BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #134: ” MRS. BROWN YOU’VE GOT A LOVELY DAUGHTER”- HERMAN’S HERMITS- MAY 1, 1965

The Number Ones: Herman’s Hermits’ “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”

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.

9 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #134: ” MRS. BROWN YOU’VE GOT A LOVELY DAUGHTER”- HERMAN’S HERMITS- MAY 1, 1965

  1. My mother loved these guys! One day she had me teach her “Henry the 8th, I am, I am”. I don’t know how many times I had to sing it, till she got it down pat, but talk about a laugh!!

    • A good friend of mine….his dad own all of their records…he bought them during the sixties…I couldn’t bring up the name Beatles or I’d get mean looks…. I couldn’t fathom why he didn’t have any records…
      Found out he pitched all he had after John’s remark. His son came to my house after that.

    • It amazes me how people get all worked up about something a celebrity does or says- and never lets it go. Good story.

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