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Chris Cerulo
Hi Michael-

I am now 37 years old, but have grew up with the classic music that my father was so much into. While many people throw out names like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, etc...I for one came across your playing when I was a teenager and my father gave me a Three Dog Night Live at the Forum album. I pretty much disregarded the lead men and focused on the backing band, specifically the guitar player. I was able to see you guys a couple years ago in Newton, NJ. I for one didn't go to see Three Dog Night, but to see Michael Allsup. You're playing has been an inspiration to me and I am happy you are still able to get on stage and keep playing and rocking out. You should be on the list of legends in my book. I hope this message gets to you
-Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 07:14:13 (MST)
Steve Hall
Hello Michael,
I writing because I just discovered your past. You see, I grew up in Escalon CA, having been born in 1946. So, I was in high school while you were playin' with Al Ward & the Epics! I made the discovery after searching for a band that I had really enjoyed back in those days, The Merced Blue Notes, discovering that their material was available on a CD at Amazon! Someone actually gave me a copy of that CD around 10 years aog. It was a copy he made for me, and I have no idea where he got it, but the CD available on Amazon is the exact same one, and it’s being manufactured in England!

Seeing their CD, with a poster for a gig in Stockton on the back cover, made me think of All Ward and the Epics, as I'd also been heavily influenced by that group back then. I seem to recall a gig at the Sonora Fairgrounds. Do you remember playing there? Did you, perhaps, have a white Strat at the time? My memory is that you did, and seeing the sexy lines of that guitar made me want one. Of course, being in high school, there was no way I could afford one, even though I did approach the stage & ask you were you got it (if that was really you - not 100% it was Al Ward’s brand that night).

I never got anywhere in those days, but later in life, I finally devoted myself to blues, and in doing so, I actually had a bit of success. Eventually, just before I retired, I worked a bit with Joe Louis Walker & he covered one of my songs on his CD, “Between A Rock & The Blues”, the title track from my only CD, “Hallways”. Shortly after that, I had to stop performing due to back problems & just plain gettin’ old. But, I just wanted to say, thanks! Watching you play back then was a big factor in my chasing a musical career. And, for all the years, I had no idea that you were the guy I’d watched play in Al Ward & the Epics! Thanks for the influence and the memories…..Steve Hall
-Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 14:36:11 (MST)
Tina Valle
Hi Michael! I'm sending an email to you via the timbrerecords and furryoldgrover email addy's. It contains a story and photos (in your studio) about someone that recorded at your home in the mid 70s. My email will be sent today from "tinasark". Hoping it gets through to you. Some really lovely memories from those days...the smell of cinnamon coffee permeating the house, being one! ;)
-Monday, June 29, 2020 at 08:19:19 (MST)
Michael Anthony
Hi michael,Floyd Sneed and Joe schermie played on my 1991 session cd..Been wanting to play with TDN since 23 yrs old,learned all the songs well..Now I'm solo writer,singer musician and still dream I will play on stage with TDN.? Contacted Madonna knuckolls about it for years,no avail..let danny know OK,I am ready and can help now vocaly.What happened to your Christian songs and walk?.www.Michael Anthony live.info
-Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 11:27:48 (MST)
Charlie Yarwood
Helllo, Michael! Been a fan since the '60s. Greatest compliment I ever got as a guitarist was that my playing was like yours. Keep on keepin on.
C Ya
-Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 17:35:01 (MST)
Charles King
Hi Michael, God has placed you on my heart the last couple of nights. Will you please give me a call. 346-345-3902
-Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 03:27:00 (MST)
Ron Gray
Hey Michael, my parents gave me a cassette of three dog night captured live at the forum about 50 years ago, and I've been a fan ever since. I've always felt you were one of the most underrated guitarists ever. Love your sound, keep on rocking!
-Saturday, June 06, 2020 at 19:39:22 (MST)
Jason Jewett
Yo, Michael! Are you still working magic on your Apple Mac! Was reminded of you the other day at a winery while they were playing a TDN song. Man, that has been a long time! I remember your show in Reno. I really appreciate you and Donna being part of my life!
-Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 18:01:06 (MST)
Keith emich
Hello. Did you play the lead on "Never Been To Spain? That just makes the song! Especially the last 45 seconds or so. Marvelous playing man.
-Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 18:56:49 (MST)
Mike Sherman
Bremen High School,Midlothian, Illinois Class of 1970 will have its 50th reunion on September 26th. Can you, on behalf of Three Dog Night please send a message of congratulations to the class? A reply to this email will be OK. We listened to Three Dog Night on WLS Radio in Chicago. We like the music of Three Dog Night. I hope you are doing well. Thanks. - Mike Sherrman
-Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 12:59:12 (MST)
Kathy Rockett
Just stopped by to say a very happy birthday 🎈🎂🎊
-Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 14:49:03 (MST)
MaryBeth West
Hi there! Fellow Modesto resident here. My dear husband played Joy to the World so much for junior high dances that my MIL thought we'd named our firstborn David Jeremiah for the bullfrog, rather than the Old Testament prophet, lol. I almost fell off the couch when the same song was being sung in the 1700s on last week's episode of Outlander. Thanks for the wonderful music...here's hoping I'll run into you around town some time and get the chance to thank you in person. =)
-Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 13:31:45 (MST)
Donnie eilenberger
Hey hi ya doing brother matt patterson friend aka Berger just wanted say hi I miss my dog Matty
-Monday, February 17, 2020 at 08:50:49 (MST)
Long Time... No See. Hope you are OK. Call/Email me DEP
-Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 19:01:22 (MST)
Hey, I'm not pc literate. thinking about u and my visit to ur place in Santa Barbara with my dad. love you man-call him to get my number IAJ
-Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 19:25:26 (MST)
Dave Harris
Michael, I've truly enjoyed your site. It's given me an informative insight to you as a person and your incredible talent that contributed to Three Dog Night!
-Sunday, February 09, 2020 at 09:56:01 (MST)
Probyn Gregory
Hi Michael, some of us here in the Brian Wilson Band were just talking about your great playing and sounds-- many years ago I was in discussions in LA about forming a 3DN tribute act called Three Dark Night, with three Af-Am singers up front. I was to be you on guitar. Somehow we got in touch and you told me that you used a Fender Tone Blender on things like the intro to One Man Band. Anyway, apart from just saying what an influence you have been on so many of my guitar-playing friends, I wanted to comp you in to see the Brian Wilson Band any time (not sure where you live). Look me up on facebook if you can, or through DannyH, naturally i have done some work with him through his association with Brian. --best--Probyn
-Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 17:39:40 (MST)
Steve D.
Michael, we all wish you well and miss you! It's been three months! Wish I could visit - you're just up the road from me.
-Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 17:07:32 (MST)
Chuck S.
Any way one can find out what gear and settings Michael used in the early 70S recordings (One, Out In The Country, Your Song). Loved that tone
-Wednesday, December 04, 2019 at 20:06:00 (MST)
J.R. Pullman
Saw TDN last night at Fort Wayne's Clyde Theater. Sadly, Michael Allsup was away with Tim Hutton on bass guitar to round out the band. Paul Kingery played lead guitar instead of bass. The show was good, but was missing the energy that Michael puts into the show. Hurry back, Michael... please be in Redwood City!
-Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:29:51 (MST)
Don Williams
Michael, your Waukegan show was awesome (as usual!), and your guitar playing was supreme (as always!). We were in the front row directly in front of you and enjoyed every minute of the show. THANK YOU. See you in Fort Wayne... and Redwood City...!!!
-Friday, October 04, 2019 at 21:10:30 (MST)
Steven Norris
Hey Michael... when are you guys going to do a "meet and greet"? Will be seeing you tomorrow at Waukegan. Would love to be able to shake your hand.
-Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 14:21:46 (MST)
Rod Petersen
Hey Michael,
My wife Stacey Pyne and I have tickets to the show at the Genesee on Friday. We are so looking forward to seeing you guys. My first album was "LIVE At The Forum". I wore it out. I have a big favor to ask. If you could dedicate Joy To The World to my wife's Dad Jerry Pyne(Jeremiah) who passed away in March. Jerry was an original member of our church, and when I dj'd our church events I made sure to play it. Stacey has had a tough time lately losing 4 other friends the last couple of months. This would help raise her spirits. Keep rocking Thanks.
-Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 02:57:00 (MST)
Stephen Piraino
Hi Michael!
You probably don’t remember long ago but I was the personal manager for Summersault and we recorded in your studio back in the late 70’s. One of the many found memories I have of that time was when your lovely wife would put cinnamon sticks in the fresh brewed coffee for us. To this day I put cinnamon sticks in the coffee during the holidays. Best Wishes…

-Thursday, September 05, 2019 at 10:25:24 (MST)
Greg Sullens
Enjoyed the show in Joliet last night. Rock on!
-Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:03:09 (MST)
Otis L.
Looking forward to seeing you tonight at Meadowbrook. Will be in front row in front of you. Can't wait, only 4.5 hours to go!
-Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 12:33:18 (MST)
Bill & Sandi
Great show last night! And you are always so gracious during the meet/greet. Sorry Paul was under the weather... hope you all have another great show tonight!
-Saturday, July 06, 2019 at 06:12:41 (MST)
Patrick Duffy
It was a thrill to share my appreciation for all the music with you and Danny after the Tahoe gig. After all the years since that first concert in 1973 at Universal Amphitheater, it's a memory I'll cherish.
-Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 13:28:14 (MST)
Tim Davis
Hi Michael! I was born in 1953, St. Louis, MO. Throughout high school (1969 to 1972) TDN's music inspired me and was my favorite because of the sheer versatility in songs ant the harmonic talent and diversity in your music. Yoy to the world made me laugh. Pieces of April made me cry. Your guitar work inspired me, although I cut my fingers on Carlos. I thought I would be a rock star because I started playing guitar at 14, but alas, I had to become an accountant to pay the bills. I still have my 1969 Stratocaster that I bought in 1969 for $376.00. I recently googled and found out it is worth around $10 grand LOL. Not a bad investment. I still play at my age, but only in my basement. So my reasons for reaching out to you is this. I have seen TDN play several times and thoroughly enjoyed every concert. I saw you guys at the Lake of the Ozarks years ago. I saw you play in St. Louis, I don't remember the venue, but it was like an auditorium in south St. Louis county. I enjoyed your concert in Missouri at Steelville a few years back. Pat Liston of Mama's Pride opened for you guys. Anyway, I will be at your concert in St. Louis at Chesterfield Amphitheater June 28. Being a fellow guitarist (even if I suck), I still have a red pick with your name on it that you handed me probably 20 years ago. I would love to shake your hand before, during, or after your concert here in St. Louis June 28. Maybe I could get a fresh "Michael Alsup" guitar pick because I have worn this one out. Let me know. I'm Tim. Email is tdavis@copierlink-usa.com. Thanks Michael!!
-Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 17:58:35 (MST)
D.E. Price
THX again for your friendship through the years, and our recent Richmond VA meeting. You had helped me see/understand a little bit more about the band.

When you're HAPPY doing something, it DOESN'T seem like WORK. Safe travels.
-Friday, April 19, 2019 at 15:44:39 (MST)
Tom Puckett
Hi, Michael! I'm a big fan from a-way back. I was four years old when "One" was a hit. I've worn out THREE copies of "Naturally" in my lifetime, have had the pleasure of seeing you perform a few years back (with Cory, Danny, and Jimmy as well!), and was flabergasted when I saw Paul Kingery playing with you and singing some of Chuck's parts. Paul helped my old band, "Swing Shift" do a promotional video, just before he joined up with the "Dogs". I also just found out about S.S. Fools (thanks to Chuck's autobiography). Hope to land a copy soon, and it's a double win for me since I'm also a huge Toto fan. I just want to say that I believe you are one of the most underrated guitar players on the planet, and I thank you for all the wonderful music you have made that has inspired me as a musician as well as bringing years of listening enjoyment. God Bless You, Michael, and thanks again!
-Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 19:10:08 (MST)
Ms Chris McClendon
Hi, I was in the audience last night ( 4/4/19) at the Pensacola, FL Saengre Theatre. I so enjoyed the show but you sir totally rocked it with your guitar playing. :-)
-Friday, April 05, 2019 at 11:06:09 (MST)
Tommy Anthony
Hi Mike - Much respect,sending best wishes your way.Your playing influenced me tremendously as a Youngblood,and now ,in thanks,I'd like to invite you to see ME play,at a SANTANA show of your choosing. Ive been with him for 15 years as a guitarist / vocalist.The lessons you inadvertently taught me were not lost! LOL! Ive tried your email link on this site to send you my contact info,but, no luck. Would like to discreetly pass on my email / contact info.... not sure how?

Worse case,know that I am merely one of thousands whose lives you touched.
My heartflet thanks! Tommy Anthony

-Thursday, March 07, 2019 at 11:58:44 (MST)
edward allen
Hi Michael, I was fortunate enough to be on the front row (right in front of you) for your concert at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC on 2-21-19. As a fan since your first album, I've gotta say that y'all sound as good as ever! The vocals are still awesome, and I found it interesting to watch how you got some of the guitar sounds on many songs, such as "Liar". I'll admit, I'd have loved to watch you do the guitar work on "My Impersonal Life", but you have SO MANY hits, you can't do them all. It's obvious that you are still having fun with TDN, and I wish you well from here on.
-Monday, February 25, 2019 at 09:15:42 (MST)
Tony masterpol
Hi Mike not sure if you'll remeber me I'm a friend of Cuck Mellone's, Chuck brought me out to your house and we recorded a few songs and you played on them, I've never forgotten those times along with your generosity and hospitality, just wanted to say hello
-Friday, February 08, 2019 at 14:04:36 (MST)
Tom Riehl
Hey Michael,
Wanted to let you know we moved the Schermie/Sneed Food Rules show to youtube. Here's the link! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf051qxnnZ4

-Monday, January 21, 2019 at 13:14:20 (MST)
Loved the show at Madison WI last night! Noticed your 45 rpm necklace pendant. Very cool! So glad you and the guys are touring. I know you don’t have to! It was fun sitting up front last night in Madison and seeing your smile and joy. Thanks for being a regular guy, and so talented. Thanks for sharing your gift. Blessings!
-Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 19:28:10 (MST)
Michael, I just listened to the S.S. Fools LP on YouTube. Wow, was actually a very nice listen. I saw that Joe sang the lead on, What Happened To America. Damn,he has a nice, "country voice". It was my favorite song on the LP
-Thursday, January 03, 2019 at 14:13:20 (MST)
Patrick Harris
As a Three Dog Night fan since the first hit ( I was 13 year old aspiring rocknroll bass player ) I’ve recently gained a new appreciation of your guitar skills while listening closely to “Never been to Spain”, one of the greatest songs ever, in my opinion. Your work made that song!

-Monday, December 24, 2018 at 10:49:56 (MST)
Hey Mike, I just read an interview with Mick Box from Uriah Heep, and he gave credit to TDN as having an influence on their vocal harmonies. I have thought this was true for the last 45 years, and now I finally have proof. I just thought you might be interested in this. Keep rockin, Michael!
-Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 17:50:25 (MST)
Felton Dunn
Hello, sir. Our band played with 3DN at the Roswell Mill (Atlanta suburb) in 1992. Glad you have given us so much outstanding music!

Felton Dunn of Kid Brothers (band)
-Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 16:54:00 (MST)
Michael, I first saw you when Three Dog Night opened for Steppenwolf in Salem, Oregon in May of 1969. You played a Tele and I've been a Fender man ever since. I was absolutely amazed at your playing. I saw you (TDN) again in San Diego, CA in 1983 and in 1984. I'm 67 years old and still live and die by Three Dog Night Music.
-Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 17:01:11 (MST)
Daryl Wein
Hey Mike, just heard you are playing at Gallo next Sat. 10/27. Any chance you still have friend passes left? djwein@sbcglobal.net
-Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 14:26:41 (MST)
MaryAnn Abdullah Clifford
Loved seeing/hearing you play at Bergan PAC last evening, wonderful! Keep On!
-Monday, October 15, 2018 at 13:46:32 (MST)
Just wanted to say how impressed I was seeing all of you at the Flying Monkey. You guys still know how to put on a show after 50 years!
-Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 14:52:46 (MST)
Hi..I always wondered why that album was called Cyan. I always loved that name!
-Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 05:21:53 (MST)
Hi..I have wanted to know forever why that l was called Cyan. I always liked that name!
-Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 05:12:50 (MST)
Bob Panger
Hi Michel. Saw the show last night at Spirit Mountain here in Oregon. Always fun to see you. Have been all over watching you and the boys. Epcot, Reno, lots of shows in Oregon and Washington. Wish they would let kids in to the shows. My 11 year old granddaughter and 7 year old grandson love 3DN. A lot of that is my fault. Miss Corey and Jimmy. It hurts not seeing them on the stage with you. Sadly some things don't last forever. Hope you and your family are doing well. You still know how to entertain. Hope to see you soon back here in the northwest. Bob Panger
-Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 22:56:02 (MST)
Bob Panger
Hi Michel. Saw the show last night at Spirit Mountain here in Oregon. Always fun to see you. Have been all over watching you and the boys. Epcot, Reno, lots of shows in Oregon and Washington. Wish they would let kids in to the shows. My 11 year old granddaughter and 7 year old grandson love 3DN. A lot of that is my fault. Miss Corey and Jimmy. It hurts not seeing them on the stage with you. Sadly some things don't last forever. Hope you and your family are doing well. You still know how to entertain. Hope to see you soon back here in the northwest. Bob Panger
-Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 22:55:10 (MST)
Bob Panger
Hi Michel. Saw the show last night at Spirit Mountain here in Oregon. Always fun to see you. Have been all over watching you and the boys. Epcot, Reno, lots of shows in Oregon and Washington. Wish they would let kids in to the shows. My 11 year old granddaughter and 7 year old grandson love 3DN. A lot of that is my fault. Miss Corey and Jimmy. It hurts not seeing them on the stage with you. Sadly some things don't last forever. Hope you and your family are doing well. You still know how to entertain. Hope to see you soon back here in the northwest. Bob Panger
-Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 22:54:39 (MST)
Bob Panger
Hi Michel. Saw the show last night at Spirit Mountain here in Oregon. Always fun to see you. Have been all over watching you and the boys. Epcot, Reno, lots of shows in Oregon and Washington. Wish they would let kids in to the shows. My 11 year old granddaughter and 7 year old grandson love 3DN. A lot of that is my fault. Miss Corey and Jimmy. It hurts not seeing them on the stage with you. Sadly some things don't last forever. Hope you and your family are doing well. You still know how to entertain. Hope to see you soon back here in the northwest. Bob Panger
-Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 22:53:51 (MST)
Jeff Huleatt
Looking forward to seeing you and the boys perform at the Snoqualmie Resort Casino this coming Friday night, Sept. 14, 2018. My wife, Cindy, and I will be CELEBRATE ing our 40th wedding anniversary. Three Dog Night was hitting their peak of popularity and commercial success back during our dating days, and we are really looking forward to reliving the glory days. (How about a dedication to Jeff and Cindy's 40 years?) We bought after market tickets so we could enjoy front row seats. Would love to shake your hand and give you a hug for all the great times we've shared and the wonderful memories that will be reawakened this weekend. I know the band has had a checkered past, but I hope in spite of it all you are well and enjoying life. We've seen Three Dog Night a number of times over the years, best memory was back in the wild and crazy days, a bit of mescaline, and the encore with "The Wizard" opening "The Show Must Go On." Also caught the 25th Anniversary Tour and enjoyed it immensely. So sorry to hear of Cory's passing. I've lost track of Chuck, hope he's doing well. Best wishes and much love, Jeff
-Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 20:25:37 (MST)
Bill Casey
Hi Michael, Thanks for the great memories. I saw TDN play in Albuquerque in 1971. One of the best concerts I've ever seen. I particularly remember the drummer`s plexiglass or clear vinyl drum kit. Awesome performances! I was a fledgling guitarist at age 18 and really respected your playing. Everyone played so well together.
-Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 14:00:49 (MST)
Mr. Three Dog Night
Is there any live video footage of the band in the recording studio?
-Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 06:09:20 (MST)
Michael A.
Chris Bradley: Really enjoyed that link to Parang music and instruments. I was pronouncing it wrong, too. I thought it was PUH RANG, but is actually pronounced PUH WRONG. Cool rhythms galore. When I asked my old friend from Trinidad (Baboo Pierre) I was referring to the "chank" sound that you hear on all the Bob Marley records. Somehow it is a tad different than the "chank" sound that many of us have used over the years when play a simple back beat (i.e. snare drum) on guitar. I always wondered if there was a particular brand of electric guitar that they used. Guess not. Technique more than anything, I suppose. Anyway, I appreciate that you took the time to send me a link. I learned something ... a few things, actually. -Michael-
-Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 13:27:26 (MST)
Michael A.
My goodness it has been along time since I dropped in and read posts. I'm ashamed. Thanks so much (everybody) for the lovely posts. Anne and all the rest. -M-
-Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 13:04:57 (MST)
Deb H
Just saw you and the band at Viejas Casino August 18th AWESOME concert...Keep doing what you do! You were awesome-great guitarist!!!
-Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 22:47:16 (MST)
Just wanted you to know that I saw you at the Peppermill in Wendover , NV on 07/21/18 for my Birthday and absolutely loved you guys. I had forgot how many songs you guys have done that I loved throughout the years and that new song you guys sang about the prayer was wonderful. you guys are the BEST!!!
-Monday, August 06, 2018 at 15:59:44 (MST)
Chris Bradley
Parang guitar? You bet!

Trinidad Parang:

-Friday, June 29, 2018 at 21:00:27 (MST)
thomas fredrick
Hi Michael, We have upgrades for electric guitar and bass. Could I interest you in getting 30 additional pickup tones from your strat?

-Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 11:13:07 (MST)
Mark D.
Just finished seeing your Saint Louis show. AWESOME once again! It was an honor to have met you in the elevator lobby and to have been able to shake your hand. Thank you!
-Friday, June 01, 2018 at 19:50:01 (MST)
You guys have always been a favorite of mine. Your guitar playing has always inspired me, sometimes I think guitar players do way too much to songs, your approach to TDN songs are quality without overkill. Thanks for your craftsmanship.
-Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 12:43:09 (MST)
Marj Cruz
I'm almost ashamed to admit that,at the age of 56, I first started listening to TDN a few short months ago. Since then I've read everything I can and watch YouTube on a daily basis. Watching you from 1968 to 2018 has been amazing. You have aged VERY well and one can certainly see how much you love playing guitar. I remember reading Corey's obituary in my local newspaper. My hometown is about 25miles from where he lived and died. I remember reading he was with TDN and I thought hmm isn't that a 60s band!! The one thing that perplexes me is that on YouTube there are a handful of songs from 1975 all from the same show and neither of the two guitarists was you mr. Allsup nor was the drummer Floyd Sneed. What's up with that? Marj Cruz mtiaf@yahoo.com
-Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 20:03:52 (MST)
Bob Studabaker
Hi Michael. Just to let you know that it was a great, hopping concert last night at the State Theater in Kalamazoo. Brought back great memories. Thank you and the rest of Three Dog Night for appearing.
-Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 16:19:45 (MST)
Mark D.
Saw you perform last night at the Kalamazoo State Theater. Front row, center seat. An absolutely awesome performance. Made me feel 50 years younger again. Thank you.
-Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 05:37:47 (MST)
Doug Biggs
Great concert in Spartanburg SC April 6th 2018!!
-Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 15:46:07 (MST)
Bought tickets for my wife for your Charlotte concert. We were always big fans of Three Dog Night and you guys did not disappoint. What a great trip down memory lane. Wish you all the best and thanks for the memories.
-Friday, April 06, 2018 at 21:30:25 (MST)
Ed & Deb Taylor - Carolina Backline
Hey Michael...going to be cheering for you tonight in Charlotte (wife's birthday present)..it's been almost 15 years since we had you on stage with us.. my wife, Deb was your van driver and hostess...she's a Three Dog major fan.. me, being the guitarist...it's always been about you dude! looking forward to the concert!
-Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 06:07:07 (MST)
Ron Basile
HI Michael
So we produce the Grammys and Three Dog Night performed back in 1971. We have a clip payment,check, that we sent out but it was an old address for you. Can you contact use and let me know if you have a business agent, accountant etc that I can connect with.Please look up Ken Ehrlich Productions and you can see this is legit.
-Tuesday, April 03, 2018 at 10:56:50 (MST)
Don Brown
Great concert last night in Des Moines, Iowa! This is Don Brown and I hope you received the T-Shirt I delivered to your Tour bus. I gave it to a guy in the bus and asked him to give it to you. The Green Time Crossing shirt.
Let me know you got it. I had hoped to meet you after the show.
Thanks again to you and the Three Dog Night musicians.
Rock On!
Best Wishes,
Don Brown
-Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 07:29:53 (MST)
Don Brown
where is the RELOAD?
-Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 11:45:41 (MST)
Don Brown
This is Don Brown again. What size T-shirt do you wear? I have my band T'Shirts and would like to give you one. Let me know and I'll give it to
you at Hoyt-Sherman concert this week in Des Moines, Iowa. The last time I
seen Three Dog Night was Nov.25th 1969 in Mason City, Iowa.
My band is "Time Crossing" I still have my 1966 Gibson SG I bought brand new.
I have a Three Dog Night songbook I'd love to have you sign it for me.
We will be in the handicap area front row.
Thanks in advance,
Don Brown
C: 515-776-6488
-Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 11:43:25 (MST)
Don Brown
Hello again Michael,

I'm not sure my post got through. The last time I seen you was in
Mason City,Iowa Nov.25th, 1969 at Mason City High School. I have my original
ticket and it was $3.00! We will be in the front row in the Handicap area
at Hoyt-Sherman in Des Moines, Iowa. I have a Three Dog Night song book that
I'd love to get signed. I play also. I still have my 1966 Gibson SG along
with 18+ guitars. Our friends have a service dog and we'll be to your right side facing the audience. Thanks for the memories and music. I've been trying to get the music to "Out in the Country" for years. see you there.
Don Brown
donbrown240@gmail.com donbrown@q.com
-Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 11:20:16 (MST)
Don Brown
Hey Mike,
I can't wait to see you and 3DN again. the last time was Nov.26th 1969 in
Mason City, Iowa! We will be in the handicap area at Hoyt Sherman in the front
row. My wife and I are there with friends and will have a service dog to your
right side. I'm a musician also and I have my original ticket and I hope I can find it again. It was $3.00 for the show. I also have a Three Dog Night Musicbook I'd love to have you sign it for me. I collect song books and have 450+ books.
I would love to get the music for "Out In The Country" sometime. Looking forward to seeing you and the Band this week.
Don Brown donbrown@q.com donbrown240@gmail.com
My band is "Time Crossing" also had one "Use of Time"
-Tuesday, March 06, 2018 at 11:08:33 (MST)
Rob Casperson
Sitting at this very moment with a cup of jo while spinning SS Fools and enjoying a grey March 1, 2018 morning in Wisconsin, home of my Great Uncle, Joe Shermitzler (a.k.a "Shermie"). Just feeling the need to do a shout out to Michael and all his peeps for carrying on the great legacy of the sound never again duplicated by that fearsome, yet gentle as a fluffy kitten, rhythm section from 1969. All my best to you, Michael. Gotta go flip to side 2 to listen to you rip it up on your track "Fool Hard-E". Peace, All!
-Thursday, March 01, 2018 at 07:59:12 (MST)
Hi Micheal,
Looking forward to seeing you guys in Lexington,MA on Saturday 2/24! The last time i saw you guys I was working for the production company that put on the show in Miami on South Beach in 1984 on the 4th of July! HUGE concert...fond memories. I'd love to say hello if possible on Saturday! I have a pic from that show we me standing behind you and chuck that I'd love to share with you as well!
-Friday, February 23, 2018 at 09:36:07 (MST)
Anne Patterson
Hi,It has been a long time but I will never forget TDN. Matt still lives in my heart and in my family's heart. I pray all is well with you and yours. I'm now 80 years old and if when you are playing in Stroudsburg Pa I will ask one of my grandsons to drive me to see you,that is if I can make the trip. Take care. Thank you for being Matt's friend. Very sincerely Anne
-Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:59:31 (MST)
Peter Campbell
Just again listened to the album "It Ain't Easy". Your guitar parts are AMAZING and hold up perfectly in 2018. And as a band...? You guys were TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT! You are one of those "actual" musicians..you know...theones that can actually PLAY? In the studio, on stage, and in your living room?
Before there was "ProTools"...there were just "Pros". And you are one of them! Wish you could pass down your knowledge in a seminar or DVD for some of the younger players out there today who unfortunately have no command over their instrument.
Good luck and good health to you!
-Thursday, February 01, 2018 at 20:18:20 (MST)
Fred Gernandt
Hi to the Mike Allsup I remember from Lower Lake High School Glad you are still rocking and rolling!
-Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 18:42:31 (MST)
John Marcinkiewicz
I've always been moved by In My Life wish it was in the set but I understand you guys only have so little time and so many hits to play at a gig. Loved your show at Gruene Hall a couple years ago, it was hot and crowded. I'm sure it sucked for you guys but it was awesome for me. What is the story behind your songs on Cyan especially In My Life?
-Saturday, January 06, 2018 at 20:47:25 (MST)
Vince Quaglia
Saw you guys at Andiamo's Restaurant in Warren, Michigan not too long before Jimmy passed away. I never thought I'd see you without a Les Paul or SG in your hands. Mike Allsup with a Strat?!!!!

Funny how we got tickets to see you that night. One of the girls my daughter worked with said she had some tickets for what she thought said "Free Hotdog Night" and asked my daughter if she wanted them: Daughter said sure and gave them to mom and me. Brought back so many great memories. "Out In The Country" is one of my favorite songs of all time. When you come with that first Am7 chord, you know exactly what song it is. You are an astonishing guitar player. My compliments
-Thursday, November 09, 2017 at 18:57:50 (MST)
James Ridenour
Years ago you posted the chords to Out in the Country for me, and thank you for that. Coming to see you in Huntsville Alabama and was wondering if it's cool if I bring my 85 Peavey Predator for you to sign?
-Thursday, November 09, 2017 at 08:33:42 (MST)
Larry Wilson
MichEl, you a d I both went to Ryal school. I saw your band's picture there. I was born in 1942 and attended Ryal and Graham. Parents moved to Bakersfield in 1954. It is truly a small world.

Live sell and long.
-Wednesday, November 08, 2017 at 04:47:19 (MST)
David Hayes
Michael its David from Oklahoma, I want you to know I really enjoyed all the great times seeing you guys the last 20 years or so and getting backstage to mingle with you but now that Jimmy and Cory are gone I will never attend another show. Danny should have never replaced Cory. i hope you remember me, I am disabled and in a wheelchair. Give me a call sometime at 405-240-3956. I know you have relatives here. Take care!
-Monday, October 09, 2017 at 12:27:50 (MST)
Hey michael I got linked to your site by wikipedia and I am very confused on who you are and how to navigate your site please someone explain this to me
-Sunday, October 01, 2017 at 21:04:29 (MST)
Jim Fry
Hi Michael. Saw your show this past Friday night up in Lincoln. You have still got it brother. I really enjoyed hearing all the great 3DN songs! Especially enjoyed the a-capella song, Prayer for the Children, near the end of the show. Very moving, and wonderful harmonies! Don't want to come off sounding like a groupie, but I learned how to play guitar by listening to all of the band's records back in the 70's. Very sorry to hear of Jimmy's and Cory's passing; much belated condolences to you, your bandmates and all of your families.
I'll be there if/when you guys get back up in my neck of the woods!

Be well!

-Monday, September 18, 2017 at 02:14:21 (MST)
Charlie Spaulding
Over the last couple of years, I've revisited my youth by watching live vids of 3 Dog Night on you tube. Best vocal group in history, and not one single slouch in the band. You influenced my music career greatly. Glad to hear you still have the touch 50 years later. ;)
-Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 16:27:08 (MST)
John Reese
Hello Mike,
We had a great conversation many years ago about the time you were too sick to meet Elvis, and you gave me some lessons on "never been to spain" I notice your web site is a little long in the tooth. I'm a web developer Would like to help you with it. johnreese1969@gmail.com
-Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 13:07:12 (MST)
SS Fools on American bandstand
-Friday, August 25, 2017 at 23:07:41 (MST)
Gayle (Blan) Hawes

Not sure what happened to David Riley.....Lost touch after I got married and left California. Have wondered about him many times. He was a helluva drummer! The car he was driving at that time was a 1932 Studebaker. Sydney became Head of Nursing at Doctor's Hospital in Modesto. Think she finally retired a couple of years ago.

Hopefully, I will get to see you play, if you ever get back here!

Wishing you all the best!
-Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 11:28:01 (MST)
Eric Almquist
Hiya Mike, Yodid.
I see where you are playing at Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln CA. on September 15th. Judy and I are planning on going. Is there any way we could get together to say "hello".
You're the best.
Eric Almquist
-Friday, August 11, 2017 at 13:20:55 (MST)
Mike Lenoir
Michael, Thanks for continuing to tour and keeping the memories alive! Just saw you in Biloxi MS and it was AWESOME. Your music is like mother's milke to me - it flows through my veins....I miss Jimmy ALOT. "Gotta Get the Lord Back In My Life" is one I play all the time. Hope to see you again soon. Keep up the great Music!
-Tuesday, August 08, 2017 at 17:17:32 (MST)
Bill Beyer
You are one of the first guitarists to make an impression on me. I've long since switched to bass--no reflection on you.
-Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 10:41:10 (MST)
moose nelsen
saw tdn last night in michigan, you sir are a badazz!!!!! very much appreciate what you bring to the band, very talented !!! thanks again for a great show-moose
-Monday, July 03, 2017 at 23:28:24 (MST)
Jayne (Brown) McCarthy
Hi Michael, just wanted to thank you for the use of your bass all those years ago (I'm still plugging away), and I will never forget the rocket ship studio--hope you still have it and work it!
-Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:23:13 (MST)
Having not listened to three dog night for 30 years, I bumped into them on youtube and 4 hours later here I am writing you hello. I saw you guys at Phila Electric Light Factory right after you joined the band. I thought your guitar playing stood out and after listening again some 40 years later I was right. So thanks for all your artistry. You have put me in a great mood today all from work you did in the 70's. Thanks. I think I saw that you were still performing so I will look that up and come to a show. Thanks again for your great playing. jp
-Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 10:34:18 (MST)
Tery Magrini
We sure enjoyed the concert tonight. You guys are great. This is the 13th time to see you guys. tmagrini2004@yahoo.com
-Friday, May 26, 2017 at 22:30:13 (MST)
Tony Hoffman

Hi, sent a note a while back...I was your USO tour guide in Okinawa! Hope all is well, I see you still crazy as ever. I retired from the Air Force and live in San Antonio, TX now. Tried to make it out to the concert in Louisiana (in one of the casinos) but just couldn't get out of town.

Would really enjoy hearing form you (Anthony.hoffman.3@us.af.mil)
-Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 12:25:53 (MST)
Mike, I see that you sold your black Les Paul some years back. Whatever happened to the Goldtop? Do you still have it?
-Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10:48:34 (MST)
Steve Alexander
Michael, it is impossible for me to entirely express how moving your guitar work has been to me.
I'm a child of the 60's/70's (and a guitarist myself), and I've heard every guitarist on record from then till now. Let me say with total certainty, that there is NO guitarist that compares with you.
For you are far more than a master of versatility...you are an absolute genius of expression.
TDN songs would never have been the fantastic songs they are, without you.
From the magnificent heart-touching fills on "Pieces of April", to the flaming hot fiery solo in "Heaven is in Your Mind", and all the rest of your brilliant work...
Few guitarists have moved me the way your playing has. And I thank you for the timeless enjoyment of your music.

-On a side note:
(Among so many other songs) I would've LOVED to hear what you would've came up with for a solo (in place of Clapton's) for "In the Presence of the Lord."
I just hear you all over that song.
Cheers, and wish you the very best.
-Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 09:41:43 (MST)
Alan Marcus

Nothing you have not heard before I am sure but I had to tell you what an underrated guitarist you are. Always been a fan since day 1 but have recently been listening to your rhythm tracks on "mama told me not to come" just brilliant! So easy to overlook yet such a major 'groove' going on behind the scenes between you and the bass drums etc. I caught it, it's very elusive yet very funky like a Meters riff thing. major DIG! Alan
-Saturday, May 06, 2017 at 22:48:47 (MST)
Michael Allsup
I wanted this to be a separate post from the one I just made to Lynda. This post is a general post for ALL of other recent posters here. I must admit to being a little teary eyed as I read your posts. Some of you really got down to defining things, and I love that. Of course nobody deserves the kind of wonderful accolades and memory references like some of you did, but damned if can honestly say that I didn't love it all. Course I did. Sorry for acting like "old guy" here today in this post, but time marches on and it has become too damn evident to me in recent times. Considering the losses we've endured. Considering the losses you all have endured, and not just referring to Cory and Jimmy, either. Think I'd better stop. I recognize an emotional Allsup ramble when I see one. -Michael-
-Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 12:13:35 (MST)
Michael Allsup
Thank you so much for the sweet words. I just couldn't believe it that an entire lifetime had passed and I hadn't stayed in touch with Anthony. God, how I regret that, but am so glad I got a call from Dan Johnson in Modesto informing me that Anthony was in hospice and all that. I was stunned, and was so thrilled that he was still able to talk to me on the phone. My old friend. My old bandmate. What a lovely character and talent. Somehow I've GOT to get a copy of that picture of him that you have on the memorial page (that's not the correct term. Hopefully you know of what I speak. He "still looked like himself". ha. Some people don't, over the years ...but he did. That was warming to me. Anyway, thanks so much for your post. -Michael-
-Tuesday, May 02, 2017 at 12:07:38 (MST)
Lynda Lacono
Hi Mike. I wanted to thank you so much for your kind words about Anthony and for brightening his final days. He always spoke of you so fondly and I know he treasured the memories from so long ago.
-Monday, May 01, 2017 at 20:03:15 (MST)
Jim Miller
Just wanted to say thanks - thanks for all the great concert appearances I have seen from the 70's to last night in Medina MN. You have got to be one of the most under-rated guitarists in rock history. It still looks like you are having fun every time. (Even though you have been playing the same TDN songs at countless venues and for a really LONG time. Keep up the great work and hope to catch a few more shows while you and Danny are still able.
-Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 15:38:01 (MST)
All these years, all these years. Thanks for all the smiles, yours and mine.

-Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 21:16:32 (MST)
Steven Cory
I was in the audience at the Carolina Theatre last night and wanted to thank you for getting into playing for us. You are AWESOME! That was a great show!
-Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 07:47:32 (MST)
Just came from your March 24, 2017 concert in Durham, NC. We had a great time. I really appreciated that you really seemed to be enjoying yourself and liking what you are doing. Can't believe that you just turned 70. I should be doing so well in 9 years! Thanks for helping to make a great evening.
-Friday, March 24, 2017 at 20:53:12 (MST)
Pattie Panther
Hello Michael..Thought I'd try again!I've been able to attend the shows every time the band comes to Oregon, I first met you in Phoenix Arizona before Three Dog, with Joe and Cory in the late 60's, now this is a long long time ago!! The last show I was able to attend was when you guys were at the Tillamook Fair.I did manage to get down in front right below you. It was such a great show and the last time I got to see Cory....I lost my voice for singing and dancing,LOL I didn't get to come back stage to see you once again! i missed talking to you when the band was in Albany, I didn't see your note back to me before I traveled to the show that said to come to the side of the stage after the show, until I had returned home,my timing sucks!! Anyway... I HAVE TICKETS FOR THE APRIL 22nd SHOW in Lincoln City Oregon at Chinook Winds Casino and looking so forward to seeing the show!! Gosh maybe there will be a way to see ya after the show??
You take care and safe travels....
Pattie Panther

-Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 01:20:46 (MST)
Kevin Phinney
Hi Mike,
I'm writing just to connect with you over what I feel is an overdue appreciation of your work. We may have met in passing either in 1970 (when we happened to be in the airport as TDN was deplaning for a show; I know my best friend then and now met Floyd, who was a complete gentleman even though we were something like 14 at the time), or during TDN's '80s reunion, when Chuck last sang with the band. I'm an entertainment journalist, and Cory was sweet enough to give me an interview for my book, which is a history of race relations seen through music, from 1619 -- the first recorded evidence I could find of a white person hearing black people make music -- to the year of its publication in 2005. Cory was very eloquent in talking about his R&B influences and how TDN functioned as a democracy in the songs that were selected.
It so happens that in a career that now spans 50 years, my first concert was TDN, and while the group has (in my opinion) never really gotten the critical accolades it deserves, I'd like to take this opportunity to say that in a band where all the focus was on the three amazing and diverse singers, the backing players always showed crackerjack chops and the utmost taste in the contributions that made up each record. I know the first album was essentially the stage show put on vinyl, but songs like "Nobody" still jump out of the speakers and that great ringing fuzzy tone you got became for me as much a signature as Chuck's high tenor or Cory's raspy growl. And one of the hallmarks of a great guitarist, I think, is to be able to play rhythm (I can barely play the radio, but I do sing) and add lead licks that flessh out the song without any loss of depth, melody or . . . well, rhythm. "Good Feeling 1958" is a great example of that and when I found a very poor video and audio posting of the "It Ain't Easy" tour on YouTube, there you were playing it all just as I must have seen you do back in 1970. No real lighting show, no effects, but the band tears it up and it reminds me of seeing Sam and Dave videos from the time (Sam is a friend, and also in the book), where the passion of the show and the stregth of the tunes and performance is what really carries the day. I have seen some of the later shows on YouTube as well, and the roar that comes out of your guitar on "One Man Band" is just so full of sexual swagger that I haven't heard a lot that stands up to it ... without being naked showboating. You have an innate (or learned) sense of what's appropriate that keeps your stuff at the very edge of control. And that's what drama is made of.
Nile Rodgers of Chic is a great rhythm player, but doesn't really solo. But that's how tasteful your rhythm playing is. I think of you in the same way I think of Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac or Steve Cropper (who played on so much more than Booker T. records), who paints with the guitar, putting just the right fills in just the right places. When I started listening actively to music, I was -- like many -- thrilled by a hot dog solo, like Eric Clapton's solos on "Those Were the Days" and "Crossroads." But over time, he learned to do what B.B. King talked about often, which was "playing the spaces and the silences" as well. And one day -- this is in the book, I found a quote where Clapton talks about how embarrassing it is when people compliment that solo, because, he says, " I got off on the one, and the whole thing just sounds like a cat with its tail on fire."
You have an incredible body of work, and the joy and sass in your playing always makes those records so much more than they would have been otherwise. Like Jimmy's solos on "Out In the Country," they may be little moments in the grand canon of pop music, but they are PERFECT moments, and nothing can ever take that way from you or those of us out there in the audience who loved it then and cherish it now.
Oh, and the book (not that I'm peddling it) is on Amazon. It seems rude to mention its contents without mentioning its title: "Souled American: How Black Music Transformed White Culture." And it would not have been complete without my talking to Cory, so bless him for chiming in. Should you wish to find me, I'm in NYC where my e-mail is KevinG.Phinney@Gmail.com and if you really want me to go all nutjob on you, you could call me (like the Rascals drummer Dino Danelli did) at 212 470-4538. I got into entertainment journalism to talk to artists about the work they create. Now at 62, I'm finally fearless enough to simply reach out and tell people whose art moved me that it did, and why.
All the best, and if this was a ramble . . . well, at least it was a flattering one.
-Thursday, March 09, 2017 at 19:01:20 (MST)
mike, what kind of equipment did you use on the lead part on "never been to spain" ? I saw you guys 3 times in Nashville in the early 70's. thank you, tom email is tfoguitars@yahoo.com
-Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 12:05:31 (MST)
David G
Thoroughly enjoyed your concert last night at Ruth Eckerd Hall...Great memories... Thank you!
-Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 10:04:20 (MST)
Bob Boyce
Hi Mike, Glad to see your still up and running. I enjoyed your guitar work on TDN and do remember your great solo on 'Try a Little Tenderness' 1971 Ft Lauderdale, Fl Rock Fest. That Tele with Humbuckers took my head off day. Yours, Bob Boyce
-Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 13:26:43 (MST)
Johnny Winkle
Micheal, as a native Oklahoman, I've always had a deep respect for your connection to us, and enjoyed your tremendous contributions to American music. Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of Tommy. I actually met him about 5 years ago and he was kind enough to autograph my guitar. Perhaps someday I'll get a chance to have you autograph it as well. Best wishes, God bless.
-Wednesday, February 08, 2017 at 00:37:18 (MST)
Louie Bond
Hi, Micheal. I'm still in Montana, but will be travelling some this year, taking a couple months vacation around my 50 yr class reunion (class of '67, Wyandotte, Okla.). Bands are harder to do these days so I'm doing more solo/duo kinda stuff. I am currently playing part time with two bands in the Missoula area, Western Union Swing Band (lotsa Bob Wills, Traditional, some rockabilly and newer country) and Northern Lights, fairly usual dance cover band, everything from Stevie Wonder, Journey, Paul Simon, you name it, and of course some Hoyt, in all configurations. I wish you well, and hope to meet someday, maybe jam. I still refer folks to your version of Some Women, my fav. Kostas and some others have done demos too.
-Tuesday, February 07, 2017 at 15:41:48 (MST)
Mike Brandt
Hi Mike,
Playing the old TDN stuff tonight! Faves!! I am 56 known the group since '69 or so. Rhythm section superb!! You, Joe, Floyd best ever!! Love your guitars, lead of course, but all the fills etc. the best man!! Cory Wells best friggin' lead vocal talent ever!! Unknown but the truth, right!!?? Tulsa Turnaround is my fav song since I was 12! Wow!! Love you! MB
-Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 01:54:13 (MST)Red
Emailed you twice, once before the hack and once after. Write me back please.
-Sunday, January 01, 2017 at 21:02:09 (MST)
When I was 10 my grandmother was telling my mother sharon wheeler that Doris son was joining 3 dog night your family used to sing at our family funerals a couple years later I was a big fan of the band buying records ECT I sent to school in Manteca and port and or I have been playing guitar for 45 years and I'm a working musician and after 1000 bands im I a duo with my wife we play cruise ships travel the world and live in Vegas just thought I would share
-Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 21:26:16 (MST)
Mike, I've gotta say. Fire Eater is one of the best instrumentals of all time. Still flips me out after all these years. Killer organ and fuzz guitar. What Floyd and Joe are doing during the last minute or so is truly amazing. One of the greatest rhythm sections in rock.
-Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 11:13:10 (MST)
Rusty Smith
It is a menu from hell!

Mike what is new man?
-Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 13:44:26 (MST)
Janet & Felix (<--blind pro guitar player) <3
I'm rediscovering 3DN's great tunes as I build my own personal songlist of songs I want to learn. :D Felix, who's already a pro-- plays EVERYTHING he hears almost instantly by ear, is rediscovering tunes right along with me. <3 you, be well! <3
-Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 13:08:07 (MST)
Michael, I was listening to my Cyan LP and for the first time I noticed that Shambala appears to be in mono. I was curious if you had any memory of why that is not in stereo. I know it's trivial, but I was just wondering. Thanks
-Friday, November 11, 2016 at 13:19:21 (MST)
Michelle: Thanks so much for the reference to Cory's passing. Very nice of you.
Gayle: Dave Riley! My goodness, that IS going way back. I remember dave used to have this great yellow roadster vehicle of some make I can't remember. He was a fun dude. Wonder what he's up to now days?
-Friday, October 21, 2016 at 11:08:04 (MST)
Michelle Cartwright
Hi Michael, Just wanted to drop in and let you know you are all in my thoughts and prayers today. I can't believe Cory has been gone 1 year today. I was blessed to see you in Tillamook OR August 2015. I hope you are doing well and get to Oregon sometime soon. Cheers!
-Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 18:46:10 (MST)
Gayle (Blan) Hawes
Missed the chance to see you at the Fresno County Fair on October 12......

