Karl Green

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Karl Green
Herman's Hermits 1968 US television concert special.JPG
Background information
Birth nameKarl Anthony Green
Born (1947-07-31) 31 July 1947 (age 73)
Davyhulme, Manchester, England
GenresRock, blues
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass, guitar, vocals
Years active1962–1980, 2014-present
Associated actsHerman's Hermits
Karl Green Band

Karl Anthony Green (born 31 July 1947 in Salford, England) is an English songwriter, musician and bassist and was the bass guitarist and backing singer for the 1960s British band, Herman's Hermits.[1]

Herman's Hermits consisted of Peter Noone (lead vocals), Karl Green (bass), Keith Hopwood (rhythm guitar), Derek “Lek” Leckenby (lead guitar), and Barry Whitwam (drums).[1]

Green was in Herman's Hermits from its first formation as The Heartbeats in 1963, then renamed Herman and The Hermits, and finally on April 1, 1964, the group changed its name to Herman's Hermits. Green wrote Busy Line and Moonshine Man on the Blaze album, among others.[2] When Peter Noone left the group in 1974, Green took over lead vocals. Green left the band in 1980, to pursue a life outside of music.[3]

On VH1's My Generation: Herman's Hermits episode, Green speaks fondly of his early days with Peter Noone, and of his admiration for their guitarist Derek "Lek" Leckenby.[4]

In 2015, Green once again began performing live concerts.[3] His band, Karl Green Band, includes longtime professional musicians Mike Bruccoleri (bass) and Gina Knight (drums).[2]

The Karl Green Band released their 12-track debut album, The Long Road Back, on 1 March 2016. This was Green's first solo endeavour, since retiring from Herman's Hermits. The final track on the album entitled The Renshaw Shuffle, was composed and recorded in 1977. Besides Green, the track also features Derek "Lek" Lekenby.[2]

The Karl Green Band released its second album, Evergreen on 5 October 2017[5] and Heavenly on 21 November 2018.[6] All tracks are co-written by Karl Green and his songwriting partner, Tony Kemp.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "No Milk Today by Herman's Hermits - 1967 Hit Song". Vancouver Pop Music Signature Sounds. 25 November 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Gary James' Interview With Karl Green pt 2". www.classicbands.com. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b James, Gary. "Herman's Hermits". Classic Bands. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  4. ^ Herman`s Hermits - My Generation Documentary, retrieved 7 April 2021
  5. ^ a b "Evergreen by Karl Green Band". Apple Music. Archived from the original on 8 April 2021. Retrieved 8 April 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Heavenly - Karl Green Band". Apple Music. Archived from the original on 8 April 2021. Retrieved 8 April 2021.

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