Their website claims they're the original British Invasion band, just above a scrolling banner begging visitors to "Call your local Oldies station and request a Herman's Hermits song TODAY!!!" It's alternately sad and cute, especially after doing a little research and finding out they actually rivaled The Beatles for a few years in the mid '60s when they were both young bands. Forty years later, it's not hard to discern who's more popular, as I'd be willing to bet that 99 percent of the population under the age of 30 has no clue who Herman's Hermits are. For those in the know, Peter Noone is back with the band now, and they're playing a show at Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek on June 27. It's $5 and it's for a good cause: the SOS Children's Villages-Florida.
Sat., June 27, 8 p.m., 2009