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Los Angeles, United States (1968 – present)

Three Dog Night is an American band from Los Angeles, California best known for their music from 1968 to 1975, during which time they achieved twenty-one consecutive Billboard Top 40 Hits and 12 consecutive Gold Albums. Three Dog Night are still active in 2012, touring and recording 43 years after their first album was released. The first of the band’s 7 million-selling singles was One in 1969. They scored three number one singles: Mama Told Me (Not to Come), Joy to the World and Black And White.

The original lineup included three lead vocalists — Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, and Cory Wells — along with Michael Allsup on guitar, Jimmy Greenspoon on keyboards Floyd Sneed on drums and Joe Schermie (from the Cory Wells Blues Band) on bass.

Three Dog Night recorded some tracks with Beach Boys producer, composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist Brian Wilson before signing with Dunhill Records and at the time went under the name Redwood. The band changed their name based on an article describing how Australian Aborigines slept with their dogs for warmth on cold nights, the coldest being a “three-dog night.”


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  • KeithJones

    RIP founder member and keyboard player Jimmy Greenspoon

    12 Mar 9:27pm Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    Southern Rock?

    17 Feb 12:50am Reply
  • willett25

    "Shambala" kicks this stacked classic rock playlist that never ceases to disappoint. Read some thoughts and take a listen here!-

    27 Aug 2014 Reply
  • reagan0

    This is off-topic, I know, but in regards to Chicago, the last album I bought was the last one that Terry Kath played on (Chicago 8?). After they lost Terry, it just wasn't Chicago to me.

    8 Mar 2014 Reply
  • CBNetRadio

    THREE DOG NIGHT One of the 70's great bands. Love "em

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • IamFlood

    The main picture is frightening.

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • reagan0

    Pop-rock or not, Three Dog Night was a great band -- no, a phenomenal band. I just finished converting my TDN vinyl to digital. I'll be scrobbling all of it, soon. Man, these songs bring back the memories.

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • dardar227

    Absolutely on everybody's favorite pop groups list. They made the times and enriched my life with so many great songs. Their music always comes to mind and sounds as good today as ever. I really do miss Chuck's vocals and his presence in the group. No one could replace him or his voice and neither Cory or Danny could sing like him. As much as I love the group, I can't see them live without Chuck. It's like Chicago without Peter Cetera, some members are irreplaceable.

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
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  • AleksTitarenko

    Класс! Крутая музыка...)

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • KinomiyaMichiru

    It's for You ♥

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • edwinarcher

    one of my very favorite bands. just saw them in concert; even in 2012 they are a better live band than in studio, and considering how much i love their albums that's saying a lot. for 70 year old guys they sound exactly like they did at square one. and the stage presence! cory wells walked past my seat before the show started and smiled at me... goofy guy, just wish i had recognized him in time. these dogs ARE GODS

    12 Nov 2012 Reply
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  • LazyAges

    these dogs are gods

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Akatsuki_Dei

    My school's show choir sang Joy to the World for their performance..its theme was 60s + 70s demonstrations and the like, anti-war.. It was pretty cool.

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • morkwa

    please, see my one is the loneliest number cover

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
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  • whatanight

    One dog sleepy

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • CoolMrsTush

    @ Druid66: yea, and not just tuneful & somber.....but politically charged too even if a lot of it was kind of tongue in cheek.

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Druid66

    These guys get dismissed a lot for being "pop-rock" - but give them another listen, to appreciate how tuneful and somber they really were.

    4 Sep 2011 Reply
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