Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

This episode spotlights one of the most popular rock acts of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The group took its name from an indigenous Australian term for a very cold night, and this band was very hot on the charts with 23 hit singles and 13 hit albums between 1969 and 1976.

It also might have been one of the most successful “cover bands” of all time – most of its songs were recorded by somebody else before this group did them.

We'll sample all of this act’s hit singles and hear all about this group’s connections with “The Flintstones” cartoon show, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Aretha Franklin, and Otis Redding, as well Pete Seeger, Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Laura Nyro, Paul Williams, and Hoyt Axton, among many others. And you'll hear snippets of the original versions of songs that Three Dog Night re-made into new hits

You'll know the songs, and you'll hear stories about them worth knowing.

See Three Dog Night's complete hit discography on the "Musicology" page.