Saturday, September 28, 2013

Herman's Hermits

By now, I had hoped to have made a few posts about my 45-rpm record collection from the 1960s, but that will have to wait for another day.

Tomorrow night, I'm going to the Herman's Hermits show in Lancaster, PA. (Actually, the only original Hermit will be Peter Noone, backed by his current band of "Hermits".) Also along for the ride will be The Monkees' drummer/lead singer Mickey Dolenz.

I bought this CD about 10 years ago. I also have a few of their original MGM singles. I think my favorite HH songs are "I'm Henry the 8th I Am", and the lesser-known "Hold On!" and "A Must to Avoid". All three are on this greatest hits CD.

I really "got back into" the Hermits after seeing Peter Noone (and the Monkees' Davy Jones) earlier this year on one of the PBS revival shows that they trot out during their pledge drives.

I'm taking my twenty-something son along to the show, since he's into classic oldies as much as the current music. In the past few years we've both seen Van Halen, the Eric Clapton/Steve Winwood show, and the Beach Boys reunion show together.