Talk:Three Dog Night

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"Joe Schermie quit in 1973 and was replaced by Jack Ryland. The band then became an eight-piece with the induction of another keyboards player, Skip Konte. However, by this time, the band had stopped recording and broke up not long afterwards."

They still perform as a sextet, and released 5 albums with new material after 1973. How could they have broken up "soon after"? It makes no sense.

If the band wasn't active until 1968, when the Beatles were already major celebrities, how can their use of a Lennon/McCartney song be one of the earliest hits for these songwriters, as this article implies?

Yeah, that obviously needs to be revised.

"Mama Told Me Not To Come" may have been recorded by Eric Burdon and the Animals, but it was written by Randy Newman. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:02, 11 May 2008 (UTC)


If memory serves, the band was formed in Modesto, CA. Does anyone have any info to back this up? --PhantomTrogdor 13:50, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Guitarist Michael Allsup grew up in Modesto. However, Three Dog Night was originally formed by the three lead singers, who already had a contract with Dunhill Records in Los Angeles when they began looking for backing musicians in 1968. There's a lot of good background information on Allsup's website -- when I get some time, I'll try to update this article. -- Engineer Bob 20:50, 13 May 2006 (UTC)


Is there a page for the song "One"? The link here just redirects to the disambiguation page for 1. Raistlin11325 15:15, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

  • I don't believe there's an article on the song yet, but it would be a nice project for someone to work on -- maybe I'll start it one of these nights. The proper syntax for the title would be One (Three Dog Night song). -- Engineer Bob 19:28, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Citations & References[edit]

See Wikipedia:Footnotes for an explanation of how to generate footnotes using the <ref(erences/)> tags Nhl4hamilton (talk) 06:42, 3 February 2008 (UTC)


Why is there a blurb about UK Sky Television using the song "Joy to the World" (from before the breakup) in the middle of the "Reunion" section? I don't think it belongs there...I'm not sure it even belongs on this page. (talk) 04:56, 27 July 2008 (UTC) the danny hutton/june fairchild story is cute but probably inaccurate. the colloquial expression "three dog night" refers to an extremely HOT night, not a cold one................. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:14, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

New Album? (in regards to 2007-present section)[edit]

1. On their official site, there is nothing about a compilation type album released in 2008. Last one was 2004, the 35th anniversary with symphony orchestra. 2. Says they recorded new material in 2007? If so where is it? What is it called? The "source" is just one sentence that is not even a source. It should either be cited or removed. -Winter123 (talk) 19:34, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

your song[edit]

i have removed this line:

[Elton John]] later credited Three Dog Night's cover of "Your Song" (which was released concurrently in the U.S. with John's version, in April 1970) with being a major factor in catapulting him to stardom.

This unsourced claim seems unlikely, and I can't find any verification of it. Can anyone supply supporting info on this? Trishm (talk) 08:08, 5 October 2010 (UTC)