Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! It’s officially summer!!! To kick off the season I’m tuning it back to “In The Summertime” by Mungo Jerry. Enjoy!
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 1970
TRIVIA: The song took lead singer Ray Dorset only ten minutes to write and compose, which he did using a second-hand Fender Stratocaster while he was taking time off work from his regular job, working in a lab for Timex. The song’s lyric “have a drink, have a drive, go out and see what you can find” led to the song’s somewhat ironic use in a UK advert for the campaign Drinking and Driving Wrecks Lives.
It is considered one of the best-selling singles of all time with an estimated 30 million copies sold.
See you next Tuesday!