As we move on to 1982-85, we have to say that 1982 was a bit of a ‘gap-year’ as far as archives go – only five dates to hand for example – possibly due the fact that London based fan club was folding, or had folded by this time, and Derek Wadeson had then re-started things again in 1983 from his home in St.Helens.
|15th February||Die Fledermaus, Munchengladbach, Germany|
|19th February||Das Bierdorf, Duisburg, Germany.|
DAS BIERDORF, DUISBURG, 19th FEBRUARY, 1982
Don’t Start Me Talkin’/Mighty Man/Little Bit Of Love/Dust Pneumonia Blues/Wooden Heart/Hello Nadine/Bottle Of Beer/Open Up/Rock ‘n Roll/You Got Me Dizzy/She Loves Me Like a Woman/There’s a Light Shining In The Sky/In The Summertime/Whole Lot Of Shakin’/Put a Little Love In Your Letter/That Old Dust Storm/Why I Sing The Blues/Come Deeper/Glad I’m a Rocker.
|21st February||School gig, Herten, Germany.|
|3rd September||Corn Exchange, Bury St. Edmunds.|
|21st October||Sourhall Cabaret Lounge, Todmorden.|
TODMORDEN, 21st OCTOBER, 1982
Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black/Mighty Man/See You Later Alligator/Little Bit Of Love/Lady Rose/Marguerita/In The Summertime/Alright Alright Alright/Open Up/Jean Harlow/Baby Jump/Rock’n Roll/Come Deeper/Glad I’m a Rocker.
|23rd November||Das Bierdorf, Duisburg, Germany|
DAS BIERDORF, DUISBURG, 23rd NOVEMBER, 1982
Don’t Start Me Talkin’/See You Later Alligator/Little Bit Of Love/Lady Rose/Knockin’ On Heavens Door/In The Summertime/Dust Pneumonia Blues/Baby Jump/Rock’n Roll (intro)/Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black/Alright Alright Alright/Wooden Heart/Hello Nadine/Marguerita/Open Up/Let’s Get Started/Whole Lot’a Shakin’ Going On/Put a Little Love In Your Letter/That Old Dust Storm/Singin’ The Blues/Rock. n Roll/You Don’t Have To Be In The Army To Fight In The War/Come Deeper/It Ain’t What You Do/Really Had a Goodtime.
|21st June||Ray Dorset Interview, BFBS Radio, Cologne, Germany – DJ Mark Tyley|
|22nd June||Burg Blankenstein, Germany|
BURG BLANKENSTEIN, HATTINGEN, 22nd JUNE, 1983
Somebody Stole My Wife/See You Later Alligator/Little Bit Of Love/Lady Rose/Knocking On Heaven’s Door/Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black/Mighty Man/Rock’n Roll/You Got Me Baby/Hello Nadine/She Loves Me Like a Woman/There’s a Light Shining In The Sky/In The Summertime/On a Night Like This/Alright Alright Alright/Wooden Heart/Midnight Special/Bottle Of Beer/San Francisco Bay Blues/Open Up/We’re Gonna Boogie/Great Balls Of Fire.
|23rd June||Das Bierdorf, Duisburg, Germany|
After thinking that it was the end for the Mungo Jerry fan club, it was extremely heartening to hear that a guy called Derek Wadeson who was based in St.Helens on Merseyside had set things up again. Derek explained in the Mungo Jerry book, Beyond The Summertime, how it all came about.
“It was while Ray was doing a tour of radio stations to promote Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door that I first spoke to him about resurrecting the club.
“At that time, his then manager Cyril Wayne wanted his daughter Gail to have a go, so the idea was put on ice until Gail’s venture failed and Ray was ready to release There Goes My Heart Again.
“By this time I had known Ray for several years, attending more gigs and collecting more records than my bank balance dares to remember.
“So with Ray’s blessing, I set about starting up the Mungo Jerry Fan Club – Mk4.
“It was initially made much harder due to Cyril having lost all the old fans addresses, so I had to start from scratch.
