Label: Strange Fruit – SFRSCD087
Format: CD, Album
The BBC Sessions is the first official release of recordings made for radio broadcast.
The album Including 12 tracks from BBC’s Saturday Club (recorded in four sessions from 1965 and 1966) and three songs from a 1968 session recorded for John Peel’s Top Gear.
The first 1965 appearance on Saturday Club featured original keyboard player Jimmy Winston, with replacement Ian McLagan playing on all subsequent dates.
The first Saturday Club session also showcased the debut single “Whatcha Gonna Do About It”.
P.P. Arnold contributes backing vocals to “Every Little Bit Hurts” and a muscular “If I Were a Carpenter”, both from the final session.
New Authorised Biography out 18 March 2021
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.