Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November 5: English singer Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits -"Mrs. Brown..." "I'm into Something Good" - is 66-years-old today.

Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone, was born on November 5, 1947, in Davyhulme, Lancashire, England. As a young man, he played a number of acting roles on television, including that of Stanley Fairclough in the soap opera Coronation Street.

Noone studied voice and drama at St Bede's College, Manchester, and Manchester School of Music, where he won the Outstanding Young Musician Award. Early in his career, he used the stage name Peter Novak.

At the age of 15, he became the lead singer, spokesman and frontman of Herman's Hermits. As "Herman,” the photogenic Noone appeared on the cover of many international publications, including the Time Magazine's cover collage showing new faces in popular music.

After Herman's Hermits disbanded in 1971, Noone recorded four singles for UK RAK Records, one single for UK and US Philips, and several singles for the small UK record label, Bus Stop Records. His first RAK single, "Oh! You Pretty Things,” peaked at No.12 in the UK Singles Chart. (The song was written by David Bowie, who also played piano on the track.)
In 1974 Noone scored a No. 15 US AC and No. 101 US Bubbling Under success with "Meet Me on the Corner Down at Joe's Cafe" on the Casablanca Records label. In 1989 he had a No. 19 US AC hit with his solo recording of "I'm into Something Good" from the film The Naked Gun.

Singing "Henry the 8th" on the Danny Kaye Show
 In the 1980s Noone released a solo album, One of the Glory Boys. Noone led a short-lived new wave group called "The Tremblers" that toured in 1980 and released one album, "Twice Nightly." According to the liner notes of the album, several musicians provided "licks & tricks," including members of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, Elton John's backing band, Daryl Dragon and Dave Clark.

Noone was featured in the 1971 Central Office of Information film Betcher! He also starred in various stage, TV and film productions, including ABC's musical version of The Canterville Ghost, and the lead in Hallmark Hall of Fame's presentation of Pinocchio. He starred in three films for MGM: Mrs Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter, Hold On! and When the Boys Meet the Girls.

He was the host of VH1's My Generation from 1989 to 1993, and in 2001 he was voted 'VH1's Sexiest Artist- The Viewers' Choice award'.

In the '80s he appeared in several versions of Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival productions of The Pirate of Penzance, in all the touring companies, on Broadway and at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in the West End in London.

Noone currently does 100 plus concerts a year as Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, mostly in the USA and Canada. Noone currently has a weekly show, "Something Good" on Saturdays on 60s on 6 Sirius Xm.
For more about Peter (Herman), visit his Website at-



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