Herman’s Hermits next Dogwood entertainers

Published 9:35 am Friday, August 7, 2009

Peter Noone

Peter Noone

DOWAGIAC – Dogwood Fine Arts Festival will host Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Dowagiac Middle School Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Aug. 15.

Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone is a multi-talented entertainer who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life.

At the age of 15, Noone achieved international fame as “Herman,” lead singer of the legendary Sixties pop band Herman’s Hermits.

His classic hits included “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Silhouettes,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” “Just A Little Bit Better,” “Wonderful World,” “There’s A Kind of Hush,” “A Must To Avoid,” “Listen People,” “The End of the World” and “Dandy.”
Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold more than 60 million recordings. In all, 14 singles and seven albums went gold.

The Eighties found Noone starring on Broadway in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance.”

He won rave reviews for his superb portrayal of the dashing, young hero, “Frederic.”
His performance was so well received that he went on to reprise the role at the world-famous Drury Lane Theatre in London.

Noone’s acting career flourished with guest-starring roles in prime-time television shows such as “Married With Children,” “My Two Dads,” “Quantum Leap,” “Dave’s World,” “Easy Street,” “Too Close For Comfort” and “Laverne and Shirley.”

For four years, Noone served as the winsome host of VH1’s My Generation, the highest-ever-rated half-hour retrospective of popular music.

He also hosted the informative PBS special The British Invasion Returns.

More recently, Noone appeared as a guest advisor on the hit TV series “American Idol.”

This event is sponsored, in part, by Wolverine Mutual Insurance.

Tickets cost $25, $35 and $45

Visit www.dogwoodfinearts.org or call (269) 782-1115 or (866) 490-2847.