Good to see you 'kept up' with your guitar paying :D

Seems like a lifetime ago (it was....1964 when you were playing with David Riley at Sydneys house.

-Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 18:31:58 (MST)
Dave Dawson
Good evening/morning my good man!!!!

From email diggydawson@googlemail.com

I am writing to you regarding Dear Mr Kershaw, a project that I have been working on, alongside my dad, for about 7 years. What we do is send legendary music artists an internet letter about the lyrics, deliberately misunderstanding them so that we look stupid. It is intentionally daft British humour and a bit silly and I do hope you like it. The artist then writes kind of poking fun at us and takes the p^^ out of us, the fans love this because it puts us in our place


Back in 2009 we started writing these letters and placing them online for folk to read. We got some fantastic feedback and created a small following for our work just based on these letters alone. We then amazingly started getting replies from the genuine artists and things grew very quickly, with more and more replies coming our way. Eventually we were getting requests from Facebook fans to put together a book compiling our work.

This we did and the reaction and reviews have been spectacular...so we are doing another...with Unbound. We have signed contracts; it will be crowdfunded but last time we raised 18k 2k over target our fans love us..as do many contributors So we have a publisher, and a distribution deal through Penguin...and a PR team! It's going to be great ..We are online for 100 replies from big popstars maybe more ...and we would LOVE to have YOU ON BOARD WITH A LETTER RE: MAMA TOLD ME!!...already have a very funny idea for a letter .. In the BBC interviews all the presenters have focused in on how wonderful it is that the artists have a sense of humour and have mucked in with us, a couple of silly blokes who write daft letters.

We only announced that we were doing a second volume a couple of weeks ago and we're really proud of the people who have agreed to be part of the project. So far in the bag we have Mott the Hoople, China Crisis, Fuzzbox, Iron Butterfly, Climax Blues Band, Matchbox, UB40, Suzi Quatro, Nashville Teens, Brotherhood of Man, Paper Lace, Katrina and the Waves, Darts The Christians, The Rezillos, Mental as Anything, Racey, The HousemartinsThe Wurzels, The Skids, It Bites, Del Amitri, Dr and The Medics, Melanie, Tenpole Tudor, John Otway, Steve Hackett, Country Joe and the Fish, T,Pau, UK Subs, The Boomtown Rats, Climax Blues BandThe Exploitedm Will Birch from Kursaals, Kenny Thomas, The Tremeloes The Troggs, Peter Noone, John Parr, Wreckless Eric, Fairport The Ruts, Lindisfarne, Sad Cafe, Nik Kershaw, Owen Paul, Black Widow, Saxon Danny Wilson, and high maybes The Zombies Martin Fry XTC, Wilko Johnson Chris De Burgh, Mark Knopfler, Leo Sayer The Beat The Sweet The Damned Eddie and the Hotrods Go West Wheatus Suzanne Vega The Specials Then Jerico . Please please feel free to verify this if you have the means to do so. The idea is that we're the ones who end up with egg on our faces, you can be as rude and silly as you like and we want you to have fun with your reply. It would be fantastic to include you; we are approached A LOT which is flattering but we only choose folk who we feel will fit in well with our silly little world that folk love so much... you would be perfect

Please find attached a link to a PDF copy of the book for your eyes only (as we sell this on Amazon we like to keep this link between friends)
Go on, say yes! We can zip the letter across :)...
Best Regards and many thanks again, really hope to hear from you.

Dave and dad


We were all over the BBC last month, here is one such broadcast of 7 in one day


-Saturday, September 03, 2016 at 11:18:45 (MST)
Lee Russell
Mike, thank YOU so much for bringing us to your side of the experience. It was a fun ride for all of us, from my high school days to now. I've laughed and cried 'with' y'all, most recently at hearing about the passing of both Cory & 'Fork'. Thanks for rerunning the memories-I'll never forget you.
-Sunday, August 07, 2016 at 02:49:44 (MST)
Michael, Thanks for the nice note you left for all of us lifelong fans. I can't think of any other band, other than the Beatles, where the fans have such an emotional connection to the songs, and the band members, as does Three Dog Night. Thank you for providing the soundtrack to all the big moments of our childhood and teen years.
-Tuesday, July 05, 2016 at 11:35:07 (MST)
My goodness at the wonderful posts since I checked in last time. Hard to respond. Every single one is special. Bill Z: Old school approach that I kind of brought to the forefront over the years. That is: No volume pedal, but using one's little finger on the right hand on the volume control of the guitar. Technique: Obviously, pick the string when the volume is off ... slightly ahead of the time you want the note to start ... and then bring the volume up with your little finger ON THE BEAT. (a little compression is nice, too.) In our band, Digger (Danny) refers to it as "violin parts". No, I didn't invent it, but kind of get credit for making that style semi-famous i.e. "One". Darn nice of you to ask. We old guys love getting on the podium about stuff like this. Nyuk Nyuk.
Thanks again to all of you. I'm truly a fortunate person to have been able to perform all these years with the band I love. As of late it has been particularly noticeable when we perform that the audience (our fans, if you will) are not there to try and "bust us" for anything at all. They are actually PULLING for us to do good. Wow! What an edge for a band to have. Wonderful. All bands should be this lucky. We've been spot on about that for years. Meaning: How damn lucky can you get? To have fans like this. Terrific. You're our life's blood and we are so appreciative ... as corny as it may sound. THANKS. -Michael Allsup-
-Monday, June 27, 2016 at 08:59:13 (MST)
Michael, In 1974 I started getting into Uriah Heep. Right away I thought they must have been influenced by TDN in their vocal arrangements. So I'm reading your book, and lo and behold I find out that you thought so also. It's cool of you to take that as a compliment instead of a rip-off. I did some research, and David Byron and Mick Box were in a pre-Heep band called Spice. They recorded a version of "Celebrate." I found it posted to Youtube. It's really good. I'm sure you've probably already heard it, but it's a revelation to me.
-Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 16:28:05 (MST)
Kathy Rockett
Was just listening to "Into My Life" and just want to say what a powerful song it is!! Thank you for it.
-Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:59:26 (MST)
Maureen M Obrien
I am amazed at your guitar playing and at your incredible energy on stage! You are 7 years older than me, and I cannot even conjure up half the energy that you have! Best wishes with 3 Dog Night for many years to come! MO
-Friday, June 10, 2016 at 04:04:06 (MST)
Cheryl Wray
Hi Michael! I've heard Joy to the World many, many times, but never really listened to the wonderful guitar until recently. You're an amazing guitarist! 🎸
-Tuesday, June 07, 2016 at 05:45:48 (MST)
Thank you Kathy, Mary, Bill and Ron. Sweet accolades.
Apatche Corral: Yes, I would love to see Roger again myself. I have no idea where he is. Have lost track many years ago. Hopefully he is still alive and healthy. Would love to see him if you find out how to contact him.
-Saturday, June 04, 2016 at 13:19:14 (MST)
Kathy Rockett
Just finished reading your book. Enjoyed it and your insight. Thanks for all the memories you and Three Dog Night have given over the years. You all were the best! Don't have your solo CD, but the songs you wrote on CYAN were just awesome. Thanks again for playing for us
-Monday, May 30, 2016 at 14:20:08 (MST)
Mary Rowe
Hi Michael,
I was fortunate enough to meet you and the rest of the band in the hospitality room in Richland, Washington about 15 years ago. Like meeting old friends. So wonderful. So gracious. A dream come true for me. You signed my 'Suitable for Framing' album.
My sister met you in the autograph line and you gave her a guitar pick. She still has it btw. :-)
Anyhoo, thank you for what you do. Thank you for this website too.

-Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 07:50:35 (MST)
Bill Z.
Michael, love three dog night. Will see the band in June in Fish CreeK. Can't wait. Maybe I can meet you and discuss your long and fruitful career. One question....how do you get the volume pedal guitar sound, when you are not using a volume pedal?? See you in Wisconsin!
-Thursday, May 05, 2016 at 05:37:17 (MST)
I picked up another album Saturday at the used vinyl store. I'd like to recommend it to all fans of TDN. It's called "Red, White, and Blues Image." It features future Dog member Skip Konte, and future Steppenwolf guitarist Kent Henry. Released in 1970, recorded at American Recording with Podolor and Cooper at the controls. Soulful vocals and playing throughout and sure to please TDN and Steppenwolf fans. Check it out if you can find it.
-Monday, May 02, 2016 at 10:47:24 (MST)
Hey Mike, I went to a local record store yesterday, and found a still sealed original LP copy of "Captured Live at the Forum." I can't decide if I should open it and play it, or leave it sealed. A rare find.
-Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 09:19:13 (MST)
Where is ROGER SKIDMORE outta STOCKTON CA? He taught me how to play bass-guitar. I'm at APACHECORRAL@GMAIL.COM Thanks.
-Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 23:58:16 (MST)
Todd: And you, sir ... are very perceptive. Ha. My standard answer to a good compliment. Very nice of you, my friend. Thanks so much for the nice words.
Rockfish: You,too. Really enjoyed being in Bremerton, WA. Cool staff at the ADMIRAL THEATRE.

Thanks to you all for you great posts here. I do drop in from time to time and take a peak.
Michael Allsup
-Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 09:33:53 (MST)
Todd Reich
I have to say.... You still are one awesome guitarist! It would be nice, if the people who mix the Three Dog Night music, would TURN UP YOUR LEAD GUITAR PARTS, and showcase YOU, while you're playing!! I'm least interested in watching newer members playing and singing on the tube. You should be listed as one of the best guitarists of all time. You still make the difference in Three Dog Night. Without you.... They just wouldn't rock out!
-Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 10:41:17 (MST)
Michael, I just wanted to let you know that a friend of mine recently met you in Bremerton, WA. and he told me it was a bonafide spiritual experience. Having seen you 21 times before, this is the first time he was able to meet you backstage and because I was able to procure the passes for him, I am forever the King Dog in his view. Thank you for being so gracious and for providing us with such great music over the years. For many of us the soundtrack of our lives.
Former Radio Broadcaster
Rob "Rockfish" Oxford
-Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 07:25:15 (MST)
Sandy DiLeo
we are big fans and love you .Just saw 3 Dog Night at Thunder Valley.it was nice to be in 4th row so we could experience your stage fun-ness and smile and of course your phenomenal playing.Don(my hubby) video taped Liar and got that amazing lead on his phone,also 1 Man Band.they r on our facebooks a few down.We met you a few yrs back in Reno.Cory and Danny as well.Don was asking about your amps and u mentioned guitar goin thru the PA=prop AMPS!your manager (Mckenie was it?)was talking to us about submitting originals -I love to compose music.uggh_i was talking to Cory.just read he disliked boozed out people-oh boy what a great impression i made!I was kinda smashed!!!had a blast-but of all the times to be snockered.AnywaysI have so much joy from all those concerts!!!! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MICHAEL!!!
-Wednesday, March 09, 2016 at 23:29:23 (MST)
Barb Ann Matson
Happy Birthday to the Guitar King of TDN! Hoping to make the fair on March 18.
-Tuesday, March 08, 2016 at 11:06:20 (MST)
John Neal
I read the "Meaning of Life" story from Chapter 17 today.
That has got to be the funniest "I was so wasted.. how wasted were you?" story I have ever heard in my life.
I tried to read it to a buddy and couldn't read more than half a sentence at a time without falling apart in laughter and tears.
Loved the records as a teen. Have all the mp3s. Seen you 2-3 times (have to check the ticket stub archive to know for sure - just know I always love it.)
Your writing is entertaining - and shall probably become "legendary" as word spreads.
Thanks for documenting a chunk of Rock History in such an amazing way.
Looking forward to seeing you tonight at Thunder Valley.
I know Cory's spirit will be hanging out center stage.
And there was much rocking...

-Friday, February 26, 2016 at 01:21:41 (MST)
Craig Cerer Twin Lakes Wisconsin
Although I've seen you numerous times over the years, mostly in Wisconsin I never had the chance to tell you two things. I talked to you over the security fence at Kenosha County Fair once. You took my photo of the band and took it back and got it signed for me by everyone. So finally thank you thank you thank you. Secondly from that time at the fair and beyong I know you are a truly good man. I respect men like you. Thank you P.S. I am still a 3DN fan at the ripe old age of 73.
-Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 14:06:25 (MST)
Robin Doerr
Life long TDN fan! LOve you, your pages and your pics! So sorry for all the losses this last year but love of the fans is strong!
-Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 17:08:18 (MST)
dave cirella
I loved your sound on those 3dog night albums. just the right stuff at all times. The leslie speaker sounded awesome. do people talk about that to much? Your playing really added to the coolness of the tracks. Thanks for being an inspiration. Dave
-Tuesday, February 09, 2016 at 18:12:32 (MST)
Tom Fischer
Michael, I saw you guys play at Medina last Saturday and you blew my socks off. I've never seen anyone that is so into the performance. I play guitar too and have been in a few bands. I'm now 62, just retired, and want to get back into playing and you gave me some inspiration. I listened to you guys since I was a kid. My first real date was with a girl to go skiing. I placed the skis so that she would have to sit next to me. I could barely contain myself. Anyway, we drove in my 1957 baby blue Rambler (got it from my dad--nice guy) while listening to you guys on the 8-track player. I'll never forget that moment and the memories every time I hear your music. Thank you and take care!
-Tuesday, February 09, 2016 at 13:56:18 (MST)
Craig Ruhtz
Hey Michael,
Realized I didn't leave any contact info if you decide to hold auditions in the future for vocalists. I have a little of Chuck and Cory in my voice.

-Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 19:02:01 (MST)
Stuart Fischer
Stuart Fischer
Hey Michael,
Back in 2001 I reacted to your post where you quoted Yassir Arafat. We ended up exchanging a few e-mails and then you graciously posted my difference of opinion on your chat page. Shortly after that, I met you at the Milwaukee summerfest when you and TDN performed late that summer. You gave me a backstage pass and it was a wonderful, magical night meeting you and all the guys. I'm going to attend the show at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee this Feb. 5th. Would love to say hi again if possible. I've been to a lot of TDN shows since I met you that night, but never got an opportunity to say hi again. Look forward to seeing you and the band. I posted a couple of pictures from that time on Jimmy's facebook after he passed as well as Cory's. My e-mail is stuart.fischer@rcn.com All the best my friend.
-Monday, January 25, 2016 at 21:28:39 (MST)
Craig Ruhtz
Hey Michael,
Met you a few times at TSA-Sac airport.Cory had just passed on your last trip thru.Still can't believe it.I so appreciated 3DN these many years and you letting me "invade" your personal time.It has been a very sad year for you and music lovers indeed...I want to wish you and the band a great 2016 though. Peace to you all.
As you rebuild, I've sung a note or two!

-Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11:27:22 (MST)
I don't know if you remember me, but I worked with Linda Shelby at Women to Women / Phycom. I moved back to New Jersey in 2003. I think of Linda all the time. I'm planning to catch your show at the Bergen Pac on Jan. 28. Please give Linda my regards. I would love to see her. Any chance she might be travelling with you ? My email is annettedalton1@gmail.com.
-Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 13:09:34 (MST)
Jean Kellough
Hi Mike,

I'm excited to see TDN this Saturday at the Margaritaville Casino in Bossier City, LA. I know you are a fan of cajun cuisine...ask the hotel concierge about Herby K's in downtown Shreveport. They make a shrimp po-boy sandwich that is to die for! Looking forward to Saturday night!
-Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 09:33:39 (MST)
Trish Kealy
Hey Mike! Just read your book-thank you for sharing! Loved your style,humor,honesty and class. Of course I love the band (grew up listening) also my husband is a guitar player so that is another perspective! My sisters and I are all track coaches and have to share about an athlete named Eli. One of my favorite season ending videos has him running the 1600 and the song Eli's Comin plays as he gains on the guy in the lead and catches and passes him! Very appropriate and fun! Just another touchstone!
Miss all the guys who've gone on before and grateful for the recovery of those left behind. Thank you for the music of my life
-Thursday, January 07, 2016 at 23:11:44 (MST)
Hey Mike, Happy New Year. I hope all is well. I was listening to "Suitable For Framing" this weekend. I would really like to know what guitar(s) you used on that album. Especially on "A Change is Gonna Come." It sounds so much like that Cropper, Telecaster sound and style. I know your Tele was stolen around that time. I was just curious. Thanks for your time.
-Monday, January 04, 2016 at 09:13:04 (MST)
S. George
Mike: You made the show a few year's back at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. Thanks for your talented playing and wonderful showmanship.
-Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 09:00:00 (MST)
Skip Bennett
Reading these posts should make it pretty clear just how many lives you have touched in so many ways, entertained but maybe more importantly, inspired. I want to join in thanking you. For all of it, THANK YOU, MICHAEL.
From the time we met at that Bruce amplifier shop, Threshold on Sunset in Hollywood, I've been a fan. Working for you for those first two years remains a fondly remembered "upside" of my many adventures. I can tell some good stories! BTW, I still listen to the Some Women CD. Just a great album! Again, thank you so much.
I guess it's been several years since we've spoken but you remember Mark (last name withheld here ...to protect the innocent!). Well, we've been great friends since day-one. If you're going to be anywhere near John Wayne Airport in Irvine let me know and I'll get you in touch. Maybe you can catch a ride in a cool airplane. And he really is the nicest guy you could ever hangout with. I should send you some photos. His career is impressive, meeting and working with some very interesting people ...and getting to fly some extraordinary planes. Take the hint -- you'll want to drop in to see him if you can :o)
Jimmy and I swapped a couple emails before he got sick. And when the news came about Cory, everyone was calling to tell me and emailing articles. So sad, just as Jimmy and Joe's passing before him. Gosh!
Okay, I keep thinking of stuff I'd like to tell you -- catch up with -- so I'd better put an email together. But for now, I sold the ranch in OK and I'm back in Texas close to family and wishing you the best of everything possible in the new year.
-Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 22:03:13 (MST)
Michael, is a good part of the reason a lot of rock stars having bad hearing including yourself the direct result of having high powered amps right behind you. Could ear plugs with a reduced sound or a plexi glass screen somehow between you and the amps help or is it just a musical occupational hazard have a happy
-Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 18:46:41 (MST)
Stu Pidass
Hi, Michael. I was wondering if you feel your hearing is up for a follow-up to "Some Women". Over the last 10 years "Some Women" is an album that always makes me feel so good...especially with a bottle of 100 proof vodka!
I recently cracked open a fresh blank high bias cassette and put "Some Women" onto it to play in a buddy's car on a road trip and we went back to his house where we got drunk and played it over and over.
I hope you record another one!
-Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 21:53:39 (MST)
Mike Hartman

I've been listening to your beautiful guitar work for so long now.
It's a mornin in May,

-Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 18:58:15 (MST)
Hello Michael - I want to thank you for the amazing music all these years. TDN is a major part of my life's playlist and defines so many memories. I love the music to this day and have found that I am enjoying the symphony-backed versions as well as the originals. My sincerest condolences to you, the band, and families in the loss of Jimmy and Cory this year. Cory's sudden passing was especially hard to process. His soulful voice, stage presence, and person that he was will never be matched. I am grateful for so many incredible performances captured on video to continue to enjoy. I have a request of you: I absolutely LOVE "Overground". It's a masterpiece, and I've read that you wrote it. I'm a little late picking up the London CD and found it there. The harmonies and orchestration are gorgeous, and the words resonate. Do you have the lyrics to post? I can't find them anywhere on the internet. I would be most grateful. Also, who plays the acoustic guitar on this piece? Thanks again for your incredible music all these years, for the online book, and for this forum. God bless you and the guys. -Love from Texas

-Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 10:01:16 (MST)
Dan M Gustafson
Hi Michael, I played organ for First Rush in Texas back in the day and you might remember you and the other band members from TDN used to sit in on our gigs sometimes, it was fun and remembered fondly. I was doing a bit of writing about those days and just learned about Joe passing away. I was a little shocked and he got short-sheeted for sure. I know he was your friend and was a friend to us too when he acted as producer in a few recording sessions. So a belated I'm sorry for your loss is in order and I wish you well and hope you also have some memory of us worth remembering too. -Thanks
-Monday, November 30, 2015 at 18:24:20 (MST)
Michael Allsup
Wanted to say thank you to ALL. So sweet to come here and read the posts now and then.

Carl Thompson you ol' Turkey. So good to see you post here. I have had many conversations about you and your hammond and that old van with Joe Torres and Izzy Alvarado. Would love to see you again someday, my old friend. Salt Lake City? I'll be darned. All my best to you, Carl. Come see our band sometime when we play in Wendover ... if you have the time. Would love to know how to contact you by email. -Michael-
-Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 10:31:20 (MST)
Wayne Cummings
Hello, Michael.

I just discovered "The Whitewolf Zone" where I read your interview. I was fascinated to read your responses to the questions from a great interviewer. The passion that you expressed for the music, the songs and your fellow band members was thrilling for me to hear.

Rest assured, I am proud to tell you that I am one of those folks you talked about with that "GLEAM" in their eye every time I hear the sounds of "TDN". I got it in 1969. Huh..., it's the only thing that has not aged.

Thank you for your contributions. If you ever come Tulsa way again I'd love to know about it.

Kindest regards, Wayne
-Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 21:29:43 (MST)
Mike Mackay
Hi Mike,
I am the guitar player that played with Willy Stone for years all over the country. Used to come to your apartment in Hollywood. Moved back to Tulsa and owned a big music store- came and picked you up at the back of the Brady theater in Tulsa, and we went to a club I was playing at and jammed all night -
Great memories - just thought I would say Hi - I talked to Willy (in Dallas) the other day.
All the best -
-Mike MacKay
-Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 12:00:59 (MST)
Carl Thompson from Modesto area
Hi Mike,
I hope you are well. I used to play music with you in the Modesto area. We had some good times. I remember that you always had a guitar in your hands.
I figure it's been about 48 years since we last spoke. I have followed your career. I still play music. Right now I am doing studio work on my son in law Derek's original album. I live in Salt Lake City Utah where I am a manager at an electronic acoustics manufacturer.
I wish you well my brother,
Your friend

-Monday, November 16, 2015 at 08:46:51 (MST)
S. George
How tough are the concerts right now?
-Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 14:39:52 (MST)
Hi Michael,
We met a few years ago at Chinookwinds Casino in Lincoln City, Oregon. You might remember I brought you a couple VHS tapes full of 3DN video clips from television appearances. Any interest in having a documentary done on Three Dog Night? If so, I'm your man. Let's talk! I'd like to mail you a sample of what I have done. Let me know.
-Friday, November 06, 2015 at 21:54:56 (MST)

Did you play on this Pepsi commercial, or did the agency use a studio group? Either way, it's a very powerful performance. Cory nails it, of course.


-Friday, November 06, 2015 at 12:13:18 (MST)
Chris, are you still hangin' around here? Regarding Mike's killer "Spain" tone. I'm going to go out on a limb here. It sounds to me like the guitar is going directly to the mixing console, with the input gain slightly boosted to get that warm, fat tone on the solo. It doesn't sound like his standard Bruce amp, fender blender sound, which I love also. I could be completely wrong, but that's my guess.
-Wednesday, November 04, 2015 at 07:30:57 (MST)
John Miller
Michael - we had the privilege of opening for you at the Florida Theatre in Jax, FL just a few years ago. All of you were so kind to us. Naturally was the first LP i ever bought (OK; mom bought it for me) and I've been a fan ever since. Just sending condolences from all of us on Cory's passing, and best wishes to you and the band and hopes that you all figure out a way to keep your great music alive and on the road. peace, John
-Tuesday, November 03, 2015 at 11:20:51 (MST)
Joe and Vinny: Great to see you post here.

