On This Day – The Who Take US By Storm (not really)

The Who, good enough to support Herman's hermits?

The Who, good enough to support Herman's hermits?

1967 and The Who start their first US tour, supporting Herman’s Hermits!

It is hard to believe that Herman’s Hermits once rivaled the Beatles as the UK’s biggest band.  Child actor Peter Noone (ex Coronation Street) was the lead singer and they had several large (and remarkably dreadful) hit singles.

In 1967 The Who had not morphed into the mega band that they became and so perhaps the pairing was not that strange at the time.  In ’65 they released I Can’t Explain and their album My generation had also been realeased released in 1965.  It was only later in ’67 that they began to become the band we all remember so fondly with the release of  I Can See for Miles.

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