Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone to join The Lettermen at UCA

By Shealyn Sowers

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — Herman’s Hermits, starring Peter Noone, and The Lettermen will perform at the University of Central Arkansas at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall.

The concert, part of UCA’s homecoming festivities, is part of UCA Public Appearances’ Nostalgia Series.

“We wanted to kick off the homecoming weekend with a fun concert,” said Jerry Biebesheimer, director of UCA Public Appearances.  “It doesn’t get much more fun than The Lettermen and Herman’s Hermit’s with Peter Noone together in one concert.”

At 15, Noone achieved international fame as “Herman” the lead singer of the legendary 1960s pop band Herman’s Hermits.  Their hits included “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Into Something Good,” and “Wonderful World.”  As Herman, the photogenic Noone graced the cover of nearly every international publication.  He guest-starred in many popular television shows such as Laverne and Shirley and Married … With Children and has many Broadway and film credits to his name.

Tony Butala, Donovan Tea and Mark Preston make up The Lettermen, with a sound that is a cross between big band vocal and early R&B rock. During the turbulent ‘60s, the group stood by its All-American, clean-cut, no drugs image even though it may have been a drawback in the hard rock era.  The Lettermen had 25 hit singles, including “Hurt So Bad,” “Theme from A Summer Place,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

Tickets, available at the UCA Ticket Central Box Office, are $30-$40 for adults, $27-$37 for senior citizens, $25-35 for UCA alumni, $28-$33 for UCA faculty and staff, and $10 for all students. For tickets, call (501) 450-3265 or toll free from anywhere in Arkansas at 1-866-810-0012, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds.

For more information, contact Biebesheimer at (501) 450-3682 or jerryb@uca.edu.