The Herd

The Herd was a complicated outfit.  Originally formed in 1965, after many line-up changes within the band, Andrew Bown, (now in Status Quo), assumed lead vocals with Peter Frampton dipping in. They hit No.5 in the U.K. in 1968 with ‘I Don’t Want Our Loving To Die’ . . .

Their management situation was also ‘fluid’ . . . firstly Billy Gaff, then Howard & Blaikley (who wrote “I Don’t Want Our Lovin’ To Die” with Peter Frampton on vocals), next Andrew Loog Oldham, and then me.

By 1968, Peter Frampton was a regular in teen magazines, but he wanted recognition for his musical talent not just his good looks.

Mixed feelings about their pop-star status haunted the band.  After 3 months I withdrew my services because of personnel problems.  Peter Frampton left co-founding Humble Pie with Steve Marriott with a fine acoustic cover of Graham Gouldman‘s “For Your Love“: