Happy Birthday to Karl Anthony Green – born July 31, 1947!
Karl Anthony Green (born in Salford, England) is an English songwriter, musician and bassist who was the bass guitarist and backing singer for the 1960s British band Herman’s Hermits, which featured Peter Noone. Green co-wrote a number of songs for the band, and was a capable player but was replaced by session players on some of the later Herman’s Hermits tracks which were billed as “Herman’s Hermits Featuring Peter Noone”. Green nevertheless played on many Herman’s Hermits recordings. Green was in Herman’s Hermits from its creation until 1980, when he left to pursue a life outside of music.
On VH1’s My Generation: Herman’s Hermits episode he speaks fondly of his early days with Noone, and of his admiration for their guitarist Derek “Lek” Leckenby.