Humble Pie's 1971 double live album 'Performance: Rockin’ the Fillmore' finally broke the British rock band in the U.S. after a couple years of missing the charts. The record reached No. 21 and gave the band the shot it needed to push forward.
Steve Marriott and his boys in Humble Pie were firing on all cylinders at the start of 1973, fueled by the career-high No. 6 chart placing achieved by the previous year’s aptly named ‘Smokin’’ LP, which appeared to indicate the British group’s de facto conquest of America. Now all they had to do was top it.
One could make a good argument that Humble Pie have in some ways lived out the prophecy of their name. Now frequently overshadowed by the same peers they once blew off the stage, the British group have indeed been forced to eat humble pie in the grand scheme of classic rock history...
After 40 years, Peter Frampton and fellow former Humble Pie member Jerry Shirley will revisit the ‘Pie’s classic live album ‘Performance: Rockin’ The Fillmore,’ with new interviews that will air this weekend on the syndicated radio program ‘In The Studio.’