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Herman’s hermits

  1. 1. LAUREN JONES HERMAN’S HERMITS
  2. 2. Who was in the group? <ul><li>Peter Noone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead vocals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Derek Leckenby </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guitar and vocals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Karl Green </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bass and vocals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Barry Whitwam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drums </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keith Hopwood </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Guitar and vocals </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Who they were compared to <ul><li>Artistically, they were rated far lower than the Hollies, the Searchers, or Gerry & the Pacemakers, </li></ul><ul><li>Commercially, they were only a couple of rungs below the Beatles and the Rolling Stones </li></ul><ul><li>They were similar to the Monkees </li></ul>
  4. 4. Herman’s Hermits’ History <ul><li>They were among the younger musicians on the Manchester band scene in 1963 </li></ul><ul><li>They started playing together as the Heartbeats </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Noone joined the band as a sixteen year old that was used to being part of entertainment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At first he went performed under the name Peter Novak </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Trying to Gain Attention <ul><li>They started playing shows at youth clubs and local dances, hoping to get noticed. </li></ul><ul><li>The group picked up a pair of managers, Harvey Lisberg and Charlie Silverman. </li></ul>
  6. 6. How They Named Their Band <ul><li>Some say that their managers remarked on the facial resemblance between Noone and the character of Sherman in the Jay Ward cartoon show &quot;Mr. Peabody & Sherman“ </li></ul><ul><li>Others credit Karl Green with mentioning it. </li></ul><ul><li>In any case, &quot;Sherman&quot; became &quot;Herman&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in search of a more distinct name, became Herman & His Hermits and then Herman's Hermits. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Big Break <ul><li>It came in 1964 when producer Mickie Most was invited by Lisberg and Silverman to a show in Manchester. </li></ul><ul><li>He was impressed with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>their wholesome, clean-cut image, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter Noone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>singing and pleasant, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>non-threatening stage presence, </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Mickie Most <ul><li>He agreed to produce them, </li></ul><ul><li>England- Contract with the EMI-Columbia label </li></ul><ul><li>Their American releases were licensed to MGM Records. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/herman_s_hermits/bio.jhtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hermanshermits.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://grooveshark.com/#/search?q=herman's%20hermits </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hermanshermits.com/photos/hermits/index.html </li></ul>

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