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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits return to B.R.

Photo provided by peternoone.com -- Peter Noone, of Herman's Hermits, is shown in an undated photo from the 1960s.In this 50th anniversary year of the British Invasion — that musical and cultural revolution whose more obvious touchstones include the Beatles’ “Ed Sullivan Show” debut on Feb. 9, 1964 — Peter Noone, lead singer of second-wave British Invasion band Herman’s Hermits, hopes his likewise enormously popular group doesn’t get lost in the mix.
Herman’s Hermits, a quintet from Manchester, England, starring the 16-year-old Noone, launched their lengthy stretch of hits in the summer of 1964 with a bouncing Carole King-Gerry Goffin song, “I’m Into Something Good.”
Follow-ups included remakes of 1950s American hits “(What a) Wonderful World” and “Silhouettes,” the British music hall-inspired “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” and the beautifully romantic modern pop of “There’s a Kind of Hush.”
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