The group's record producer, Mickie Most (who controlled the band's output), emphasised a simple, non-threatening, clean-cut image, although the band originally played R&B numbers. Herman's Hermits are an English beat (or pop) band, formed in Manchester in 1963 as Herman & The Hermits. The Herman’s Hermits have survived. Herman's Hermits are an English beat (or pop) band, formed in Manchester in 1963 as Herman & The Hermits. Continuing acrimony between former members of Herman's Hermits has increased the amount of misinformation about the group's role on their records; the late Derek Leckenby, in particular, was a skilled guitarist. “We've written some great songs together. Herman's Hermits are an English beat rock band, formed in Manchester in 1964.. Originally called Herman & The Hermits, they were discovered by Harvey Lisberg, who signed them up to management.Lisberg sent a return plane ticket to Mickie Most so that he could come up from London to see the band play in Bolton. Gram Parsons, influential singer, songwriter, guitarist; member of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and International Submarine Band. So alive that they’ve toured non-stop for over 25 years. It's difficult getting a record company to back Herman's Hermits, but we're hopeful.” Herman's Hermits made two films during their career. They are very much alive and living on the tour circuit. The group's record producer, Mickie Most (who controlled the band's output), emphasized a simple, non-threatening, clean-cut image, although the band originally played R&B numbers. The group members collaborate on songs while they're on the road. Herman's Hermits were one of those odd 1960s groups who accumulated millions of fans, but precious little respect. “It works well,” he says. 1947 Peter Noone, singer, songwriter, musician, best known as Herman of Herman's Hermits. Most became the group's record producer, controlling the band's output. Nostalgia buffs have groomed their kids to listen and enjoy; and the two original members, Derek “Lek” Leckenby, the lead singer, and Barry Whitham, the exuberant drummer, want nothing else. The …