Humble Pie

Formed by Peter Frampton and Jerry Shirley. Named by Steve Marriott, the third member to join followed by Greg Ridley. Frampton told Rolling Stone, "It was incredible in the beginning. Even though Steve and I were completely different in our approaches, we were really out to beat the game together....All we wanted was to make it on our own terms." Frampton also said, "We made great records but we were something else live...the energy was very, very high."

Humble Pie was the first British rock act signed to A&M Records. Jerry Moss approved the terms of the signing and Larry Yaskiel completed the signing. The contract was a $400,000 advance spread over four years and stipulated that Glyn Johns would produce the albums. Moss wanted a band willing to travel to earn back the advances the label would make in the group. 

In Australia, "Natural Born Boogie" peaked at #9.

Rockin' the Fillmore was the album that made Humble Pie a major band in the U.S.

In September 1972, Humble Pie re-signed with A&M Records.


Street Rats New Music On A&M Records
The Definitive Collection CD booklet
20th Century Masters press release

  1. Go-Set Charts
  2. Billboard
  3. Peter Frampton the Year of the Face. Cameron Crowe. Rolling Stone, April 22, 1976.
  4. Do You Feel Like I Do? A Memoir. Peter Frampton. Hachette Books. 2020.
Recording Years / Label
1970-1975 -  A&M Records
Name Member Years Instruments
Greg Ridley bass, guitar, vocals
Jerry Shirley drums, vocals, guitar
Peter Frampton 1968-1971 guitar, vocals, keyboard
Steve Marriott guitar, keyboard, vocals
Name Birth Death
Greg Ridley 1947-10-23 2003-11-19
Jerry Shirley 1952-02-04
Peter Frampton 1950-04-22
Steve Marriott 1947-01-30 1990-04-20
Name See associated acts
Greg Ridley Spooky Tooth
Jerry Shirley Magnet
Peter Frampton Peter Frampton, Matt Cameron, Mike McCreadyPeter Frampton
Steve Marriott Small FacesSteve Marriott

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