THE MIXTURES were formed by two Australian musicians Terry Dean and Rod De Clerk who met in Tasmania in 1965. They then met Laurie Arthur, a member of The Strangers, and the three decided to form a band together after a jam session. The Mixtures recorded a cover of Mungo Jerry's "In the Summertime" and - as a result of the 1970 radio ban, during which many Australian radio stations refused to play Australian and British music released by major labels, they received much more airplay than initially expected for a group signed to a small record label. The single went to #1 in Australia for six weeks. They quickly followed up with "The Pushbike Song, also a big hit.