Friday, August 1, 2008

Mungo Jerry - Lady Rose

Mungo Jerry are an English folk/classic rock group whose greatest success was in the early 1970s, though they have continued throughout the years with an ever-changing line-up, always fronted by Ray Dorset. They are remembered above all for their hit "In the Summertime". Their name was inspired by the poem Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer, from T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

Those are the most outrageous muttonchops I've ever seen.

Mungo Jerry
Mungo Jerry (German)


The Nag said...

I was never a fan. I always thought that Mungo Jerry was a guy. Didn't know they were a group. Now I have another bit of useless information to clutter up my brain's hard drive :-)

Anonymous said...

Now that is weird, I found myself singing "In The Summertime" this morning, for no reason at all

John M. said...

In the Summertime was one of my favorites growing up. I never owned one of their records, or even knew who they were or where they were from, but I never stopped loving that song. Pop radio was so different back in the early '70s. You could hear Led Zeppelin, Lou Reed and David Bowie on AM radio when I was a kid in Pittsburgh.

I briefly contemplated posting In the Summertime, but something about this one struck me, especially combined with the video below.