THE HERD........a short history
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Peter got his first taste of celebrity as a singer and guitarist in the Herd, which chalked up several hits in Britain and Europe in 1967 and 1968. He was recruited to join straight from school and was only 17 when the single "From the Underworld" made the British Top Ten in September 1967, reaching #6 and spending 13 weeks in the charts.
"Paradise Lost" made it to #15 in December that same year ( 9 weeks in the charts ) and "I Don't Want Our Loving to Die" charted in April 1967, reaching #5 and spending 13 weeks in the charts.
The Herd's brand of mod was extremely commercial, good-timey and pop-oriented, a little similar to the Small Faces, fronted by Steve Marriott. Much of their material (including all of the hits) was written by their management team of Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley, who had supplied songs for the Honeycombs (of "Have I the Right" fame).
Peter and keyboardist Andy Bown wrote most of the band's original tunes, but Peter decided to leave for Humble Pie after the Herd had issued just one album and a few singles. After a few Frampton-less singles, the Herd split up.