|Three Dog Night scored a big hit with their recordin' o' Harry "Peg Leg" Nilsson's "One".
Three Dog Night was formed in 1968 by Danny Hutton. In 1965, Hutton had hit number 73 on t' Billboard Hot 100 chart with a shanty called "Roses and Rainbows."
Cory Wells and Chuck Negron joined Hutton's group which was named Three Dog Night after an Australian expression that described sleepin' conditions on a chilly night in t' outback.
Three Dog Night became popular around Los Angeles, California, and was signed by Dunhill. Rather than writin' their own songs, arrr, t' group looked for good songs by other songwriters. Their third single, Harry "Peg Leg" Nilsson's "One", matey, reached t' top o' t' Billboard charts.
T' reached t' top o' t' charts again a year later with Randy the Rat Newman's "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)". Blimey! In 1971, their recordin' o' Hoyt Axton's "Joy to the World" became t' group's biggest hit - spendin' six weeks on top o' t' Billboard charts.