Gil and Frank welcome a long-sought guest, British Invasion icon Peter Noone for a loose and lighthearted conversation about rock and roll excess, the birth of the Beatles, entertaining the Queen Mum and rubbing shoulders with Bob Dylan, Keith Moon and Elvis Presley (among others). Also, Alice Cooper climbs the charts, Keith Richards lays down the law, Imelda Marcos requests a tune and Herman's Hermits perform "If I Were a Rich Man." PLUS: "The Pirates of Penzance"! Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders! Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars! The genius of Mickie Most! And Gilbert "sings" "I'm Into Something Good"! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
That's right, aka Herman, of Herman's Hermits. Peter tells the story of growing up in Manchester, working with Mickie Most, acting in "Pirates of Penzance" and rededicating himself to his musical career, touring the globe singing his hits. Peter has a whipsmart sense of humor and you definitely won't be bored! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Dennis continues with Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits. The conversation continues about swinging London They talk all things Beatles. You'll hear about Beatles manager Brian Epstein and how he downsized the groups show into 1 van and made the band money. John Lennon's loyalty to Brian Epstein and stories of him as a lead singer. Peter tells stories of Coronation Street in London and his plans to move to Australia, his hilarious cab ride, and Dennis shares a funny encounter with William Shatner. Also hear stories of Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney.
Dennis is joined by Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits. Peter and Dennis share a funny lunch story from Peters father, and discuss the book Ready Steady Go by Shawn Levy and the their fascination with Rolling Stones producer/ manager Andrew Oldham. They tell stories about swinging London from David Bowie to Roger Daltry and drinking with John Lennon and the Beatles. Peter talks about his career beginnings singing as a boy, and the creation of Herman's Hermits. Also Dennis and Peter talk about never released David Bowie/ Freddie Mercury music plus answer fan questions.