Possessing rock music’s most powerful set of lungs, Steve Marriott is the legendary front man of The Small Faces and Humble Pie. The English-born singer/songwriter/guitarist began his career as a child actor, appearing as the Artful Dodger in Oliver! Moving on to become an icon of mod culture with the Small Faces, Marriott co-penned classic songs including “Tin Soldier,” Itchycoo Park,” “All or Nothing,” “Lazy Sunday,” and one of rock’s earliest concept LPs, Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake. He then pioneered heavy rock with Humble Pie, achieving an equivalent level of success in the U.S. as he had already experienced in the U.K. Returning to his roots in the pubs and clubs, Marriott continued to lead bands throughout the ’80s until his tragic death in a house fire in 1991. Steve Marriott was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of the Small Faces.
Did you know?
- Steve Marriott was the frontman of legendary rock bands Small Faces and Humble Pie
- Marriott was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of the Small Faces
- Robert Plant, Steve Perry (Journey), Paul Stanley (KISS), Lou Gramm (Foreigner) and Ozzy Osbourne are among those who cite Marriott as an influence