Initially brought together in 1968 by Danny Hutton and Cory Wells, Three Dog Night recorded music of the best new song-writers of their time. The group’s eclectic taste, combined with their ability to recognize and record hits in a unique and appealing style, resulted in Three Dog Night dominating the charts for years. The band was known for larger than life songs with their customary impeccable harmonies and exciting arrangements, such as “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” and “One,” just to name a few.
Three Dog Night includes founding members Cory Wells and Danny Hutton
on lead vocals; original band mates, Jimmy Greenspoon (keyboards) and Michael Allsup (guitar); and is completed by Paul Kingery (bass and vocals) and Pat Bautz (drums). The now-famous name came from a story about Australian hunters who, on cold nights in the outback, sleep with their dogs for warmth. The coldest evenings are known as a “three dog night.”
This legendary band is now celebrating their fourth decade, and boasts some of the most astonishing chart statistics in popular music with 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, including three #1 singles, 11 Top Tens, and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold LPs.