Thursday, July 8, 2010

My mate Mick sent me this Photo of the Lads via Facebook. Thanks for given the Small Faces props..

1 comment:

  1. Steve Marriott had perhaps *the* best rock voice ever -- Robert Plant openly admits to copying Marriott's style (Plant used to run errands for Small Faces prior to becoming a pro). This was Marriott's take, when Zeppelin recorded "Whole Lotta Love", which they nicked from Small Faces' "You Need Lovin'", by way of Willie Dixon & Muddy Waters:

    "It was fantastic, I loved it, Muddy Waters recorded it but I couldn't sing like Muddy Waters so it wasn't that much of a nick. I was a high range and Muddy was a low range so I had to figure out how to sing it. So I did and that was our opening number for all the years we were together. Every time we were on stage that was our opening number, unless we had a short set. That's where Jimmy Page and Robert Plant heard it. Robert Plant used to follow us around. He was like a fan."