Season 2, Episode 2

Steve Marriott

S2E2: Steve Marriott

Hello music lovers and welcome to Pops & Clicks, the podcast that’s all about the music.

Today, Mark and Rich are exploring the truth vs. the legend of Steve Marriott, from Artful Dodger to Melvin the Wrestler to spontaneous combustion.  Founder of Small Faces and Humble Pie, Marriott is revered as one of rock ‘n roll’s greatest vocal talents.  

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The Flip Side


Play Off

This episode’s Play Off is “I Don’t Need No Doctor.” Originally written by Valerie Simpson and Nick Ashford years before Steve Marriott and Humble Pie rocked the Filmore with their version.  Here’s Valerie Simpson performing the song at the Berklee College of Music Commencement in 2014, followed by Humble Pie live at the L.A. Forum in 1973.  

Valerie Simpson – “I Don’t Need No Doctor” – Berklee Commencement Concert

Humble Pie – “I Don’t Need No Doctor” – Live LA Forum 1973

Deeper Dive & Suggested Material

Suggested Reading

Steve Marriott – Wikipedia
Steve Marriott – Small Faces
The Tragic Death of Small Faces Singer Steve Marriott – Far Out Magazine
A Toxic Waste: The Rise and Fall of Steve Marriott – The New European
A Face We’ll Never Forget: British Pop-Rock Figurehead Steve Marriott – U Discover Music
Steve Marriott with Gretsch – Gretsh-Talk
Small Faces – Wikipedia
Small Faces – Official Website
Small Faces – All Music
Humble Pie – Wikipedia
Humble Pie – Official Website
Humble Pie – All Music
Humble Pie – Vintage Guitar Magazine
Ronnie Lane – Wikipedia
Ronnie Lane – Official Website

Suggested Listening

Coming Soon!

Suggested Viewing

Small Faces – “What’cha Gonna Do About It?” – Beat Club Performance – 1966
Small Faces – “Sha La La La Lee” – Beat Club Performance – 1966
Small Faces – “My Minds Eye” – Rare Promo Film – 1966
Small Faces – “Itchycoo Park” – 1967
Small Faces – “Lazy Sunday” – Beat Club Performance – 1968
Small Faces – “Lazy Sunday” – Music Video
Small Faces with P.P. Arnold – “Tin Soldier” – 1968
What Happened to Small Faces Steve Marriott?
Small Faces Concert – 1968
Small Faces BBC Documentary – Part One
Small Faces Part One – Pop Goes the 60s
Small Faces Part Two – Pop Goes the 60s
Was It Really ‘All or Nothing’: Small Faces – Amplified
Humble Pie – “Natural Born Bugie” – 1969
Humble Pie – “Rolling Stone” – 1971
Humble Pie – “Bang!”
Humble Pie with the Blackberries – “Black Coffee”

Production Credits & Other Information

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