Clennon: Well I'll be a dog's behind. Long time, dude! Concerning the music you could send it my P.O. Box if you'd like.
Timbre Records
P.O. Box 579076
Modesto, CA 95357-9076
-Monday, November 02, 2015 at 17:29:00 (MST)
Joe MacBride
Well I always wanted to tell you how beautiful your playing was. This wonderful band wouldn't have sounded the same without your touch. It's good to know that your still at it. I'd like to add my sympathy to you and the rest of the guys at the passing of Cory wells.He's singing in paradise along with Jimmy and Joe.
-Sunday, November 01, 2015 at 08:54:28 (MST)
Clennon O.C. McGinnis
Hey I'm finally back on line how are you doing as for me I'm working on myself and my music Your Say Hi Page is quite full that's impressive I have a long way to go.is it possible for me to send you some music that I'm thinking about releasing in 2016.How can I get it to you. Holla back dog.
-Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 18:59:10 (MST)
mike one more thing I guess I knew something eventually was going to happen to me or band members, I have seen threedog night 6 times in 4 years and had tickets for the paramount theatre in peekskill, guess ill see you in march,what did jack lalane used to sell a vegamatic we all better get one peace
-Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 19:03:31 (MST)
for me the trees in the woods are falling closeby meaning people of my age and fabric are beginning to pass on. One guarantee is death its inevitable. like myself I pushed with drinking and partying and had to stop 23 years ago, but my brother who did nothing except cookies is gone with crazy old vinny still kicking. This is a comparison to cory who like my brother did not drink or smoke but they are gone, What can you say, why them who did the right thing and not us who pushed it. there is no answer except maybe to be a little nicer,caring and maybe a couple of prayers. life is a big conveyer belt we all ride along with people falling off all the time but we are still drifting along not knowing when our time to bounce away will come. I always listen to your song into my life for support . To you my great guitar player cory and the rest god bless
-Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 18:50:53 (MST)
MIchael Allsup
CHRIS: It was a Les Paul that I used on "Spain". Don't remember the amp. -M-
-Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 16:08:47 (MST)
Ron Snuggs
Hey Michael, Back in '69 I remember being in the car with my Mom heading to downtown Durham to the Sears store. I always had the radio on, and "One" came on. It blew my 10 year old mind! I've been a fan ever since. Shortly after that I started playing guitar, and was playing in bands by the age of 15. Thank you for the great influence. I still find inspiration in those licks you played. As with the others here, I am devastated by Cory's death, and Jimmy and Joe's as well. Stay strong, and keep on pickin'!
-Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 12:14:28 (MST)
My goodness at the wonderful posts. "Senor Chunks", Anne Patterson, et al. So sweet of you all. I am reading every single post with great satisfaction and respect for your tenderness. Thank you so much. -Michael-
-Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:55:33 (MST)
Hello mike. Was wondering what guitar and amp you used to record never been to Spain? It sounds beautiful. Thank you very much. Chris
-Monday, October 26, 2015 at 09:30:19 (MST)
Hello mike. Was wondering what guitar and amp you used to record never been to Spain? It sounds beautiful. Thank you very much. Chris
-Monday, October 26, 2015 at 09:27:15 (MST)
David Hayes
Dear Mike this is David Hayes from OK. I know you will remember me. I always came backstage after the shows with Madonna (fan club president) and I am in a wheelchair. You used to tell me about your relatives that lived here in Oklahoma. I was so sad to hear about Jimmy passing earlier part of this year and now my favorite lead singer Cory is gone too. I am just sick. I want to cry but can't and my heart is so heavy. Have you heard anything about whether the band will even continue now with Cory gone? I am so glad that down thru the years and all the many shows I went to I took some great pics of you and the rest of the guys in the band. What memories I will have seeing my favorite Rock group of all time. Jimmy if you ever have time and can please call me at 405-589-0443 ok? I would love to just chat a minute. You and the guys were always great to me, taking time out to talk backstage and taking pics. Love you all. Please tell Danny that he and the rest of the band are in my prayers.
-Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 13:30:03 (MST)
Rick Amy - Leesburg, Va.
Michael - deepest condolences to you, Danny and the rest of the band. You guys were always gracious coming out to meet the fans. Saw you for the first time in the early 70's - still remember the opening of One Man Band coming out of the darkness in Cleveland Public Hall. Some of my greatest concert memories involve you and the band. Remember Cory doing "Try a little Tenderness" at Blossom Music Center" near Akron and he swung the mike stand around onto the floor and took a piece out of it. And how he really got into "You can leave your hat on". He will truly to be missed. The fans still hope to see you on the road again.
-Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 03:31:29 (MST)
Senior Chuncks
Hey Michael, still in shock, learned of Jimmy and Corys passing at the same time. Just finished ALL of your book, not just the part I'm mentioned in. I prefer the San Diego story... Beefeaters and oysters. It's a great read and even better catharsis. My heart felt condolences.
-Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 17:47:39 (MST)
Ron Riley
So sorry to hear of you loss of Cory Wells and Jimmy Greenspoon. Take Care Mike.
I always enjoyed you and Three dog Night, having seen you in 7 great concerts.
-Friday, October 23, 2015 at 06:29:18 (MST)
Adam Grossman
Sad news tonight. Makes me think about the first rock show I ever went to. My mom took me to see Three Dog Night in Corpus Christi, Texas in probably 1972 or 73. I was 8 or 9. It was perhaps one of the most important, most formative experiences in my life. I remember being completely blown away. Little did I know at the time that I would later pick up the guitar and spend nearly twenty years on the road and making records, and even appearing in movies. How many times have I recounted to others about my first rock show and how it quite possibly influenced me to follow my passion and lead me to a life of joy and fulfillment. I want to express my gratitude as well as my condolences.
-Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 21:48:09 (MST)
Davey Gumble
Michael--- it is with a heavy heart that I bid you, the band, friends, family and your many fans and associates my deepest sympathies regarding the passing of Jimmie and now, Cory. It was truly our blessing to have shared an incredible life with such wonderful and amazingly talented souls. May you find peace and comfort in the road ahead and the days to follow. God Bless.
-Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 18:53:08 (MST)
E.R.A. from Canada
Heard the news this morning as I was getting ready for work and immediately yelled NO!" Hours later, it still seems so unbelievable. It's especially extra hard when a death comes unexpectedly and I can only imagine how difficult it is for you, Danny & the rest of the band, esp. after losing Jimmy too this year (I hadn't heard that until today either, so double the sad today.)

Cory's voice really resonated with me from the very first moment I heard it and he will always be one of my top five singers. I am thankful I got to see you guys play and meet the band and tell Cory and all of you how much pleasure TDN has given me for so many years. Another good man gone far too soon. My heart goes out to Cory's family and the band.
-Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 18:25:38 (MST)
Lynn Matchell
Hi, I met you a couple times at the fan meet and greets a couple years ago. I cant imagine what you must be feeling now, first losing Jimmy and now Cory. It's so hard to believe. I hope you and your band mates are coping OK, but I dont know how you would. It must be so hard to lose your friend.
Well take care and I hope you keep rockin' cus you are an awesome guitar player.
-Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 10:26:29 (MST)
James Pomeranz
Michael ... So sad to hear about Cory ... Our heart felt warms wishes to all of you and to his family. One of the greatest singers in music history, he was my favorite. J
-Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 09:51:58 (MST)
Anne Patterson
Michael, I was so sad to hear of Cory's passing. Please extend my sympathy to all the band members and Cory's family. It is so hard to lose the ones we love and care for. I didn't know Jimmy had passed until today. May they rest in peace. Anne Patterson
-Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 09:41:45 (MST)
Michael, please accept my prayers and thoughts about our beloved Cory. Just heard this morning and it broke my heart. Never got to see you guys in the early years, but saw you many times in the past 10 years in Florida. Last saw you in Lakeland, Fl. almost 2 years ago. Fond memories. First Jimmy and now our beloved Cory. I will be praying for all the band, very hard to comprehend. Cory has found his Shambala. RIP Cory
-Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 08:26:44 (MST)

I am so saddened by the news about Cory. I am sick in my guts. I am with you in your grief. God help us all.
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 21:15:13 (MST)
Debi from the club
I am sick to my stomach...still in shock. I can only imagine, Michael. I am so so sorry. What a year. To you and the rest of the band, my deepest condolences. What an honour to have seen all of you together on stage many times. You are all too special..
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 20:21:55 (MST)
Michelle Cartwright
Dearest Michael, I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that can comfort when someone is taken from us so unexpectedly. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the Joy I had watching you and Cory. You guys were my first concert in PDX and Aerosmith was your warm up band. I got to see you in Tillamook in august and had tickets to see you in Yakima. Last time I got to chat with you was way back on your first music cruise. I hope to get the chance to at least see you play again. I know Jimmy and Cory are making beautiful music in Heaven tonight.My condolences to your TDN family and Cory's family with Mary.
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 20:03:15 (MST)
David Ford
So sorry to hear of Cory's passing. I learned to play guitar listening to you guys (among others) You and Terry Kath (of Chicago) have been major influences on me. Cory's voice is incredible!!!!! Better and better, never failing him. He is surely going to be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the band and his family.
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 19:59:14 (MST)
Greg Watson
I was so excited about seeing TDN in Perry at the fair and then the concert was cancelled. I had heard Cory had hurt his back. I am so sorry to hear bout his passing today. my thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the greatest band ever!
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 15:50:52 (MST)
Michael Allsup
SOLID SOUND! I'll be darned. So good to hear from you ... and thank you for the thoughts on Cory. Am struggling to deal with it. Will miss him always. -M-
Thanks to all of you for your thoughts on Cory.
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 14:26:33 (MST)
John Norton
Mike, sorry about the passing of our friends, Jimmy and Cory. Seems like yesterday we were all together at my shop - Solid Sound- in LA. Take care buddy
(brother), John
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 14:19:47 (MST)
Heather Dwinnell
Michael, I just heard the terrible news about Cory, My condolences to you on the loss of your friend.
(( hugs)). Two losses this year. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Cory's family and friends.
-Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 13:05:38 (MST)
Debbie wooten
Six months ago I lost my husband to a motorcycle accident we were married for 25 years. During those years I would fondly tell him about the night I went to see three dog night I lived in San Antonio and worked at a small flowe shop somehow I was gifted a ticket to go see the show and it was a blast renenbering that night after all those years still brings a smile. Quite frankly I haven't much to do after my lose and reaching out to someone that made me smile that night and many years later is thins I do. Although you probably don't remember me I took the time we had through out my life with love. I also send my condolence to jimmy I believe we had met that morning but way to long ago I hope I will see the band sometime soon it would certainly be a feel good moment bless you mike long tme friend from an old hotel room
-Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 20:48:31 (MST)
Debbie wooten
I hope that you will come to Panama City florida before I make my return to texas. I haven't been back to texas in over 30 years wow gulp shit but I saw you play once and would loove to see you once again.
-Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 17:34:10 (MST)
chip sparrow
Hey Michael. I'm still enjoying listening to your great solo album , Some Girls . The music is still as fresh and it was when I first got it in 1999 (Has it really been that long ) ? You autographed it for me when Three Dog Night played in Stone Mountain , Ga. Great gig except for the train kept interrupting you guys. Danny got a big kick out of that , I remember. Anyway , I'd love to see you do another solo album. I'd be the first one to buy a copy. Love the music , Michael ! Was sorry you guys had to cancel the Ga. State Fair gig in Perry , Ga. Hope Cory is feeling better.
-Wednesday, October 07, 2015 at 20:43:25 (MST)
Jay Regan
Michael, Wanted to let you know am enjoying reading your online book, 3DN was always a favorite of mine growing up, I'm a singer-songwriter and cover a few of the bands songs. Anyway can't wait to read more, thank you.
-Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 14:43:17 (MST)
Greg W
I can not wait to see TDN at the Georgia National Fair!
-Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at 15:47:51 (MST)
Michael Allsup
Thanks to you all for the wonderful "Say Hi" posts. Making me smile. -M-
-Saturday, September 05, 2015 at 10:01:27 (MST)
Dianne Johnson
Wonderful concert last night at Desert Diamond in Tucson! Your fun, shiny presence added so much. I love to see your smile, not to mention the amazing guitar work! The audience was really quiet so I clapped extra loud for your riffs!
-Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 20:44:49 (MST)
Hi Micheal, I saw you guys Friday night in Tillamook. We have met had a drink and chatted a few times through the years. It's been a very long time. But I am sorry I didn't get the opportunity to see you and give you my condolenses in person. I am so very sorry for the loss of Jimmy. You guys were awesome of course... but I can only imagine how difficult it is to get on stage with out him... You guys are brilliant! You still rock the house and leave all of us wanting the blues album before 2035! =) Be well. safe travels. See you in Yakima.
-Sunday, August 09, 2015 at 16:26:58 (MST)
Pattie Panther
Hello again! What a great show at the Tillamook County Fair last night! I was able to stand below you in front with my daughter... She also loved the show! Danced to your music all night, so glad it was soft ground...lol! Tried to go back after the show but couldn't...:( Hope to see you again soon..:)
Take care, good health and happiness always!
Pattie (knew you, Joe and Cory late 60's)...:)
-Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 18:14:51 (MST)
Michael Brown
Hello Michael
I bowled with you and Greg Langlois at McHenry bowl on a team way back in 86 and tonight my wife and I will b at 3 dog night show in Durant ok would love to say hi.
-Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 14:05:44 (MST)
Jana Vsughan
We're from Modesto, CA and are SO looking forward to seeing you tonight in Durant, OK! My husband used to bowl with you in Modesto. Hoping to catch you to say "HI".
Break a leg!
-Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 13:54:43 (MST)
S. George
Mike: You still have great energy and showmanship. Thanks for making the concert we saw so memorable. As I look forward to retirement in a year or 2, I am amazed at the longevity of you wonderful performers in the band. Are you planning ahead into the future (retirement, kicking back?)or just taking it a bit at a time?
-Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 14:47:34 (MST)
Pattie Panther
Hello again Michael... I thought i could get to Albany for your show this coming Thurs...I can't..:(
But I can get to Tillamook for the show this coming Fri and so looking forward to this...:)
I met you, Joe and Corey many years ago before Three Dog Night in Phoenix Az...maybe 1967-68? I came to see the show in Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast maybe 11 yrs ago?
I saw you guys in Albany Or maybe 3 yrs ago and I was on my way down to Phoenix area last April and had to cancel because of illness..:(
Im bringing 2 young ladies who know your music thru me...
Looking so forward to seeing the show..
-Monday, August 03, 2015 at 01:16:42 (MST)
Len Hubbard
Hi Michael! My wife and I were in the packed house at Lakeside on the 18th and you guys put on a terrific show. THANKS! It's great to hear the tunes that we love so much and the acapella song during the encore was top notch. Great stuff. I did have an album with us that I was hoping to get autographed. It's the Cyan album - which has a great picture of all of you on the cover. I actually already got Chuck Negron's signature and I would love to have you, Danny and Cory sign it and then frame it on my wall at home. Is there any possibility of me mailing it to you or do you know of another way? I know you must get many requests but we really are big fans. If not, thanks for coming to Ohio anyway.
-Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 14:24:13 (MST)
Just thought I'd say I was a huge TDN fan and young guitarist. I always thought you were under appreciated as a guitar player. That's why I always liked the live albums best. Your work wasn't covered up by keyboards. It seemed on the studio albums you always had to play on the after beat just to cut through the mix. Any way I just thought I'd let you know you were a huge influence on me . Thanks
-Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 19:15:13 (MST)
Brian Stadnik
My grandfather was Marv Helfer and he used to tell me wonderful stories about the band. I grew up listening to TDN and other bands that recorded on my Grandfather's label (ABC Dunhill). Although Marv is no longer with us, his spirit lives on in the music.
-Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 13:11:42 (MST)
Melissa Trumble
I never get tired of listening to Three Dog Night songs and you have always had the most beautiful and contagious smile.
-Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 10:55:59 (MST)
my husband and I are coming to lakeside on July 18 to see 3 dog night. My husband has a copy of the book rock and roll and the Cleveland connection which he has been getting autographed by artists mentioned in book. He has 947 currently. Can we add 3 dog night?
-Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 19:27:41 (MST)
Pattie Panther
Hello Mike. coming to see you guys in Albany OR and then Tillamook OR. I'm from Phoenix AZ and knew you, Joe and Corey in the 60's before Three Dog Night! almost 50 yrs ago...YIKES!
I went several years ago last time you were here in Albany Or and had messaged you but I didn't see your return message until the next day to meet you at the side of stage after the show...DARN!
Im bringing 2 young ladies who know your music thru me and we are all excited to see the shows!
Safe travels......
-Monday, July 13, 2015 at 07:38:09 (MST)
Steven C Sager
Winter Haven, FL

The little lady & I saw your show this past winter @ Van Wezel in Sarasota.
We both thoroughly enjoyed the evening - nice to know that some things age very well and do not lose their luster!

On the drive home I told her you were the happiest man in town that night - I can tell by your actions and attitude! Way to go.....hope you're with us for many a year to come.
-Friday, July 03, 2015 at 18:14:41 (MST)
Artie Breyfogle
Great show in Vegas at the Cannery...Your energy on stage was infectious plus your picking was superb...Thanks for still hitting the road and bringing some JOY to some elderly baby boomers!
-Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 06:54:30 (MST)
Dana Marver
Greetings Michael;

We met at The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach maybe 6 to 8 months ago. You were so kind to me and signed my original Newport Festival poster with Jimi Hendrix on the front. We chatted by the fence for 20 minutes as we talked about the band picking you out of a bar band in Modesto( I believe). You commented to me how much fun you had watching me as I am also a musician but also a Bill Graham Fillmore specialist. I also play the Belly Up and normally go back stage for most any shows, but your management picked me as a memorabilia seller. I do have the third largest inventory of Bill Graham Fillmore posters in the world, but the Newport Fest Poster is signed by Johnny Winter, Cocker, Rascals ect ect ect. That is mine and not for sale. You are playing tonight at the Del Mar Fair and I am asking if I can have a meet and greet pass for after the show for my son and I. It would be quick and I am well mannered. This is not the Grandstand Stage and I am not familiar with the layout as I usually would. I will buy my own tickets ect, but on a quest to get all living members of the bands that played Newport to sign if they would be so kind. I am 62 and aware we are losing entertainers far too often now. If I could attach a picture we took, you would recognize me with the original Beatles jewelry and kind of the old Fillmore San Francisco appearance I still get away with. I know I am taking a shot in the dark as I do not know your management and this is not Live Nation, GoldenVoice so I could call ahead. You just were so kind to me and female friend and you just continue to blow me away since you have not lost a step in the almost 50 years you and I have been playing. Plus you look like you are having more fun than a musician should have. That is the way you and we all should appear. I do not know if you are up for this or what. I will leave my e-mail address and Name and then ask backstage. It will be a yes or no. But as Tom Petty Sings "Even The Losers Get Lucky Sometimes". Even if no one signs it would be nice to be an ambassador for San Diego North County and welcome you. I would be more than happy to give you a Fillmore poster of your choice or if I have anything else you may desire. I cannot afford to give a BG105 first edition Hendrix/Mayall but would do my best. If nothing else, have a great show and know you have two fans out there. Had you not experienced the passing this year, I would have asked Mr. G to sign my Hammond B-s Music Holder. Rod Argent and Felix Cavaliare both have told me I am the only one who has ever asked them to sign a Hammond. I hope it can work out, but if not I will come and smile with you. Have a great show, continued success & Love Your Show

Name: Dana Marver Friend me on Facebook and you will see if you remember me and my memorabilia
Phone: If I can bring you anything to make your gig and visit better: 760-473-1167
-Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 13:25:58 (MST)
George: Thanks for the accolades. Actually, I've never met Tommy, but I feel confident he and I are related in some way. Not that common of a last name, although there are a few.
I remember the first time I saw one of those ALLSUP'S CONVENIENCE STORES in Texas I believe. I walked in ... got a drink and took it to the counter to pay ... whipped out my drivers license and proudly put it on the counter to impress the guy tending the till. He looked at me and said "Will that be all, sir?" (Damn you, boy! Ha). And I expected a big response. Noooooooooooo. All in my head. -M-
-Friday, June 05, 2015 at 11:02:16 (MST)
George R. gallagher
You've probably heard this before. Are you related to Tommy Allsup, who played lead guitar on Buddy Holly's later songs, such as "It's So Easy" and "Heartbeat?" You and Tommy are both phenomenal guitarists.
-Friday, May 29, 2015 at 04:54:10 (MST)
Chris H
Hey Michael- saw you and the gang of 3DN at Myrtle Beach a while ago and could not stop rocking in my seat, I was not one of the stoic ones! Really enjoy your guitar work on all the albums and live as well, of course. Especially the fuzzy, like on Fire Eater...you and the late the Jimmy made an awesome wall of sound! See ya again soon!
-Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 08:49:38 (MST)
DE Price
A long overdue thank you for connecting me with Jimmy & Susie G back in 2011. I was able to care for both as he passed recently. It's been 4 weeks to the day... where does the time go? Thank you again. Classichits4030@Lycos.com Call me when you play the Birchmere in Alexandria VA again.
-Wednesday, April 08, 2015 at 19:03:20 (MST)
with the song its for you after the vocal arrangement they should let you musicians go wild, the singers can take a break and you guys let it all hang out,sorta
-Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 20:27:05 (MST)
michael saw u tonite in myrtle beach besides the ghost playing with your equipment and you leading ed into tripping at back of stage everything was great ed reasoner really fits in you all sounded great
-Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 21:01:19 (MST)
Mike W.
Hi Mike, Just wanted to drop you a noter to say i saw Three Dog night perform at the American Music Theater (AMT) last week. We had a really bad thunderstorm and I was in it most of the way to AMT. It was worth it, because Three Dog Night was great. I enjoyed the performance tremendously. Playing one of your songs as it would sound if written in the 21st century was cool as well. Keep up the great performances and keep rocking.
-Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 08:57:21 (MST)
Bradley Martin (Devillier)
Hi Mike, my name is bradley martin I am Wayne Devilliers grandson. Due to unfortunate circumstances I don't know much about him. I was wondering if their was anyway I could get in contact with you to learn more about him and his love for music. Thanks in advance my email is bmartin2737@yahoo.com
-Friday, March 27, 2015 at 06:26:43 (MST)
Bradley Martin (Devillier)
Hi Mike, my name is bradley martin I am Wayne Devilliers grandson. Due to unfortunate circumstances I don't really know much about him. I was just wondering if there was anyway I could come in contact with you to learn a little more about the man he was and about his love for music. Thanks in advance! My email is bmartin2737@yahoo.com
-Friday, March 27, 2015 at 06:20:13 (MST)
mike only 2 requests 1 ill be in row 2 middle big guy red shirt at myrtle beach just a hand shake and number 2 a pic I wont pull you off stage, I think you know a fan as long as you r with the dogs peace
-Monday, March 23, 2015 at 21:03:47 (MST)
I was saddened to learn of Jimmy passing just over a week ago. Prayers to his family & to you as well as each of the members of Three Dog night as well.

I've been a fan since I was 9 and heard Live at the Forum. It blows my mind still how timeless the amazing music of Three Dog Night is. With 3 grandsons now that are 2, 4 & 7 it makes this ole Memaw smile when I see them stop to listen, dance then grab their child size instruments to play along. Seeing that I know your music will live on forever. My youngest daughter is turned them in to fans quickly. Thank you for Decades of entertainment and the love you all put into your music.
-Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 23:40:17 (MST)
Hey Mike. Listening to my Three Dog Night channel I made on Pandora. I was 8 when my big brother brought home Golden Bisquits. Wow. Then we got the live at the forum album, when I heard the live intro to Nobody it cemented my love for electric guitar. Then got Naturally! Played the shit out of Liar, could never get that tone though. Still have those albums. Got them out not too long ago and tried to play them on my Sumiko turntable but half the grooves on the albums are missing!! Anyway thanks for the childhood memories and the enjoyment I get from that music. P.S. Do you still have that wine SG with the peace fingers on it? Thanks. Patrick
-Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 13:14:56 (MST)
Hello Michael - Thank you so much for replying to my previous e-mail. I was deeply saddend to learn of your brother's passing - please accept my heartfelt condolences. Please know I have fond memories of Dean - he got me started with my career in broadcasting and helped/taught me very much - I was an intern at the TV station while in high school. I found him humourous but remember he also had a quick temper. I smoked my very first joint with him!
Best wishes,
-Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 08:26:48 (MST)
Henry Villasenor
Just came back from Sunday Mass and said prayers for Jimmy. I'm sure that his soul "found a quiet place outside the human race in Heaven". Please pass along to his family and friends. God bless you guys always!
-Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 14:20:50 (MST)
Thanks to all of you for your condolences and memories of Jimmy. We are still trying to cope with the magnitude of losing him. Not sure we will EVER be able to cope completely. We miss him terribly and love him even more.

