One of the UK’s most charismatic and distinctive rock frontmen was taken from us when Steve Marriott, of the Small Faces and Humble Pie, died in a house fire on 20 April 1991. He was a cruelly young 44. 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.
All or Nothing, Simon Spence’s oral history biography, is drawn from over 125 interviews with those who knew Marriott intimately: his wives, children, bandmates and closest friends, managers, record producers, record label bosses and his fellow musicians. Included are scores of people who have never told their story before.
From his child star beginnings to his battles with drug addiction and untimely death in a housefire, All or Nothing is a visceral and unflinching account of Steve Marriott’s extraordinary and often troubling life.
About the author:
Simon Spence collaborated with Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham on the classic memoirs Stoned and 2Stoned and is the author of seven admired non-fiction books on subjects such as Immediate Records, Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses and Bay City Rollers. As a music journalist he has written for NME, Dazed & Confused, The Face, i-D, The Independent, Japan Times, International New York Times, Record Collector, Q and Mojo.