In 1971, Benny Hill had a number one hit with the novelty song "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
." Ten years earlier he released one that didn't fare quite so well. The February 4, 1961 issue of Melody Maker
contained an advertisement for the single "Gather In The Mushrooms."
Written by Hill himself, it was released on the Pye label backed by "Pepy's Diary"; both songs had an accompaniment directed by Tony Hatch.
The uptempo "Gather In The Mushrooms" may not have been as successful as Hill's later effort, but it does contain a strikingly similar pun about pasteurised milk!
Alexander Baron - London, England