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Three Dog Night

Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genre(s) Rock
Years active 1968 – present
Associated acts Brian Wilson
Cory Wells Blues Band
Members
Danny Hutton
Cory Wells
Jimmy Greenspoon
Michael Allsup
Paul Kingery
Pat Bautz
Former members
Joe Schermie
Chuck Negron
Floyd Sneed
Jack Ryland
Skip Konte

Three Dog Night is an American rock band, best known for their music from 19681975 but still making live appearances as of 2008. Their hits include "Joy to the World", "Never Been To Spain", "Mama Told Me Not To Come", "Celebrate", "Out In The Country", "Black and White", "Shambala", "An Old Fashioned Love Song" and many more songs. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... “Libel” redirects here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... For other persons named Brian Wilson, see Brian Wilson (disambiguation). ... Cory Wells (born February 5, 1942 in Buffalo, New York) is an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Cory Wells (born February 5, 1942 in Buffalo, New York) is an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night. ... Jimmy Greenspoon (born February 7, 1948 in Los Angeles, California) is an American keyboard player, best known as a member of the band Three Dog Night. ... Michael Allsup, (born March 8, 1947 in Modesto, California) is a guitarist best known for his contribution as a member of the rock and roll group Three Dog Night. ... Joe Schermie (February 12, 1946 - March 25, 2002) was an American musician, best known as the bass player for the 1970s American rock-pop group Three Dog Night. ... Charles Chuck Negron (born 8 June 1942) is an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band, Three Dog Night. ... Floyd Sneed (born November 22, 1942 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a black Canadian drummer, best known for his work with the band Three Dog Night. ... This article is about the type of musical group. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joy to the World is a song written by Hoyt Axton, and made famous by the band Three Dog Night. ... Mama Told Me Not to Come was a 1970 song by acclaimed songwriter Randy Newman. ... A celebration is a kind of party on the occasion of either something joyous that is happening or has just happened: a birth, etc. ... Black and White is a 1972 pop song by Three Dog Night, included on the album Seven Separate Fools. ... Shambala is a Bantu language of Tanzania. ...

Contents

The name

An official commentary included in the CD set Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975 states that vocalist Danny Hutton’s then-girlfriend June Fairchild thought of the name when she read a magazine article about indigenous Australians, in which it was explained that on cold nights they would customarily sleep in a hole in the ground while embracing a native dog dingo, a native species of wild dog. On colder nights they would sleep with two dogs, and if a night was especially cold, it was a “Three Dog Night"[1] Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Language(s) Several hundred Indigenous Australian languages (many extinct or nearly so), Australian English, Australian Aboriginal English, Torres Strait Creole, Kriol Religion(s) Primarily Christian, with minorities of other religions including various forms of Traditional belief systems based around the Dreamtime Related ethnic groups see List of Indigenous Australian group... For other uses, see Dingo (disambiguation). ...


History

Early years

The band started with three lead vocalists — Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, and Cory Wells — who landed a recording contract with Dunhill Records in Los Angeles. They made some early recordings with Beach Boys producer, composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist Brian Wilson, and initially went by the name Redwood. Shortly after changing the band's name, the vocalists hired a group of backing musicians — Michael Allsup on guitar, Floyd Sneed on drums, (Mickey McMeel on drums from 1973 to 1976), Joe Schermie (from the Cory Wells Blues Band) on bass, and Jimmy Greenspoon on keyboards — and soon became one of the most successful bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s Their band road manager was Thomas H. Eggleston. Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Charles Chuck Negron (born 8 June 1942) is an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band, Three Dog Night. ... Cory Wells (born February 5, 1942 in Buffalo, New York) is an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night. ... Dunhill Records was started by Lou Adler, Al Bennett, Pierre Cossette and Bobby Roberts in 1964 as Dunhill Productions, originally for the purpose of releasing Johnny Rivers recordings on Imperial Records. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Beach Boys are an American rock and roll band. ... For other persons named Brian Wilson, see Brian Wilson (disambiguation). ... Michael Allsup, (born March 8, 1947 in Modesto, California) is a guitarist best known for his contribution as a member of the rock and roll group Three Dog Night. ... An electric guitar An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ... Floyd Sneed (born November 22, 1942 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a black Canadian drummer, best known for his work with the band Three Dog Night. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Joe Schermie (February 12, 1946 - March 25, 2002) was an American musician, best known as the bass player for the 1970s American rock-pop group Three Dog Night. ... Cory Wells (born February 5, 1942 in Buffalo, New York) is an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Jimmy Greenspoon (born February 7, 1948 in Los Angeles, California) is an American keyboard player, best known as a member of the band Three Dog Night. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


