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Mungo Jerry is the name of a pop 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 classic hit "In the Summertime", the evergreen "Lady Rose" and the rock-smash "Alright Alright Alright". Their name was inspired by the poem "Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer", from T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. .
Dorset and Earl had previously been members of The Good Earth. Soon after recruiting King and Cole, they made their national debut at a festival at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire in May 1970, the week their first single was released. Not only did they steal the show, but the record topped the UK singles chart for seven weeks, made No. 1 i...