Coverafbeelding Herman's Hermits - No Milk Today
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  •   16 weken
  •   1 piekpositie
  •   513 punten
  •   1966

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigd Koninkrijk

Herman's Hermits is een Britse popgroep, opgericht in 1963 in Manchester. Oorspronkelijk heette de groep Herman & The Hermits. De groep speelde simpele maar aanstekelijke, vrolijke, melancholieke muziek, waarmee veel succes werd geoogst. Een van de bekendste nummers van de groep was No Milk Today, dat werd geschreven door Graham Gouldman van 10cc.

In hun glorietijd was de samenstelling van de groep:

Herman (echte naam: Peter Noone), zang

Derek Leckenby, gitaar

Keith Hopwood, gitaar

Karl Green, basgitaar

Barry Whitwam, drums

De manager van de groep was Mickie Most, die veel Britse artiesten onder zijn hoede had.

Herman's Hermits bereikten in 1964 de top van de Engelse hitparade met I'm into Something Good. In de VS deden ze dat zelfs twee maal: in 1965 met Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter en in hetzelfde jaar nogmaals met I'm Henry the VIII I am.



In Nederland haalden zeven platen van Herman's Hermits de Top 40. Daarvan haalden er twee de Top-10: No Milk Today (hoogste notering nr. 1) en Dandy, dat trouwens geschreven was door Ray Davies van The Kinks en ook door The Kinks op de plaat is gezet (hoogste notering nr. 3).

In 1971 viel de groep uit elkaar mede omdat Peter Noone een solocarrière wilde opstarten.
Een deel van de groep ging nog een paar jaar door en noemde zich soms 'The Hermits' en dan weer 'Herman's Hermits'. De band van de drummer Barry Whitwam bestaat nog steeds en noemt zich nu 'Herman's Hermits starring Barry Whitwam'. Ook Peter Noone treedt nog steeds op, meestal als solozanger, maar soms in een groep. Die groep heet dan Herman's Hermits.

Songtekst

No milk today, my love has gone away
The bottle stands for lorn, a symbol of the dawn
No milk today, it seems a common sight
But people passing by don't know the reason why

How could they know just what this message means
The end of my hopes, the end of all my dreams
How could they know the palace there had been
Behind the door where my love reigned as queen

No milk today, it wasn't always so
The company was gay, we'd turn night into day

But all that's left is a place dark and lonely
A terraced house in a mean street back of town
Becomes a shrine when I think of you only
Just two up two down

No milk today, it wasn't always so
The company was gay, we'd turn night into day
As music played the faster did we dance
We felt it both at once, the start of our romance

How could they know just what this message means
The end of my hopes, the end of all my dreams
How could they know a palace there had been
Behind the door where my love reigned as queen

No milk today, my love has gone away
The bottle stands forlorn, a symbol of the dawn

But all that's left is a place dark and lonely
A terraced house in a mean street back of town
Becomes a shrine when I think of you only
Just two up two down

No milk today, my love has gone away
The bottle stands forlorn, a symbol of the dawn
No milk today, it seems a common sight
But people passing by don't know the reason why

How could they know just what this message means
The end of my hopes, the end of all my dreams
How could they know a palace there had been
Behind the door where my love reigned as queen

No milk today, it wasn't always so
The company was gay, we'd turn night into day

But all that's left is a place dark and lonely
A terraced house in a mean street back of town
Oh all that's left is a place dark and lonely
A terraced house in a mean street back of town
Oh all that's left is a place dark and lonely
A terraced house in a mean street back of town

Songinformatie

ArtiestHerman's Hermits
 A-kant
Titel No Milk Today
Lengte 02'53
Componist(en) Graham Gouldman
Producer(s) Mickie Most
 B-kant
Titel My Reservation's Been Confirmed
Lengte 02'47
Componist(en) Derek Leckenby & Keith Hopwood & Charles Silverman
Producer(s) Mickie Most
 
Platenlabel Columbia
Catalogusnr CH 3098
Hoogste positie UK 7
Hoogste positie US 35
Album There's a Kind of Hush All Over the World

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