Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sept. 10: Vocalist Danny Hutton with Three Dog Night is 71-years-old today.

Daniel Anthony Hutton, born in Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland, is an Irish-American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band, Three Dog Night. In 1967, Hutton conceived the idea of a three-vocalist group, and he and Corey Wells enlisted mutual friend Chuck Negron.

They took their name from an Australian expression describing how to deal with cold temperatures in the outback (the colder the night, the more dogs needed to keep warm while sleeping).

Press links below to view You Tube videos:
-- "One"
-- "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)"
-- "Old Fashioned Love Song "

They had 21 hit singles, including 11 "Top Ten" hits, also 12 consecutive gold albums, from 1969 to 1975. Their first "Top Ten" hit was "One," in 1969, while, "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)," reached #1 a year later. "Joy to the World" became the group's biggest hit, in 1971, and their final #1, "Black and White," was in 1972; and, their final "Top Ten" song was in 1974, "The Show Must Go On."

Three Dog Night officially disbanded in 1977. The band got back together in the early '80s, and Three Dog Night continues today with Hutton and Wells along with Michael Allsup and Jimmy Greenspoon.

Hutton was the head of Hanna Barbera Records from 1965-1966. Hutton had a modest national hit, "Roses and Rainbows," during his tenure as a recording artist for Hanna-Barbera Records.

Three Dog Night - 20 Greatest HitsThree Dog Night/Suitable for Framing


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