Herman's Hermits are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1963. Part of the British Invasion, the groups management and producer Mickie Most (who controlled the band's output) emphasized a simple, non-threatening and clean-cut image, although the band originally played R&B numbers (according to Keith Hopwood on VH1's My Generation episode on the band). This helped Herman's Hermits become hugely successful in the mid-1960s but hampered the band's creativity relegating Noone, Hopwood, Leckenby and Green's original songs to quickly recorded B-Sides and album cuts. Their first hit was "I'm Into Something Good", which reached No. 1 in the UK and No. 13 in the US in 1964. They never topped the British charts again, but had two US No. 1's with "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" and "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am". The band was not fond of either song and they were never released as singles in Britain, although "Mrs. Brown" featured excellent rhythm guitar by Hopwood, and Henry featured an excellent guitar solo by Leckenby. (Peter Noone Interview) They appeared in several movies, including When The Boys Meet The Girls (1965) and Hold On! (1966). They appeared on the The Ed Sullivan Show, The Dean Martin Show and The Jackie Gleason Show. Commercial success would prove elusive after the late '60's and Peter Noone and Keith Hopwood left the band in 1971. The band reunited in 1973 (without Hoopwood) to headline a hugely successful British invasion tour culminating with a standing room only performance at Madison Square Garden and an appearance on "The Midnight Special." Later a version of the band featuring Leckenby and Whitwam opened for the Monkees on a couple of reunion tours. Noone declined an offer from tour organizers to appear but later appeared with Davy Jones on a successful teen idols tour.