“OMG! They’re not all dead already!”
That was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the advertisement for “Herman’s Hermits, starring Peter Noone,” performing with the also not-dead Micky Dolenz, the lead vocalist of the former Monkees.
The website claims the Hermits were the original British invasion band of a half century ago. They further state they surpassed the Beatles in 1965 as the best-selling pop act in the United States, a claim I can neither confirm or debate.
I was in 6th grade when “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” and “I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am” was all the rage. Odds are, my “musical memory” will kick in, and I’ll be singing along to most of the songs performed by both Peter and Micky.
Back in the day, I never missed watching The Monkees on television, and I mourned the loss of Davy Jones in 2012, lamenting that there’d never be another “full complement” of Monkees for a reunion. So yes, of course, I’ll “Take the Last Train to Clarksville,” oops, I mean Spirit Mountain Casino, next weekend to enjoy the show!
Whoop-whoop! This is so exciting, I may even break out my 45-year-old bell-bottoms!