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Hermits Still Into Something Good

Hermits Still Into Something Good

Who: Herman's Hermits
Where: Cessnock Supporters Club
When: Friday July 4, 2003

IF there was anyone who perfected the three- minute pop song it was Manchester group HERMAN'S HERMITS.

The upbeat foursome made its breakthrough in 1963 and went on the become one of Britain's most successful musical exports to the US in the '60s.

The band was fronted by PETER NOONE, who began his musical career studying music and acting at the MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF MUSIC.

He was a member of another Manchester band called THE HEARTBEATS before he joined Herman's Hermits.

The band climbed to the top of the pop charts when it recorded a version of the GERRY GOFFIN and CAROLE KING track ifI'm into Something Good.

By 1965, the band was almost as popular as THE BEATLES and clocked up more than 10thmillion album sales and had nine Top 10 hits between 1965 and 1966.

The band continued its success with hits such as ifMrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter and ifI'm Henry VIII I Am.

lw0With the fall of the '60s beat scene, Herman's Hermits decided to call it a day in 1971 and Noone pursued a solo career.

Nostalgic fans will have the chance to reminisce following the band's reformation.

Herman's Hermits are on an Australian tour and will perform at CESSNOCK RUGBY LEAGUE SUPPORTERS CLUB on July 4 and CLUBNOVA PANTHERS CARDIFF on July 16.

Tickets from the clubs.

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