100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966. Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’- Herman’s Hermits. I have included a few Herman’s Hermits songs in the 100 songs project- I don’t think they did anything I’d call ‘Great’- but they had a lot of hits- and deserve to be represented- my favorite song of theirs will be included in the next 100- songs from 1967-69. Herman’s Hermits had 2 #1 hits in the US- ‘Henry VIII, I Am’ and ‘Mrs Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’ -neither of which were released as singles in their native UK. This hit- was written by British actor, screenwriter and songwriter Trevor Peacock and originally sung by actor Tom Courtenay in the British television play ‘The Lads’ in 1963. Herman’s Hermits recorded it as an afterthought- in two takes- and never even dreamed of it becoming a single let along a #1 hit. ‘Mrs Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’ was the 3rd highest debuting single in the entire 1960’s -in the Billboard Hot 100 in the 1960’s- behind only The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Get Back.’
Single: ‘Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’- Herman’s Hermits/ Written by Trevor Peacock/ Record Company- MGM/ Produced by Mickie Most/Time: 2:45/ Recorded December 1, 1964- Released April 1965/ Peaked at #1 in US Billboard Hot 100- was not released as a single in the UK.
Boy, this brings back memories. My mother loved these guys and it was this song she had me teach her! I can’t even guess how many times I sang it, so she could learn it!! haha, happy days!
This was the title of a Hermans Hermits el cheapo quickie movie as well. In this ‘film’ Mrs Brown was a racing greyhound!?!?! Gawd, that steaming load of doggy-doo was guaranteed to stink up the lobby of the cheapest movie show in town.
I know some folks like to call Herman’s Hermits light weight. While they weren’t exactly The Beatles (is anyone else really? 🙂 ), I have to admit I like some of their tunes.
One of my favorites is “I’m into Something Good” – no wonder, it was written by Carole King and Jerry Goffin! It’s probably now stuck in my brain for the rest of the night! “No Milk Today” is another tune I dig.
No Milk Today- is easily my favorite!
The greatest rock and roll band in the world!
and the coolest!