“I first set about calling it the Mungo Jerry Information Fan Club, but quickly dropped the ‘information’ from the title when people started writing to me giving me addresses that they suggested I write to if I wanted info on the group”
|29th August||Pete Murray Show Interview, Radio 2|
|9th September||Granby Hall, Leicester|
|10th September||Sting, Manchester|
|15th September||Granby Hall, Leicester|
|24th September||Butlin’s, Barry Island|
|5th October||Sheffield University|
|7th – 8th October||Blighty’s, Farnworth|
|11th – 15th October||Nite Out, Birmingham|
|22nd October||Chelmsford (Venue not known)|
|21st November||Casablanca, Carlisle|
|24th November||Winter Gardens, Weston-Super-Mare|
|25th November||Cambridge University|
|26th November||Bournemouth (Venue not known)|
|7th December||Flying Fish, Portland|
|15th December||Woolwich Hospital, London|
1982-85 – FAN CLUB NEWSLETTER, 1983
Derek kept the newsletters coming during 1982-85, including this one from 1983…
The current single is available from record shops entitled There Goes My Heart Again c/w Thinking Of You on the Mach1 label, Cat No;MAGIC008 distributed by PRT.
It is the first single for over two years and is receiving airplay throughout the country. Ray has been visiting radio stations stations to promote the single. Radio 2 had a session with Ray that was over 30 minutes long.
Two LP’s are in the pipeline, one as Mungo Jerry, the other as Ray Dorset. we are hoping for pre-Christmas release on both.
A video documentary of Mungo Jerry is being made featuring the band in concert, in the studio, Ray and his family and a jug band session with Joe Rush.
About 4 hours worth has been shot, mainly at Shepperton studio centre and is to be edited with the intention of getting coverage on one of the TV Channels.
There is plenty of record news from Europe at the moment. Mungo Jerry are currently in the Berlin disco charts with a jug band song, Gone Gone Gone c/w There Goes My Heart Again.
Ray also has a solo single out in Germany called Next To Me.
A re-mixed LP of Mungo Jerry’s early hits is about to be released in Germany, Mungo Jerry’s Greatest Hits and Ray has appeared on a song by a group called Panache doing the lead vocal on I Wanna Dance, and this has been released as a single in Britain on the Mach1 label, Cat,No; MAGIC004.
|6th March||SWF3 Fastnachts-Festival, Mainz, Germany|
|March ? (for one week)||Circus Tavern, Withensey|
|24th March||Tower Ballroom, Hull|
|25th March||Wokingham (Venue not known)|
|31st March||Cartoon Club, Croydon|
|24th August||Woolwich Tramshed, London|
WOOLWICH TRAMSHED, 21st AUGUST, 1984
Johnny B.Badde/Alright Alright Alright/O’Reilly/Rock’n Roll/Baby Jump/In The Summertime/On a Night Like This/Open Up/Lady Rose/Mighty Man/Black Betty/Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black/See You Later Alligator/Little Bit Of Love/Just Can’t Say Goodbye/Goodtime Goodtime/I Could Never Start Loving You/Walk On The Wild Side.
|22nd September||Stanyx Park Holiday Centre, Silloth|
|29th September||Butlins, Minehead|
|13th October||Bradbury Hall|
|14th October||Cartoon Club, Croydon|
|19th August||Queensway Hall, Dunstable|
|20th August||The Gardens, Yeovil|
|20th – 24th October||Recording in Germany|
|25th October||Scarborough Rugby Club|
|26th August||Gravesend (Venue not known)|
|31st October||Viking Hotel, York|
|11th November||Northampton (Venue not known)|
|27th November||Daventry (Venue not known)|
|1st December||Cartoon Club, Croydon|
|7th December||Central Polytechnic, London|
|8th December||Polesworth NWC, Tamworth|
|10th December||Camden Palace, London|
|14th December||Upper Heyford, Oxford|
|21st December||Flohcircus, Hanover, Germany|
FLOHCIRCUS, HANOVER, 21st DECEMBER, 1984
Johnny B.Goode/Alright Alright Alright/See You Later Alligator/Little Bit Of Love/My Girl/Somebody Stole My Wife/In The Summertime/Hello Nadine/Baby Jump/Rock’n Roll/Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black/Lady Rose/Mighty Man/Have a Whiff On Me/Knockin’ On Heavens Door/In The Summertime/On a Night Like This/Thank You Very Much/Just Can’t Say Goodbye/Wooden Heart.
