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Herman’s hermits

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

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