Humble Pie On Track examines all of Humble Pie’s recorded output in detail, covering every chapter of the band’s musical story, from the early carefree and democratic days of genre experimentation through to their halcyon period of hard-rocking R&B.
The band's various subsequent reformations and reunions are also covered in detail, bringing the band’s story into the 21st century and offering fans a fully comprehensive look at the band’s musical legacy.
The hard-rocking British supergroup was fronted by Steve Marriott, possessor of what is generally regarded as one of the finest ever rock and blue-eyed soul voices. They achieved global success in the early 1970s and earned themselves a reputation as one of the best live bands of the era. However, this enormous success was to be short-lived and the group initially disbanded in 1975. There were to be subsequent reformations and reunions, but the heady days of the early 1970s were not to be repeated. Ultimately, in rock music appraisals, the band are often overshadowed by their contemporaries – the likes of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Faces, Free and Bad Company – but Humble Pie’s influence on the rock and metal bands that followed in their wake cannot be denied.
Robert Day-Webb graduated from the University of Birmingham and subsequently worked in the publishing industry for sixteen years, undertaking a wide variety of editorial and writing roles. A self-confessed music, movie and TV buff, Robert has also had several personal reflection essays published in a number of music and TV-related anthology books and, more recently, saw his first solo book published: Badfinger On Track (Sonicbond, 2022). He currently lives in Gloucester, UK, with his wife, Marie, and their two children, Joshua and Lauren.