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Humble Pie

Humble Pie

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Humble Pie was a hard rock band, formed in 1969 by Steve Marriott (of the Small Faces), Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley (of the Spooky Tooth) and Jerry Shirley. Their debut single was "Natural Born Boogie", a British hit, which was followed by As Safe As Yesterday Is. Personnel problems and label disputes kept the band from achieving massive success, and Frampton left the band in 1971 to begin a solo career.

With Dave Clempson replacing Frampton, Humble Pie moved towards an even harder sound emphasizing Marriott's blues and soul roots but was still unable to break into the mainstream. Constant shifts in line-up prevented the band from realizing its full potential, though they continued recording and performing until 1976.