Those 3 shows about the British invasion of the US, (musically speaking), have been repeated on BBC? lately. I watched them and I forgot how on earth Herman's Hermits made it big stateside. They were alongside Cream/Tull/Who/Led Zep and had a thin, tinny, watery, peelywally, (is that correct nonrabbit?), sound. There must be a zillion "acts" that qualify for this category in their own right, it's just that HH were lumped alongside rock luminaries like IA, Jimmy Page, guys from the Yardbirds.