#4M: Under The Influence: Three Dog Night
Today I am still under the musical influence of my oldest brother. Another band that reminds me of him, as well of my older sister.
When I was just a little girl, I would tag along wherever and whenever I could. Sometimes the journey would be as close as next door. Our neighbor was just a few years older than my oldest siblings, but they really liked him and his ‘cool vibes’. When my sister wasn’t around, he taught the boys and myself to play pinochle (although, to this day, I couldn’t even begin to tell you how it’s played!). He also had this really cool music recording studio set up in his basement. We would spend quite a bit of time there as well. My sister and this guy and a few others from the neighborhood had put together a little basement band, calling themselves “Young At Heart”. They mostly performed covers for the people at the local nursing home. This neighbor also enjoyed making reel to reel tapes of vinyls and sharing those with my brothers. I’m telling you, the early 1970s was a great time to be alive - especially when it came to music.
I’ve chosen another band that takes me back to that time in my life, and makes me reminisce of days when I was young and oh so innocent.
Wikipedia tells us this about Three Dog Night:
Three Dog Night is an American rock band formed in 1967, with founding members consisting of vocalists Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, and Chuck Negron. This lineup was soon augmented by Jimmy Greenspoon, Joe Schermie, Michael Allsup, and Floyd Sneed. The band had 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1975, with three hitting number one. Three Dog Night recorded many songs written by outside song writers, and they helped to introduce mainstream audiences to writers such as Paul Williams and Hoyt Axton.
Today’s Influential Playlist:
- Never Been To Spain
- One Is The Loneliest Number
- Mama Told Me Not To Come
- Old Fashioned Love Song
- The Show Must Go On
- Joy To The World
- Black And White
- Easy To Be Hard
- Pieces of April
Who’s been influencing you lately?
See you again soon! Share with me your thoughts about this playlist.
Today’s post is part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop, hosted by X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by Stacy Uncorked, Curious as a Cathy. , and Ramblin with AM. Be sure to stop by the hosts and visit the other participants. If you have a MUSIC* post, feel free to join in the fun! *sorry non-music posts are not permitted in this blog hop.
Sorry no link to the bloghop. I developed more medical issues that are keeping me away from my computer. Be sure to visit curiousasacathy.com for the list of participants.