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Around the World With Three Dog Night, Three Dog Night

Three Dog Night

August 4th, 2013

1968 in Los Angeles, CA


Years Active:
'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Three Dog Night


Three Dog Night scored a succession of 21 hit singles, including eleven Top Tens, and twelve consecutive gold albums from 1969 to 1975, thanks to the slick, sometimes soulful vocal harmonies of singers Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, and Cory Wells and an excellent ear for quality material. While often criticized as commercial, the band was noted for its creative arrangements and interpretations, and their cover choices gave exposure (and royalties) to several talented songwriters: Nilsson (“One”), Laura Nyro (“Eli's Coming”), Randy Newman (“Mama Told Me (Not to Come)”), Hoyt Axton (“Joy to the World”), Argent's Russ Ballard (“Liar”), and Leo Sayer (“The Show Must Go On”). Wells and Hutton met in the '60s while the former was the lead singer of the Enemies and the latter, a writer/producer for Hanna Barbera Records who had recorded several singles, served as producer. In 1967, Hutton conceived the idea of a three-vocalist group, and he and Wells enlisted mutual friend Negron. They took their name from an Australian expression describing low nocturnal temperatures in the outback (the colder the night, the more dogs needed to keep warm while sleeping). The three cut a few unsuccessful singles and decided to expand their range by hiring backing musicians, who included guitarist Mike Allsup, keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon, bassist Joe Schermie, and drummer Floyd Sneed. “One” became the band's first Top Ten hit in 1969, while “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)” hit number one a year later. “Joy to the World” became the group's biggest hit in 1971, spending six weeks on top of the pop charts, and their streak continued with their final number one, 1972's “Black and White” (a U.K. reggae hit for Greyhound), and their final Top Ten, 1974's “The Show Must Go On.” By 1976, internal dissent arose in the group and Three Dog Night officially disbanded a year later. There was a reunion in the early '80s, and Hutton and Wells have since taken Three Dog Night out on the international touring circuit. In 2002 With The London Symphony was released and then, in 2004, to celebrate their 35th anniversary, The 35th Anniversary Hits Collection was released.

Top Albums

Around the World With Three Dog Night, Three Dog Night
1. Around the W..
Suitable For Framing, Three Dog Night
2. Suitable For..
American Pastime, Three Dog Night
3. American Pas..
Coming Down Your Way, Three Dog Night
4. Coming Down ..
The Complete Hit Singles, Three Dog Night
5. The Complete..
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Three Dog Night, Three Dog Night
6. 20th Century..
The Best of 3 Dog Night, Three Dog Night
7. The Best of ..
Captured Live at the Forum, Three Dog Night
8. Captured Liv..
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Three Dog Night, Three Dog Night
9. 20th Century..
Celebrate - The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975, Three Dog Night
10. Celebrate – ..
Three Dog Night: Greatest Hits Live, Three Dog Night
11. Three Dog Ni..
Naturally, Three Dog Night
12. Naturally
Heart of Blues / Prayer of the Children - Single, Three Dog Night
13. Heart of Blu..
Harmony, Three Dog Night
14. Harmony
Seven Separate Fools, Three Dog Night
15. Seven Separa..
It Ain't Easy, Three Dog Night
16. It Ain't Eas..
Hard Labor, Three Dog Night
17. Hard Labor
One, Three Dog Night
18. One
Cyan, Three Dog Night
19. Cyan

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

Mama Told Me (Not to Come) Complete Hit Singles 3:19 $1.29

Joy to the World 20th Century Masters – The .. 3:17 $1.29

Never Been to Spain Complete Hit Singles 3:44 $1.29

Joy to the World Complete Hit Singles 3:15 $1.29

One Complete Hit Singles 3:03 $1.29

Shambala Complete Hit Singles 3:25 $1.29

Old Fashioned Love Song Complete Hit Singles 3:46 $1.29

Eli's Coming Complete Hit Singles 2:46 $1.29

Shambala (Single Version) 20th Century Masters – The .. 3:27 $1.29

Easy to Be Hard Complete Hit Singles 3:13 $1.29

Out In the Country Complete Hit Singles 3:08 $1.29

Celebrate Complete Hit Singles 3:01 $1.29

Mama Told Me (Not to Come) 20th Century Masters – The .. 3:20 $1.29

Pieces of April Complete Hit Singles 4:12 $1.29

Joy to the World (Single Version) 20th Century Masters – The .. 3:16 $1.29

Black & White Complete Hit Singles 3:24 $1.29

Try a Little Tenderness Complete Hit Singles 4:22 $1.29

Show Must Go On Complete Hit Singles 3:44 $1.29

Liar Complete Hit Singles 3:18 $1.29

Never Been to Spain 20th Century Masters – The .. 3:45 $1.29

Mama Told Me (Not to Come) Best of 3 Dog Night 3:16 $1.29

Joy to the World Best of 3 Dog Night 3:32 $1.29

Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blue.. Complete Hit Singles 4:49 $0.99

It Ain't Easy It Ain't Easy 2:46 $0.99

One Best of 3 Dog Night 3:02 $1.29

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