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I do not remember that at all. She was saying we saw them at the Holland Center with the 2 grand children. Reagan said she enjoyed it very much but Grayson was bored stiff & hungry.  His Dad  asked him if he enjoyed that concert and whom did he see? Grayson said The DOGS! Lol. Guess I'm worse with my short term memory.  Maybe Dementia has set in already? 

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I saw 3 Dog Night in Dothan, Alabama in the late 1970's.

The original classic lineup was there, minus Chuck Negron on vocals, Joe Schermie on bass, and Floyd Sneed on drums.

They had Mickey McMeel on drums, Dennis Belfield on bass, and Jay Gruska on Chuck's vocals.

But Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, Mike Allsup, Jimmy Greenspoon were there.
It was great.

What I remember of it.

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I think only one dog of the 3 is still alive and touring. They come to the Alabama Theater, 15 mins from my house every year. The Alabama Theater is named after well Alabama, who gained their fame in Myrtle Beach. 

Shaggin On The Boulevard is not about dancing in the sheets, but just regular dancing.

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10 hours ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

I think only one dog of the 3 is still alive and touring.

Yeah, Danny Hutton still tours with a band calling itself Three Dog Night.
He is the only original member.

Cory Wells, vocalist, and Jimmy Greenspoon, keyboards, died in 2015.
Joe Schermie passed away in 2002, and Floyd Sneed just last year.

Michael Allsup is still alive and well, and playing guitar.

Chuck Negron is alive, having survived years of drug addiction.
He sings some, but mainly tries to avoid the temptations of the road.

There is some dispute about the origin of the band name, Three Dog Night. 

I had always heard that Danny Hutton's girlfriend June Fairchild came up with the name after reading a magazine article about Aboriginal Australians.
Those cats, on cold nights, would normally sleep while spooned up with Dingo dogs for warmth.

On colder nights they would sleep with two dogs and, if the night were really freezing, it was a "three dog night".

Long time collaborator with Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, said in a 2023 interview that it was he who came up with the name.
Yes, it was about the Aborigines and the dogs, but he claims it was his idea.
Parks had been in the studio with Chuck, Cory, Danny and June in 1967, with Brian Wilson producing, when the band was called Redwood.
His memory is that he had commented on how cold it was going to be later on that evening, and he recalled the phrase, and spoke of it.
So that later became the band's name in 1968.

June Fairchild passed away in 2015, after some really hard years of addictions and living on the streets, so she isn't around to call Mr Parks a liar.

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There is a gorgeous photo of June Fairchild in the wikipedia write-up of her.
I can't post it here because of the see-thru nature of her blouse.

But she was one beautiful young girl, for sure.
 

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On 2/23/2024 at 7:17 PM, sparquelito said:

Dang,
I'm sure sorry to hear this, Butch.

My short-term memory is absolutely gone to hell, I must confess.
Ask me what I had for dinner last night, and I'll stare at the wall for awhile, and shrug.

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Hi Sparky. Yeah, that dang brain tumor, plus all the crap they poured in me as a guiny pig experiment screwed up my memory way back. I mean, I played chess all my life, still do. I used to be able to think in my head, 3 different chess variations in 13 moves in advance when playing people. Right after the surgery, that disappeared. I was lucky to think only one move at a time after that. Guys like experts I beat. Right after still in the hospital some guy who knew nothing about it beat me. I too cant remember what I just ate an hour after. Often I ask Deb, Have we eaten yet? Maybe its the beginnings of Dementia? That also runs in my family. But my long term memory is still good.

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On 2/23/2024 at 7:22 PM, sparquelito said:

I saw 3 Dog Night in Dothan, Alabama in the late 1970's.

The original classic lineup was there, minus Chuck Negron on vocals, Joe Schermie on bass, and Floyd Sneed on drums.

They had Mickey McMeel on drums, Dennis Belfield on bass, and Jay Gruska on Chuck's vocals.

But Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, Mike Allsup, Jimmy Greenspoon were there.
It was great.

What I remember of it.

🫠

Here is what Deb did, It's funny. She has tickets for us to see Chicago this year. But since I cannot remember seeing 3 Dog Night at all last year with the grand kids, she bought tickets to see them again this year. Now I still remember just seeing the Eagles last tour and Steely Dan.  They were great. But Joe Walsh was having trouble remembering the lyrics. Maybe that's why their last tour? He didn't look right, like something was the matter with him. 

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On 2/23/2024 at 8:10 PM, Sgt. Pepper said:

I think only one dog of the 3 is still alive and touring. They come to the Alabama Theater, 15 mins from my house every year. The Alabama Theater is named after well Alabama, who gained their fame in Myrtle Beach. 

Shaggin On The Boulevard is not about dancing in the sheets, but just regular dancing.

