Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone

Norman conquers London and the rest

Norman the Conkerer was almost as famous as Herman’s Hermits and conkered (sic) the whirled with nothing but a smile, a song and a huge box of matches. And all this time you thought he was up in his room?

  1. SandraKay June 7, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    This is reminding me of the song that Status Quo did Pictures of Matchstick Men:)

  2. LeAnn June 7, 2012 at 6:10 AM

    does this make you a matchmaker, Norman?? Glad to have you back!!! We have missed you!!!!

  3. Trish June 7, 2012 at 5:58 AM

    Norman lights up any room he’s in even without matches!

  4. IdaM June 6, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    My dad used to tell us kids when we were little if we played with matches we would wet the bed. I never challanged it. ha ha.

    Hope maybe to see you in Stafford, Texas in August.

  5. Claudia B June 6, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    Could it be that Norman The Conkerer was susceptible to canker sores (hence the special spelling of his descriptive name) which, when they erupted, made it painful for him to sing or even to smile . . . . and was the trigger for his occasional black moods, which is when he got out ‘is matches and made a name for ‘imself . . . .?

  6. Pam June 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Bet his purse is there…..

  7. Alice M. June 5, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    Who let the logs out?

  8. Barbara NYC June 5, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    And now we know why London Bridge is falling down…it’s all Norman’s fault!

  9. Jane R June 5, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Very striking!!! ;)

  10. Alice M. June 5, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    After all that conkering, one must conclude that Norman is matchless.

  11. maryfromiowa June 5, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Norman, when it comes to gluing and pasting historical landmarks, you are unMatched!!! No one can hold a candle to you–and in this case, that’s good.

  12. Linda IA June 5, 2012 at 4:39 PM

    So glad you came, you saw & ou conquered, Norman. Hope to see you at those August shows in Wisconsin & Iowa

  13. Rhoni June 5, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Saw a clip of Paul McCartney’s performance at the Queen’s concert – he had the whole audience singing along to Obladi Oblada. It would have been WAY much more fun to have them singing Henry the 8th!

  14. jillcarroll June 5, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Yes, its a shame that you’re not celebrating w/the Queen – she’s having quite a party there. Rather decent entertainment, with all of the Sirs – Paul, Elton, Stevie ;-). Should have been room for Sir Norman, don’t you think? ;-)

    About the bridge……that should’ve been at the celebration, too ;-)

  15. Roselyn June 5, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    It didn’t post yet again and I have absolutely no idea why. :( Can ANYONE see them??? Anyone at all??? :(

  16. Roselyn June 5, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    I wish I could post on your blogs. :( Here comes yet another test. :(

  17. MNMike June 5, 2012 at 7:07 AM

    I bet Mum told you to be careful with matches–you might set fire to some beautiful French girl’s heart…I’d say you did well, Norman.

  18. Linda IA June 5, 2012 at 5:30 AM

    So glad you came, you saw, you conquered the whirled, Norman! Just imagine what fun you could have at the Queen’s Jubilee!!!

  19. Karen (KT) June 5, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    Ahhhhhh we know Norman is always lurking in the background ready to join into the fun at a moment’s notice! The Queen called, she wants her bridge back, please. Are you sad you can’t be home for the Diamond Jubilee? Looks like a huge celebration!!!!