Sherman's Hermits?

Origin of Herman's Hermits

I am frequently asked...

"Where did you get the name Herman?"

In a pub in Manchester England rehearsed a group of friends.

They were searching for the right name for their new style of music.

They wanted a name that was totally unique, and did not conjure up visions of pop stars and teen heart throbs.

We dropped the 'bloody' and Herman and the Hermits were born.

The 6 people present were Alan Wrigley, Allan Chadwick, Steve Titterington, Karl Green, Keith Hopwood, and the owner of the pub we were rehearsing in.

Alan Wrigley and Steve Titterington remarked how when I wore the "Buddy Holly glasses", I looked more like the bloke from the Bullwinkle Show, than our rock and roll hero Buddy.

"What was his name?

Hubert, Horace?

Herman!!!

What name would go with Herman? (Actually the name we were searching for was Sherman, but it was a new TV series in England).

The owner of the pub we were rehearsing in said "Call yourself Herman and The Bloody Hermits". You all look like bloody Hermits.

We dropped the 'bloody' and Herman and the Hermits were born.

20 Responses

Susan Hamilton Price

Susan Hamilton Price

September 17, 2021

My first memory of Herman’s Hermits was watching the Ed Sullivan Show. That rendition of “Henry the Eighth” was performed in warp speed. I don’t think it was ever done any faster than that night.I love hearing all the stories and the Facebook Live interaction. Thank you for sharing you and your talents with all the world. 🎶❤️❗

Merrill Metzger

Merrill Metzger

September 13, 2021

I have been following this group since the 60’s and I can remember when the original artist were all together. Yeah it’s not the same now as it were then but just as good. We went to see them 10 years ago or so here in our small town in a small theater. It was up front and personal and we loved the show would go see them again if they came to town. I do have an autographed poster that I will never sell, it will be handed down to one in the family who appreciates music as much as I do since I am a musician myself.

Merrill Metzger

Merrill Metzger

September 13, 2021

I have been following this group since the 60’s and I can remember when the original artist were all together. Yeah it’s not the same now as it were then but just as good. We went to see them 10 years ago or so here in our small town in a small theater. It was up front and personal and we loved the show would go see them again if they came to town. I do have an autographed poster that I will never sell, it will be handed down to one in the family who appreciates music as much as I do since I am a musician myself.

Elisa

Elisa

September 04, 2021

I always enjoy your stories, especially when you narrate them. Your history is fascinating……especially those of us who do remember Bullwinkle, Sherman, and Buddy Holly. Who knew that these characters would be reunited in Peter Noone and his Hermits!

Mike Saunders

Mike Saunders

August 25, 2021

Hey Noony ! I first saw you at Lostock Youth club way back in the last century
Do I really remember you wearing a gold P ( (lame’) suit ?
We also rode the 11x/23 then the53 bus to St Bedes with other scholarship kidsfrom the wrong ? side of the tracks
Loved your concert in Stafford Tx & now we live in Scottsdale so we hope to see you this Friday
Cheers
Mike Saunders

Alice M.

Alice M.

May 31, 2021

Herman’s Hermits is much less confusing to write than the misspellings I’ve seen for Peter Noon, Peter Noonan, etc. You certainly don’t look like a Sherman.

Angela Craig

Angela Craig

May 31, 2021

Love all of your stories!

Eu

Eu

May 31, 2021

You don’t look at all like bloody Hermits…. or Sherman either, for that matter! I like it though, Herman’s Hermits is a catchy name with catchy tunes! I’m just trying to figure out the meaning of the shark.

Donna  Parsons

Donna Parsons

May 31, 2021

You sure have a way with words. I love reading all your stories. Thanks for taking the time to tell us about all your great adventures. Hope to see you soon.

Dawn Biedermann

Dawn Biedermann

May 29, 2021

I never knew this. I love Buddy Holly too. This is a great story.

Carol Shamburger

Carol Shamburger

May 29, 2021

What a great story! Love it!

Sandra Ebie

Sandra Ebie

May 29, 2021

I think no matter what you were called your music would have flourished anyway! I am one that is enjoying your stories and songs they have made me happy and I am happy that I know you!

Debbie Rorrer

Debbie Rorrer

May 29, 2021

Love these stories! Fun and interesting 😊 Thank you

Peter James Mole

Peter James Mole

May 29, 2021

Joining the club of Peter noone

Donna Ballinger

Donna Ballinger

May 29, 2021

…and the rest is history!!!

Michael Foster

Michael Foster

May 29, 2021

A generous individual with talent to boot !
Linda Ia

Linda Ia

May 29, 2021

So glad to see the stories again. Life would sure be different with no Herman’s Hermits back in the 60s! AND my dream to meet Peter/Herman would never have happened! That was a good one Barb!

Wendy Hanley

Wendy Hanley

May 28, 2021

Hermans hermits is a great name for the best band of the 60s with the great music and all the success you had fully deserved happy to see all these years later you are still sounding great and selling out concert s with the hermits you have now

Barbara Landsperg

Barbara Landsperg

May 28, 2021

So glad you decided to be Hermits, all those years ago.
Sherman’s Sherbets just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

Rose Mary Bolanos

Rose Mary Bolanos

May 28, 2021

Your stories are so interesting and entertaining. Thank you for sharing your time with us. I hope to see you at a concert soone!

Leave a comment (all fields required)

Search