STEVE MARRIOTT: Essential Listening: I Need Your Love ……(Like a Fish needs a Raincoat) 1962-1991 (10″ Vinyl)

 I Need Your Love ……(Like a Fish needs a Raincoat) 1962-1991 (10" Vinyl)

  • Limited to 500 copies this 10” record covers the uber rare recordings of Steve Marriott before the Small faces.
  • All tracks re-mastered.
  • An album of rarities from the archives of the Marriott estate covering Four Decades.
  • Includes ultra rare unreleased material from pre Small Faces days.

Features the very first recordings Steve ever made and the last with Peter Frampton. Stephen Peter "Steve" Marriott (30 January 1947 – 20 April 1991) was an English musician, songwriter and frontman of two notable rock and roll bands, spanning over two decades. Marriott is remembered for his powerful singing voice which belied his small stature, and for his aggressive approach as a guitarist in the mod rock bands- Small Faces (1965–1969) and Humble Pie (1969–1975 and 1980–1981). Marriott was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012 as a member of Small Faces.In Britain, Marriott became a popular, often-photographed mod style icon through his role as lead singer and guitarist with the Small Faces in the mid to late 1960s. Marriott was influenced from an early age by his heroes including Buddy Holly, Booker T & the MG's, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Muddy Waters and Bobby Bland. In later life Marriott became disillusioned with the music industry and turned his back on the big record companies, remaining in relative obscurity. He returned to his music roots playing the pubs and clubs around London and Essex. Marriott died on 20 April 1991 when a fire, thought to have been caused by a cigarette, swept through his 16th century home in Arkesden, Essex. He posthumously received an Ivor Novello Award in 1996 for his Outstanding Contribution to British Music, and was listed in Mojo as one of the top 100 greatest singers of all time. Black Sabbath frontman, Ozzy Osbourne, named Marriott the fourth greatest singer and . Keith Richards listed Marriott as one of his five favourite artists of all time. Steve Perry, of Journey fame, has claimed that, "One of my favourite vocalists was Steve Marriott."