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Humble Pie and The Blackberries toured in support of “Eat It” and once again brought down houses throughout the world.  Wild on-the-road antics were frequently reported during this time, and may have been signals of the beginning of the end of Humble Pie.

Their next studio album was “Thunderbox” in 1974.  Following that individual members were beginning to pursue solo and other projects, eventhough A&M put out “Street Rats” in 1975, a roughly produced collection of material, which Greg and his mates were never keen on releasing.  Later that year it was decided to stick a fork in the Pie, but not until completing a fairly successful “Goodbye Pie” tour.  
 
Following the breakup in 1975, Greg worked with Steve Marriott on a still unreleased duo album. He then joined with Clem Clempson and Cozy Powell to form Strange Brew. Greg and Clem also worked with Marriott in Steve Marriott’s All Stars. That project yielded an album and brief tours of the UK and US. Then, at the ripe old age of 30, Greg Ridley retired from the music business. Or so he thought...

In 1991, Greg's former Humble Pie band mate and longtime friend Steve Marriott passed away in a fire at his Essex county house. The tenth anniversary of Marriott's death, 2001, would bring together all of Greg's former Pie partners for the Steve Marriott Memorial Concert at the Astoria in London.  At the event Greg, Jerry Shirley, Peter Frampton, and Dave Clempson played a musical tribute to their fallen friend and collegue. 

 

 

 

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