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 British vocalist has enjoyed huge solo success in a remarkable career with connections to The Beatles, the Small Faces, Robert Palmer and others.
The Small Faces and Humble Pie frontman was daring, impudent, uncontrollable and innovative.
Rod's years on Mercury Records provided him with some of his best material, and some of the best fun he ever had.
Less than a month after his mysterious and tragic shooting, Sam was back in the charts with 'Shake.'
The rare relationship between the artist and the Royal Albert Hall has spanned his entire career.
Pete Townshend admitted that he wrote the song for his own amusement, and initially didn't even consider it for 'The Who By Numbers.'
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.
A tribute to the man who co-wrote the Rolling Stones' first US top ten hit as well as 'Piece Of My Heart,' 'Stay With Me Baby' and so much more.
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’.
Their 1968 album 'In Search Of The Lost Chord' provided the real commercial breakthrough for the band's new album-oriented sound.
The band's first performance was not, as often reported, at the National Jazz & Blues Festival in Windsor, but two days earlier in a famous north of England club.