List of Humble Pie members
Humble Pie were an English hard rock band from Moreton, Essex. Formed in January 1969, the group originally included former Small Faces vocalist and guitarist Steve Marriott, former The Herd guitarist and vocalist Peter Frampton, former Spooky Tooth bassist and vocalist Greg Ridley, and drummer Jerry Shirley. Frampton remained until September 1971, when he left to start a solo career. The band's manager Dee Anthony explained that Frampton's departure was due to a lack of chemistry between him and Marriott, and suggested that the group would continue as a trio. However, he was replaced later in the year by former Colosseum guitarist David "Clem" Clempson. Humble Pie broke up in 1975 shortly after the release of Street Rats, with touring fatigue and personal conflicts between band members credited for the disbandment.
Marriott and Shirley reformed Humble Pie in January 1980, adding guitarist Bobby Tench and bassist Anthony "Sooty" Jones. Both new members left in the summer of 1981 after a period of heavy touring. Marriott returned early the following year with bassist Jim Leverton, keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Fallon Williams III, often billing themselves as "Steve Marriott and the Pie". McJohn was soon fired and Leverton later left, with guitarist Tommy Johnson and bassist Keith Christopher joining in early 1983; Johnson was subsequently dismissed and replaced by Phil Dix, and later by Rick Richards, who was fired alongside Christopher later in the year after both missed a rehearsal session. Following a brief period as a trio with Williams and bassist Dave Hewitt, Marriott disbanded Humble Pie for a second time in late 1983.
In 1989, Shirley obtained the rights to the name Humble Pie and reformed the band in Cleveland, Ohio as "Humble Pie featuring Jerry Shirley", adding lead vocalist and guitarist Charlie Huhn, lead guitarist Wally Stocker and returning bassist Jones. In the early 1990s, Marriott and Frampton worked together again, with a return of the original Humble Pie lineup touted as a future possibility; however, Marriott died in a house fire on 20 April 1991, ending any possibility of such. Shirley continued performing under the Humble Pie name with various musicians until August 1999, when he was forced to retire after suffering injuries in a road traffic accident. Huhn completed a string of shows with guitarist Rick Craig (later replaced by Patrick Thomas), bassists Ean Evans and Kent Gascoyne, and drummer Jamie Darnell before joining Foghat.
Shirley reformed Humble Pie again in 2001 to mark the tenth anniversary of Marriott's death, adding original bassist Ridley, former guitarist Tench and new guitarist Dave "Bucket" Colwell, all of whom performed on the band's first studio album since 1981, Back on Track. The group later added keyboardist Dean Rees and Lead Vocalist / Rythmn guitarist Johnny Warman for a short European tour in 2002, which was cut short when Ridley was forced to retire due to pneumonia. The illness ultimately led to his death on 19 November 2003.
|Image||Name||Years active||Instruments||Release contributions|
||all Humble Pie releases|
||all Humble Pie releases from As Safe as Yesterday Is (1969) to Street Rats (1975), and from Natural Born Boogie (1995) to Live in New York 1971 (2012)|
|Dave "Bucket" Colwell||2001–2002||
||Back on Track (2002)|
|Dean Rees||2002||keyboards||Johnny Warman||Lead Vocals||Rythmn Guitar||Memorial Concert in 2001