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.’
The quartet unseated The Beatles in the UK with what Steve Marriott called the first proper record they’d done.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
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 August 8, 1969, Humble Pie released their debut single ‘Natural Born Bugie.’
The single was in the UK top ten as their self-titled debut album appeared, and the group's profile continued to grow.
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 April 1, 1946, Ronnie was one of the UK's great treasures, happy both in a group setting, as a collaborator or bandleader.
The 1973 album 'Eat It' saw the British rock band growing ever more confident and autonomous.
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’...
Formerly of The Herd and Humble Pie and a big star in his own right, Frampton has been a signature Gibson and Epiphone artist for over twenty-five years.