How Herman and the Hermits got to all those concerts in 1962 1963 and 1964.
There were five 100 lb weaklings in the van with a 90 lb driver and humper (now known as a road manager) and we all got into a Bedford Dormobile van (see picture) will all our equipment and our lovely stage suits on a roof rack, which eventually blew off on the M52 motorway as the van was going downhill at 35 mph.
The lorries that ran overnight the suits left tread marks but that didn’t stop the hermits wearing them that night. My suit (blue of course), was untouched since it was made by Jackson’s the tailors.
The equipment was in the van and we slept and sat on it and I remember all 6 of us smoked and Keith could light a cigarette in his pocket. The heater was when you opened the engine compartment and Karl. We sat and listened to the radio and amazingly we played more dates than all the other beat groups because we could so we did.
Nowadays we get to choose a seat on some airlines and anyone who only weighs 110 lbs doesn’t seem to travel any more. Some carry on bags weigh 110 lbs.
This man’s leg weighs 120lbs.
The road is long with many a whining twerp!
— 📢 Herman