Herman’s Hermits' first hit was a cover of “I’m Into Something Good,” which reached No. 1 in the UK and No. 13 in the U.S. Other hits for the band included “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter;” “I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am;” and “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat.” They also scored top hits with covers of songs including The Rays’ “Silhouettes,” Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World,” and George Formby’s “Leaning on a Lamp Post.” The band was nominated for two Grammy awards for “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” in 1965.
The band appeared in several MGM movies including When the Boys Meet the Girls, Hold On!, Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter, and the anthology film Pop Gear. Herman’s Hermits appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Dean Martin Show, and The Jackie Gleason Show in the latter half of the 1960s.
Peter Noone left the band in 1971, but briefly reunited in 1973 to headline a wildly successful British Invasion tour in the U.S. In the ‘80s the band opened for the Monkees on a reunion tour; the lineup included lead guitarist Derek Leckenby and drummer Barry Whitwam, who were the only two remaining original members.
The current lineup includes Barry Whitwam, Geoff Foot, Paul Cornwell, and Tony Hancox.