Andre: Concerning Dean Day: Si, he was my brother ... in spirit. Unfortunately he just passed a month ago. He was not quite 74, if I remember correctly. Haven't seen him in years, but he was always with me.

-Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 11:47:08 (MST)
Heaven is In My Mind tonight as I learn of Jimmy's passing. Jimmy's organ solo on Live at the Forum version Chest Fever was one of the things that drew me to Three Dog Night. And though we can't see him now (at least for a while), his spirit and influence live on in his music.

Michael, my heart goes out to you. I wish you all the best!
-Friday, March 13, 2015 at 01:23:29 (MST)
Lisa Fritsch
Thinking of you and the band tonight. Yesterday was a sad day for the Rock and Roll world. A very huge loss..but Heaven's gain. We grieve with you, Michael. See you soon.

-Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 20:10:56 (MST)
S. George
Grief and loss are so difficult. Remember the good times and the happy moments.
-Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 15:20:59 (MST)
Andre Smith
Hello Michael - In the early 1970's, I worked with a man, Dean Day, who claimed to be your brother. I am wondering if this is true and how I might get in touch with him? We worked together at the local cable TV channel in Modesto.
-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 21:23:49 (MST)
the band went to say goodbye, wonderful. Just saw a clip of tdn song beginnings with jimmy it took over 7 minutes to cover, so great.Lets not forget who was flowing in and out with his music was the band and especially you,As a kid my headphones was 2 12in jensen speakers listening to this magic. Finally get together and do something big to not only help jimmy but all you guys, your music was a glacier still people know who it is and never duplicated. Im glad chuck and jimmy talked and hope all gets well with everyone . its not worth it god bless all you guys see you in myrtle beach row 2 middle im the big guy peace
-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 19:11:06 (MST)
Micheal-grief can be so hard on friends & family... Trust that the years of wonderful memories with Jimmy will continue to support & sustain the love you hold in your heart for your friend :)
Best of thoughts to you & yours always!
Toronto, Ontario

-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 16:57:23 (MST)
Carla Shoucair Wright
I wanted to send my sincere condolences to you Michael and the rest of the band.I can't even imagine how you must be feeling right now. My prayers are with you all as you deal with this pain of losing Jimmy.
-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 16:30:37 (MST)
Thank you, Sherri for your warm thoughts. Losing Jimmy is unthinkable ... but we have. Hard to cope. What a person he was. Totally unique in every way. The sadness is all consuming. My, but the wonderful memories we have to sustain us. He changed my life in oh so many ways. I love him, and that will never change. -M-
-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 13:21:27 (MST)
Hi Michael! Just wanted to tell you how sorry I was to hear Jimmy passed away. My condolences to you and the band. Take care.
-Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:39:18 (MST)
Stan Q
Hi Michael, I went to your show here in Ocala, Fl. last night and was amazed at how well you guys performed the hits as well as a few new songs.
I play Guitar myself and have played with many bands, including members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hachett and 38 Special.
Your style was great,and licks were right on!!!...The groups vocals have held up perfect after so many years...I will see you guys again if you are back down this way.

-Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 17:26:11 (MST)
Joe Szentirmay
Happy Birthday Mike!
-Sunday, March 08, 2015 at 06:12:36 (MST)
Kenny WilliamSon
Well Mike I do remember your dog audition from the floor in the corner. Not so spectacular after trashing the motel room and jammin' in a uniform from Gail McConkey. I just saw Jerry Miller Thursday and he remembers our old days do you? you should. I hope your health is manageable and you can still play guitar pretty good. Try to send a note to knz@qwiknet.com or kww@knznet.com oh yeah were was that? Mr. Zaff's in ElMonte? Or the Hollywood Vine Motel. Dang memory. ALWAYS LOVE, ___K___
-Saturday, March 07, 2015 at 21:57:15 (MST)
Kenny WilliamSon
Well Mike I do remember you dog audition from the floor in the corner. Not so spectacular after trashing the motel room and jammin' in a uniform from Gail McConkey. I just saw Jerry Miller Thursday and he remembers our old days do you? you should. I hope your health is manageable and you can still play guitar pretty good. Try to send a note to knz@qwiknet.com or kww@knznet.com oh yeah were was that? Mr. Zaff's in ElMonte? Or the Hollywood Vine Motel. Dang memory. ALWAYS LOVE, ___K___
-Saturday, March 07, 2015 at 21:53:57 (MST)
Joe Szentirmay
Saw you guys (first time) last night in Pompano.A great show of happy music!When I'm camping, and after a few brew, one of the first tunes I play is Chest Fever from the "Captured Live" CD, hence I was hoping that you boys would perform this favorite of mine.Maybe next time!God bless.
-Saturday, March 07, 2015 at 13:54:27 (MST)
i read you guys went to visit jimmy yesterday that is so great god bless you guys thats a great friend and bandmate
-Friday, March 06, 2015 at 17:16:00 (MST)
Hi Mike,
Haven't seen a Three Dog Night Show in a few years but I've been to many in the Rochester and Buffalo region. You guys are my favorite band. Happy Song is one of my all-time best and I just found out you wrote it. Thanks!! I play it sometimes if I'm feeling down.
It's a gift to be able to make the life of others more enjoyable...you and the band sure have.
Hope you're doing well!
Thanks again.
-Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 12:47:14 (MST)
you know michael wrote a beautiful song years ago called into my life that by the time the song was done with chuck singing i was in the clouds. every time someone you are close with and dying begions to make you think, we are sad for the person suffering and sad because we r losing someone close to us. Honestly what r we to do , they are terminally suffering and are only going one way to another place. T hen they will once again be the happiest and we will have the memories but surely our time to go will come, We dont really want to go but we really dont know where we r going , we were never there before but its supposed top be wonderful im sure michael can do a song on this and finally complete that album ive bothered you about lol peace
-Tuesday, March 03, 2015 at 15:47:19 (MST)
Vinny: Will do. -M-
-Tuesday, March 03, 2015 at 11:06:05 (MST)
mike i also read a tribute from ed reasoner and what a honor it is playing with you guys and his fondness for jimmy , appearts to be a great choice he can sub for jimmy any day great class that changed my thinking also peece and keep on plucking my friend

-Monday, March 02, 2015 at 13:38:35 (MST)
no mike i really loved the original members a super combination of talent and just like your favorite baseball team you still like them but always cherished that world series teams like when you were not playing i saw a differance not that the other person was bad but to me it was not you who started the whole thing it was your style and play that was the foundation T he originals had magic even you said that. you just flowed and never tried to crowd in which is a gift. you are so fluid along with jimmy. iM going to see you this year in myrtle beach so no i dont want you to pack mit in but it nwould be great to see the originals but this is life and have to accept its like when we refer to the good ole days but they r gone too in conclusion i loke chuck negron you and cory and jimmyh and floyd and joe the others are also good but not the originals i grew with
-Monday, March 02, 2015 at 13:11:52 (MST)
S. George
Mike: I've been praying for Jimmy. Another fan wrote that there is more to life than this one on earth. I am hoping Jimmy's path is the one to the Lord.
-Monday, March 02, 2015 at 11:44:24 (MST)
Kind of sideways compliments, vin. Thanks, I think. You seem to need to keep restating it. Are you saying we should just "hang it up" and not do anymore shows? I think maybe that's what you're saying. I do appreciate your long term loyalty to the band, though. -Michael-
-Monday, March 02, 2015 at 11:35:14 (MST)
mike i also feel sorry for you and the band past and present especially to the originals for as to forming in your basic youth and doing this all the way up to now with all the good and bad being comrades thru it all deserves a pat on all your backs. like i said im going to your show in myrtle beach and will miss jimmy but you guys r still there it may not be the same but i know you all will do your best once again thank you mike for those fast fingers and smile you are a great part of my R+R memory
-Sunday, March 01, 2015 at 18:01:30 (MST)
Thank you (everyone) for your ongoing concern for Jimmy. He's having one hell of a time right now. On his behalf, I say "Much thanks for your support and love". -M-
-Sunday, March 01, 2015 at 11:31:35 (MST)
Carla Shoucair Wright
Forgot to give you contact info: thebarkstopshere@juno.com
-Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 17:22:58 (MST)
Carla Shoucair Wright
Hi Michael,
The reason for my email is to let you know how saddened I am to hear that Jimmy only has possibly a month to live. When you go visit him, I'm sure you can help him to transition from this physical life on earth to eternity. I don't know where you are in your walk on the spiritual side of things...that's between you and God. I would like to ask you if you would, to go back to when you were younger and remember what your parents taught you on the spiritual side of things. I think you probably know where I'm going with this and I know you haven't forgotten and I know you never will. Please, help Jimmy....I know you can. Sincerely...
-Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 14:41:47 (MST)
with the bad news about jimmy i must say its coming to a end of decadesbof loving this group. they all were my favorities but with jimmy gone no offense threedog night has also passed , i know there is still mike danny and cory but too many vital parts r gone peace and thanks for the music
-Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 13:14:04 (MST)
Dennis: Thanks so much for liking "Some Women". It was a work of love, to say the least. Honestly, not sure if I'll ever do another one. BUT ... never say never as they say. Seeing your post was some good inspiration. Thanks again. -Michael-
-Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 11:22:10 (MST)
Dennis Hatton
Hi Michael
When will you record the follow-up to "Some Women"? "Some Women" has been my favorite CD for years now and I hope you will make another album.

-Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 18:29:48 (MST)
Okay. I'm officially asking that all posts in regards to SPELL CASTERS ... be stopped. This is not what this site is for. Make your own site if you feel the need, but please don't keep posting these "witness" type things concerning spell casters. Not being rude to you, but it is not welcome here. If the SPELL CASTER posts keep happening ... I will continue to delete them as I find the time. Thank you. -M-
-Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 17:12:47 (MST)
Yo Eric,
Good to hear from you. Good to hear you're still doing it. That's my guy! Hewwo from down under (New Zealand, actually). Coming back on Super Bowl Sunday.
Later dude.
All Sap
-Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 23:49:08 (MST)

Eric Relph
Hi Mike
Just checkin' in to say hi and let you know I'm still rockin' at 30 + 30 somethin'
I just joined a blues band.
We have a killer front man and the best harmonica player I've ever jammed with.
Miss you bro
Have Fun
-Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 01:57:14 (MST)
Neil Smith
PS - I can't believe you're not coming to Las Vegas! I guess we'll have to drive down to Chandler, AZ . . . see you there! N.
-Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 15:14:59 (MST)

Neil Smith
Really enjoyed reading your history/bio book. I admire anyone who can go through so much and come out of it a better person - which you obviously have. We're coming to see you next time you're in town - and although I'm sure you have all your needs met - if you like hand made guitars please stop by my shop. Thanks again for your candid and enlightening story - I've always been a fan of your guitar playing - but now I'm a fan of you. Continued health and success to you. Neil Smith - vegasguitars.com
-Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 15:08:07 (MST)
Scott Tamburrino
I was introduced to you & Three Dog Night @ the age of 7. I've been a fan ever since. I see you will be in and around the New York City Area come end of March 2015.
I'm part of the production team for the show Miles of Music / World of Guitar filmed at the famed Peter Max Art Studio in NYC.
Our show would love to have you as a guest if you have available time to do a NYC show.
Please check out our website & past interviews for our portfolio of past sessions. We would only need him for an approximate 30-45 minute shoot

Please let us know if you would be remotely interested. It would be a great honor & privilege to set this up.
We would certainly set up a satellite interview if its more accommodating with travel. Just as long as we can get clearance with the venue.
however NYC would be ideal at Peter's.

We could do Lancaster or Atlantic City.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.


We just filmed Jake Cinninger of Umphrey's McGee this past weekend look for his session to be posted in the next coming weeks.


Scott Tamburrino
World of Guitar
-Friday, January 23, 2015 at 08:11:21 (MST)

Gary Morningstar
"Fire Eater" This song forever ensconced you in my brain. I've loved your playing ever since buying the "Golden Biscuits" album on the release date. I still have the 'poster' that came with it.....I'm glad you're still around, and look forward to acquiring anything I can at this stage! Bless you sir!

Gary M*
-Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 14:23:19 (MST)
LARRY LEONARD clear lake
This is Larry leonard call me 913-660-3150 still in KC . looking forward to your call.

-Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 04:04:43 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Michael, in my last post I neglected to give you my contact info, it is cmuscare@gmal.com 33 West Larkspur Ave, Defuniak Springs, Fl 32433
-Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 15:51:06 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi Michael, don't know if you remember me. I saw u at Naples, Fl around '10 or '11 you gave me your guitar pic and I lost it. you told me not to let you off the hook. are we still on?

-Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 15:37:15 (MST)
Tony Maldonado
Yes, I'm still living in the past / future. "My Old Kentucky Home". "RIding Thumb". "In My Life". "Sitting in Limbo". See you in Alexandria, Virginia soon. Take care Jimmy!
-Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10:57:38 (MST)
mike thanks for the correction I always thought and think the most of u guys that other gofund jimmy started which I contributed and seeing little on tdn site caused concern bless all
-Friday, November 07, 2014 at 21:36:19 (MST)
Emily Venugopal
What wonderful photography. I'm the Director of Public Relations at The Pierre and I'd love to use the photograph in the penthouse of The Pierre for our social media - would this be possible? Thank you VERY much, Emily Venugopal emily.venugopal@tajhotels.com
-Monday, October 20, 2014 at 11:31:13 (MST)
Jim Burgett
Hi Michael, I know your history well and have always appreciated you great talent. I grew up in Ceres and I am familiar with most of the places you mention on your web site. Good friends with Kent Whitt and Earl Kissling worked for me several years, we were at one time the closest of friends. Would love to exchange messages with you if you have the time. jimburgett@aol.com

-Monday, October 13, 2014 at 20:23:25 (MST)
Mary Rhoades Pearson
Hey Michael....contacted you some years back about us Corbin cousins gettin together and it is finally happening in Oklahoma!!!! LOTS of geneology for you to drool over!!!! Find me on facebook under Mary Rhoades Pearson.....
-Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 18:17:42 (MST)
Hi, I'm Carlos from Osnabrück, Germany.

Have a nice day!

-Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:28:10 (MST)
Kenny WilliamSon
I think I remember, Gail McConkie and Mr. Zaff's in El Montie, The Hollywood Vine Motel and the Three Dog Night Audition or 1st rehearsal. I thought I got an email from you or staff some days ago that was in my junk box and was trashed by microsoft auto sumthin'. Sorry about that. maybe my Seattle timing will serve me well soon. Yes the club jam session that was the first time anyone had heard the band. Bad news for sleepy people who froze to death without a dog. Reply to current email kww@knznet.com or knz@qwiknet.com. All the best Always Love, ___K___
-Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 00:32:54 (MST)
Paul Fredricks
Hi Mike. My band, The Way-Back Machine, had a blast opening for you guys at The Ridgefield playhouse in CT. And it was really great to meet you. I sent the picture with you to my sister in Modesto who was thrilled to no end. Have a great rest of the tour, and hope to see you again soon.
-Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 18:48:48 (MST)
Harry Kobzeff
I just had to look you up. Back in the day when you guys were shaking up the world a lot of guys were watching the 3 dogs, but my friends and I were watching the coolist guitarist ever cookin' in the back! Im still good friends with my old crew and on an occasion the "3 Dog guitarist" still comes up. God's speed and thanks for the adrenaline rushes.
-Friday, August 01, 2014 at 11:05:46 (MST)
mike if their was ever a time to push a song with whats going on its prayer of the children I was watchin the news with this song going it meshed tell danny use his hooks try for air play peace saw u in myrtle as usual your the MAN
-Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 17:12:25 (MST)
Neil Smith
You're one of the most underrated guitar players in the US! Glad to see you're still at it. Continued health and prosperity to you and your famaily. Stop by the shop next time you're in town we'd love to meet you. Thanks, N. Smith
-Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 05:33:16 (MST)
Dave Hector
Your performance at the Turlock Fairgrounds last night was terrific. Thanks for bringing back a lot of good memories, but more importantly, thanks for helping me get through the '70s. I still vividly recall the first time that I heard Liar; it stopped me in my tracks.
Dave Hector
Patterson High class of '75
-Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 08:35:31 (MST)
Linda Powell Bennett
I can't wait to hear the band in person for the first time ever tomorrow night, (in Napa at the fair), and see you, Mike, (my old La Loma Ave Church and high school chum), for the first time in about 50 years! Even though you'll be onstage, and I'll be screaming like a teenager in the audience, it'll be awesome! My youngest grandson, and my only niece, (and my sister), will be there, too, so a new fan base will be born!!! Love ya, Linda.
-Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 09:26:58 (MST)
Dan Wheeler

Hi again. Oddly enough, it was exactly 10 years ago today that I sent this e-mail to you, and you were kind enough to send a very nice response. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since those days, but one thing that hasn't changed is my love of your music and the respect and admiration I have for your guitar work. I'm thrilled to report that I just purchased 2 tickets for TDN's show at The Birchmere in November, and so will get to see you for the first time ever. I'm very excited about the prospect of getting to watch you and the band working up close. My appetite was whetted this past Wednesday when my wife & I attended the Happy Together Tour 2014 here in Richmond. Chuck Negron was the fourth act to appear, and he did a short set. Sadly, I must say that he appeared to be going through the motions, with members of the band actually singing his parts while he did Cory's or Danny's. I watched a recent TDN performance of "Mama Told Me" on YouTube the other night; there's simply no comparison in energy level and enthusiasm. Your bass player is amazing in his ability to play well AND cover the vocals; I'm a little jealous! Anyway, thanks for the many years of great music from you and your bandmates; I'm sure we're going to have a wonderful experience at the show.

Hi Michael. I've been a fan since I was a kid back in '69. Now as an adult and semi-professional bass player ( weekend work only ), I wanted to say how glad I am that you're out there still making music. You are definitely one of the all-time great and most underrated players.
Recently I purchased the '93 compilation and have been listening closely while at work or in the car. I always loved all aspects of 3DN's impeccable sound and musicianship, and now through the nuances of digital remastering I can hear things I couldn't hear before on my old JC Penny stereo. The interplay between you, Joe/Jack, Floyd, & Jimmy is remarkable. Your playing is so incredibly tasteful & just what seems to needed for a given passage or moment. Having a great ear is just as important as great chops; you certainly have both. You know exactly when a searing lead, funky rhythm line, or tasteful accent is appropriate, without clashing with your bandmates. "Lady Samantha" and "One Man Band" immediately come to mind as two examples in a body of great guitar work. Any player out there would benefit immensely by studying & emulating your style.
I really wish 3DN would release the entire catalog on CD. And I hope you'll come back to Richmond, Va. soon. Although you've been here before I've never been able to come out. I'd like to remedy that.

God Bless - keep playing & inspiring others.....

Dan Wheeler
Richmond, Va.

Dan Wheeler
-Sunday, July 06, 2014 at 11:49:35 (MST)
Hi. Michael......I was playing the Some Women CD over and over today at work. I've never been able to get enough of it. I was wondering if you might be wanting to make a new CD....Also, I was wondering if there might be a reunion of the surviving members of S.S. Fools. That is one of my all-time favorite albums. I play my CD of it all the time. It would be great if you would put up some unreleased recordings of S.S. Fools as downloads on your site. No record company would be involved. It would be straight profits. "Some Women" and "S.S. Fools" are CDs that I will cherish forever.
-Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 19:06:13 (MST)
Man alive, Mike Allsup, we got old together. I'll be sixty years old in a few months and I recall seeing Three Dog Night at the Tingley Colliseum in Albuquerque in 1971--that's more than forty years ago!

Pal, here in the final quarter of my life, my life is a world of rediscovery and realignment and the best way I've found is to go back to what I knew and what has made me happy. I play my music of the seventies like if it's contemporary and your guitar work is included in the joys of my life.

Thank-you for all these years of familiarity. You keep on keepin' on, Brother. I promise I will too.
-Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 01:25:12 (MST)
Mike Reed
Saw your show sat june 7 was very good. Good to bring back good things in life that you forgot in your early age thanks alot for your music.
-Monday, June 09, 2014 at 14:39:06 (MST)
Ann Tracy Mueller
Hi Micheal,

I've been a Three Dog Night fan since "One," and was so excited to get to hear you guys in person for the first time last night at Shawnee Bluff Vineyard.
After 45 years, it's about time, don't you think?

My birthday was Friday, and my present was tickets -- second row center. I didn't think things could get any better, but getting smiles when you saw my enthusiasm made it a true night to remember.

I'm sorry your trip to our little neck of the woods was marred by the bus fire. Hope you can remember our warm welcome, too.

Thanks to all of you for the fun evening and all these years of great music.

Tell Jimmy I have a Jack Benny story to share with him someday -- about the time I almost knocked on a penthouse door hoping to meet Mr. Benny, but chickened out. It will always bee one of my regrets in life.

Thanks again for helping me "Celebrate."


