Herman Film - Big U.S. Tours Fixed
HERMAN'S HERMITS are to star in an American film which goes into production before the end of this year. The group has been signed for the picture by American TV personality and impressario Dick Clark, who also finalised U.S. tour plans this week for the Hollies, Them, Peter and Gordon, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Dave Berry and Tommy Quickly.

    In a telephone call to the NME before he flew back to New York on Tuesday, Clark revealed: "Herman's film is one of four I am setting up for this year. His working title is "Jailer Bring Me Water," and it will be about a group which breaks into a bank - the story is being written jointly by one of the group's managers, Charles Silverman, and Hyman Goldman.
    In addition to the Hollies, Peter and Gordon and Tommy Quickly will ltour America between July 2 and September 6 for Clark. Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders and Dave Berry are definitely fixed for U.S. concert treks between July 2 and August 5 and Them for August 6 - September 6.
    Clark is setting up an all British package to be headed by Herman's Hermits from August 13 - September 5 and is planning an autumn tour for Freddie and the Dreamers.

Herman, Freddie on 'Lucky Stars'

HERMAN'S HERMITS and Freddie and the Dreamers are booked for ABC-TV's "Thank your Lucky Stars" on Saturday, april 24, with Lulu and the Luvers, the Zombies, Michael Haslam, Alan David, Marilyn Powell and the Monotones.

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