By Matt Cortina
Jeremiah was a bull frog and Three Dog Night is coming to San Juan Capistrano on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Now, “Joy to the World,” and “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” are not only iconic songs of the early 1970s, but only two of the band’s numerous top-10 hits. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that Three Dog Night recorded more top-10s than any band in history.
Danny Hutton, founder and vocalist of the band, said the songs are still as relevant today as they were more than 40 years ago.
“The songs, I think, have lasted and are still relevant to me anyway, and to most of the audience,” Hutton said. “They’re all about emotions, which don’t have a shelf-life, which don’t get old. Our songs are about … having fun, having a good time.”
Hutton said the band’s catalog remains relevant not only because of their universal message, but because they’re well crafted.
“They have great choruses,” he said. “The hardest thing to write is to write a hook. That’s why music is called music, and is not called poetry. The feeling when you hear a song, there’s this one moment in a song when this magical thing comes together.”
Grab ahold of that feeling at The Coach House on Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $79 and are available at www.thecoachhouse.com.