Three Dog Night

Not everyone's cup of tea, the blue-eyed soul with which this formation from Los Angeles, California, relying on its vocals, became known.

But it is a nice band name, and the trio owes it to a girlfriend of one of them, actress June Fairchild. June kept it with singer Danny Hutton when he, along with two others, wanted to start a band.

Why did Three Dog Night get their band name - Cute Three Little White Puppies SleepingShe told Hutton that she had read an article about Australian Aboriginals who keep warm at night by sleeping beside their dogs.

If it's a bit chilly one dog close to your side is sufficient, if it is colder two come in, and a three dog night is when the temperature drops below freezing.

Active: 1968-1976; 1981-present, USA
Site: http://www.threedognight.com/


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4 comments:

Katrinka Snider said...

Re: 3 Dog Night
Three Dog Night
“Not everyone's cup of tea, the blue-eyed soul with which this formation from Los Angeles, California, relying on its vocals, became known.”
What’s that supposed to mean?

Anonymous said...

When I saw the 'Three Dog Night' title all I could think about was Fallout's Three Dog. He was a DJ on the Galaxy Radio there. ah, what a game, what a game. One of the best, as for me. And, according to the reviews on Bestessays.com, not only for me) But it's because it's really cool and interesting.

Mike R said...

"Not everyone's cup of tea"??? a rather stupid comment......who the hell wrote this? my mom hated Elvis.........my older brother was not a fan of Dylan......your "Not everyone's cup of tea".....can be said of the every person in the universe, but, i dont know that i'd lead with that bit of wisdom

Anonymous said...

The Australian basis for the phrase is correct.

In Australia a worker who would be called a cowboy in the U.S is called a stockman or a jackeroo. A friend of my father's worked as a jackeroo when he was a teenager in the 1950's. A lot of inland Australia is semi-desert and gets very cold at night during the winter. He told me about going to stay at a station and being shown a place to sleep on an enclosed but unheated verandah. As it was a working property there were working dogs used for mustering there. His host said "Yer, it gets a bit cold at night at the moment, so if you get a bit cold pull up a dog".

 
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