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I Wonder as I Wander

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 Cavern

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.

Go look at Peter Noone Shop and the Herman Shop to get some of yourself covered up.

The road is long with many a whining twerp!

— 📢  Herman

7 Responses

Madeleine Black

Madeleine Black

July 04, 2021

Nice looking van! Did you keep it over the years? Or go back and buy it back?

Sharon Wilburn Cummins

Sharon Wilburn Cummins

July 02, 2021

I love this Van! It is a most perfect specimen of the 1960s art!
I bet that van could tell some stories ❤️

Eu

Eu

June 09, 2021

Wow! I would not call that Traveling Light! You and the boys were very determined and I believe that’s partly why you made it, when others didn’t!

I always enjoy the views from an airplane!

Donna Parsons

Donna Parsons

June 05, 2021

I bet you took the picture of the van right after you bought it. I see the Sold sign in the window.

Donna Parsons

Donna Parsons

June 05, 2021

I always wondered what the van looked like too and now we know. Wonderful story as usual. I still remember my sister and I sitting on the living room floor in front of our black and white t.v. waiting for Ed Sullivan to introduce you. I just turned 70 on May 24th but I still recall that like it was yesterday. I read in a magazine once that said, Why is it we can remember every word to a song from the 1960’s but can’t remember why we just walked into the kitchen? That’s me. I guess we remember all those things because those were the good old days, we just didn’t know it at the time.

Sandra Ebie

Sandra Ebie

June 04, 2021

Another wonderful story Herman people are missing out on so much! That vehicle looks very interesting I bet you put a lot of miles on that! Its amazing how you were able to fit all of you and your stuff in that van! That fella with his shorts looks a little creepy I remember seeing that awhile back looked creepy back them too! Oh one more thing glad you kept yourself busy on the road I think by doing that that is what has made you great to this very day!

Linda Ia

Linda Ia

June 04, 2021

I always wondered what that van looked like. Thanks for posting a pic. Looks like the cousin of the hippie vans of the late 60s

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