100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: 1963-1966: Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat’- Herman’s Hermits. Herman’s Hermits first hit in the US was late in the summer of 1964 with #13 ‘I’m Into Something Good.’- that was just a preview for their 1965 when they would have seven Top 10 hits including two #1’s. That year supposedly they outsold The Beatles in the US- and Slim Whitman in Scandinavia. Their first hit of 1965 was ‘Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat” -which peaked at #2- kept out of the #1 spot by The Supremes ‘Stop! In The Name Of Love.’ ‘ Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat’ was a B-side in the UK behind the A-side “Silhouettes.’ ‘Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat’ was a hit in the UK though-by Goldie and The Gingerbreads #25. Marianne Faithfull also covered it on her debut solo album. I recently saw Peter Noone will be playing nearby- as Herman’s Hermit’s Featuring Peter Noone. I won’t be going. I do love one of their tunes- ‘No Milk Today’- which will be featured in British Invasion Part II.
- Single: ‘Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat’- Herman’s Hermits
- Record Company- MGM
- Genre: Pop
- Written by John Carter and Ken Lewis
- Time: 2:15
- B-side: ‘I Know Why’
- Album- Their Second Album
- Grade: B-
- Peaked at #2 in US Billboard Hot 100. Was not released as a single in UK.
I saw Noone and the Monkee’s back in the early 90s in Cincinnati, OH, at one of those oldie shows. Peter had a young band behind him and sounded pretty good. The Monkee’s were just ok; no Nesmith on that tour. Lou Christie was so drunk, all he could do was yell MF to the crowd; he was booed off the stage. In July, it was an outdoor event, and lighting was nearby, so the promoters shut the show down early. Good that he did, the storm was a booger.
As a non-fan may I say it’s good to know Peter Noone’s still going. (Pretty good longevity for a lightweight.) Even better to hear you’re not going!
He seems to have done pretty good for himself. Good for him! It is closing on 60 years since his big year of 1965… and still out there.
Nope, saw him once in the 60s and then at the 90s show. He still made more money than most of us, so best of luck to him.