Monday, 7 November 2011

Britain said "Happy Birthday" to Peter Noone and old men remember him as 'Herman' with his 'Hermits' when he and they were young

My friend DB has made the comment that :
'I think we need cheering up a bit this week after a run of pretty miserable stories - see what you can do for us - we are all feeling a bit glum!'

So here it is - a celebration of our youth and that of our fellow 'baby boomer', Peter Noone, singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and actor, best known as 'Herman' of the 1960's rock group 'Herman's Hermits' who had his 64th birthday over the weekend.

Things you possibly didn't know about Peter, that he :

* went to a grammar school near Manchester, studied 'voice and drama' at St Bede's College and Manchester School of Music, where he won the 'Outstanding Young Musician Award'.

* at the age of 15, he became the lead singer, spokesman, and frontman of 'Herman's Hermits' and at the age of 17 in May 1965, appeared on the cover of 'Time Magazine'.

In 1965, when Peter and I were 18 years old :

Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter :

"Oh! You Pretty Thing", peaked at No.12 in the UK Singles Chart and was written by David Bowie, who also played piano on the track.

'No Milk Today' :

'I'm Into Something Good' :

'My Sentimental Friend' :

Peter singing 'No Milk Today' last year :

O.K. DB, did that cheer you up ?

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