English rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, born 30 January 1947 in Bow, London. Best remembered for his musical work in the groups Small Faces (1965-1969) and Humble Pie (1969-1975).
Marriott died in a accidental house fire in his home on 20 April 1991. This was caused by his falling asleep while intoxicated and leaving a cigarette burning, after arriving home jet-lagged from an overseas trip. Just prior to his death, Marriott and Peter Frampton had begun writing songs together again, but the project was never completed, although two recorded songs from this final effort, "The Bigger They Come", and "I Won't Let You Down", with Steve Marriott on vocals (and guitar), appear on Peter Frampton's album "Shine On."