Of course, 2020 was ‘hampered’ by the dreadful Covid virus with almost all of Mungo Jerry’s (and everyone else’s) gigs wiped out.
2020 should have been a year celebrating 50 Years Of Mungo Jerry and of course In The Summertime. Ray was interviewed many times for radio stations and television, including an appearance on ITV’s daytime show, This Morning.
Mungo Jerry’s appearance on TV show, This Morning took place on the Thursday the 16th of July, incidentally the day I left school and the day I saw Mungo Jerry for the first time way back in 1971.
We also have a VIDEO link to the rehearsal, although you may get a stiff neck watching it?
Ray was also featured on ITV’s News at Ten show, on Friday – 17/7/20. Here is the clip courtesy of our own Mick Frampton.
Mick Frampton news at ten ..soberMungo on News At Ten last night
Posted by Mick Frampton on Saturday, 18 July 2020
Working from home, Ray did manage to come up with a Thank You Lockdown song, writing and playing all of the instruments on the track himself with all of the band in lockdown.
Sadly, our old friend, Joe Rush passed away in France this year after a long illness. It was a huge shock to us all and he is greatly missed. In Joe’s memory, we have a couple pages set up dedicated to the great man.
Click the link to visit JOE’S PAGE
Click the link to visit JOE RUSH’S INTERVIEW
In a year of bad news, we also lost former drummer, Glen Lee, who was part of the band in the 80’s along with Dave Mitchell and Ray Davies and also learned of the passing of Pauline Berry, wife of lifelong fan and friend of Mungo Jerry, Mike Berry.
|1st February||Pizza Express, Holborn, London – SOLD OUT
“Great show tonight at High Holborn. Congrats to all the band and staff”…Jonathan Lawlor.
“What a really great night it was at Saturdays London Pizza Express Live gig, the band was awesome as was everyone in the audience”…Ray Dorset.
|5th February||B.B.C Radio Solent – Alex Dyer Show|
|6th June||Voigtland Radio Festival, Greiz, Germany – POSTPONED – now 5th June 2021|
|27th June||Shake and Stir Festival, Bournemouth – POSTPONED|
|1st July||Mittwochs in Werl Festival, Werl, Germany|
|4th July||Blues Garage, Isernhagen, Germany – POSTPONED|
|1st August||Festival Blues and More, Burg Schlaining, Austria – POSTPONED – now 31st July 2021|
|9th August||Jack Up The Summer, Isle Of Wight – POSTPONED – now 6th – 8th August, 2021|
|16th August||Farmer Phil’s Festival, Near Gatten Farm, Ratlinghope, Shropshire – POSTPONED – now 16th August 2021|
|28th August||A New Day Festival, Faversham, Kent – POSTPONED – now 20th – 22nd August, 2021 – more info|
|25th September||The Daniel Dean Show, Clevedon, UK|
|30th September||Kammgarn, Schaffhausen, Switzerland – POSTPONED|
|1st October||Hirsch, Nurnberg, Germany – POSTPONED|
|2nd October||Landgasthof Ochsen Sinzheim, Germany – POSTPONED|
|3rd October||Yard Club, Cologne, Germany – POSTPONED|
|2nd – 4th December||Pizza Express Live, Holborn, London – POSTPONED|