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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.