This 60s heartthrob was hooking up with groupies, partying with the Rolling Stones, and in AA by the age of 19, look at him now

Peter Noone emerged as a prominent figure in the 1960s music scene as a member of the famed band Herman’s Hermits.

Blessed with a charming demeanor and a head of thick hair, he could easily be likened to modern heartthrobs like Justin Bieber or Harry Styles. However, there exists a significant distinction between this former teen idol and those of today.

With his endearing face and equally captivating voice, Peter Noone soared to fame during his teenage years as the lead singer of Herman’s Hermits. The band’s popularity transcended borders, touring extensively in both America and Britain, etching their name into the annals of music history.

Their breakthrough came with their first number one hit in England in 1964 “I’m Into Something Good”. Reflecting on their meteoric rise, Noone remarked: “Herman’s Hermits sold millions of records before anyone even saw us, which just doesn’t happen now”.

Despite his rapid ascent to stardom, Noone maintained a humble demeanor, acknowledging that his stage persona mirrored his true self, a shy young boy navigating newfound fame.

With a string of chart-topping hits including “No Milk Today” and “There’s A Kind of Hush (All Over the World)”, the band achieved unprecedented success, even outselling the Beatles in 1965.

A memorable highlight for Noone was witnessing Elvis Presley perform one of their hits “I’m Henry the Eighth, I Am”, onstage in 1965. Despite Elvis poking fun at their song, Noone reveled in the moment, cherishing the acknowledgment from the King of Rock and Roll.

While the era exuded the quintessential rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, Noone steered clear of the drug scene, preferring to indulge in other youthful pursuits. He fondly reminisced about staying up all night, reveling in the excitement of touring and interviews, embodying the essence of youthful exuberance.

Now at 64, Noone continues to captivate audiences as part of Britain’s Solid Silver 60s Show, joined by fellow music veterans Brian Poole and Brian Hyland. Reflecting on his enduring career, he expressed gratitude for the unwavering support of fans who still serenade him with their favorite tunes.

Transitioning to a quieter life in California since the 1970s, Noone embraced a healthier lifestyle, mindful of the toll that excess can take. Reflecting on the excesses of the 1960s, he acknowledges the toll it took on many of his peers, prompting him to prioritize self-care.

Married to his wife, Mireille, for 43 years, Noone credits her with grounding him and steering him away from the trappings of fame. Despite his initial pursuit of various women, he found solace and love in Mireille, who ultimately became his steadfast partner.

As he navigated the highs and lows of fame, including a stint on Broadway and television appearances, Noone remains grateful for the journey. At 76, he continues to exude charisma and charm, a testament to his enduring appeal and passion for music.