Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Transmission 4807

At the first rock show I ever attended, at Boston's Aquarius Theater in July of 1971, this 15 year old concert virgin experienced a life altering transformation. On the bill that night was a new band from England called Yes, as the opener and Humble Pie as the headliner. From my $3.50 balcony seat, I witnessed Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley and Jerry "Thunderbolt" Shirley at the height of their powers. They had played their famously recorded Fillmore East gig a few months earlier and the subsequent lp would later hit big. The rest is rock & roll history - Peter quit, Clem Clemson joined, and after years of non-stop touring and eventually decreasing album sales, the band folded. Steve Marriott continued to rock with a new version of the Small Faces, a new version(s) of Humble Pie and even a one-off session with ex-band mate Ronnie Lane. At the time of his unfortunate death in a house fire on April 20, 1991, he was in the planning stages of reuniting with Peter Frampton for a possible album and tour.

On April 20, 2001, an all-star bill of musicians joined together for the Steve Marriott Tribute Concert at the Astoria in London. Today's show will give you a historic excerpt from that show, along with a few choice Marriott tracks and an opening set from Uncle Tupelo, Wilco and The Allman Brothers. Rock On!

T4807 is a 58.4MB 128k mp3 1:03:51 in length made loud to be played loud!

"If your a foot, then I'm your sock, so wear me well"

RFW

1 comment:

EB Frank said...

Wet Willie whipping out the Hambone Blues, Edgar Winter prancing around the stage with his piano neck and she was Hot'n Nasty but I was already 30 Days in the Hole Humble Pie Foxboro Stadium FORGET ABOUIT IT.

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