Before he was 22, Ridley had been a co-founder of two key British bands of the late 1960s, Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie.
The group hit the top 20 of the UK chart at the first time of asking, with their debut single ‘Whatcha Gonna Do About It.’
A wait of almost eight years from Rod's first break to his first UK chart-topper ended in October 1971.
The quartet toppled The Beatles from No. 1 in the UK with "the first proper record we've done," as Steve Marriott called it.
In praise of the stalwart rock guitarist who replaced Peter Frampton in Humble Pie and played with Colosseum, Jack Bruce, Cozy Powell and many others.
Written and produced by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, the song was a typically groundbreaking offering by the London pacesetters.
On 8 August 1969, Humble Pie released their debut single ‘Natural Born Bugie’, hitting No.4 in the UK and followed by their debut album, ‘As Safe as Yesterday Is’.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
In celebration of one of the UK's most distinguished guitarists and singer-writers of the past five decades.
The Small Faces and Humble Pie frontman, who died in 1991, is gone but never forgotten.
Born on 1 April 1946, Ronnie was one of the UK's great treasures, happy both in a group setting, as a collaborator or bandleader.
The collection is a much-deserved tribute to the co-writer of such classic British songs as 'Itchycoo Park,' 'All Or Nothing,' 'Ooh La La,' 'How Come' and 'The Poacher.'
The Small Faces and Humble Pie frontman was daring, impudent, uncontrollable and innovative.
By the early 1970s, Humble Pie were undeniably bigger in the US than the UK, but they nudged back into the British charts with the notable live double album 'Performance – Rockin’...
Widely-travelled soul vocal stylist PP Arnold tells uDiscover about the new release of her vintage recordings produced by Barry Gibb and Eric Clapton.