ZeppFanForever Posted December 26, 2008 Share Posted December 26, 2008 Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that everyone's Christmas was a Happy and Jolly one. I would like to dedicate this thread to an old friend of mine named Danny Hutton of THREE DOG NIGHT. I hope this thread does you justice Danny. THREE DOG NIGHT will forever go down in Rock n' Roll history and be remembered for accomplishing more as a band during the years between 1969 to 1974 than any band in Rock n' Roll history. (Not including ELVIS and THE BEATLES.) Between the years of 1969 to 1974, THREE DOG NIGHT would garnish 21 CONSECUTIVE Top 40 Hits, 3 number ones, 11 Top 10 Hits, 18 straight Top 20's, 7 million-selling singles and 12 straight RIAA Certified Gold Albums. No other group has ever moved more records, sold more concert tickets or achieved more Top 10 hits during the 1969 to 1974 period. As of 2008, THREE DOG NIGHT continues to top the lists of artists with the best Billboard Top 100 chart average, a record that still stands today. As for their unique music, their destintive style and blend of music will stand to time indefinite and will never be forgotten as long as music still exists. The humble beginnings of THREE DOG NIGHT can be traced all the way back to Los Angeles in 1968 when the band was originally called REDWOOD. The original founding members of REDWOOD, and later THREE DOG NIGHT, is my old friend Danny Hutton (Lead Vocals), Cory Wells (Lead Vocals) and Chuck Negron (Lead Vocals). My other good personal friend Mr. Brian Wilson, founder of THE BEACH BOYS discovered REDWOOD and even wanted to sign the band to THE BEACH BOYS' own Brother Records label. However, THE BEACH BOYS' Lead Singer Mike Love was against the idea and vetoed the idea. Despite the fatal decision, a great friendship was formed between Danny Hutton and Brian Wilson, a friendship that has lasted to this very day. Despite that fatal decision, REDWOOD would change their name to THREE DOG NIGHT and move on to becoming one of the most successful bands to come out of the late 1960's and 1970's. Their list of 21 CONSECUTIVE Top 40 hit songs is legendary and is as follows: Mama Told Me (#1) Joy To The World (#1) Black And White (#1) Shambala (#3) Easy To Be Hard (#4) An Old Fashioned Love Song (#4) The Show Must Go On (#4) One (#5) Never Been To Spain (#5) Liar (#7) Eli's Coming (#10) The Family Of Man (#12) Celebrate (#15) Out In The Country (#15) Sure As I'm Sittin' Here (#16) Let Me Serenade You (#17) One Man Band (#19) Pieces Of April (#19) Try A little Tenderness (#29) Til The World Ends (#32) Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues) (#33) As for THREE DOG NIGHT today, in 2008, the band's hectic schedule continues to be busy by touring the country and the rest of the world. With the departure of founding member Chuck Negron, the band's new line-up consists of founding members Danny Hutton and Cory Wells on Lead Vocals, original THREE DOG NIGHT Keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon, Guitarist Michael Allsup, Bassist and Backing Vocals Paul Kingery and Drummer Pat Bautz. I do hope that someday Chuck Negron resolves his differences with Danny Hutton and Cory Wells and performs on stage once again even if it is for one last time. Now that would be great huh? ROCK ON! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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