Herman’s Hermits HOT on Singles for 1965
NEW YORK — Herman’s Hermits, the hottest selling act today, this week have set a precedent by having their latest single release, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” break into the Hot 100 chart at No. 12. This is the highest any record has ever hit the chart. The previous high was the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” on Capitol which came in at position 21.
Herman’s Hermits now have three singles in the top 20 of the Hot 100 chart, with their “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat” at No. 6, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter” at No. 12 and “Silhouettes” at No. 19 in only three weeks on the chart.
The tune, from their latest LP, has received what is considered the heaviest airplay of any record not released as a single. Disk jockeys were playing the cut from the group’s smash LP, “Introducing Herman’s Hermits,” which is No. 3 on the Top LP’s chart in Billboard.
While “Silhouettes” was just released three weeks ago, MGM was forced to release “Mrs. Brown” and to date has found the has been no effect in the sales of the other two singles by the same group.
The advanced airplay on this tune has obviously helped the LP tremendously, since customers were forced to buy the package to obtain “Mrs. Brown.”
The group is scheduled to arrive in this country Monday (April 19) for a month of one-nighters with the Dick Clark tour starting April 30. Prior to that they will make several personal appearances. They will appear on ABC -TV’s “Shindig” May 4. END
(Information and news source: Billboard; April 17, 1965)