Mungo Jerry And The Summer Solstice


When I was growing up I listened to Montreal’s rock radio station CKGM FM which morphed into CHOM.  Almost without fail whenever there was a thunderstorm, or even just the sound of distant thunder, the station would play the 1971 classic Riders on the Storm by The Doors. What a great marketing ploy, almost guaranteeing bonus play in addition to regular spins. (Yes, they were actually spinning records back then.)

The Doors’ song gave them extra plays throughout the year. But there’s another artist who benefits greatly every year on this day, the Summer Solstice.  I am referring to none other than Mungo Jerry and their hit In the Summertime. The band – the name comes from a T. S. Eliot poem – still tours but has undergone numerous changes of personnel over the years.

Happy summer 2017!

Warning
Playing the video below may result in the implantation of the earworm Chh chh chh uh, chh chh chh uh that will loop and haunt you all day long.

 

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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