Monday, July 6, 2009

Herman's Hermits

Here's a VCR alert (or DVR alert - whatever you use these days to record television): TCM is airing two films starring the band Herman's Hermits on Thursday morning.

"Hold On" (1966) airs at 9:15 a.m., and "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" (1968) follows at 10:45 a.m (all times EDT).

The Hermits, by the way, were a pretty good British Invasion band. They were probably even more popular in America, where they had eleven Top Ten singles (including two "number ones" - "Mrs. Brown..." and "I'm Henry the VIII, I Am" - which were recorded specifically for the U.S. market).

They recorded a number of good serious (non-novelty) pop songs, including "I'm Into Something Good" (written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King), "No Milk Today" and "It's Nice To Be Out in the Morning" (both by Graham Gouldman).

Here's the trailer for "Hold On".