Originally Posted by bombay
You're spot on about the deterioration of Marriot's voice after about 1972. I saw Humble Pie on every American tour in the '70's, and whether it was the screaming or whatever, he just wasn't as good by Smokin'. He and Frampton were an interesting balance. Kind of lennon/mccartneyish.
I saw HP at least once on all of those 70s tours as well, and Marriott's voice was still in fine form, i.e., no problems with range or pitch or whatever, when I saw them.
Maybe you caught him on a bad night?