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9 Mar 2012


Get into the swing of the Sixties with Herman's man

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STARS of the swinging Sixties will perform in front of thousands of fans when the Solid Silver 60s Show tours in March to May.

And fans of the era don't have to travel far to catch them in action – for the tour is stopping off at Grimsby Auditorium on Saturday, April 14.

Topping the bill is none other than Peter Noone, the singer with Herman's Hermits.

He will be performing alongside Chris Montez, Brian Hyland, Brian Poole and Vanity Fare in the show, which is now in its 27th year.

Peter recalled how his band rose to success.

He said: "Our management paid for record producer Mickie Most to come up to The Beachcomber Club, in Bolton, to see us.

"Of course, we got all the girls to scream at us, but it was obvious what we were doing as they screamed in all the wrong places!"

Most was suitably impressed anyway and signed them up to his label.

A string of hits followed. I'm Into Something Good was succeeded by nine more top ten hits including Silhouettes, Wonderful World, No Milk Today (written by future 10CC member Graham Gouldman), There's A Kind Of Hush, My Sentimental Friend and Sunshine Girl.

"It was a great band and we had a huge fan club, too," said Peter.

The band was massive in America, too, out-selling The Beatles in 1965. Their hit Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter topped the charts for three weeks, selling 14 million copies.

The reason why they were so successful in America was simple, as Peter explained.

"It was just one of those years," he said. "Things were different over there. In the UK we would release a single every three months, but over there it was like one a month.

"It was a case of 'while they're hot, let's load up the market'.

"We actually had 11 singles out that year and at one point had three records in the top 20 charts at the same time."

At the beginning of the 1970s, Peter left the group and went solo, later relocating to America.

So this April, catch Peter and co for a trip down memory lane ... and a great night out.

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