I fell asleep long before the show came on, of course.
But my babysitter Jill was pretty cool, and she woke me up when Three Dog Night came on, so I got to see the performance after all. I know now that it was all lip-synched, but back then it was just the greatest thing ever.
The following year, Three Dog Night sang about the races getting along. I didn't know what it was about; I thought it was just a children's song. It kind of sounded like one and they sang about children, so it really appealed to me. My friend Theresa and I would play on my see-saw together, singing the few words we actually knew - "The child is black, the child is white, together they learn to read and write..." - over and over and over. Those aren't the correct lyrics, just the words we knew.
Three Dog Night is touring this summer, and I was tempted - but apparently Chuck Negron is not touring with them, and as far as I'm concerned, it's not Three Dog Night without him.