-Sunday, June 08, 2014 at 18:52:57 (MST)
KAREN In regards to your remarks about "Jimi" not wearing that outfit at his Whiskey concert: I have no doubt you are correct, but actually I didn't say it was a picture from his performance there. HE JUST SAT IN the night we played there. Not with us, but with the other band. Si, he played on my amps and all the rest of the story is true, true, true. Great jamming with him and Mitch later at the back of the Vine Street Theater where Joey Bishop used to have his TV show. Jimmy Greenspoon and I did a recording session with Noel Redding and a bunch of others after Jimi's death. I think it was Michael Lloyd producing for Warner Bros records. Could be wrong about that last part, though. A lot of years. -M-
-Thursday, June 05, 2014 at 15:55:00 (MST)

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-Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 13:48:20 (MST)
Have always liked your band-hope you keep on touring
-Saturday, May 03, 2014 at 17:47:46 (MST)
Art Kestner
Hi Michael, I was thrilled to find the cords to out in the country on your web page. I have the intro down but then I can't get the rest to sound right. I DON'T PLAY WELL. I would like to ask a big favor and I know you're very busy. Would you please do a lesson on you tube. I am now 60 and would like to learn it before it's too late. Love your music, thanks, Art

-Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 10:48:17 (MST)
Michael in East Texas
Michael, Saw 3DN in Memphis TN in… '69 0r '70. So impressed with your guitar work. I still play some of you licks. Well, I try to. I later was a DJ in Mississippi. Promoted and played some of your records. Now I'm old and teaching Video Production in East Texas. Still play guitar on a regular basis. What the heck are you doing?
-Monday, April 21, 2014 at 18:25:11 (MST)
its only 47 years you should know better
-Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 20:27:39 (MST)
http://www.michaelallsup.com/hendrix_editorial.htm That's not what Hendrix was wearing the night he played at Whiskey A Go Go.....how could that be a picture of his concert there? This is a picture of his clothing during his playing there http://www.whiskyagogo.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Jimi-Hendrix-Experience-671.jpg
-Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 21:10:46 (MST)
http://www.michaelallsup.com/hendrix_editorial.htm That's not what Hendrix was wearing the night he played at Whiskey A Go Go.....how could that be a picture of his concert there?
-Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 21:09:22 (MST)
just saw the dogs at Alabama theatre in myrtle beach, best ive ever seen them these guys have to be given a tremendous amount of praise. Talk about occupational hazard which way back meant physical and mental things that happen due to ur job. Michael allsup is a class act musician and guitar player and im saying due to his career as a musician has very bad hearing but that does not labor him in his crisp and excellent guitar work. wells sings like he is 30 years younger. Hutton being very thin and takeing a break almost every show still puts on a class act . GReenspoon being in the mix not to loud not to soft seems happy. the others are also great pat has some beat and paul has a nice high tenor voice congradulations everyone including me getting on in age still know a good group on a good nite
-Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 22:10:08 (MST)
John Griffith
Just got home from seeing you guys play in Myrtle Beach at the Alabama Theater. What an awesome show. I just started playing guitar at age 51 and I felt inspired. You guys sounded great!
-Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 20:36:20 (MST)
colleen muscare
Hi Michael, it's been a long time . how've you been? I've been having a hard time keeping my internet up and running, so I haven't been online. Are you able to still send me the pick? How've the shows been going? Things been okay here. If you can send the pick email me for my address my email is cmuscare@gmail.com talk to you later bye. :)
-Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 19:54:06 (MST)
William Correro
Hope this finds you well. I was doing work today (Real Estate Appraisals) with my usual playlist running of 7+ hours. Included are "one" (single version), "Easy to be Hard" and "Eli's Coming". I was running "One" back a few times and decided to look for a site on you. Love the guitar work you did then. As a long-time guitarist I notice the "team" player like I always considered you to be. I still play at 57 in a cover band doing bars, tonks, receptions, reunions, and on and on. A bunch of old farts who love to play. We do about 2 a month and it is a blast!! I have my 2 Les Paul's and Strat hanging on the wall by me and in my pedalboard is an original Fender Blender. Never will forget seeing that pic of you on the rooftop and that Fender Blender on the floor. Pretty sure "One" is a case study. Anyhow, sorry to ramble - just wanted to compliment one of my favorites to listen to. Thanks for all your gifts!! God Bless,
William Correro wcorrero@comcast.net
-Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 22:00:40 (MST)
Saw TDN weds evening in Johnstown and you were right on, I wish you would do more solos so people who think they know guitar players would see a real pro,
-Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 03:49:32 (MST)
Joe Hoehl
Hi Michael,
I just received my Japanese "Around The World With Three Dog Night" cd and it's absolutely beautiful! I've always wondered why I've never seen a cd release of this. Anyway, Cheers from the D.C./Baltimore area... I've never missed a show of yours in this area since 1974. Hoping to see you guys again soon. Regards, Joe.
-Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 15:24:03 (MST)
Fran Festa
Happy birthday, Michael!
-Sunday, March 09, 2014 at 19:01:45 (MST)
Jerry Walker
You and I are celebrating birthdays today. Hope you are enjoying your birthday, as I am enjoying mine. Best wishes for many more. I have enjoyed seeing Three Dog Night many, many times over the past 40+ years. Your band is/was so awesome.
-Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 14:13:44 (MST)
sue g
How's California? The Midwest is one HUGE blanket of snow.
-Monday, February 17, 2014 at 14:09:42 (MST)
just to let you know the nationwide the bank of America ad plays shambala in the background a 40 year old song still making it ,pretty good boys
-Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 12:15:25 (MST)
Jimmy Mack
Hi Michael,
I was lead to your web site via a post on the Sly and The Family Stone and Friends Face Book page. First, thank you and 3DN for some great music over the years. I moved from Hayward to Tempe,AZ in early 89 (now in Sedona, AZ) and I believe it was in 91 that I met Jimmy Greenspoon in Tucson. He was going to manage a band I was in called "Lost European." I don't know if he's is still there or not but if you speak to him please tell him hello from me. The SAFS page mentioned the club in Hayward, French'y that I to would go to with some friends. We'd hang outside and listen because we weren't old enough to get in and it was closed when we were. Very few people realize the talent that existed on the East side of the Bay.

Again, Thank you,
Jimmy Mack
-Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 06:38:00 (MST)
Mike Hess
Michael, I just found the memorials for Jack Ryland !! He was a good friend in Lake Tahoe, He and Denise and I had some GREAT Times ! I still have his painted Buckskin jacket he Gave to me. How Did jack die ??
God Bless, Mike Hess mikehess13@yahoo.com
-Monday, February 03, 2014 at 18:41:43 (MST)
Fran Festa
Hello again! When you get a spare moment Michael, please email me at catieb29@hotmail.com. regarding nice little tribute I've been working on to my bass hero (and one of yours!) Joe. I think you'll really enjoy it. I still feel the need to come up with a solid tribute to Joe, so long overdue. I'm already 56 and time's marching on... Hope to hear from you soon and God bless!
-Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 12:28:38 (MST)
Sue George
I just watched a year old interview of Chuck Negron. He stated that he has not been asked to rejoin the band due to Danny's business dealings and management. I know there are many sides to the story, but I have to say, I was surprised by Chuck's version.
-Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 14:57:58 (MST)
Sean Burns
Hey Michael-
I was trading away some Grateful Dead and Ken Kesey stuff on Craigslist- Fillmore posters and signed books etc. A guy said one of the guitars I took in trade was signed by you at the Pittsfield gig- a plytop carlo robelli- I took that and another 2 guitars plus 3 fiddles. Just played and sang Never Been to Spain on the Robelli with your name on it and it felt good! Figured I would let you know it found its way into good hands if you really did sign it. Ill just keep it- Peace
-Saturday, December 07, 2013 at 19:31:37 (MST)
Kathleen George
Hi Mike, My husband saw you and the band in Pittsfield, MA a few weeks ago. We were in the second row. The show was wonderful! You kept a smile the entire time and made the night especially fun! Thank you! Kathi
-Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 12:02:13 (MST)
scott watson
hello mike this is scott ur aunt pat boy, just wondering how you doing and just wondering if you going to be in the porterville,ca out by tulare,ca to rock with the band.hook me up here is my email watson.scott47@gmail.com. bye cuz
-Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 19:24:33 (MST)
Got to see you play in Pocatello earlier this month. Your ability to shred the cords along with the energy you posses is awesome. I can only hope that I still love my job as much as you obviously do after all this time. Thanks again for one of the special times in my life!
-Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 11:44:05 (MST)
Jeff Douglass
Hey Michael, just got back from Tampa on your flight but didn't want to bother you (sleeping in first class)... Dude, you rocked the house on the Brilliance of the Seas, but they needed to mike you up a bit more! We had an awesome time and if not for a shoulder injury (I had my sling on all week) I would have been totin' my Tele with hopes of jamming' with you and the boys! Hope you signed on for the next tour but I am going to be following you and Paul's schedule to see if I can catch you around town here in the D. I still need to hear you play that cigar box! Rock On, Jeff
-Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 20:44:44 (MST)
David Lindley Concert 1981 Germany, George Bernard Pierre (Baboo) from Lavantille, Port of Prince, Trinidad & Tobago; plays percussion & vocals.

Rockpalast, David Lindley 1981 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZBm72DXfLg
-Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 09:47:31 (MST)
-Monday, November 11, 2013 at 16:09:55 (MST)
Kurt Ebert
The concert last night at the beautiful Florida Theater was to say the least awesome! I did feel like I went back in time to my early 20's when rock music was ROCK MUSIC! I saw you guys back in 1971 at the Hollywood Sportitorium it was SRO. After that concert my ears rang for 2 days. Those were the days my friend. Thanks again for all the great music you guys gave us, it can never be replaced!! ROCK ON BROTHER!!
-Saturday, November 09, 2013 at 05:37:16 (MST)
Bob Perrett

Excellent show at the Florida Theatre last night. And thank you much for the pick. The last and 1st time I saw you guys was in 1971, Erie, PA in the Gannon BB Gym. Hoyt Axton and Tony Jo White were with you guys and you rocked that night! I play guitar and bass and used to play tons of your music from one to chest fever to circle for a landing, easy to be hard, try a little tenderness, and many more. Keep up the great work and thanks again for the pick.
-Saturday, November 09, 2013 at 04:22:38 (MST)
Kirk Benson
You guys put on a great show last Saturday in Pocatello. It was a fun show that everyone seemed to enjoy. For many of us, Three Dog Night's music is like a sound track to our lives, lots of memories attached to certain songs. I have always enjoyed your playing and the energy you bring to the music. Thanks for a great time.
-Tuesday, November 05, 2013 at 00:03:40 (MST)
Dion Francis
Hi Michael. I saw your show the day before yesterday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was the first time I ever saw Three Dog Night perform. I was surprised how many songs I knew and liked and had never realized that TDN performed. Great show!

-Sunday, November 03, 2013 at 11:12:07 (MST)
jason moore
just saw you guys tonight in pocatello! awesome! i am a drummer in a band called the unknown iwe have been together for 20 years i cant imagine 45 years! sorry about your luggage. you played great,you really can tell you are having a great time and love playing!that and the hendrix story rally intrigued me to go home and check out your website and its great so far,my wife and i thought you were funny and played great! the new song prayer for the children was awesome you guys sing so great together! we were saying i bet you would be a lot of fun to hang out have a beer and tell some stories with!i am 45 years old and have listened to you my whole life but tonight i became a true fan of you! thanks!
-Saturday, November 02, 2013 at 22:11:53 (MST)
Big Bob
Hello Michael...I saw your show tonight (Nov. 1, 2013) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You were fantastic! The whole band was out of this world. I had not seen T.D.N. perform live since '76 and you guys are still tearin the house up. Stay young and keep rockin for years to come....
Big Bob in Tulsa

-Friday, November 01, 2013 at 23:20:36 (MST)
ed e.
hi mike,,,saw u guys at gallo,,gr8 show,,,got some nice shots of you and the band.is there anyway to get one signed? i live in modesto. plz call if you get time 576-1967
-Friday, October 25, 2013 at 19:59:02 (MST)
Fantastic show at the Belly Up last night! Had a great time! You all sound as good as ever! New songs are excellent! Heart of Blues rocks!! Hope you're back in the area again soon!
-Monday, October 21, 2013 at 11:29:38 (MST)
Kelley Hancock
regarding previous post....Jackie Miller is my mother's maiden name. I believe you went to Roosevelt Jr. High and Davis High school together.

-Friday, October 11, 2013 at 15:18:59 (MST)
Kelley Hancock
regarding previous post....Jackie Miller is my mother's maiden name. I believe you went to Roosevelt Jr. High and Davis High school together.

-Friday, October 11, 2013 at 15:17:11 (MST)
Jim Cavanagh

When you play Tulsa in November, you might stop by Lloyd Prinz's Guitar shop. He is building some fine and beautiful guitars (He calls them Twangcasters) for a lot of country and a few rock personalities. Very small,one man shop.

I am a huge fan of you and TDN. Been a drummer for 48 years and perform covers of your stuff regularly in the Kansas City area. Hope to make the Tulsa show. I also know John Mollenhauer (via Email).

-Friday, October 11, 2013 at 15:11:08 (MST)
Kelley Hancock
Hi Michael! My mom and I are coming to your show tonight (Fri 10/11/12). I believe you knew her in school (in Modesto), Jacqulyn Hancock (Jackie). We are looking forward to jammin with you guys and I wanted to drop you a line and let you know. If you're interested in saying Hi to her, you can email at kelley9600@att.net Take Care!
-Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10:59:56 (MST)
Harry Angus
Hi Michael,
I'm writing The Encyclopedia Of Jerry Garcia Music Venues. I'm interested in information and a photo of the Marigold Ballroom, 1833 E. Hedges Avenue, Fresno, CA. Do you have any? I'd need it at least 1mb or larger.
Please email me at slipnut01@gmail.com.

Thank you
Harry Angus

-Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 17:51:23 (MST)
Just seen you in Vegas at the Cannery, WOW you guys rocked the city. Hope you come back if you do we will be there.....
-Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 14:34:59 (MST)
Doug Dzus
Me and the Missus saw you guys at the Red Robinson show theater on Sept. 20th.
Thank you and all the rest of the band for one of the best shows I have seen in a long time !! I still have some 8- tracks someware and a couple of albums. Why no tee shirt sales? Can they be bought on line? Keep on rocking and thanks again for the memories
-Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 13:20:18 (MST)
There's something new each time TDN comes down our way (Coquitlam/Vancouver BC). Tonight's show had all the usual highlights and the one that stood out the most was "It's For You". It would take a chapter of pop psych to explain why that one's such a biggie for me - it made my evening!

Liar, Never Been to Spain, Prayer for the Children, Heart of Blues, Eli.. all sounding terrific. Loved the energy you guys had tonight! See you next time!

-Friday, September 20, 2013 at 23:07:13 (MST)
Hello Michael from lots of us on the Monterey Peninsula,thanks for mentioning how much you enjoy visiting Pebble Beach in your book! I'm sorry people get on here making all sorts of demands for your time,etc. It's good that you just ignore them,maybe someday they'll "get it"...Anyway I met you when you were with S.S.Fools at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium and Joe invited me back to the Holiday Inn to party,lol I however instantly fell for Floyd much to Joes dismay. Good times. It was August 21,1977. I am pray for Floyd every night and believe because he loves the Lord he is beating his lymphoma. What I wanted to ask is what do you think you're best personal work was,what album? Namaste and thanks for all the great memories you gave us all!
-Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 14:28:40 (MST)
Brian VanderBeek
Hi Mike - Your local newspaper (The Modesto Bee) would like to do a story on you prior to your Oct. 12 show at the Gallo Center. I tried to go through your management company, but they haven't answered. Please drop me a line ASAP at bvanderbeek@modbee.com and we can make this happen. Thanks! - Brian VanderBeek
-Monday, September 16, 2013 at 13:46:05 (MST)
Madonna A. West
You guys rocked Southeast Mo. last night. I really enjoyed the show and so did everyone else I talked to. I really liked the new stuff too.Hope you keep making music forever. Rock on!!!!
-Friday, September 13, 2013 at 07:30:42 (MST)
Hi again. First was a test as I was having difficulties getting the code correct. Hey, gimmee a break I'm 62 yo. Now where was I? Oh yeah, You, Jimmie, Joe, and Floyd were great musicians individually. But when together, dude, it was magic. I've playing for almost 50 years with a bunch of different groups. Never had that kind of chemistry. Thanks for everything you have given us.
-Monday, September 02, 2013 at 15:20:12 (MST)
-Monday, September 02, 2013 at 15:14:00 (MST)
Vickie Selvy
Hi Mike!! Long time no hear from!! Just wanted to say hi and get in touch with you. I hope all is well and maybe we can have a cup of coffee someday soon when you're in town. We're still living in the same house on Robinhood Dr.
My daughter Leann, Hughie's niece, got in touch with you awhile back and she was so excited to see you guys were going to be playing at Gallo on October 12th. Her birthday is October 18th and for my present to her I bought tickets for her and her husband to come see you! I was wondering if it would be possible for the two of them to come backstage and say hi! Either before or after. It would mean so much to her as she and Hughie were really close and both shared the love of music.Love to hear back from you whenever you get a minute to breathe. Sincerely, Vickie
-Sunday, September 01, 2013 at 13:16:05 (MST)
Joe aka ROCK aka RocknRye Detroit bro.
Heya Mike, since before they closed down the chat rooms in the one site lost contact with ya hope wasn't something I said as being my mentor hero and one of only friends/family left since the accident almost 10 yrs ago now really miss ya bro. Here 734-272-5622 ce;; of ya can keep it outta Billys ear long enuff lol. Or rocknrye1965@gmail.com. t/c n Peace

-Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 17:59:09 (MST)
Ricky Sixfingers Reynolds
I heard you may be looking for some material. I used to sing your songs on stage when I was six years old in the bars my father played at. I have written well over 1200 songs but I do not like to tour. Take a listen to a few on my Youtube page and if you want a personal song, just let me the style and feel you want with it. I will give a few to see if they work. You guys are still top notch musicians. As my father was in his day at the Grand Ol Opry. I am at RICREYNOLDSMUSIC on Youtube. Keep your health up brother. Many thanks, Ricky
-Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 02:29:40 (MST)
Mike what are the chords to Eli's coming - if you don't mind
-Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 14:31:55 (MST)
Mark Garrison
The book is great. Serious fun, too. In hanging out and strumming with other guys who came up in the 60's I realize there are no 'Has-Beens". Every note is NOW! You sound great, and the band. Wonder if you kept the '55 Fender bass you bought in pieces in Portland, back in '72. Most of all, wish you well on all the waves of LIFE. PS: I hear someone might be opening up in Chadney's old building in Burbank, with kind of the same theme of food and music. Maybe David Jackson knows for sure. He is doing amazing things. Adios...
-Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 19:38:17 (MST)
Loved TDN when I was growing up. Never got to see you live. Looking forward to the meet and greet tonight in Nashville. Fially get to see the guys that created all that great rock I loved as a kid.
-Friday, August 16, 2013 at 13:42:18 (MST)
I saw Three Dog Night in 1970 at the Hollywood Sportitorium in south florida. The place was packed SRO! This Nov.2013 TDN will be at the Florida Theater in Jacksonville Fl. and so will my wife Susan and I.Can't wait to see all of you guys again Mike!! Keep playing that good ole' music and God Bless!!
-Monday, August 12, 2013 at 02:52:03 (MST)
Saw you tonight in New Bedford MA. Great show and some great licks.
-Friday, August 09, 2013 at 20:07:32 (MST)
Michael Allsup
I don't know what you are speaking about, when you reference Joe's name as be something other than Schermetzler. That WAS his real last name. I'm not aware that he ever made reference to the name you suggested. -M-
-Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 18:15:00 (MST)
Patti "WAHOO" Handorf
I'll be at the July 30th concert in Elk Grove Villiage IL. My b day is that week and I would love it if you could give a shout out to WAHOO and play my absolute fav song of all time "Play Something Sweet". Have loved listening to you guys for so long and now my kids listen all the time too. When ever Im out n about with a few brews in me I start singing Play Something Sweet and all my friends now knows this song and sing along. Thanks Wahoo
-Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 09:48:03 (MST)
While Im in the states i thought i'd ask why you of all people keep perpetuating the myth that Joes'real name was Schermetzler? He finally found his cousins in Poland with help from my father and you know he was embracing the Scherminowski name. Just seems a little silly when people have the old albums and see it was Scherminowski. He wouldnt be happy with this Mike!!!
-Friday, July 19, 2013 at 18:56:06 (MST)
While Im in the states i thought i'd ask why you of all people keep perpetuating the myth that Joes' real name was Schermetzler? He finally found his cousuns in Poland with help from my father and you know he was embracing the Scherminowski name. Just seems a little silly when people have the old albums and see it was Scherminowski. He woulnt be happy with this Mike!!!
-Friday, July 19, 2013 at 18:54:38 (MST)
Morgan Sidhe
The Podium is listed as not working. The note said to let you know. I've been gone for a while so was wanting to get caught up. Looks like patience is still a virtue and I'll dip in another time. TDN forever1
-Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 22:04:50 (MST)
Byren Stowe
Thank you, thank you so much for gracing our little hick town of Tooele Utah with your excellent music. I have loved TDN since the bands early years when I was a kid, and standing right in front of you while you played was nothing short of righteous and made the music even better! I thought I had entered the twilight zone when I entered the field and saw the stage crammed right up next to the single set of bleachers, then I realized it was just that I was in Tooele, Lol. If you see your way to return next year Ill be all over it and same with everyone I went with. What a fantastic show! It is so cool that you guys are together and doing your thing after all these years. It is plain to see that you love still making your music. Rock on, we love hearing it!!
-Friday, July 05, 2013 at 21:56:59 (MST)
Jim Thalman
Hi, Michael: Forgive me taking the direct route via this site, but am wondering if you would have a few minutes for a phone chat (801-564-4307) with a graying but hardly fading rock music journalist prior to your show July 5th here in lovely and hot-as-hell Utah. I'm doing a round-up summer rock shows for a the newspapers here, but my my main goal is to interview you for my book on the aging yet somehow ageless rocker. Over the years, I've interviewed Danny and Cory and even...what's-his-name a couple times, and actually went to dinner with you all at Snowbird, Utah, back in (yikes) 1981. By the way, the blast of your, Jimmy's and Joe's thundering live revelation of the song "Woman" in the summer of 1970 (double yikes)remains the ball bearing in my pea brain. It launched a long-term love of you guys that has been a true--dare I say it?-- joy in my world. Thank you. Looking forward to seeing you on the 5th. Florida to Salt Lake overnight. Are you guys nuts? Are you ever going to slow down? Jim
-Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11:56:13 (MST)
Mike Filion
Hi Mike, my wife and I were at the show Saturday night in Cromwell, Connecticut. We were in the first row and it was our 41st time seeing TDN. The first time was in 1973.We also go see Chucky, in fact will see him this week in New Hampshire. (hope there is no hard feelings between the two of you). Once again the show was great and you were once again your smiling self. Mike, it refreshing to see someone who still really enjoys what he is doing. As I mentioned, we were in the first row again and I was able to get your play list and one of your picks. Is there anyway I could send you the play list to have it autographed. I belong to the TDN fan club and might go on the cruise in November, but if I could have you sign it thru the mail or when you come to Webster, Mass., that would be great. If you wanted to give ma a address to send it my email is mfilion603@aol.com Thank You, Mike and I'll be seeing you soon. MIKE FILION
-Monday, June 24, 2013 at 09:04:13 (MST)
Ray Sabb
Michael, I was on of the photographers at the concert in Cromwell, CT (Travelers Championship). You make 3DN shake brother. I got some awesome shots of you. email me... rsabb7766@gmail.com.

You ROck Dude...
-Monday, June 24, 2013 at 06:06:23 (MST)
Jim "Captain Morgan" Balavage
Is there a place where I can view, and learn the lick you did on Shambala (the middle of the song)? Thanks.
-Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 20:07:16 (MST)
Saw your show last Saturday 6-15-13 in Mahnomen Mn at the Casino events Center. what a great show and a fun one to be at. Your tunes brought back alot of memories from those wonderful years and 3DN's tunes were a part of it. You really worked those Stratocasters made them whine and groan and sing clear as a bell. Thanks so much.
-Monday, June 17, 2013 at 08:46:59 (MST)
Candy Kayne
Hi, Michael, I got some really cute photos of you from Sun nite in WA. I will try to get them uploaded to my FB page this week.. I could not find a FB page for you for a direct link. Thank you so much. The Show and YOU were AWESOME!!!!! Have a great day! :) Candy
-Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 18:27:54 (MST)
Caught the show last night in San Mateo. CA.

Really enjoyed it as did some friends who saw you for the first time.

-Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 08:45:15 (MST)
Mark Whitney
My wife and I saw the show in Aberdeen last night. You guys were great! I just knew you were going to play "You Can Keep Your Hat On" from what Danny was saying. I still like your version the best. Thanks for a great time. By the way, I was one of the old farts in the first row - front and center.
-Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:21:34 (MST)
David Hanson

Loved the Three Dog Night rhythem section. I was in a band in 1972 on Epic Records and later became a recording engineer for many years. I used to smoke weed and listen over and over to your "liar" album. I loved the separation on the Dunhill recordings that we weren't getting at CBS Studios in San Fran. Great band, great feel and yes..you guys all knew how to 'play the holes' in the arrangments...not many bands get that OR dynamics. "Liar"was spectacular for dynamics and power. If everything is loud all the time, it loses all power.