Three Dog Night earned 13 gold albums and recorded 18 Billboard Top 40 hits, 7 of which went gold. Their first gold record was "Easy To Be Hard," from the musical Hair. They had three U.S. number one songs: "Mama Told Me Not to Come" (which was also their only Top 10 hit in the UK), "Joy to the World", and "Black and White". Dunhill Records claimed 40 million LP units sold by them during that time period. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... This article is about the musical. ... Mama Told Me Not to Come was a 1970 song by acclaimed songwriter Randy Newman. ... Joy to the World is a song written by Hoyt Axton, and made famous by the band Three Dog Night. ... Black and White is a 1972 pop song by Three Dog Night, included on the album Seven Separate Fools. ...


Their covers of songs by Randy Newman ("Mama Told Me Not to Come"), Laura Nyro ("Eli's Coming"), Hoyt Axton ("Joy to the World"), Elton John and Bernie Taupin ("Lady Samantha" & "Your Song"), John Hiatt ("Sure As I'm Sittin' Here"), and Leo Sayer ("The Show Must Go On") were the first major hits for songs by these singer/songwriters. According to the commentary in the above-mentioned CD set, Elton John later credited their cover of "Your Song" with being a major factor in catapulting him to stardom. They also popularized songs by Harry Nilsson ("One") and Paul Williams ("An Old Fashioned Love Song"). For the boxer, see Randy Neumann. ... Laura Nyro (born Laura Nigro) (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter and singer, one of the most influential musicians to emerge in the 1960s. ... Hoyt Axton on the cover of Southbound (1975) Hoyt Wayne Axton (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) was an American country music singer-songwriter, and a film and television actor. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Bernie Taupin (born May 22, 1950) is an English lyricist most famous for his collaboration with Elton John. ... Your Song is a ballad composed & performed by musician Elton John. ... John Hiatt (born August 20, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) is an American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter. ... Leo Sayer (born Gerard Hugh Sayer on 21 May 1948 in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex) is an English performing artist, now based in Australia, whose singing career has spanned four decades. ... Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994) was an American songwriter, singer, pianist, and guitarist, most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. ... Paul Hamilton Williams (born September 19, 1940, in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American composer, songwriter, and actor. ...


Joe Schermie quit in 1973 and was replaced by Jack Ryland. The band then became an eight-piece with the induction of another keyboard player, Skip Konte. By 1976, Negron had become the principal vocalist, the streak of hit records had ended and a dissatisfied Hutton left the group. The group disbanded the following year, at least partly due to Negron's drug addiction problem. Joe Schermie (February 12, 1946 - March 25, 2002) was an American musician, best known as the bass player for the 1970s American rock-pop group Three Dog Night. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Drug addiction, or dependency is the compulsive use of drugs, to the point where the user has no effective choice but to continue use. ...


Reunion

In 1983, Three Dog Night reunited, brought together by Concerts West, a concert promotion company in Beverly Hills, CA, to release the ska inspired "It's A Jungle Out There" on an Island Records' EP, garnering notable airplay in the New Wave circuit. The concert exceeded everyone's expectations, with Concerts West and David Pesnell overseeing the reunited concert tour. By the mid-1980s, the band began appearing again and performed "In My Heart" for Robotech: The Movie in 1986. In 1993, Three Dog Night performed for The Family Channel show Spotlight on Country, filmed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with sidemen Pat Bautz, Michael Allsup, and bassist Richard Campbell. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... ABC Family is an American cable television network currently owned by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company. ... Myrtle Beach is a city and in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. ... Michael Allsup, (born March 8, 1947 in Modesto, California) is a guitarist best known for his contribution as a member of the rock and roll group Three Dog Night. ... Richard Campbell (born December 7, 1958) is a United States musician best known for his work as a bass guitarist and vocalist for Natalie Cole in the 1980s, and more recently with Three Dog Night, The Dave Mason Band, and America. ...


