Not the first life story, but All Or Nothing: The Story of Steve Marriott by Simon Spence is the first sanctioned by the family.
The other one you are thinking about is the Steve Marriott All Too Beautiful book by Paolo Hewitt and John Hellier, which had a refresh last year and is also worth checking out. But this is the official book, sanctioned by the Marriott family and now available to pre-order.
Details so far are scarce, not least because it doesn’t officially land until next year. But this is what we have so far:
Steve Marriott, lead singer of the Small Faces and Humble Pie, had a voice coveted by Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey and David Bowie, amongst many others.
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.
That’s about it so far. Note also that this is a hardback, covering 352 pages and released by Omnibus Press. £20 is the price.