David Hanson
-Friday, May 31, 2013 at 05:58:31 (MST)
Bob Monfort-Burbank Elem.-3rd Grade
Just planting an early seed for the Modesto High School - 2015 class (50th)reunion. Talked with Frank Ball and John Palombi at the 45th reunion and they were equally interested in getting as many people from Burbank Elementary together for a photo. You talk fondly in your book the "Upside of Rock n' Roll" about John Palombi, Eric Grenbeaux, Verne Zorn, Earnest Ortega, etc. So far, the following people have been contacted and have also expressed an interest: Ed Smith, Frank Ball, John Palombi, Betty Jenkins, Sally Werner, and Suzan Chalk. Hope to hear from you...Bob Monfort (email - bobbynancy@comcast.net
-Monday, May 27, 2013 at 19:10:08 (MST)
Tommy Anthony
Hey Mike,
Ive tried you here before, falling short in reaching you. I'm a lifelong fan and musician, being influenced by you, Terry Kath,Page and the "usuals" in my formative years ....Would like to extend an invitation to you, anytime , anyplace, to the Santana show of your choice, as I am in the band. Same would go for any Gloria Estefan performance, as I also tour with her. Lots of cowbells and congas I know, but the invitation is sincere and heartfelt ! Wish I could give you my contact info here , but 232,418 other people would have my personal info as well ! Quandry !!!
-Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 13:29:28 (MST)
Linda Powell Bennett
hi from the past of LaLoma CofC area wide singings, spin the bottle parties, & GMDavis. I'll be in CA with my youngest grandson in June. Any chance you'll be around so he can meet a genuine rock star legend & sing a few gospel songs?
-Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 17:45:49 (MST)
Hey Mike saw your show in Iowa a couple weeks back. Even better then we I seen you guys in the past.
Is there any place I can buy a guitar tab of your music. Really interested in Never Been to spain.
-Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 14:42:00 (MST)
James Dillingham
Mike, I continue to marvel at your gift, man! Listening to Live at the Forum & enjoying the vibe. What was your rig like in those days? Wicked warm fuzz tone! You da Man!
-Tuesday, May 07, 2013 at 06:14:06 (MST)
Sharry Emmons Washburn
Hi Mike, just to say hi. I knew you way back when before the band, back when we all went to the church functions. Ran around with the Hopper group and was a friend of you cousin Maxine. Fond memories. You will be playing Spirit Mountain in Oregon on Saturday, May 4 and I will be there to root you on. Can't wait. Sharry
-Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 11:22:52 (MST)
Blonde in the elevator/Casino Rama
Thanks so much again, for the "monster show" north of the 49th last Sat eve! You truly do still have it and really rocked the Canucks. I ran into many compadres from my 70's El Mocambo workin' days - earning tuition seemed almost effortless when surrounded by great people/tunes as a stimulus - the "dawgs" being on everyone's fav list...
After the couple I was with told me about this site, I quickly found myself immersed in your life's footprints - thoroughly enjoyed the winding road and would encourage others to take a wee peek if they haven't already done so...stimulating/thoughtful/and touching - all of it tempered with a pinch of the sarcastic humour herb :) Hope there's more chapters yet to be revealed??

Best of wishes for you and yours - come back soon!

-Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 15:22:05 (MST)
Vonda Clyde
Hi Guys!!!!! My first concert (1968) was when Three Dog Night opened for Stempenwolf im PORTLAND, oREGON. The song (ONE) stuck in my head, and i was at the age that music stuck with me. Somehow I knew that that song would be a big one on the record charts. How amazing!!!!

I can't wait to see them again!

Vonda Clyde

-Friday, April 12, 2013 at 23:21:37 (MST)
Bill Stewart
Hello from Buffalo, NY! Cory knows these streets well. One of my favorite bands-grew up on your music.
Pass by the Wild Root Building nearly daily, (where Cory used to sing), would not want to go there at night, scary. The Goo Goo Dolls and Rick James also can claim a Buffalo home. Some real talent for a small blue collar town. Nice site, keep playin'!
-Friday, April 12, 2013 at 02:08:42 (MST)
-Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 13:54:43 (MST)
John Markulin
Just wandering if it's possible for you guys to sign my book of autographs this Saturday ? Thanks in advance.. John
-Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 17:29:07 (MST)
Jackie Harrington
Hey remember me, the gal in Missoula who has te only copy of your cd with your signature and Louis Bond's? Ever made it to Missoula? Hope all is well.
-Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 16:21:17 (MST)
Hey Mike,
It has been along time we met, partyed and hung out from Ohio To Ind. Glad to see you are still ROCKIN. Thanks for a great time and wonderful memories!!!
-Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 12:17:01 (MST)
cindy from NASHVILLE
Hi I JUST WANTED TO you i still love you xoxoxoxoxo =(^..^)= hope to see you again one day.
-Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 22:43:48 (MST)
John Markulin
I collect autographs of people mentioned in the book "Rock n Roll and the Cleveland Connection" TDN is mentioned for having large screen set up (in 1972) to allow everyone a view of the show. I would be honored to have you guys sign my copy when you play the Moondog here in Cleveland on March 30. Is this a possibility ?? Thanks in advance.. John (216) 533-5001
-Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 21:07:07 (MST)
Kenny WilliamSon
Say! ,
HI! Michael
Might help for more info, a short gig for me Mr. Zaff's but the memory is very long.
kww@knznet.com, http://www.knznet.com I had a chance to see you once but couldn't use a sub on the show. Regretful. at least try to contact via net works.
-Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 21:08:28 (MST)
Kenny WilliamSon
Met You at Mr. Zaff's was there the day you first played 3 dog stuff. What a deal.
I left and went back to PNW after that. I just couldn't do Gail justice.
Thanks, ___K___
-Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 20:50:41 (MST)
John Hall
Michael, I am looking for Izzy Alvarado. I took lessons from him for a while and I still have a Gibson EB3L that I purchased from him. JH
John Hall
-Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 00:02:05 (MST)
Mark Morrison
I saw you guys at the Chastain Amphitheatre in Atlanta in 1971 or '72. It was the best concert I have ever been to. My wife and I saw you in Hiawassee, GA Saturday night and it was pretty damn close to being as good. You guys are still great entertainers.

Mark Morrison
-Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 17:51:02 (MST)
-Saturday, March 09, 2013 at 08:37:49 (MST)
Nick Lenz
Hi Michael...thanx for taking the time to read this;like the others,I've loved the Dogs since age 12-13.....had the honor and pleasure of meeting you after
your concert at the Winnavegas Casino,Sloan,Iowa,in Jan.1999;all the Band members signed my poster stating"3 dog night 4 Rocknroll Hall of Fame".Last year I sent an email to David Minasian,who directed your video of "Shot in the Dark"...released in 1983,that song is still one of the best songs I'll ever hear;David responded and said copies were given to the Band in 2008,and it would be up to Danny or Cory if it would possibly be released....I know "It's a Jungle"is available on YouTube;along with alot of 3Dog's Great material.I to this day still believe "Shot"should have been a huge hit 4 you guys!!
Bless you Michael 4 reading this,and I hope all is well with you,the Band,Chuck,and Floyd......lenz.nicholas@yahoo.com
-Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:08:13 (MST)
Chris Joseph
Hi Mike,

It's Chris again...I feel it may be easier for you help me learn the lead guitar part on ONE if I gave you the ability to contact me :-)

My email is chrisjoseph123456@gmail.com

Thanks again..
-Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:49:25 (MST)
Chris Joseph
Hi Mike,

My name is Chris Joseph and I am from Albany NY. I am a young 55 year old fan of Three Dog Night, listening to your band since I was in the 8th grade, which is a "few" years ago :-). I want to let you know that I enjoy your guitar playing and I have so many great memories from your music. Thank you for that!

The reason I am writing you is to ask you for your help in learning how to play the lead guitar part on the song ONE. I have recently begun playing electric guitar and have been trying to play the lead guitar part for the song "One"...I have been "air guitaring" it for so many years...

Mike, I have looked everywhere and can not find the notes you play on ONE or the tuning etc...could you please help me with that...I tried to watch you on the videos on Youtube but I can not get a clear look at the fingering at all...I have Googled and Binged and Youtubed and looked everywhere in between but I have not been able to find how you play ONE...

Well, that's it...Thanks Mike for your consideration of my request and thanks again for all the good music you play with Three Dog Night and I hope you guys tour in my hometown of Albany NY sometime in the near future! Take care...

-Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 11:30:48 (MST)
Ken Caffarella
Hi Mike!

I would like to add my name to the long list of fans who grew up on Three Dog Night and to perhaps the greatest guitar player of all time. To my mind, I can't name one musician who has as much versatility as Mike Allsup. I don't play any instrument of any kind...but I have a good ear. When I listen to your work, I simply stand in awe.

I was 15 and a freshman in high school when I first heard you play some of your best known works: "Woman", "Mamma Told Me Not to Come", "Chest Fever" and "Your Song" which is my all time favorite. It is arguably one of the most diverse songs you ever did. Everything from accompaniment to rhythm to lead and it is just perfect. I'm not sure if you are ever coming back to Chicago to play but if you do I promise to be in the audience. My wife, who is from Russia, has also become a great fan of yours as well and looks forward to your next concert.

The website you put together is really great (I recently discovered it while putzing around on the internet), a lot of great humor and tragedy as well, but really cool.

Good Luck and Best wishes-

-Saturday, February 02, 2013 at 21:41:31 (MST)
hey mike where is jimmy not at recent show
-Monday, January 21, 2013 at 15:41:28 (MST)
Saw you guys in Naples, FL a couple of weeks ago. Remember listening to TDN in early '70s as pre-teen. Brought up outside of Boston but been living in San Francisco for 15 years. Always dug the music and you guys were awesome in Naples. Buying some more Three Dog Night now! Peace!
-Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 19:57:14 (MST)
Chuck Eastham
Hey, it's been awhile. Hope things are going well. Give me a call.

-Friday, January 04, 2013 at 01:58:31 (MST)
Joe Marine
Hi Michael . .
It's been a couple of years since we chatted. I use to live in Philly and I had told you that I was friends with Bobby Rydell & that he was a fan of TDN. . . I move d to Florida 2 years ago & saw you the other night in Lakeland . . I don't know why I didn't try to contact you before, a friend of mine said he went to the hotel & saw you guys after the show, it would've been great to meet you.
But after the last song, I was the guy standing at the stage & motioned to you asking for your guitar pick & you walked over & handed it to me . . So just want to say Thank You . . Always loved your guitar parts & how you & Jimmy interacted to form your unique sound.

-Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 07:16:28 (MST)
Butch and Michele Lakeland, FL
we were at the Three Dog Night Concert on December 28, 2012 and enjoyed it so much, brought back so many memories, for us. Afterwards we came to the hotel to talk to you and take pictures with you and the others. We enjoyed talking to you at the bar and all the stories you shared with us, LOL. Also thank you so much for signing the picture of all of you in London in the 60's. Thanks for a wonderful evening. Thanks Butch and Michele
-Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 21:32:46 (MST)
Barry Browning

Stumbled onto your site, glad to see you're still producing music. Have been listening to your music this morning with 3DN.

Oh by the way I think we relatives, the Oklahoma connection...

-Friday, December 28, 2012 at 09:06:59 (MST)
Lisa G
Hey Mike,
Knew you briefly in 1969, where I lived in an apt. across the street from your building in Hollywood, on Argyle I think...your time with 3 Dog Night was just beginning, and I was living with a guy who was the set up man for a band backed by Sly Stone....know you won't remember me, as it was a helluv a long time ago....still have a Wolf ring that you gave me..lol....just wanted to say a quick hi...I have been living in Washington state since 1973, and just ran across your name when I was reading about the death of bass player from Iron Butterfly...... be well and take care..... Lisa
-Friday, December 21, 2012 at 20:43:04 (MST)
John S.
Dude. Did you play the solo on "Never Been To Spain"? I need to know who the credit goes to. There was a time when I was sure it was a pedal steel. I'm a player for 45 years, and I've always felt that that break with that tone was a surpassing achievement.
-Friday, December 14, 2012 at 22:04:58 (MST)
Gerry Cooney (not the boxer)
Hi Michael....glad you're doing well. Could you do me a favor and ask Danny to call me (805-801-0266) or e-mail me at ggerrycooney@yahoo.com. Iy's music related and I need his advice and council. Thanks, Gerry Can't believe it's been 30 years since I worked for you guys!
-Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 15:15:58 (MST)
Eddy Reese
The first 8-track I ever purchased was "Golden Biscuits". I saw ya'll in concert in the 70's, again in New Orleans in the 80's, and your last two performances at Billy Bob's Texas. For the performance this summer, my wife and I had the front ten seats at the front table right in front of you. I'm 55 years old now and, needless to say, your music has been an important part of my life. I'm very glad you are still performing and we're looking forward to your next trip to Texas.
-Sunday, December 09, 2012 at 17:25:29 (MST)
Have enjoyed your work for decades! Good to see you made it through the 70's.
Wish you well in the future, also.

Anybody know the chords to Heavy Church???

Love that tune, no tabs anywhere!
-Friday, December 07, 2012 at 20:19:53 (MST)
jason kolbo
hi just wanted to say hi and let you know that i will be at show in lincoln the 8th at pershing it will be my first time to be able to see you i hae loved listen to you play so will be nice to be able to see you. Hopefully before or after show will be able to meet you say hi. take care
-Thursday, November 08, 2012 at 03:00:47 (MST)
Barbara McGill
-Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 23:30:11 (MST)
burbank school and the year escapes me. too much time and too many distractions. I remember you and I used to play bball, and you signed my yearbook as the ##### from the drugstore. You probably don't recall, and actually I didn't until I was looking at some vids on youtube. Glad to see you've done so well; seeing as so many of the guys we knew are either dead or inrehab. I would say bye from MODESTO, but I'm in Fla. Take care
-Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 14:22:52 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi again Michael. Hope everything is going well for you. you all are coming to Naples, Fl again Dec 27th! could you email me at cmuscare@gmail.com look foward to hearing from you. Colleen
-Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 05:30:47 (MST)
Jim Cote
saw you last night in Morristown - what a great show - and man you are great on that instrument!!!! loved it!!!! loved it!!!!! loved it!!!!!
can't wait till you guys come back this way again - I won't miss it
-Friday, October 12, 2012 at 10:07:33 (MST)
Sue G
And "knew" WITHOUT a "j". Oh my gosh, so much for carpal tunnel syndrome and typing in a hand brace.
-Monday, October 08, 2012 at 16:34:47 (MST)
Sue G
Sam CookE. I kjnew it had an "E" at the end.Just didn't type it.
-Monday, October 08, 2012 at 16:30:24 (MST)
Sue G
Okay, I might be wrong, but I always thought that Cory should have covered Sam Cook's "Bring it on Home to Me" I know he covered one of Sam's songs; wished he would have covered this one as well. Also, YOU playing blues guitar? Come on...awesome!
-Monday, October 08, 2012 at 16:23:05 (MST)
Kevin McCaulley
Hi Michael:

I finished reading your book and thoroughly enjoyed it. That part about you and the the bandmates turning off at Vine Street and ending up at a motel where Joe Schermie was residing and the TDG singers rehearsing at a nearby house was very cool/weird. Reminds me of a book I read about Victor Wooten, "The Music Lesson". That book was a mind blower. He had similar experiences. He also talked about the music playing him as you referred to.

Being a young boy from the Detroit area in the sixties, I was a big fan of Three Dog Night; of course Motown and Grand Funk Railroad were a big influence, too. I remember my cousin Jeannie was watching us one night, and asking her if she would let me walk up to the Music Center in East Detroit on Gratiot to buy the newly released 45 "Joy To The World". With enough begging she caved. My personal favorites from your band are "Chained", "Your Song" (personally, I thought TDN's version was better, especially that pretty pair of guitar solos), "You", "It Ain't Easy" and "One Man Band". For a fave album, I would have to say "Seven Separate Fools."

Back to your book. I found your experience playing in bands very interesting, to say the least...taking part in many of the rock festivals, Ashbury and Haight, PLAYING WITH HENDRIX...Incredible. What a time to be a young man!

To close, I would like to know if your album "Some Women" is still available?

Thanks for the music and taking the time to write your book,


P.S. When I was about 21, I moved to LA to get into the bicycle business. At the time, all I could afford was a studio in Hollywood near Santa Monica and Vine, on El Centro. Made me laugh that right down the street is where Three Dog Night started....oh well, I guess alot of acts started there. Anyway, I'm back in Michigan again.

-Friday, October 05, 2012 at 19:41:32 (MST)
J Wallis
I read in your book that guitar players tend to play at the peak of their technique.Your advice was dial it back a notch.That advice changed my whole perspective,play one note instead of 20.Now I enjoy playing more than I have in the last 30 years
-Wednesday, October 03, 2012 at 12:21:09 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi Michael,Heard you've been sick, I'm really sorry bout that. Hope you're feelin better. wonder if you can email me cmuscare@gmail.com ASAP
-Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 22:14:11 (MST)
Sue G
Feel better Mike. lots of water and healthful fluids.
-Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 13:59:20 (MST)
That should have been "very romantic in my memory".
-Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 20:36:24 (MST)
Ahhhhh, Canyon Liqours. Excellent that you remember my limo indulgence. I appreciate you stopping by and posting. I loved Santa Monica Canyon. Ver rontic in my memory. -M-
-Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 20:34:11 (MST)
I worked at Canyon Liquors on PCH from 1973 to 1975. You used to shop there. I didn't know who you were. You were just a regular guy to me. One time I saw you in a limousine. Next time you came in, I asked why you were in a limo. You said:

"I was going to Jack in the Box."

I said: "Okay, but why were you in a limo?"

You said: "I play guitar in Three Dog Night."

A sense of humor and humility. Good qualities to have.
-Friday, September 07, 2012 at 04:20:38 (MST)
jerry cioncciotta ulisse
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-Wednesday, September 05, 2012 at 16:42:36 (MST)
Best summer of my life! Saw TDN three times! Mike, you are one of the greatest guitar players ever. Just read your amazing book, too.
-Monday, September 03, 2012 at 17:59:53 (MST)
Robert Cole
Enjoyed your show at Primm. Could have listened for hours more.

I still remember reading an interview with you in Guitar Player years ago when I was learning to play. My first garage band did Joy to the World. That was the first song I ever sang in public with a rock band. Too bad the mic switch was off for the first line of the song!

Really enjoyed the show. Thanks to all of you for all the songs! But special thanks to you for the tasty guitar. The art of pop guitar has pretty much disappeared. I love the other stuff, but there are all kinds of tasty things nested in the 3DN tunes.

Thanks! It was a LOT of fun.
-Monday, September 03, 2012 at 02:10:57 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hello Michael, I was wonderin if you could Email me. theres something I want to talk w/ you about that maybe the public shouldn't be privy to. nuthin scary lol. cmuscare@gmail.com I would appreciate it.
-Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 15:52:57 (MST)
mike i read about a guy named randy cutlip as being a member once with threedognight i personally never heard of him on keyboards , saw you guys in south carolina and once again proved your greatness
-Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 21:02:32 (MST)
Saw your show the other night at the State Fair in Syracuse - what a great time. You took this old fart back in time with that amazing show. When I hear you guys sing and play, I'm taken back to days riding in my best friend's dad's station wagon that we borrowed - sun shining, windows down, radio cranked, going nowhere in particular, but in a hurry to get there anyways. I don't remember a single day from back then that didn't have a tune from Three Dog Night playing on the radio. Amazing!

Congrats on still being able to do what you do and thank you for sharing your talents and your enthusiasm and sense of fun. Really, it was great to see you all and hope to do so again soon!

Oh! Wally from the Western Ranch says hello.
-Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 06:52:07 (MST)
Scott in Woodland CA
Amazing show Saturday night in Citrus Heights. What a perfect evening and you are an amazing musician.
-Monday, August 27, 2012 at 11:53:40 (MST)
Excited for the show tonight in Syracuse,NY!!!!
-Monday, August 27, 2012 at 11:08:55 (MST)
Tim Micsak
Hi Mike.
You were very likely the first guitarist that ever caught my ear. As a matter of fact my first 45 (or any vinyl) was "Liar". I had an older sister who had the later LPs and I got a whole lot more play on them than anyone. I was just amazed and still am today when I revisit songs like "One" and "Liar" and learn the songs and riffs you came up with and played. I'd really love to know what fuzz you used on "One" and some other songs like "One Man Band".
What really strikes me now after playing since I was 8 and actually growing a good set of ears and knowing what I hear for the most part is your guitar riffs. They along with so many of that era were so fantastic and creative. I never hear things like that today. Much like the riffs and parts in say some Alice Cooper songs or VERY EARLY Aerosmith stuff.

Things I know now I never knew then,like your fantastic use of the Leslie, blending in so well with the organ on opposite panning, your clever use of the volume pedal and so on. What great work I hear and appreciate today. That must have been such a fantastic time playing all that great music and having those arrangements. You are absolutely right about Floyd. Even back then I could instantly recognize his "style" and those ghost beats. His dynamics on the whole drum kit. On many 3DN songs it is such a trademark. I heard that back then. The other thing I heard was your tones and that fuzz or other way you got those sounds like on "Nobody". Your tone was just as much a trademark on alot of those songs as Floyds so don't sell yourself short.
I would love to know what gear you used to go along with the discogrophy of the band. Anyway I jst wanted to say high, thanks and it was great hearing you and now revisiting that music so I can live in the mix and understand now what made the band sound so good to me way back then, and still today. Any info you could share so I can jam along and have the right sound would be much appreciated.

