Herman’s Hermits were the soft pop side of the 1960s British Invasion of the United States. While their music has often been dismissed at light weight, they sold millions of records in the United States.
Their first single, “I’m Into Something Good,” reached number 13 on the BILLBOARD Magazine Hot 100 in 1965. They hit their stride, 1964-1966, when they placed nine singles in a row in the American top 10.
“Wonderful World” was an old soul song, written by the unusual combination on Sam Cooke, Jerry Moss, and Lou Adler. It was original recorded by Cooke. Herman’s Hermits turned it into an up-tempo pop song, During the summer of 1965, it peaked at number four during its ten weeks on the charts.
During 1964-1968, they reached the Hot 100 19 times but would never have another hit. Today there are two versions of the band that tour.