Herman's Hermits

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Herman's Hermits are an English beat rock band formed in Manchester in 1964, originally called Herman & the Hermits. Harvey Lisberg discovered them and signed on as their manager. He sent a plane ticket to Mickie Most so that he could come up from London to see the band play in Bolton, and Most became the group's record producer, controlling the band's output. He emphasised a simple, non-threatening, clean-cut image. This helped Herman's Hermits become hugely successful in the mid-1960s.

Their first hit was a cover of Earl-Jean's "I'm into Something Good" which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart and number 13 in the US in late 1964. They never topped the British charts again, but they had two number one songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 with "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" and "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am". These songs were aimed at a US fan base, with Peter Noone (singer) exaggerating his Mancunian accent.

Their US records were released on the MGM label, which often featured their musical performers in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films. The Hermits appeared in several MGM movies, including When the Boys Meet the Girls (1965) and Hold On! (1966). They also starred in the film Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968) and appeared in the 1965 anthology film Pop Gear.

The group appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Dean Martin Show, and The Jackie Gleason Show. Continued success in the US proved elusive beyond 1967, although they had as many Top Ten hits in Britain in 1967 through 1970. They recorded their final album of the 1960s Rock 'n' Roll Party, and Peter Noone left the band in 1971. Herman's Hermits reunited in 1973 to headline a British invasion tour of the US, culminating with a performance at Madison Square Garden and an appearance on The Midnight Special. A later lineup with lead guitarist Derek Leckenby and drummer Barry Whitwam opened for the Monkees on their 80s reunion tours of the US. The band continues to tour today, with Whitwam as the only remaining member from the original lineup.
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OP 7282 Herman's Hermits - Introducing Herman's Hermits album art Herman's Hermits Introducing Herman's Hermits (Album) Odeon OP 7282 Japan 1965 Sell This Version
SSX 1017 Herman's Hermits - Herman's Hermits album art Herman's Hermits Herman's Hermits (Album) Columbia SSX 1017 Sweden 1965 Sell This Version
MSX 6060 Herman's Hermits - Introducing Herman's Hermits album art Herman's Hermits Introducing Herman's Hermits (Album) MGM Records MSX 6060 New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
33SXO 1727 Herman's Hermits - Herman's Hermits album art Herman's Hermits Herman's Hermits (Album) Columbia 33SXO 1727 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
33MSX.6065, MSX 6065 Herman's Hermits - Their Second Album! Herman's Hermits On Tour album art Herman's Hermits Their Second Album! Herman's Hermits On Tour (Album) MGM Records, MGM Records 33MSX.6065, MSX 6065 New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
SMC 74 232 Herman's Hermits - Lucky 13 album art Herman's Hermits Lucky 13 (Album, Comp) Columbia SMC 74 232 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
SMC 74 150, SCXW 7780 Herman's Hermits - Herman's Hermits Again album art Herman's Hermits Herman's Hermits Again (Album) Columbia, Columbia SMC 74 150, SCXW 7780 Germany 1966 Sell This Version
330SX 7765 Herman's Hermits - Hold On! (Music From The Original Sound Track) album art Herman's Hermits Hold On! (Music From The Original Sound Track) (Album) MGM Records, MGM Records, MGM Records 330SX 7765 Australia 1966 Sell This Version
V 1789 Herman's Hermits - Both Sides Of Herman's Hermits album art Herman's Hermits Both Sides Of Herman's Hermits (Album) MGM Records, MGM Records V 1789 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
SMC 74317 Herman's Hermits - X 15 album art Herman's Hermits X 15 (Album) Columbia SMC 74317 Scandinavia 1967 Sell This Version
V 1808 Herman's Hermits - Blaze album art Herman's Hermits Blaze (Album, EP) MGM Records, MGM Records V 1808 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
SX 6084 Herman's Hermits - Both Sides Of Herman's Hermits album art Herman's Hermits Both Sides Of Herman's Hermits (Album) Columbia SX 6084 Denmark 1966 Sell This Version
E-4438, E4438 Herman's Hermits - There's A Kind Of Hush All Over The World album art Herman's Hermits There's A Kind Of Hush All Over The World (Album) MGM Records E-4438, E4438 US 1967 Sell This Version
SCPSQ 539 Herman's Hermits - No Milk Today album art Herman's Hermits No Milk Today (Album) Columbia SCPSQ 539 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
SE-4548 ST Herman's Hermits - Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter (Music From The Original Sound Track) album art Herman's Hermits Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter (Music From The Original Sound Track) (Album) MGM Records SE-4548 ST US 1968 Sell This Version
CD 4227, 42272 Herman's Hermits - Their Greatest Hits album art Herman's Hermits Their Greatest Hits (Comp, Album) ABKCO CD 4227, 42272 US 1987 Sell This Version
TOCP-7542 Herman's Hermits - Herman's Hermits '66 album art Herman's Hermits Herman's Hermits '66 (Comp) Odeon TOCP-7542 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
NoOne 2 Herman's Hermits - Starring Peter Noone Greatest Hits Live album art Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone Greatest Hits Live(CD, Album) Not On Label NoOne 2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
FAT CD 624 Herman's Hermits - Herman's Hermits Greatest Hits Live album art Herman's Hermits Herman's Hermits Greatest Hits Live(CD, Album) Fat Boy Records (2) FAT CD 624 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
16 152 Herman's Hermits - The Very Best Of album art Herman's Hermits The Very Best Of(CD, Album) LaserLight Digital 16 152 US 1995 Sell This Version
none Herman's Hermits - Starring Peter Noone Greatest Hits Live album art Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone Greatest Hits Live(CD, Comp) No.one Records none US 2000 Sell This Version
NST224 Herman's Hermits - Herman's Hits album art Herman's Hermits Herman's Hits(CD, Album) Newsound 2000 NST224 UK 2002 Sell This Version
2700060068 Herman's Hermits - Live In Germany album art Herman's Hermits & Chantal Herman's Hermits & Chantal - Live In Germany(CD, Album) Zounds Music 2700060068 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
CBA2009-1 Herman's Hermits - Our Danish Collection album art Herman's Hermits Our Danish Collection(CD, Album + DVD-V) CBA Entertainment CBA2009-1 Denmark 2009 Sell This Version
ZYX 20980D-2 Herman's Hermits - Live In Australia 1966 album art Hermans Hermits* Live In Australia 1966(CD, Album) ZYX Music ZYX 20980D-2 Germany 2011 Sell This Version

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AllNightLong1966

AllNightLong1966

August 16, 2020
Herman's Hermits (no, there's nobody named Herman in the band) arrived in the heyday of the ‘60s British Invasion, offering up a fresh-faced variation of The Fab Four's Merseybeat magic. But while they became stars on the strength of a string of endearing novelty numbers and pop tunes as ingenious as they were infectious, the golden-voiced Peter Noone and his Manchester mob were true blue rock ‘n' rollers too. They had no trouble covering The Kinks and turning out tunes that amped up both the guitars and the arch attitude.

Away from their iconic hits, Herman's Hermits' lesser-known ‘60s songs appear split between the Beatles-y giddiness of “Hold On,” the beat-group innocence of “Years May Come Years May Go,” and the comic fun of George Formby's “Leaning on a Lamp Post.” The heart of the group's sound is their affection for Buddy Holly's thoughtful ballads, as in the melancholy “The End of the World” and “East West.”

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