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British Invasion: Herman’s Hermits

Here’s the thing about stardom: You cannot predict when, or if, it will ever happen.

So, if really, really good fortune does come your way, you can’t say, “No, thank you. I’ll wait for the next bus to come along.” You’ve got to grab the golden ring while you can.

Relive the British Invasion with new 5-DVD set

The five-DVD set features:
• “Dusty Springfield — Once Upon a Time 1964-1969″
• “Small Faces — All or Nothing 1965-1968″
• “Herman’s Hermits — Listen People 1964-1969″
• “Gerry andthe Pacemakers — It’s Gonna Be All Right 1963-1965″
• A bonus disc featuring more than an hour of bonus performances by Dusty Springfield and Herman’s Hermits plus an hour and a half of bonus interviews

Relive the British Invasion with new 5-DVD set

The music and careers of Dusty Springfield, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Small Faces and Herman’s Hermits are the cornerstones of the new British Invasion 5-DVD set. The set, which is from Reelin’ In The Years Productions, Voyage Digital Media and Naxos …

Backstage Pass: Herman's Hermits' Barry Whitwam opens up

Probably no group of teenagers soared so far, so fast, as Herman’s Hermits did in the middle ’60s. Founding member and drummer Barry Whitwam says the initial wave of the British Invasion was a lot of fun and that they were “brilliant times.” He continues to front a touring version of Herman’s Hermits, and he talked to Goldmine about their early successes, working alongside future greats Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones and his relationship with original lead singer Peter Noone.

The Yardbirds: The Clapton Years Part 3

The Yardbirds’ career was now barreling along, but guitarist Eric Clapton wasn’t happy with the non-stop manic enthusiasm of the band’s stage act. "Slowhand" itched to return to the basics of blues.