Peter Noone (in full: Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone, Davyhulme in Greater Manchester5 november 1947) [1is an English actor and singer and occasional guitarist, also pianist and songwriter. Between 1963 and 1971 he called itself Herman and he was the lead singer of the successful pop group Herman's Hermits.

Life Course[Edit]Edit

[1]Peter Noone sings I'm Henery the Eighth, I Am in the Danny Kaye Show in 1966

Peter Noone is the son of an accountant. He attended primary school in Flixton and secondary education in Manchester. Already during his time as a student, he was allowed to play child roles in television programs, including the role of Stanley Fairclough in the soap opera Coronation Street. He then studied vocals and stage at the Manchester School of Music, where he won an award: the Outstanding Young Musician Award. He worked at this time often under the stage name Peter Novak.

In 1963 – Noone was when 15 – he founded together with Derek Leckenby (solo guitar), Keith Hopwood (rhythm guitar), Karl Green (bass) and Barry Whitwam (drums) the pop group Herman's Hermits, where he performed as a singer under the name Herman and (in contacts with the press) spokesperson. All of their first record, I'm into Something Good, reached the first place in the UK Singles Chart, the British hit parade. The plate was the first of a long series of successes, both in the United Statesas in the United Kingdom . Mrs. Brown, you've Got a Lovely Daughter and I'm Henery the Eighth, I Am , in the us the first place. In their own country was that no longer to play for them; the greatest successes after their debut single were Silhouettes with a third and My Sentimental Friend with a second place in the UK Singles Chart.

In the Netherlands the Group twice took out top ten: with No Milk Today (1 in the Dutch Top 40) and Dandy (third place).

The Group also appeared in a few movies from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, one of which the name Mrs. Brown, you've Got a Lovely Daughter got.

In 1971 Peter Noone and Keith Hopwood stepped from the group. Noone started a solo career and recorded a series of singles on. one of them, Oh! You Pretty Things, reached the twelfth place in the UK Singles Chart. The song was written by David Bowie, who also accounted for the piano part. [2In the US had Noone a few small hits, including a new version of his old success story I'm into Something Good.

In the early 1980s led Noone a new wavegroup called The Tremblers. The other members were Greg Inhofer (keyboard), Robert Williams (drums), George Conner (solo guitar) and Mark Browne (bass). The Group gave a series of performances and made an album, Twice Nightly. It worked also Dave Clark and members of The Heartbreakers Tom Petty 's and Elton John 's backing group with it. [3]

After the break-up of The Tremblers Noone made a solo album, One of the Glory Boys. Later in the 1980s and in the 1990s he played roles in musicals, plays and tv pieces. He sang the lead role in the operetta The Pirates of Penzance by William s. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. [4In the early nineties he presented for the television network VH1 My Generationthe show for four years, dedicated to the pop music of the previous generations.

The drummer Barry Whitwam went through with Herman's Hermits. His group calls itself Herman's Hermits starring Barry Whitwam nowadays mostly. In 1973 Peter Noone toured with this group under the old name Herman's Hermits by the United States. Since 2001 also acts Peter Noone regularly with his own version of Herman's Hermits, that Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone calls it. In addition, he still plays stage.

Private Life[Edit]Edit

Since 5 november 1968 the Frenchwoman Noone is married to Mireille Strasser. Strasser is Jewish and Noone Roman – Catholic. Love in the Immaculate Conception Church in MayfairLondon had the couple needed a special dispensation . [5the couple have a daughter.

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