Three Dog Night will bring its legendary music to the 2017 Wood County Fair as its concert act on Aug. 5.
One of the top rock groups in the 1970s, the group has continued its concert tours for nearly five
decades. The group has been Grammy-nominated and has compiled more than 20 Top 40 hits, including three
No. 1 songs.
Among those chart-toppers is the well known “Joy to the World,” with its signature opening lyric,
“Jeremiah was a bullfrog, was a good friend of mine.” The group’s other top hits were “Mama Told Me (Not
to Come)” and “Black and White.”
Dave Nietz, the entertainment chairman for the Senior Fair Board, made the announcement at Thursday
night’s board meeting. The meeting started at 7 p.m. and Nietz said he was given the OK to announce the
concert at 7:03 p.m.
According to the group’s website, the group “claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular
music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or
sold more concert tickets than Three Dog Night.”
Among their other top 10 hits are “Shambala” and “One.”
The recent release of “The Best of Three Dog Night 20th Century Masters” has been on the Billboard Top
200 Album Chart at one point for nine out of 12 consecutive months.
While still playing the hits, the group has also added some new songs has released its first “double-A
sided single, its first new singles in nearly 25 years.
The website touts the release as being a “blistering performance of ‘Heart Of Blues’ and the timely,
beautiful a cappella ballad ‘Prayer of the Children.’”
“The hit-filled concerts are performed for generation-spanning audiences by Danny Hutton (founder/lead
vocalist), Michael Allsup (guitar), Paul Kingery (bass/vocals), Pat Bautz (drums), and Eddie Reasoner
(keyboards). Following the death of singer Cory Wells in 2015, the band invited David Morgan to join as
a vocalist. The band’s now-famous name refers to native Australian hunters in the outback who huddled
with their dogs for warmth on cold nights; the coldest being a Three Dog Night.”
Nietz said “The Pit” tickets (the first 10 rows in front of the stage) will be $50, the remainder of the
track seats will be $35, with the grandstand seats selling for $25. No sale date was announced.
“We got a pretty good deal for them,” Nietz told his fellow board members.