Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime
It was the summer of 1970 and everyone around the world was singing this little tune written by Ray Dorset and just thinking about the joys and the carefree days of summer.
The song was a Number 1 hit in their home county of England and peaked at Number 3 in the United States.
The group is considered a One-hit wonder, which in the US is true since other than a few low charting singles after this one, this was Mungo Jerry’s and Ray Dorset’s biggest hit.
Ray Dorset still continues to record and appear as Mungo Jerry.
The name Mungo Jerry comes from a character in T.S Eliot’s ‘Book Of Practical Cats’