In the Summertime entered the Kent charts on 3 August 1970 and went to #1. It was #2 on the Top 100 of 1970.
BONUS CLIP BELOW – Mungo Jerry version
The Mixtures originally signed to EMI, then to CBS Records in 1969, then to Fable Records in 1970.
The Mixtures recorded a cover of Mungo Jerry’s “In the Summertime” and, as a result of the 1970 radio ban during which many Australian radio stations refused to play Australian and British music released by major labels, received much more airplay than had initially been expected for a group on a small record label (Fable). The single went to #1 in Australia for six weeks.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mixtures
Melbourne band formed 1965 that went through numerous changes of style and personnel until its demise in 1973.
The Mixtures version of In the Summertime co-charted in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth with the original version by Mungo Jerry.
Read more: www.poparchives.com.au/514/the-mixtures/in-the-summertime
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BONUS CLIP: The Mungo Jerry version
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