Three Dog Night
One of the most successful bands of the late 1960s-early ’70s, Three Dog Night combined a trio of lead vocalists with a rockin’ quartet of instrumentalists and an unerring talent for discovering and popularizing quality, underexposed material from the era’s emerging songwriting giants. The soulful lead and harmony vocals of Cory Wells, Chuck Negron and Danny Hutton united with the tight musicianship and inventive arrangements of guitarist Mike Allsup, organist Jimmy Greenspoon, bassist Joe Schermie and drummer Floyd Sneed, wrapped in radio-friendly production by Gabriel Mekler, Richie Podolor and Bill Cooper. Three Dog Night introduced mainstream audiences to the songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Laura Nyro, Harry Nilsson, and Paul Williams, among others. The band’s first two albums include timeless Three Dog Night hits like “One,” “Try a Little Tenderness,” “Easy to Be Hard,” “Eli’s Coming,” and “Celebrate.”
Did you know?
- The original name of the band was Redwood, given to them by Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys
- The phrase “Thee Dog Night” refers to sleeping with three dogs in bed to keep the owner from freezing on a particularly cold night
- Three Dog Night had 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1975, including three #1 hits