Billboard #1 Hits: #134: “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”- Herman’s Hermits. May 1, 1965- #1 for 3 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”- Herman’s Hermits
- Record Company- MGM Records
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Trevor Peacock
- Time: 2:45
- B-side: “I Gotta Dream On”
- Album-Herman’s Hermits
- Grade: C
- Peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Herman’s Hermits- from Manchester, England a group fronted by Peter Noone who was 17 years old in 1965- were huge in 1965. They released seven singles that year and all of them made the Top 10. They had two #1 hits- “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” and “I’m Henry VIII, I Am.” In fact they sold more records in 1965- than The Beatles. They had a successful 1966- 5 Top 40 hits with 3 Top 10’s- in early 1967 they had a Top 10 hit early in the year and then faded from view- a victim of The Summer of Love. They then became one of those artists who were huge for their ‘moment”- then seemed to be erased from memory. I can’t think of the last time I heard a Herman’s Hermits song on the radio or the last time I even heard anyone mention them. They had some appeal but In listening to their greatest hits collection a maybe half a dozen times over the years they just don’t cut the mustard. Appealing but light weight. Their music just doesn’t hold up well. I would imagine by the end of the 60’s all those records that they sold in 1965- when they outsold The Beatles were probably collecting a lot of dust.