Venue: Orleans Showroom
4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: December 13, 2014
Show Times: 8pm
Three Dog Night ruled the early '70s. From 1969-1974, no other rock band had more Top 10 hits than Three Dog Night. During that time, the band was undoubtedly the most popular in America.
Danny Hutton conceived the idea of a three-vocalist group in 1967, and he and Cory Wells enlisted mutual friend Chuck Negron. The trio took their name from an Australian expression describing low temperatures in the outback -- i.e., the colder the night, the more dogs are needed to keep warm while sleeping.
The band had its first Top 10 hit with "One" in 1969. "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" hit the top of the charts a year later. "Joy to the World" became the group's biggest hit in 1971, spending six weeks at No. 1.
Three Dog Night's streak continued with 1972's No. 1 song "Black & White" and 1974's Top 10 hit "The Show Must Go On."
By 1976, conflict within the group led to Hutton leaving the band. A year later, Three Dog Night officially disbanded.
In the early '80s, the band briefly reunited. Hutton and Wells have since taken a version of Three Dog Night out on the road.
Three Dog Night released two new songs in 2009, "Heart of Blues" and "Prayers of the Children."