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Three Dog Night
The band included three lead vocalists — Danny Hutton , Chuck Negron , and Cory Wells — and Michael Alsup on guitar, Floyd Sneed on drums, Joe Schermie (from the Cory Wells Blues Band ) on bass, and Jimmy Greenspoon on keyboards.
The name of the band came from an article describing how Australian Aborigines slept with their dogs for warmth on cold nights, the coldest being a "three-dog night."
Three Dog Night collected no less than fourteen gold albums and recorded twenty-one Billboard Top 40 hits, nine of which went gold. Dunhill, their record company, claimed 40 million units sold by them.
Their use of songs by Randy Newman ("Mama Told Me Not To Come", their sole British hit), Laura Nyro ("Eli's Coming"), Hoyt Axton ("Joy to the World"), Elton John & Bernie Taupin ("Lady Samantha"), and Harry Nilsson ("One") were the first major hits for songs by these singer/songwriters.
Joe Schermie quit in 1973 and was replaced by Jack Ryland . The band then became an eight-piece with the induction of another keyboards player, Skip Konte . However, by this time, the band had stopped recording and broke up not long afterwards.
- Three Dog Night (1969)
- Suitable for Framing (1969)
- Captured Live at the Forum (1969)
- It Ain't Easy (1970)
- Naturally (1970)
- Golden Bisquits (1971)
- Harmony (1971)
- Seven Separate Fools (1972)
- Cyan (1973)
- Around the World With Three Dog Night (1973)
- Hard Labor (1974)
- Joy to the World: Their Greatest Hits (1974)
- Coming Down Your Way (1975)
- American Pastime (1976)
- The Best of 3 Dog Night (1982)
- It's a Jungle (1983)
- Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965-1975 (1993)
- Live with the Tennessee Symphony Orchestra [DVD] (2002)
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