Herman's Hermits

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Descriptive "tags": 60s oldies classic rock british invasion british rock pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Wikipedia

Biography

Originally known as the Heartbeats, Herman’s Hermits were discovered in 1963 by manager Harvey Lisberg and his partner Charlie Silverman. After restructuring the group, the line-up emerged as Peter Noone (5 November 1947, Manchester, England; vocals), Karl Green (b. 31 July 1947, Salford, Manchester, England; bass), Keith Hopwood (b. 26 October 1946, Manchester, England; rhythm guitar), Lek Leckenby (b. Derek Leckenby, 14 May 1946, Leeds, England, d. 4 June 1994, Manchester, England; lead guitar) and Barry Whitwam (b. 21 July 1946, Manchester, England; drums - formerly a member of Leckenby’s first group, the Wailers). A link with producer Mickie Most and an infectious cover of Earl Jean’s US hit, ‘I’m Into Something Good’ gave the quintet a UK number 1 in 1964. By early 1965, the group had settled into covering 50s songs such as the Rays’ ‘Silhouettes’ and Sam Cooke’ s ‘Wonderful World’, when an...

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