Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Steve Marriott

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Hailed as one of the greatest rock vocalists Great Britain ever produced, Steve Marriott (30 January 1947 - 20 April 1991) was self-taught and considered a child prodigy. At the age of twelve he already sang and played guitar and harmonica in bands. He rose to fame with his bands Small Faces and Humble Pie. Steve Marriott was known for his unique piercing high pitched voice and his aggressive guitar-playing.

From his early days with the Small Faces, through his greatest Humble Pie years, and into his final phase as the focus of a bewildering array of short lived lineups, Marriott may have lacked focus and fixed direction, perhaps due to a need to reinvent himself from time to time, but he never failed to impress and please with his energy, ability and pure sense of fun. The measure of the man must be in the artists whom he brought together around him over the years.

While high energy rock was the mainstay of his live work, his repertoire also showed him to be at home singing soul standards, ballads and even occasional country numbers. He remained true to the rock ethos however, preferring not to go down the establishment path in his later years as others had successfully done before him. Anyone with an interest in high energy good time rock performed by a highly skilled and talented performer should take a look into the Marriott bag and let their ears glow. He is still sorely missed by the music scene and will never be replaced.

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

4,133listeners all time
29,295scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.
  • KakahDaschund

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • GreenCircles-

    Happy birthday Steve <3333, my favorite musician ever!

    30 Jan 2012 Reply
  • bronwyn_west

    RIP Steve. I smile every time someone says i sound vocally just like you!

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Mod_ist

    RIP, and again. 20 Years Ago, we lost the finest singer the world has ever seen

    20 Apr 2011 Reply
  • GreenCircles-

    Rest in Peace. January 30, 1947 - April 20, 1991. Gone 20 years too long.

    20 Apr 2011 Reply
  • GreenCircles-

    Happy birthday Steve ♥

    30 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Vovan95

    В нього не тільки голос гарний, а й музика, ообливо мені подобається він у гурті Small Faces, як на мене, шкода, що він пішов з того гурту. Шкода, що він зарано помер. Дякую тобі, Стіве за твою працю!

    4 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Funkyshoe

    <3333

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • medwayrock

    very nice !!!!!!

    25 Jul 2010 Reply
  • ilsonowl

    The greatest ...

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Funkyshoe

    I LOOOVE Steve! His voice was absolutely fantastic.

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • strawberryffuck

    fucking awesome singer. but of his solo work ive only listened to 30 seconds to midnite and it sucks :(

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • johnnytherat

    a great singer,although his producer glyn johns once referred to him as "the most objectionable little prick ive ever had the misfortune of being in the same room with"

    7 Feb 2010 Reply
  • ElectricSoul921

    Definitely my favorite singer!

    15 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Stephen_Holland

    Possibly the greatest singer of all time

    17 Nov 2009 Reply
  • seanwright_2007

    Steve's legend, and an amazing vocalist! Big influence on my music over the years.

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • Mudbugclub100

    Thanks for using This Day in Music.com

    14 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Diegoo21

    Try the Small Faces.

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
  • BreakfastPills

    Had never heard of this artist until GTA 4. Can't find any of this records.

    10 May 2008 Reply

Top Listeners