By the end of the 1960’s, Herman’s Hermits had more or less split up, but they released a single as ‘Peter Noone and Hermans Hermits‘ in 1970 called “Lady Barbara” which reached No. 13 on the U.K. charts.
The single featured David Bowie* on piano and it gave Peter Noone a U.K. No. 12 hit in June 1971.
Lynsey de Paul / Barry Green co-wrote “Sugar Me” as Peter Noone’s next single. Dudley Moore, who was Lynsey’s boyfriend at the time, suggested instead that she take the demo to manager Gordon Mills to launch her own career. With no follow-up Peter’s career stalled.