186. Herman’s Hermits

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186. Herman’s Hermits

The British Invasion brought all types of Rock stars to the United States. Most of them had a look and a new sound that scared parents, but if any seemed “acceptable” it might have been the upbeat and unthreatening Herman’s Hermits.

We all know how the Beatles and the Rolling Stones dominated the charts in the 60’s but they did so along with other British acts. Like the aforementioned legends, Herman’s Hermits had a slew of hits and millions of fans. The problem was those fans were very young and they were not considered “cool”. They often did not play on their own records (except for the lead singer, Peter Noone and as new Rock genres emerged they seemed less in touch with what was going on in the world. Regardless, their melodic Pop was very good for what it was and despite its lack of “coolness” is far more textured than it ever got credit for. They did have ample success in America so a nomination or induction could still happen.

Should Herman's Hermits be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 83.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4.4%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 1990
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom (Manchester, England)
  • Why they will get in: The Hall is likely not done with British Invasion acts, and they could be the next.
  • Why they won't get in: They are considered lightweights in the industry.
  • Essential Albums: Herman’s Hermits (1965)
    Herman’s Hermits on Tour (1965)
    Hold On! (1966)
    There’s a Kind of Hush All over the World (1967)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: I’m Into Something Good (From Herman’s Hermits, 1964)
    Show Me Girl (From Herman’s Hermits, 1965)
    I’m Henry VIII, I Am (From Herman’s Hermits on Tour, 1965)
    Leaning on the Lamp Post (From Hold On!, 1966)
    There’s a Kind of Hush All over the World (From There’s a Kind of Hush All Over the World, 1967)

Should Herman's Hermits be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 83.2%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 4.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 4.4%
Last modified on Monday, 04 February 2019 21:44

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+6 #2 Lee Roschen 2013-08-30 20:36
So many terrific hit singles! I love these guys! Put them in!
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-2 #1 Smokestoomuch -0001-11-30 00:00
This was my favorite band as a child in grade school. I purchased every album they made. Then one day, something snapped. I, at once, realized I had been listening to crap.
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