In The Summertime

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!

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