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MUNGO JERRY DIARY : 1975 to 1979

Of course, the hits in the UK at least, had dried up for Mungo Jerry but they continued to have chart success abroad and were still in great demand for live performances after signing with Polydor. We have condensed the 1975-79 period on to one page and as ever would like your help in filling in some of the blanks if you can.


1975

12th February

MUNGO JERRY 

Coventry

14th February

MUNGO JERRY 

Cardiff University 

21st February 

MUNGO JERRY 

Barbarella's, Birmingham

9th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

King Alfred's College, Winchester


RECORD REVIEWS...1975

MUNGO JERRY: CAN'T GET OVER LOVING YOU - (Polydor)...

"Vocal is everything on this relaxed, jog-pop record. Lead singer Ray Dorset sounds a bit Presley-ish at times. Hook line is given special emphasis and stays with you".

HIT!

MUNGO JERRY: HELLO NADINE (Polydor)

"Remembering that crazy summer of 1970, when 'In The Summertime' brought a welcome touch of boozy irreverance to an increasingly pretentious scene, most of us have a soft spot for Ray Dorset and his pals. They've changed labels, but their music hasn't changed a bit, and though it would be nice to see them with another hit, they won't cut much ice with today's ultra-cool disco dancers".


1976

16th January 

MUNGO JERRY 

N/E London Polytechnic, Stratford

1st February

MUNGO JERRY 

Wallsend - CANCELLED

2nd February

MUNGO JERRY 

Venue Not Known

3rd February

MUNGO JERRY 

Durham Miners Club, Consett

4th February 

MUNGO JERRY 

West Denton Social Club, Newcastle

West Dento Social Club

(Bizz, Nipper, Cleggy and Pete Sullivan pictured after gig at West Denton)

5th February

MUNGO JERRY 

Newton Aycliffe

6th February 

MUNGO JERRY 

RAF Catterick 

7th February 

MUNGO JERRY 

Hacienda, Prudhoe

13th March

MUNGO JERRY 

T.V, Paris

14th March 

MUNGO JERRY 

The Night Spot, Bedford 

18th March 

MUNGO JERRY 

T.V, Luxembourg 


IMPALA SAGA REVIEW

 

Despite numerous single hits, Mungo Jerry seem to have progressed very little since the summer of 1970 when they first made it. 'Hello Nadine' is an example of this stagnation. The same lumpy bass that dominated 'In The Summertime' ambles along and in the middle eight there is a high frequency scraping sound. Perhaps it's the fact that Mungo Jerry has remained dominated by Ray Dorset, and that Barry Murray is still producing the recordings, although for a different label. There have been more than a few different Mungo Jerry line-ups since the first hit, but Colin Earl's still there and he contributes a track called 'Too Fast' to this album. The above criticisms don't detract from the quality of this recording. It's all very professional and if Ray Dorset's writing becomes a little monotonous at times, it's partly excused by the extremely tight arrangements the band has worked up. Most of the numbers are 12 bars and lyrically the songs are a little imaginative. The most enjoyable track on the album for me is 'Get Down On Your Baby'. With a little in-field promotion, this track could become a disco classic displaying a particularly insidious rhythm coupled with some softly percussive bass playing. The track is recorded beautifully with perfect separation on the guitar and voice making the overall effect soft but hypnotic".

Ray Hammond.


19th March 

MUNGO JERRY 

Dudley College Of Education

26th March

MUNGO JERRY 

Newport (Venue not known) 

27th March

MUNGO JERRY 

Frenchman's Motel, Fishguard 

31st March - 20th April 

MUNGO JERRY 

Germany

3rd June

MUNGO JERRY 

The Brighton Run, Wickford

4th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

Ocean Nightspot, Margate 

5th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

The Marquee Club, London 

9th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

The Kings, Ilford

10th June

MUNGO JERRY 

T.V, Paris 

11th June

MUNGO JERRY 

T.V, Luxembourg 

12th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

Dawbourn Club, Bracknell

13th June

MUNGO JERRY 

Palace Lido, Isle Of Man

15th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

St.John's College, Cambridge 

16th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

The Windmill, Copford 

17th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

City Of Coventry College, Canley

18th June

MUNGO JERRY 

Grey College, Durham 


FAN CLUB NEWSLETTER : JULY 1976

"On May 1st, Mungo Jerry did the first gig of their very successful French tour in a packed hall in Yves St.Leger. This was the first time that the band had used their new light show. The band toured all over France for four weeks playing to large audiences in clubs, halls and marquees. They also did several T.V shows in Paris and Cannes, where the new French single, 'It's a Secret', currently in the charts, was performed.

'Hello Nadine' is still in the French juke box charts as well as being in the South African charts and 'Impala Saga' is doing very well in Europe.

On returning from France, the band did several gigs in England and then went into the studio to record three new numbers. One of the new numbers that they recorded which was produced by Ray Dorset and Alan Blakely is to be the new single released on the Polydor label on the 23rd July, 1976. It is entitled 'Don't Let Go'.

The band then went to Luxembourg to do a T.V show and then returned to France to do three more gigs and a T.V.

They are currently working on a new album, and the guys have all been enjoying the good weather. Colin has bought a new house and a convertible E.Type Jag, and Ray has been messing about with his new swimming pool. Joe has been spending most of his spare time at Frenshams Ponds trying out the new boat that he made.


