Karl Green

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Karl Green
Green in 1968.
Green in 1968.
Background information
Birth nameKarl Anthony Green
Born (1947-07-31) July 31, 1947 (age 75)
Davyhulme, Manchester, England
GenresRock, blues
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s)Bass, guitar, vocals
Years active1962–1980, 2014-present

Karl Anthony Green (born 31 July 1947) is an English songwriter, musician and bassist who 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), 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 spoke 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 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.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Herman's Hermits - My Generation Documentary, archived from the original on 15 December 2021, 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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