|23rd December||Cartoon Club, Croydon|
|28th December||Wheatlea (Venue not known)|
|17th January||Fairfield Hall, Croydon|
|1st March||Newcastle Polytechnic|
|2nd March||Cartoon Club, Croydon|
|3rd March||Dominion Theatre|
|8th – 9th March||Anglessey (Venue noy known)|
|15th March||Exeter (Venue not known)|
|3rd April||Salop (Venue not known)|
|6th April||Sporthall, Alphen, Holland|
SPORTHALL, ALPHEN, 6th APRIL, 1985
Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black/How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You/Lady Rose/Baby Jump/Rock’n Roll/I Wanna Kiss You All Over/In The Summertime/On a Night Like This/Dust Pneumonia Blues/Black Betty/Alright Alright Alright/Just Can’t Say Goodbye/We’ve Got To Go.
|10th April||Corky’s Club, Birmingham|
|21st April||Cartoon Club, Croydon|
|23rd April||Teeside Polytechnic|
|2nd – 12th May||West Germany|
OBERAMMERGAN, GERMANY, 9th MAY
Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black/How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You/Lady Rose/Play For You My Drum/Baby Jump/Rock’n Roll/I Wanna Kiss You All Over/In The Summertime/On a Night Like This/Dust Pneumonia Blues/Black Betty/Wooden Heart/Really Had a Good Time/Rock’n Roll.
On 9th May 1985 prior to the Oberammergau gig Ray was featured with an interview with Annette Hopfenmüller on MUSICBOX on SAT1 TV station playing Play for you my Drum and then was featured with an interview by Ralf Aumann on Radio 2000, both was in Unterföhring in the Greater Munich area.
|8th May||The Zeche, Bochum|
|10th May||Aachen (Venue not known)|
|15th May||Epping (Venue not known)|
|17th May||La De Da’s Club, Accrington|
|18th May||West Germany|
|1st June||Peterborough (Venue not known)|
|11th June||Belfast (Venue not known)|
|12th June||Galway (Venue not known)|
|13th June||The Oval, London|
|14th June||Germany (Festival)|
|21st June||Hexagon, Reading|
|25th – 26th June||Joe’s Beer House, Berlin, Germany|
|28th – 30th June||Hanover, Germany (Festival & TV)|
|4th July||Brocklehurst Agricultural College|
|6th July||Barry Collings Birthday Party (Private)|
|8th July||Shamrock Quay, Southampton (Open air)|
|14th July||Southbank, River Thames (pm), Rock Garden, Portsmouth (evening)|
|20th July||West Germany|
|25th July||Jolly Boatman, Hampton Court|
|27th July||ICI Club, Macclesfield|
|3rd August||Bishop’s Park, Fulham|
|7th August||Club Ruda, Cray’s Bay|
|9th August||R.A.F Linton|
|10th August||Stadfest, Duisberg, Germany|
|17th August||Prison Officers Club, Castington|
|24th August||Fairsbury Sports Club, Basingstoke|
|25th August||Tenterton Club, Kent|
|27th August||R.A.F, Brize Norton|
|30th August||Haverford West (Venue not known)|
|31st August||Hanover, Germany|
|6th September||Sidmouth (Venue not known)|
|7th September||Congress Theatre, Cwymbran|
|8th September||Wimbledon (Venue not known)|
|11th September||Great Yarmouth (Venue not known)|
|28th September||Butlin’s, Barry Island|
|4th October||St.Giles College, Bucks|
|5th October||Potter’s Holiday Camp, Great Yarmouth|
|15th October||Southend (Venue not known)|
|18th October||Leatherhead (Venue not known)|
|19th October||Cartoon Club, Croydon|
|24th October||Hippo Club, Nottingham|
|25th October||Festival Hall, Corby|
|29th – 30th October||Thames TV Telethon|
|31st October||Tunbridge Wells (Venue not known)|
|1st – 7th November||East Germany (Backed by Tim Green’s band)|
|8th November||William Jackson’s Social Club|
|20th November||Civic Hall, Grays|
|29th November||Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Watford|
|7th December||The Gardens, Yeovil|
|12th December||Town Hall, Fulham|
|20th December||La De Da’s, Accrington|
|21st December||Crest Hotel, London|
|24th December||Cartoon Club, Croydon|
|31st December||Blazer’s Studio, Cullomton|