:44am

WOW! Steve Marriott and Peter Frampton!

Posted by Tracy on Saturday, 01.28.12 @ 06:55am

You're not the only fan. Great voice. Blusey and soulful. Love Frampton's playing too.

Posted by jrod on Friday, 03.9.12 @ 03:39am


Posted by CHARLIEDOG on Monday, 04.16.12 @ 01:11am

Humble Pie mentioned by Steven Van Zandt in his induction speech for The Small Faces/The Faces.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 06.7.12 @ 22:53pm

Probably the only way Peter Frampton will be inducted.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.12.12 @ 06:58am

To me it's BS that they aren't in the RRHOF. As I recall Humble Pie didn't get much credit for such incredible talent even back in their hey day. I remember there would be about 4 of us who had to go out and buy the new Humble Pie album so we could hear them while everyone else bombarded us with KC and the Sunshine Band on the radio. You didn't hear much HP on the radio. They cerainly didn't get the airplay they deserved back then and now in the day of the "canned" so called classic rock station, nothing has changed. Steve Marriott was one of the greats, a very under rated guitarist and even though he was small he was a giant when it came to delivering vocals. Humble Pie was simply an incredible live band. Members included Frampton, Ridley, Shirley,Clemson and Tench to name a few, all very talented and well respected. Its hard to think they can't get in the hall of fame. From there I begin to rationalize, with the impact the Small Faces had in Europe, that really should be enough to get them in...?...I mean how can you keep Steve Marriott out in company with Ronnie Lane, Kenny Jones and Ian MacLagan?. How indeed? How can they keep Steve Marriott out after being in the company of both of these bands? Well I figure KC and the SUNSHINE BAND will get in, that is if they aren't in already. I'd have to say the RRHOF isn't very at least 4 of us.

Posted by WFRR on Monday, 09.15.14 @ 21:43pm

Steve Marriott was a great entertainer. My main regret in life is not being able to go see him once more.

Posted by Cat on Wednesday, 12.10.14 @ 17:26pm

Steve Marriott has to have been the best rock entertainer ever. I wish there were more live videos available.

Posted by Cat on Wednesday, 12.10.14 @ 17:29pm

Steve Marriott should get a freaking lifetime achievement award...let alone an inductation into this place.

Posted by Joe and Diane Vento on Sunday, 12.21.14 @ 16:04pm

This band sucks!

Posted by R.Balsamo on Sunday, 12.21.14 @ 16:08pm

I just read a list of the top 20 artists not in the ROHF, and few compare with Humble Pie. If not Humble Pie, then Steve Marriott clearly belongs for his work with the Pie and Small Faces - I don't think there is a better rock voice ever.

Posted by Randy Elder on Sunday, 04.19.15 @ 02:05am

Randy, Small Faces/Steve are in the RHOF.

Posted by holdemxpert on Sunday, 04.26.15 @ 00:20am

Steve Marriott and Peter Frampton should both be inducted as both have stood the test of time. So inducting Humble Pie into the RHOF would serve both sets of fans as well as those who were fortunate to have heard Humble Pie from their very beginning and those who have found them more recently.

Posted by Dee Fitzsimons on Sunday, 04.26.15 @ 06:32am

If you didn't like Humble Pie, and ur 55-65 and u call ur self a rocker U must re-think ur life😜

Posted by Billy G. on Friday, 06.19.15 @ 09:07am

Just an Awesome Band and extremely versatile as well. SMOKIN , ROCKIN THE FILMORE just to name a few. Truelly Awesome..!

Posted by Icedcoffee24oz on Wednesday, 09.20.17 @ 09:27am

Steve Marriott - the BEST. The Pie soooo unique and awesome. I'm a black woman, but Humble Pie make me rock in my boots. I was fortunate to see them in the early 80s before Steve passed. I took my mother, who was also a big fan.

Posted by Donna on Monday, 11.6.17 @ 15:56pm

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