One of the most popular performers ever to grace the Chevy Court stage is returning to the Great New York State Fair for the fourth year in a row. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone will feature the band’s hits and much more at 2 p.m. Monday, August 26. All shows in the Chevrolet Music Festival at Chevy Court and the Experience Stage are free with Fair admission. This is Noone’s ninth appearance at the Fair. It comes on the first of three Senior Days, which feature free admission for anyone age 60 and older. Concerts at Chevy Court are sponsored by Chevrolet and are free with admission to the Fair.
Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone is a multi-talented entertainer who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. He was born in Manchester, England, where he studied voice and acting at St. Bede’s College and the Manchester School of Music and Drama. As a child, he played “Stanley Fairclough” in the long-running British soap opera “Coronation Street.” He was also featured in the television series “Knight Errant,” “Family Solicitor” and “Monro’s Saki Stories.”
At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman,” lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Silhouettes,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” “Wonderful World,” “Just A Little Bit Better,” “There’s A Kind of Hush,” “A Must To Avoid,” “Listen People,” “No Milk Today,” “The End of the World,” “Leaning On A Lamp Post,” and “Dandy.” Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over 52 million recordings. In all, 14 singles and seven albums went gold.
The nineties found Peter embarking on a four-year stint as the winsome host of VH1’s “My Generation,” the highest-ever-rated half hour retrospective of pop/rock music. More recently, he was featured in the recurring role of Paddington on the CBS daytime drama “As The World Turns.” His legion of fans eagerly awaited each episode and Peter quickly became a favorite of the soap opera magazines and online message boards. He began the millennium with his successful entry into cyberspace and the New York Daily News dubbed him “The King of the Sixties on the Internet” due to the overwhelming popularity of his websites: peternoone.com and hermanshermits.com.
Accompanied by his band, Herman’s Hermits, Noone currently performs more than 200 concerts a year. He consistently plays to sold-out venues and his admirers span the generations. Today’s teen girls scream just as passionately as their mothers did back in 1965, prompting VH1 to select Noone as their viewer’s choice for the “Sexiest Artist of the Year.” There is no doubt that Peter Noone’s extraordinary talent, disarming wit, handsome features and compelling stage presence will continue to delight fans of all ages for a long, long time to come.