As of 2006, they are touring actively. The current lineup features founding members Wells and Hutton on lead vocals, keyboardist Greenspoon, and guitarist Allsup, with new members Paul Kingery on bass and vocals and Pat Bautz on drums. A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ...


In October of 2006 the new lineup of Three Dog Night played at Walt Disney World as part of Epcot's "Eat to the Beat" series. Wells and Hutton sang some of the songs originally led by Negron ("Joy to the World" and "Easy to Be Hard") as well as their own lead vocal hits (including "Black and White," "Never Been to Spain," and "Shambala").


Original bassist Joe Schermie died on March 26, 2002 of a heart attack. His long-term drug abuse, as well as that of various other members of the group, were chronicled in memoirs by Greenspoon (One Is the Loneliest Number) and Negron (Three Dog Nightmare). Joe Schermie (February 12, 1946 - March 25, 2002) was an American musician, best known as the bass player for the 1970s American rock-pop group Three Dog Night. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Sky Television has launched a new ad campaign (Oct 2007) in the UK. The advert, promoting the company's aspirations to be seen as an environmentally friendly company, uses 'Joy To The World' as its backing track. A new wave of UK interest in the song and the band may be imminent.[citation needed]


'Shambala' is the backing track in a Michelob beer television commercial that began airing in America in early 2008.


Discography

  • "Eli's Coming" (#10)
  • "Easy to Be Hard" (#4)
  • "Celebrate" (#15)
  • "Never Been to Spain" (#5)
  • "The Family of Man" (#12)
  • "An Old Fashioned Love Song" (#4)
  • "Shambala" (#3)
  • "Let Me Serenade You" (#17)
  • "Sure As I'm Sittin' Here" (#16)
  • "The Show Must Go On" (#4)
  • "Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)" (#33)
  • "Til The World Ends" (#32)

Three Dog Night is the self-titled debut album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Try a Little Tenderness is a song written by Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, and Harry Woods, and recorded separately by both Ruth Etting and Bing Crosby in 1933. ... Suitable for Framing is the second album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... Captured Live at the Forum is the third album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1969 (see 1969 in music). ... It Aint Easy is the fourth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Mama Told Me Not to Come was a 1970 song by acclaimed songwriter Randy Newman. ... Naturally is the fifth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Joy to the World is a song written by Hoyt Axton, and made famous by the band Three Dog Night. ... Golden Bisquits is the sixth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... Harmony is the seventh album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... Seven Separate Fools is the eighth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... Black and White is a 1972 pop song by Three Dog Night, included on the album Seven Separate Fools. ... Around the World With Three Dog Night is the ninth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... Cyan is the tenth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). ... Shambala is a song written by songwriter Daniel Moore. ... Hard Labor is the eleventh album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... The Show Must Go On, a song by Three Dog Night, was released in 1974, when it became a hit in the United States. ... Joy to the World: Their Greatest Hits is the twelfth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music). ... Coming Down Your Way is the thirteenth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... American Pastime is the fourteenth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). ... The Best of 3 Dog Night is the fifteenth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Its a Jungle is the sixteenth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). ... Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975 is a 2 CD greatest hits album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom. ...

Awards and recognition

A new studio album the groups first in 32 years will be released shortly. The album which features original band members-Danny Hutton-Cory Wells-Mike Allsup-Jimmy Greenspoon does not feature Chuck Negron. Original Producer Richie Podolor has also come out of retirement to produce some of the new album tracks. Podolor now in his early seventies was thought to have retired several years ago after an illustrious career. Danny Hutton apparently talked him into one more go round for the forthcoming new album. Those who have heard the new tracks suggest they are fantastic. The album is expected sometime in 2008. Although an EP of five new songs was recorded and released in 1982, and two new songs were issued on the live with the London symphony album Three Dog Night has not recorded a full length album since 1976's disappointing American Pastime. It should be noted however at the time of Pastime's release in 76 the Dogs had completed numerous tours and released fourteen albums in eight years. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame was organized to honor what they term the Greatest Vocal Groups in the World. The Hall of Fame is headquartered in Sharon, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


References

  1. ^ [http://www.danspapers.com/issue31_2006/sup4.html Origin of the name "Three Dog Night"]

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