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Herman's Hermits

"Herman's Hermits" were a British rock band in the 1960s, formed in Manchester, England in 1963. Part of the British Invasion, their trademark simple, non-threatening, and clean-cut "boys next door" image made them easier to listen to and more accessible than other British Invasion bands.

Original members were Keith Hopwood (guitar, vocals), Karl Green (bass, vocals), Derek "Lek" Leckenby (guitar, vocals), and Jan Barry Whitwam (drums), and they were soon joined by Peter Noone (lead vocals). Although the youngest of a remarkably young band, sixteen year old Noone was already a veteran actor with experience on the British soap opera, ''Coronation Street''.

After playing live for a time, they met future producer Mickie Most and released "I'm Into Something Good". The band played on the singles "I'm Into Something Good", "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" (1968) and "I'm Henry VIII, I Am". The last was said at the time to be "the fastest-selling song in history". Many of their subsequent singles employed some session musicians, including Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, with contributions from the band, although the role of session players on Herman's Hermits reco...

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