Three Dog Night
My very first arena concert was Three Dog Night in 1969. The teen club from Ft. Benning Georgia took me and a hundred of my friends! The concert was held at Auburn University in Auburn Alabama. It was a no parents night and a ROAD TRIP too at age 14!
What a gas it was that night and arena rock shows were new unexplored territory for me. My big crush was on the bus going with us too. One of the most fantastic experiences of my life.
The band came on stage and played for at least 2 1/2 hours maybe more. They had 2 hit songs out and we got to hear their new songs too. I'll never forget hearing Eli's Coming live before it was released was so great. This was before I discovered the fabulous Laura Nero...
After the show we spied the guys packing up their own gear onstage! So we made our way down there an talked with them while they worked. That sure doesn't happen today... But it never occurred to me to ask for an autograph or shoot any photos. Heck none of us even thought to bring a camera! Not true anymore. I never leave home without my cameras!
From 1969-1974, nobody had more Top 10 hits, moved more records, or sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night. During this period, they were undoubtedly the most popular band in America: twenty-one consecutive Top 40 hits, eighteen straight Top 20s, eleven Top 10s, seven number 1s, seven million-selling singles and twelve straight gold LPs. By late '75, they had sold nearly 50 million records. The band was unique for it's time, featuring three separate lead singers, Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron and Cory Wells (my favorite).
Had such a crush on Cory Wells after seeing that show and seeing how nice he was talking to us silly girls... He was so fine.
The story of Three Dog Night begins with its three lead vocalists, all fixtures on the late-Sixties L.A. scene: Chuck Negron, an unsuccessful solo artist recording on Columbia, Danny Hutton, a semi-successful solo artist for MGM and Hanna-Barbera, and Cory Wells, a mainstay at the Whisky a Go-Go who had signed on to tour with Sonny and Cher. . Discography Official Website