1965 was a year of magic in Rock ‘n’ Roll music, and Herman’s Hermits were at the forefront of the pop scene with their hit song, ‘Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter.’ This song features lead singer Peter Noone’s impeccable vocal skills and is a beautiful yet sad tale of a heartbroken man who decides to confide in his ex-girlfriend’s mother about his feelings. Noone recorded the song after hearing it from a British TV play, and the band played it during their live sets, especially at weddings where they customized the lyrics for the bride’s mother.
Herman’s Hermits recorded ‘Mrs. Brown’ in one take, which they did with the time left after recording their first album in 1964. The song was not intended to be a single, but an American DJ played it on air, leading to its release as a 45 that became their first US number-one hit. However, the song was never released as a single in their native Britain.
The song’s lyrics are touching, and its popularity is evident from the comments on its YouTube page. Many people reminisce about the song’s release and when they first heard it. For instance, one commenter remembers being in 5th grade when the song came out and still loving it. Another commenter notes that the 60s, 70s, and 80s produced the best music, far better than the current music scene. Indeed, the song’s magic seems lost in today’s music, and this era’s music recordings are much appreciated.
The song’s lyrics and beautiful melody are enough to make anyone emotional. The comments are awash, with people sharing their memories of the song and its effect on their lives. Some commenters mention their crush on Peter Noone, the band’s lead singer, back in the day and how he stole their hearts with his singing. Others express their gratitude for recordings that allow them to relive the magic of the song, even decades after its release.
If you haven’t watched this video, you’re missing out on a beautiful piece of music from one of the most talented bands of the ’60s. Share it with your friends and family, and let them experience the magic of the song for themselves.