Hi Everybody, If it's Wednesday, it must be time for..Ask Mr. Knowitall !!
A Mr. Charles Aitch of Hermasosa Springs Florida asks,Dear Mr. Knowitall.....
"Could you please tell me a little something about 3-Dog Night"?
Dear Charles....OK. The band started with 3 original members; Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, and Cory Wells. Their first gold record was "One" in 1969, followed by "Easy to be Hard" from the musical "Hair". They had three U.S. #1 songs.."Mama Told me Not to Come", "Joy to the World", and "Black and White".
Listen to this...Songs by Randy Newman.("Mama...), Laura Nyro("Eli's Coming"), Hoyt Axton
("Joy to the World"), Leo Sayer ("The Show Must Go On"), and Elton John and Berie Taupin
("Lady Samantha" and "Your Song")..Were those songwriters first major hits!!!
All in all, they sold over 40 million records!!!
You wanna know how the group got it's odd name? In 1968 ( Lime, there's that year again) then vocalist Danny Hutton's girl-friend, read an article about Indigenous Australians, which explained that on cold nights they would customarily sleep in a hole in the ground while embracing a Dingo. On colder nights they would sleep with 2 Dingo's. And on very cold night's, they would sleep with 3 (count-em) 3 Dingo's...Hence, it was a 3-Dog Night!!!
Susie the Barefoot Mistress asks....
G-Man, er....Mr Knowitall, please tell us about 420.
Dear Suzay-Cue, I'll do my best...Supposedly in the 1970's, a group of high-school kids called the Waldo's, would always meet after school at exactly 4:20 PM, to smoke a little weed, and to cop a buzz. Others say that April 20, is the day that your "plants" should go into the ground before summer.
Whatever the real story, the number 420 has been part of the underground pot culture since the 70's. Stoners could wear hats or T-Shirts emblazened with the number 420, and all the straights didn't know what the deal was. It symbolized pot just as much as a Marijuana leaf did!
When the 420 icon worms it's way into the mainstream, users take notice. The next time that you see the movie"Pulp Fiction", check and see what time all the clocks are always set on..hehehe. Yep, 4:20!!!
Simply put, 420 is a symbol for cannibis and it's culture. April 20th has become an international event, and 4:20 on that day is known as "Burn-Time".
I hope that answers that question....Mr. Knowitall grows weary, maybe too much "burn-time"?