Rock band to make an appearance at Luhrs


The H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center will be presenting Three Dog Night on Nov. 2, 2012 at 8 p.m.
Three Dog Night is an American rockband that is known for its highly vocal music. The band has been around for over 30 years and is best known for their recordings from 1968 to 1975.

The original Three Dog Night consisted of seven members; the three lead singers Cory Wells, Danny Hutton, and Chuck Negron, a bass player, Joe Schermie, organ player, Jimmy Greenspoon, guitar player, Mike Allsup, and drums, Floyd Sneed.

The current band features Wells, Hutton, Greenspoon, Allsup and Paul Kingery (who would previously fill in for Allsup) and Pat Bautz (who is the new drummer).

According to the band’s website, “From 1969­­ to 1974, nobody had more Top 10 hits, moved more records or concert tickets.”

During that time period the band managed to create 21 Billboard Top 40 hits, with three reaching No. 1.
Three Dog Night created a number of notable covers that made it to the Billboard charts, including “Mama Told Me Not to Come” by Randy Newman, “Joy to the World” by Hoyt Axon, and “Lady Samantha” by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

The band also covered a number of songs by Paul Williams; “Out in the Country”, “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “Easy to be Hard” which is a classic from the musical Hair.
The group’s two most recent creations were released in October of 2009; the songs “Heart of Blues” and “Prayer of the Children”.

Three Dog Night has not recorded a studio album since “American Pastime” in 1976.

They are currently working with producer Richie Podolor during their breaks on their 80 concert tour to release their first studio album in 24 years.

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