(Steve Marriott in 1965. Itchykoo Park hadn't happened yet and Humble Pie wasn't even a glimmer in anyone's eye)
One of the unsung heroes of the post-British Invasion era. Steve Marriot was part of Small Faces when this interview was conducted. 1965 saw the band just getting getting a name for themselves, breaking out of the Mod mold and striking out for new territory. They had several minor hits, but nothing that would compare to their successes just two years later. Marriott would eventually part company with his Small Faces bandmates, who would go off and morph into Faces and recruit Rod Stewart. Marriott would form the iconic Hard Rock outfit Humble Pie, a band that also featured ex-Herd member Peter Frampton. Humble Pie became huge all over the world, selling out stadiums and racking up an impressive number of hit albums in the process.
Sadly, Marriott left us rather early. He died tragically in 1991, but he left behind a long and celebrated body of work that became very influential in the growth and development of so many bands who came after him.
Here is an interview done with Brian Matthews of the BBC as part of their Pop Profiles Series. An interview that hasn't been heard in a long time with an artist whose work was pivotal during so many evolutions of Rock.