19th June

MUNGO JERRY 

T.V Paris & Oriel College, Oxford 

25th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

Ranmoor House, Sheffield

26th June

MUNGO JERRY 

Nottingham University

30th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

The 400, Torquay 

1st July 

MUNGO JERRY 

Caledonian Rooms, Padstow 

2nd July 

MUNGO JERRY 

Seale Hayne Agricultural College, Newton Abbott

3rd July

MUNGO JERRY 

Samantha's, Exmouth 


MUNGO JERRY 1976

Mungo Jerry 1976

(Chris Warnes, Joe Rush, Ray Dorset, Pete Sullivan, Colin Earl)


3rd December

MUNGO JERRY 

Queen Elizabeth College, London 

8th December 

MUNGO JERRY 

Southampton University

9th December

MUNGO JERRY 

Gilbert Hall, Leicester

10th December 

MUNGO JERRY 

Worcester College Of Education 

11th December 

MUNGO JERRY 

Harlow Technical College 

15th December 

MUNGO JERRY 

Baraaks Gorden, Gillingham

16th December

MUNGO JERRY 

Regal Cinema, Nr; Shrewsbury 

18th December

MUNGO JERRY 

Zurich 

19th December 

MUNGO JERRY 

T.V, Paris

23rd December

MUNGO JERRY 

CDP Ltd, London (Private)


1977

13th April 

MUNGO JERRY 

Marseille, France


MARSEILLE : 13th APRIL, 1977

SET LIST:

Somebody Stole My Wife/It's a Secret/Gone To Malaya/Lady Rose/Dragster Queen/Alright Alright Alright/Lovin' In The Alleys, Fightin' In The Streets/Baby Won't You Ride My Train/In The Summertime/I Could Never Start Loving You/Sex Machine-Walk On The Wild Side/Sur La Pont D'Avignon/Hello Nadine/Just Can't Say Goodbye.


24th August 

MUNGO JERRY 

National Club, Kilburn

4th November 

MUNGO JERRY 

Music Machine, Camden Town 

9th November 

MUNGO JERRY 

The Kings, Ilford 

10th November 

MUNGO JERRY 

Monico Club, Canvey Island

11th November 

MUNGO JERRY 

Royalty Ballroom, Southgate

12th November

MUNGO JERRY 

The Windmill, Colchester 

18th November

MUNGO JERRY 

Nottingham University 

19th November 

MUNGO JERRY 

Ace Of Clubs, Leeds

21st November

MUNGO JERRY 

Hardstaff, Chesterfield

22nd November 

MUNGO JERRY 

Queenswood Club, Leeds

23rd November 

MUNGO JERRY 

Golscar Social Club, Huddersfield 

24th November 

MUNGO JERRY 

St.Oswalds, Nuprohall, Nr; Wigan 

25th -26th November 

MUNGO JERRY 

Keighley Variety Club

28th November

MUNGO JERRY 

The Marquee, London 


MUNGO JERRY ON THE ROAD

Mungo Jerry On Tour 1976

(Chris Warnes, Ray Dorset, Colin Earl, Pete Sullivan, Road Manager - Ray 'Cleggy' Clegg, Joe Rush,
and roadies 'Blob', 'Bizz, and 'Nipper')


2nd December

MUNGO JERRY 

Herts College Of Higher Education, Watford 

3rd December 

MUNGO JERRY 

Eton Hall, Retford

8th December

MUNGO JERRY 

Speakeasy, Radio 1

9th December 

MUNGO JERRY 

Trinity College, Carmarthen 

10th December 

MUNGO JERRY 

Frenchman's Motel, Fishguard 

13th December 

MUNGO JERRY 

Ripon College

16th December

MUNGO JERRY 

Bradford University 


1978

27th February 

MUNGO JERRY supporting Blondie 

Lancaster University

27th April 

MUNGO JERRY 

Stardust Club, Corby

29th April 

MUNGO JERRY 

Casablanca, Gainsborough 

5th May 

MUNGO JERRY 

Music Machine, Camden Town 

14th May - 4th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

Rhodesia

9th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

Corn Exchange, Cambridge

13th June

MUNGO JERRY 

Pembroke College, Cambridge 

15th June

MUNGO JERRY 

Collingwood College, Cambridge 

16th - 20th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

Bulgaria


Mungo Jerry 1978


22nd June

MUNGO JERRY 

Leeds (Venue not known)

24th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

Roundabout Club, Newport

11th - 13th May 

MUNGO JERRY 

Cavendish, Blackburn 


1979

29th May - 2nd June 

MUNGO JERRY 

Fiesta Club, Stockton On-Tees

7th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

The Centre, Coventry 

8th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

Queen Elizabeth College, London 


FAN CLUB NEWSLETTER

(To announce release of new single) 

Dancin' In The Streets

Ray Dorset & Mungo Jerry have a new Polydor single to be released in Britain on June 8th titled 'Dancin' In The Street' c/w 'Rockin' On The Road'. The first 10,000 copies are to be issued in bright coloured vinyl in clear plastic sleeves and there will be a limited edition of 12" discs for promotion purposes. 


9th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

King Alfred College, Winchester

13th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

Yarborough Social Club, Doncaster

14th June

MUNGO JERRY 

The Penthouse Club, Scarborough 

16th June

MUNGO JERRY 

The Music Machine, Camden Town 

18th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

Swansea University

27th June

MUNGO JERRY 

Lancaster University

28th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

Warwick University, Coventry

29th June 

MUNGO JERRY 

St. Andrews College, Reading 

4th July 

MUNGO JERRY 

West Midlands College 

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