By Harvey Lisberg with Charlie Thomas
'Harvey spotted our potential when Andrew Lloyd Webber and I were unknowns. He always was ahead of the game. Half a century on I have just spotted his great potential as an author thanks to this entertaining and amusing memoir.' Sir Tim Rice
'I did not just read I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD, I devoured it. The '60s and '70s Manchester scene has been underdocumented. It is fascinating to read eyewitness testimony from one of the principals.' Paul Gambaccini
When 22-year-old accountant Harvey Lisberg heard the Beatles’ ‘Please Please Me’, he had an epiphany: he could be Manchester’s answer to Brian Epstein. He had a musical ear, a knack for numbers and a gambler’s instinct for taking a punt. Within a year he had taken local group, Herman’s Hermits, to number one with ‘I’m Into Something Good’. Soon, Hermania was a global phenomenon. Harvey had found his vocation.
In this uproarious, frank and moving autobiography, he reveals the excesses of life on the road with Herman’s Hermits; the frustration of championing unknowns Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber; the highs and lows of managing the brilliant 10cc; the utter madness of looking after snooker bad boys Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins and Jimmy ‘Whirlwind’ White and much, much more.
Many other artists benefitted from Harvey’s guidance during this time, including
Tony Christie, Barclay James Harvest, Sad Café and the Chameleons.
I’m Into Something Good is his account of a life that started in Salford and ended up in Palm Springs; a life in which he travelled the world, met heroes and villains, fulfilled his dreams, spent a fortune on good living, family and friends, and never took himself or his achievements too seriously.
‘Harvey came along and turned us into stars. He believed in us when no one else cared.’ Peter Noone, Herman's Hermits
‘Harvey was one of the very first to recognise potential in Andrew and myself. He spotted ‘Joseph’ as a winner way before it became one.’ Sir Tim Rice
‘He virtually invented modern management. In terms of the UK’s music history, there really is no one like Harvey.’ Tony Wilson
'A really good read.' Lol Creme
Publication Date: 30.03.23
Extent: 304 pages
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