Hi Sgt. I can remember seeing 3 Dog Night many times in the past, But just not last year. Once at the Holland Center in Omaha, the sound system went out. only those whom were on the floor could hear them We were on the top and heard nothing. So since they couldn't fix it, the theater gave us free tickets for the next performance but it was for someone else. 

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14 hours ago, sparquelito said:

Yeah, Danny Hutton still tours with a band calling itself Three Dog Night.
He is the only original member.

Cory Wells, vocalist, and Jimmy Greenspoon, keyboards, died in 2015.
Joe Schermie passed away in 2002, and Floyd Sneed just last year.

Michael Allsup is still alive and well, and playing guitar.

Chuck Negron is alive, having survived years of drug addiction.
He sings some, but mainly tries to avoid the temptations of the road.

There is some dispute about the origin of the band name, Three Dog Night. 

I had always heard that Danny Hutton's girlfriend June Fairchild came up with the name after reading a magazine article about Aboriginal Australians.
Those cats, on cold nights, would normally sleep while spooned up with Dingo dogs for warmth.

On colder nights they would sleep with two dogs and, if the night were really freezing, it was a "three dog night".

Long time collaborator with Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, said in a 2023 interview that it was he who came up with the name.
Yes, it was about the Aborigines and the dogs, but he claims it was his idea.
Parks had been in the studio with Chuck, Cory, Danny and June in 1967, with Brian Wilson producing, when the band was called Redwood.
His memory is that he had commented on how cold it was going to be later on that evening, and he recalled the phrase, and spoke of it.
So that later became the band's name in 1968.

June Fairchild passed away in 2015, after some really hard years of addictions and living on the streets, so she isn't around to call Mr Parks a liar.

🤨
 

There is a gorgeous photo of June Fairchild in the wikipedia write-up of her.
I can't post it here because of the see-thru nature of her blouse.

But she was one beautiful young girl, for sure.
 

I couldn't tell you one name in 3 Dog Night, original or now. I only know 3 of the Eagles and I've seen them 5 times now.  I cannot remember how solos go to save my life. I can chord and play lead on all my old songs I learned at 13. I still can remember the firing order on the race cars I raced in the 70's. But what I had for lunch a few hours ago? Nope. So is that just old age? I noticed Deb has some issues too. 

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Yeah,  I guess it shows.
I was a big fan of Three Dog Night, all thru Jr. High and into high school.

My first album of theirs was the very first album I bought with my own allowance money.
A German pressing of Golden Biscuits. 
Got it from Hertie's in Frankfurt.

And then bought the album Naturally right thereafter.

Such great songs!!

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2 hours ago, Murph said:

Don't let it bother you.

This is America by God, and you can still be president if you want to.

 

and The Best Comment Of The Week Award goes to.................   envelope please...

!!!MURPH!!! 

 

Too funny

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2 hours ago, Murph said:

I never knew anybody's name from 3 Dog Night.

The only reason I do is because Frank Zappa pokes fun at them on his live at the Fillmore 71 album.

I’m in agreement with Sparky. The Jeremiah was a bullfrog song is ridiculous.

And their big hit Mama Told Me Not To Come was written by Randy Newman I believe. And wasn’t One, written by Harry Nilsson. But then again, Harry didn’t write Without You, someone from Badfinger did.

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8 hours ago, sparquelito said:

But, oddly enough, I HATE the song Joy To The World.

Go figure.

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Not real found of it but its ok. Debbie loved them playing her favorite out of 4 concerts we saw together. Think she saw them once or twice before we married? She loves "Out in the country."  I actually like them all.

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21 hours ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

The only reason I do is because Frank Zappa pokes fun at them on his live at the Fillmore 71 album.

I’m in agreement with Sparky. The Jeremiah was a bullfrog song is ridiculous.

And their big hit Mama Told Me Not To Come was written by Randy Newman I believe. And wasn’t One, written by Harry Nilsson. But then again, Harry didn’t write Without You, someone from Badfinger did.

Yeah, they definitely weren't successful songwriters.
Danny Hutton said something to the effect that they always did great interpreting other people's songs, but whenever they wrote original songs, the album would tank. 

Maybe he was talking about the album Cyan, which featured  many songs by Mike Allsup.
It charted poorly in the US, and only a little better in Canada and Europe.
I liked it okay, and in fact my band performed the song Shambala off of that album more than a few times over the years.

So, yeah. Over the years, their success on the charts put money into the pockets of songwriters  like Harry Nilsson (One), Paul Williams (An Old Fashioned Love Song), John Hiatt (Sure As I'm Sittin' Here), Randy Newman (Mama Told Me Not to Come), Leo Sayer (The Show Must Go On), and Hoyt Axton (Never Been to Spain,  Joy to the World).

I read an interview with Chuck Negron recently, and he referred to the song Joy To The World as, "Jeremiah".
"Whenever we played Jeremiah, then so on and so forth..."

Whatever,  I still hate that song.
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