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Number 14

Humble Pie - Natural Born Bugie (Immediate IM 082 - 1969) 

I always had a huge admiration for any band that Steve Marriott was involved with, particularly The Small Faces and then again with the super group Humble Pie, which in their early days also featured Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley and Jerry Shirley. Live at the Fillmore remains one of my all-time favourite live albums to this day, due in no small part to the sheer energy captured on the two disc set. Natural Born Bugie, sometimes referred to as Natural Born Woman, was the band’s debut single released in 1969 on the pink Immediate label, shortly before the label’s demise in 1970. The single managed to get to number 4 in the British singles chart and clearly marked the beginning of a fruitful career for the band who went on to record almost a dozen albums over the next decade. Steve Marriott’s untimely death in a house fire in the early 1990s put an end to any serious notion of reforming the band, although Jerry Shirley made an attempt to re-launch a version of the band in 2002 releasing just one album.