Herman’s Hermits – I’m Into Something Good.
Herman’s Hermits – I’m Into Something Good. 7 inch record.
I’m Into Something Good was Herman’s Hermits’ first hit record and reached number one in the UK charts in September 1964. This was to be their only British chart topper, although they continued to have hit records throughout the decade.
The song, written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, had already been a minor hit in America that year for Earl-Jean (McCrea) but the Herman’s Hermits version did even better in the US.
Produced by Mickie Most, it was more upbeat than the original song. It incorporated the distinctive British beat style and coupled it with the Beach Boys inspired surf rock sound Carole King had been aiming to recreate. The B-side track Your Hand In Mine is a fairly typical and unremarkable slice of ’60s pop.
The success of I’m Into Something Good gained the band a huge following stateside as they became one of the groups at the forefront of the British Invasion. During the mid-sixties Herman’s Hermits had eleven top ten hits in the US, including two number ones on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Following the lead of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits also ventured into film with When The Boys Meet The Girls. They followed this up with two more movies with singer Peter Noone maintaining his Herman persona for the starring roles while the rest of the band played themselves.
By the end of the sixties the US hits had dried up for the group but they were still chart regulars back home in Britain. When Peter Noone left the band in 1971 the Hermits carried on without their frontman but they were unable to match their previous successes.
Herman’s Hermits – I’m Into Something Good. Performed live on ABC’s Shindig!
Herman’s Hermits – Your Hand In Mine. The B-side track to I’m Into Something Good.
If you enjoy the sounds of the sixties you might also like this 45 from The Grass Roots.
World Of Oz – The Muffin Man.
World Of Oz – The Muffin Man. 7 inch single.
The short lived British psychedelic pop group had a minor hit with their single The Muffin Man in 1968. The following year they released their only album, The World Of Oz before breaking up soon after.
The B-side to The Muffin Man was the dreamy pop track Peter’s Birthday (Black and White Rainbows).
World Of Oz – The Muffin Man. German TV performance on Beat-Club.
World Of Oz – Peter’s Birthday (Black And White Rainbows).