-Friday, August 24, 2012 at 19:54:12 (MST)
So excited I counted incorrectly--15 days not 25--that sounds much better! :)
-Monday, August 13, 2012 at 07:54:03 (MST)
Michael.... SO SO SO EXCITED that Three Dog Night is coming back to Syracuse,NY for our State Fair!! I cannot wait for the show!! Counting down..25 more days!!!
-Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 21:02:42 (MST)
COLLEEN:Don't you dare let me off the hook. I'm just a lazy piece of doo doo. I WILL send you one ... one of deez days. I'm so bad. Honest I will. -Michael-
-Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 16:30:23 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi Michael, I hope you're doing well. Just wanted to let you off the hook re: the "pik thang" your tour dates keep you on the go just about constantly. No hard feelings.You were so nice to even consider doing it.Colleen
-Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 10:14:02 (MST)
Sue George
I joined the TDN fan club last year. Lately I have been listening to songs by the group that were not necessarily top 40 hits. I think you wrote a song about having to get God back in your life. Just wondering what moved you to write it and how life is going for you. My husband at the age of 50 became an ordained minister. We are both Chrisitan and realize that, without God, life can be really hard. For example, I lost my teaching job this past spring, but, God willing, I will find a new teaching position soon.
-Thursday, August 09, 2012 at 12:27:58 (MST)
Hey Michael,
Just saw you guys in Mission Viejo last Saturday - and looking forward to seeing you again this Sunday at the OC Fair. Great show! My wife and I met you and Danny on a flight from STL to MNPLS last October. Had a nice chat. First saw you in Keil Auditorium in STL in the '60's. Glad you're still out there! Would love to hear "Eli's Coming"! Best, Hugh
-Friday, July 27, 2012 at 11:59:02 (MST)
How wonderful for you to stop by and leave a message. Thanks so much. You took care of my Granny Lucy? Fantastic. I loved her so.The poor thing never said a cuss word in her life until the dementia got her. I felt bad when she'd say "God D_mnit when I would come see her. Just the nature of things, as they say.
You knew my mom, too? If ever there was a woman that was meant to be a nurse, it was my mom. She was perfect for it.
Sherrill? Yes, it has been a few years since I've seen Sherrill, but I still hold her firmly in my heart as a good friend. J.B. Pemberton was just the best ever. I loved him. Got me into playing guitar, in fact.
Thanks again for stopping by.
-Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 14:58:11 (MST)
Judi Smith
Hi Mike, years ago I took care of your grandmother Lucy, at what was then called Driftwood Convalescent Hospital on Scenic Drive in Modesto. She was a character. Your mother was then an RN at Memorial Hospital and came to visit her on a regular basis.I was a big fan of Three Dog Night. I was also good friends with Sherrill McCabe Barnes (now Smith), who was JB Pemberton's stepdaughter, sister of Jack McCabe. Anyway, I just wanted to say hello, give you a shout, and tell you how much joy your music brought over the years.I am 64 and live in Modesto. You can email me at zqueen66@aol.com
-Monday, July 23, 2012 at 14:33:22 (MST)
Pattie Panther
Darn I wish I knew about the Meet and greet after the show in Albany!! The show was soo great!! and the weather was beautiful! I had a 3 hour drive back to where I live on the Coast of Oregon, Florence. We have a casino here, Three Rivers Casin, so maybe Three Dog Night could come here? I went up to Lincoln City about 10 years ago to see you guys and talked to a gal who thought you guys might be at the bar later but never did see you. The lady I talked to told me that Joe had passed away. I do remember Ray, do you know anything more about him? do you know anything about Jimmy and Jody when you were with the Nomads? Thanks for still playing that guitar, you're the best!! love this web site also...:)
-Monday, July 23, 2012 at 00:46:31 (MST)
Keith Carrigan
You are one of my guitar heroes, one of the best! I'm still trying to imitate some of your stuff! Question: what kind of sustain pedal do you use for One Man Band (and any other song with the incredibly long sustain)?
I haven't seen you guys nearly enough! Hope you'll make it back down south before too many more months. 1971, Mobile Municipal Auditorium, 1973, Garrett Coliseum, Montgomery, 1998, downtown Fairhope, Alabama... all those were great performances!!!!! Keep making beautiful music, man...
-Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 23:06:39 (MST)
Demarie Bottai
Hi Mike,
I hope I'm writing to right person in the late 60's my mom was dating someone who played in a band at a club in Rosemead, CA I think it was on Valley Blvd. (I was 5 so not really sure of club's name) . Her name is Amelia she has bugged for years for us to take her to see you, so on July 29 you will be near us and we are bring her. I really hope its you. It will great to see her her expression when she sees the concert. I sent a message on Facebook before i found this site.
Take Care.
-Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 19:13:59 (MST)
Demarie Bottai
Hi Mike,
I hope I'm writing to right person in the late 60's my mom was dating someone who played in a band at a club in Rosemead, CA I think it was on Valley Blvd. (I was 5 so not really sure of club's name) . Her name is Amelia she has bugged for years for us to take her to see you, so on July 29 you will be near us and we are bring her. I really hope its you. It will great to see her her expression when she sees the concert. I sent a message on Facebook before i found this site.
Take Care.
-Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 19:13:37 (MST)
Demarie Bottai
Hi Mike,
I hope I'm writing to right person in the late 60's my mom was dating someone who played in a band at a club in Rosemead, CA I think it was on Valley Blvd. (I was 5 so not really sure of club's name) . Her name is Amelia she has bugged for years for us to take her to see you, so on July 29 you will be near us and we are bring her. I really hope its you. It will great to see her her expression when she sees the concert. I sent a message on Facebook before i found this site.
Take Care.
-Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 19:12:33 (MST)
Demarie Bottai
Hi Mike,
I hope I'm writing to right person in the late 60's my mom was dating someone who played in a band at a club in Rosemead, CA I think it was on Valley Blvd. (I was 5 so not really sure of club's name) . Her name is Amelia she has bugged for years for us to take her to see you, so on July 29 you will be near us and we are bring her. I really hope its you. It will great to see her her expression when she sees the concert. I sent a message on Facebook before i found this site.
Take Care.
-Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 19:11:07 (MST)
Oops. That should have been Pattie ... with an "e". -M-
-Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 16:26:45 (MST)
PATTI: I'll be darned. THE KING AND I. Long, long time, eh? Do you remember a guy who also played at that club named Ray Madrano? Ray was very good and I always loved to watch him perform.
I just got into Albany, OR about an hour ago and have been tending to some cleanup with some autoposting garbage that happens to this site sometimes. Gig in just a few hours from now. Would be nice if we get to say hi tonight. There IS a meet and greet afterwards. Hopefully I'll get to see you. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a message. -M-
-Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 16:25:46 (MST)
Pattie Morgane Panther
Hello Mike, I sent a note last night and just rememberd you were with the Nomads in Phoenix with Jody, Jimmy and ?. You were playing at the King and I and Carol, Janet,Ellie( who's a Judge in Glendale and Phoenix) and myself kinda hung out! This is right before Joe joined up with Cory and you decided to go to California. I see the "Dam Doll" on Joe's guitar that Susan gave him. Too funny, long time ago!!! Anyway, looking forward to tomorrow night in Albany Or. seeing you guys live!
-Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 12:12:08 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi Michael, how have you been? wellI haven't been buggin you about the pick. just reminding you. I see you guys are coming back to naples, fl. i wish I could get it from you then but don't have the $ to buy the tix. again my address and email are 33 West Larkspur Ave Defuniak Springs, Fl 32433/cmuscare@gmail.com friends always, Colleen
-Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 06:08:06 (MST)
Pattie (Morgan) Panther
Hi Mike, Carol and I called you "Little Mike" in Phoenix Az. about 1967? I knew Joe and Cory was dating another friend Janet, I think some of the places you guys (before Three Dog Night) played The Highlighter? Jay D's in Scottsdale, Sooo long ago!! I'm going to your show in Albany Or. this Thurs. Looking forward to hearing you guys live again!!!!
-Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 01:08:22 (MST)
-Monday, July 16, 2012 at 04:48:21 (MST)
mark peterson
Hi Mike
I see where Judy has sent out a message that you and Norm, Jeff, Doug and a few others are putting together a fund-raiser for GMD. Where's Rick and Danny? Hey, don't forget Alan "Yodelmeister" Arni. Have you listened to his latest album--Above the Timberline--the song "Pastures of Plenty" is an incredible song heavy on the Hammond---- again for lack of creativity----just incredible--

Last week I spent 4 days with Eric Almquist, Jimmy Valentine, Dick Severson and a bunch of the nefarious Roosevelt hooligans on our annual reunion, since Judy had sent out her message, your name was mentioned between the gobbling down of Smorze, it was hilarious, Eric and I coined the word---what a bunch of "Smorz0ns".

I will be in Modesto to see family, Jeff Brown and attend a wedding---would you like a copy of Alan's last two albums?


-Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 03:14:45 (MST)
Mike - I loved the show at the Houston Symphony - we had a blast. You rule on that guitar! Quick question, I need to know - did you ever spell your last name as Alsup with only one l ? As a kid, it was rumored you were a member of our family who spelled it with only one L. Never knew if that were true or not, but am curious to know.
-Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 18:06:16 (MST)
ben moore
Hey Mike, Grew up with ya'll. Saw you in Van buren Ark. in '10. Airline lost your clothes and you wore sweats and a T on stage. Just finished your book. I happen to live in a little Ark. town (lavaca) which (was) known as the boysenberry capital of the world back about the time you were drinking boysenberry shakes. We shipped them all over the world. Only job for a kid or early teen was picking the things. It is entirely likely that you and the "dogs" were drinking shakes made by berries that I and my buddies picked. Loved the book. Loved the concert. Still love TDN after all these years. Next time you are near. I'll be there. You're a class act. Ben Moore
-Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 17:57:41 (MST)
ben moore
-Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 17:47:44 (MST)
Robert Petroff
Hi Mike!

I enjoyed the music of Three Dog Night in the 70's.

Wish you could have a concert in Toronto.

You have many fans here.

-Friday, July 06, 2012 at 17:32:56 (MST)
Just curious... my Oklahoma relatives said that we were related to you... I think your dad, Fred Allsup and my mom, Myrtle (maiden name, Graham) were first cousins growing up in Dustin, OK. Anyway, everytime I hear a 3DN song - I wonder about that possible connection.
-Monday, July 02, 2012 at 15:07:48 (MST)
Freda Thompson
Thoroughly enjoyed the concert in the park in Bentonville, AR!!!! You all still rock it!! and you do such an incredible job at making guitars sing (and scream!)... Thank you for the awesome concert. Much respect to you...!!
-Sunday, July 01, 2012 at 22:19:53 (MST)
Chuck Harris
Mike, Thanks for another great show at the Indian Ranch in Mass.. You guys still rock with the best of them! I got your tab for "Out In The Country" a couple of years ago and strum(I'm not very good) it all the time. One thing I wish you could do is talk Cory into singing "Try A Little Tenderness" next time you're in the area. He did such a great job on it on Captured Live at the Forum. Keep it up - you guys look like you have fun. Thanks.
-Friday, June 29, 2012 at 05:31:06 (MST)
Frank Itri
Mike, Just saw your show at the Indian Ranch in Massachusetts and it was fantastic. The band sounded awesome with Cory and Danny doing there best ( I wish they had Chuck) but for me my favorite part was just watching you perform. Not only are you a great guitarist but you are one of the funniest and kind on stage performers I have ever seen. And I'm sure you're like that off stage too because that stuff can't be faked. Your interaction with the crowd is very refreshing and appreciated. And to think that you once got Jimmy Hendricks to play Bass Guitar FOR YOU well, that just says alot. At the end of the show I tried to get a pick from you for my collection but it was not to be. I was going to put it beside my Scotty Moore pick. Maybe next time! Thank you again for a great performance and I hope to see you soon. Frank
-Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:52:30 (MST)
HI Michael,

-Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 22:52:50 (MST)
Jonathan Reed
oops sorry spell chk. Webster not Wabster
-Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 09:24:41 (MST)
Jonathan Reed
Hey Mike, just saw u and the band at Indian Ranch in Wabster,Mass on 6/23/12. You guys are as harmonic and tight as u were when I last saw you in Prov,RI way back in the 1970s. Thanks again!!!
-Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 09:22:17 (MST)
Paul Doty
Hi Michael, I’m a friend of the Allsup clan here in Modesto and my company has provided sound & Light production for 3DN in the past (West Coast Sound & Light). We’re launching a podcast on iTunes in the fall called ICON. It takes an iconic album and talks with the artists about what was going on at the time. I’d like to do an episode on 3DN and interview you if you’re interested. You can contact me at pauldoty@wcslonline.com. Here’s the show trailers;



-Paul Doty

-Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10:32:37 (MST)
Steve Walker
Saw your show in South Jordan, UT. Was right up front and caught Danny and Cory coming off the stairs. Had the Suitable For Framing album and a sharpie. Cory went to sign and the pen gave out! Anyway, a magical night. A thrill to meet part of my favorite band. I turned to catch you and Jimmy but you slipped past. I've got every album and almost every 45. I bought most of these when they came out. TDN has been a big part of my life, especially high school. I did not expect the band to sound so INCREDIBLE.

I admire your guitar work a lot. You are rock's unsung hero. You are one of the best in the business and I don't think you get the credit and recognition you deserve. Perhaps it's because you do what's best for the song and not showcase Michale time. Your still a great performer and wonderful showman, and most of all I could tell you were still having fun up there.

Thanks for all the music
-Monday, June 18, 2012 at 22:25:56 (MST)
Robert Banner
Thanks for the great performance in South Jordan UT. First time I saw Three Dog Night was in 1970, and probably 25 times since.

Lots of fun--three generations of my family attended--daughter and grandson. They loved the music too--and are now fans.

Thanks for the great music & memories!
-Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:31:49 (MST)
Great concert in South Jordan tonight. Good luck to you all. Travel safely.
-Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 22:26:17 (MST)
Mark Baker
Jeesh. I'm such a nerd and loooooong time fan. I love your arrangement of Eli's Comings but I'm having trouble with the nuances of the chord changes and there's not a 3DN transcription book available for me to rely on. Any resource idea would be welcome. Markando68@aol.com
Thank you and see you soon here in Washington State.
-Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 14:40:17 (MST)
michael, i LOVE the tone of your guitar w/the leslie on the original recordings. what can you share about this ellusive tone?
what would be the easiest way to recreate this tone in this "modern era"?
-Friday, May 25, 2012 at 11:54:05 (MST)
Mike Green
Hello Mike you will not remember me but I do you and the courtesy you extended. I met you years ago at Richie podolors American recording, I am good friends with Doug Ingle and grew up with Blues Image, currently playing percussion with Mike Pinera. I was in the studio a lot while Blues Image was doing their first two albums and while the Butterfly was making Metamorphisis. I was staying with Doug Ingle in Calabasas a the time. Three Dog was in their heyday at the time and of course also recorded at American. I am a little younger than the guys I mentioned im 58 years old currently. However at the time I was a young kid who although was close with many players was so impressed to be sitting in the studio with TDN. During some breaks you and I talked and you were so cordial we got along great and even walked down the street to FAT JACKS (the original one)for burgers. We talked man times after that while you were completing an album Skip Conte of course was a long time friend as well skip of course eventually went with you guys. Just wanted to say hi and show you the impression you made on a young kid. I know of course play as a fill in with everyone whos ever played along with Mike Pinera in a new Blues Image and Classic Rock al lstars, I learned from Joe Lala and talk with Joey regularly. Thank you for that period of time and for giving me your time. Please if you actually read this let me know where and when youre playing if not on the road I would love to come and see you play. PS: Ever need a good percussionist give me a call. Again man thanks for being a nice guy to a young kid.
-Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 23:37:02 (MST)
Hi Michael,

First time posting on your site but just wanted to say how much my friend and I enjoyed your concert last night at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN. You are awesome!! Wonderful meeting you at the meet and greet afterwards. Hope to see you all again soon. Thanks for "playing for me". Take Care.

Tammy (Nashville, TN)
-Friday, May 18, 2012 at 17:15:13 (MST)
Chet Berry
Whats up Mike?.............Haven't talked to you in ages, Had a sign bid today in Los Banos for my buddy Dusty "Moonshine Bandits". Opening a bar & grill downtown..Shinnerz. Your name came up, I always brag about you, learning the guitar, and drinking komakazis, good times.........Teresa & Brittany doing good and say hi.....If you get bored some time holler at me. (209) 564-1386.
-Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 20:07:59 (MST)
Hi from Clennon. Email me, you dog:)
-Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 23:23:32 (MST)
Phil Guest
I had the pleasure of seeing you at the Viper Alley near Chicago recently. The wife and I had a table right in front of your stage position, and it was terrific watching you perform up close and personal. I was the white haired dude that couldn't take my eyes off your fingering in amazement. TDN is a class act that sounds as tight as ever. Thanks for an unforgettable evening.
-Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 16:01:57 (MST)
Matt Ward
Just wanted to say your work has been inspiring and unique since I first heard you back in 1968. I always wondered if they had hired studio musicians for all thier albums. But i just realized it was one, you! Your awesome note choices and phrasing are out of this world, and place you as the most under-rated guitarist of all time! Keep playin, you are freakin' AWESOME!
-Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 13:53:03 (MST)
Mark Peterson-Roosevelt-GMD '66
Mike---hate to be needy---I noticed Lynda Locano said high in 2007---I have not seen them since '95 and have looked around a bit---if you have their Email---possible you forward That I'd love to see them in July when I'm home, whereever they are. (Mark.vinvinowine@gmail.com). da da da daaaaa da da da da--Let's Go!

Funny------idle minds lead to idle times-------
-Friday, April 13, 2012 at 14:54:29 (MST)
mark Peterson-Roosevelt-GMD '66
I was just talking to Alan Arnapole and getting ready for my yearly visit to the USA (I'm hiding out in Taipei Taiwan for the past 22 years) and of course we get to talkin' about Norm, Jeff Brown whom I get to see around the 4th of July every year, Jeff Lyngel, Rick, Doug and some of the other guitar heroes that flourished out of the 60's. Yes of course 3DN enters the conversation once in a while. The pep rallies at Roosevelt and Davis were some of my best hours at school, other than my love of and total mastery of Calculus, Physics and Latin, NOT!

Anyway, I'm sippin' a glass of fine vino from Chile and taking the afternoon off to fool around.

Sorry to crash your website....but what the hey!

certainly no bad intent intended :-)

-Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 23:33:31 (MST)
Michael Ward
Hi Mike, I saw TDN three times is the late 60's in the Tidewater Virginia area...I was a new guitarist at the time and thought that the band was simply fantastic. I got to meet you back stage at the Hampton Coliseum; you were playing a black Les Paul and a red SG standard...I guess it stuck as I have been playing Gibson Les Pauls and SG's since beginning my musical career in 1970. I also have other guitars (many) but loved the sound you got out of the two you played back then. Time has certainly gone by fast; I noticed the passing of Joe: I lost my longtime bass player Ed "Skid" Rowe last October...it's hard losing them but I have found that they are never really gone as they live on in our hearts and souls...
I just wanted to say thanks Mike for the music and the memories...you made a difference in one life at the very least and I am sure in many others as well.
Be Well!
Mike Ward - Gloucester VA.
-Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 07:39:28 (MST)
lynn monson
Hey Michael. Just wanted to day hi

-Saturday, April 07, 2012 at 21:38:24 (MST)
Tim Holst
Hello Michael, thank you for the opportunity to comment. I had the pleasure of meeting Jack Ryland and playing music with him on a couple of occasions in Reno in the fall of 1995. At that time, Jack was playing bass with a local band called Impact, and I was playing keyboards with another local band called The Smoking Caterpillars. I subbed on keys with Impact once at the Crystal Bay Club and still remember the thrill of playing Boston's "Long Time" with the full intro and Jack's bass cutting through the mix. Jack, in turn, graciously sat in on bass with the Smoking Caterpillars for some Street Vibrations gigs, learning 4 sets of classic rock cover material in about two weeks and performing flawlessly. He also laid down a bass part on a rough demo of an original song "No Greater Love" written by our guitarist Bill Blackley in memory of his mother. Jack was indeed a kind and gentle soul and although Bill and I had lost touch with him after late 1995 we were very sad to hear of his untimely death in December 1996 and still remember him with warmth.
Tim Holst, Reno NV, March 26, 2012
The Bubbas, facebook(dot)com/thebubbasrock
-Monday, March 26, 2012 at 21:30:20 (MST)
Laurie Overton
Hey Mike

Great show at Casino Rama (Toronto Canada) last Saturday. You always look like you have FUN doing it --very refreshing:):)

-Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 18:46:29 (MST)
Hi There Mike,
Got the wonderful opportunity to see you and the band play at Casino Rama and had a great time...you did a great job....
btw Out in the Country is a real fave song of mine and can't wait to learn it.
Hope to see you guys soon !!
-Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 08:59:23 (MST)
Diana Houston
Hi Michael!

Nice site!

Ok.....here goes:
Susan G. Komen is having their first ever "Rockin' for the Cure" fundraiser on April 6th, 2013 in Fl. at the Sarasota Convention Ctr. We expect about 4-6,000 people to attend. We have a smokin' cover band and are inviting rockers Chris Campbell from Bob Seger's band, Brian Johnson of AC/DC, Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane and many others to sit-in for a few tunes. Our producer is talking with Ellen Degeneres' people for her to host the event. With some help from Terry Stewart of the R&R Hall of Fame we expect to raise a quarter of a million dollars. Ofcourse the media will be there. It would be an honor and would put this event over the top if your band would appear. I would love to answer any ?s you might have about this worthy event. Please email me at dlhouston2@comcast.net. Thank you so much!
-Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11:12:52 (MST)
Gus Soto
I don't know if you'll remember me; I was contracted to produce a group from Modesto called "Yerba Mala"... in 1975; we did a session in your Santa Monica studio way back then. Hector Salais was the lead singer; the bass player was your buddy name "Izzy"... remember? I'm still recording; I have a home studio; changed my last name to DeSoto; my website is http://www.gusdesoto.com; don't know how busy you guys are, but it would be cool to hear from you: gusdesoto@live.com
-Monday, March 12, 2012 at 20:18:04 (MST)
Saw you with TDN at The Garage in Whittier. I was 14, you thought I was older, but still had a marvelous time backstage. Thanks for the music.
-Monday, March 12, 2012 at 07:25:58 (MST)
Oops, I meant Thursday, LOL!
-Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:55:45 (MST)
Happy Birthday Michael!!!
I Hope You Did Something Really Special On Wednesday!
All The Best, Vicki
-Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 10:52:41 (MST)
Hi Mike:

I am the writer of the rock musical The Dream and met you and the group at Casino Rama in 2010. Going to see you perform next Saturday at the Casino again on the 10th and looking forward to it.

-Saturday, March 03, 2012 at 15:06:01 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi again Michael, how's everything? seems like yoiu guys are doin awesome! I'm so happy for you all!!! well it's been a while since I've had any word from you. Again, I realize you're really busy, maybe you could have someone else send the pic, would be so grateful. heres my address again 33 West Larkspur Ave, Defuniak Springs, Fl 32433 also let me know if you guys will be comin to Florida. tty l8tr, Colleen
-Thursday, March 01, 2012 at 11:10:53 (MST)
Bob L
I have been a guitar player since the 60's and have always been a big fan of your work with Three Dog Night. I played many of those songs with my college. Back in the early 70s I bought a rotating horn that sat on top of my amp so I could get your leslie sounds without a real leslie. It never worked really well. Now I can get close with modulation stomp boxes that emulate a leslie. I, probably like many guitarists, always wondered how you got the extended sustain in songs like One Man Band (that D that goes on forever) and Fire Eater(8 measures). Were you able to do that live or was it a studio trick? I can almost get it with cranked distortion box and a compression sustainer. My new band is doing Fireeater, at my request, and would really like to nail that hi F# for 8 measures...Regardless of whether you answer me...you've been a real inspiration...THANKS!
-Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 16:47:34 (MST)
Anne Patterson
Hi Michael, It's been a while but I am still alive and well. Sure hope all is well with you. I don't walk very well but I keep going. My new venture is working with school children as a foster grandparent. I really enjoy it. All the family is fine. The grandchildren are growing and their parents are getting older and Matt remains in my thoughts daily. I know he watches down on us all. Take care,Anne
-Friday, February 17, 2012 at 10:45:59 (MST)
Leah Washington
Creative playing in Tulsa. Too bad the venue was a bit freaky.
-Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 12:15:24 (MST)
Diane: Thanks so much for the nice words. YES, it's still fun playing. That is a fact ... and don't expect your hubby to ever let it go completely. Once it's your friend ... it will last a life time.

LeAnn: "Do I remember playing with Hughie?" Are you kidding me? Of course I remember. I loved your uncle and he was a strong influence on my playing. Here's a URL for you to check out in my online book called "The Upside of Rock n Roll". Go to http://www.michaelallsup.com/5ch_9.htm and take a look. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Craig: Nope. No cousin in Albuquerque, but I DO have a brother named Danny.

Don: Darn, I'm sorry, but it's too late. I'm within a half hour of departing for the show. I have been bad about checking the website as of late. Hope you find some way to get there ... and in. I do appreciate you trying.

All others: I'm outta time and have to slip into my superman suit for the show. Nyuk Nyuk. bye.
-Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 16:35:10 (MST)
Diane Burke
Saw your concert last night in Biloxi and just want to say what a great job you all do in bringing us back to the 70's and happy to hear your new songs. My husband particularly enjoyed your guitar playing and how you still have so much fun playing it. I guess once a musician, always a musician. Happy and safe travels.
-Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 07:46:55 (MST)
LeAnn (Selvy) Resh
Hi Mike, i just wanted to say Hey to you and ask you if you remember playing with my Uncle Hugh back in the 60s! Sadly he is gone and his mom (my grandma) i miss them dearly but was excited to see that you are still makin and playin music...its what keeps the soul Alive! Take care~ Leelee (LeAnn)
-Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 00:19:32 (MST)
Craig Alden Dell
Hola brother,
I've seen you w/ 3 dog night many times and was always impressed. Hey, don't you have a cousin from Albuquerque named Danny, but better known as 'Sloopy'? He was my best friend in High school... in the mid 60s. I've lost touch and have tried to find him to no avail. Somebody told me recently that he's still alive... so, I thought at least I'd ask you in case you know.
Thanks, Craig
-Friday, February 03, 2012 at 03:12:26 (MST)
Don Smith
Michael, you are kin! My father was kin to your mother and that bunch in Oklahoma. We just found out you were going to be in Tulsa today and went to order tickets and they are sold out. Help me figure out how to order some tickets to your show! Please. I've talked to you in email a couple times. Please let me know asap....I know you are busy but I want my older brother to see you as well if his health will allow him to travel. Thanks!
-Thursday, February 02, 2012 at 17:33:57 (MST)
Michael Brown
Hey Michael,I thought it was time I got in contact with my bowling team member from Mchenry lanes in 87,88 and ask how you are doing.I got married and moved to a town north of Dallas Tx. My wife and I come out to Motown every summer and I would love to catch up.Email is brown_michael_l@yahoo.com take it easy man
-Wednesday, February 01, 2012 at 09:47:46 (MST)
ggerry cooney@yahoo.com
Just browsing and thought I'd say hi. "HI!" Also am enjoying the book. Say hello to the boys for me.
-Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 15:27:25 (MST)

love your site!
-Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 14:13:43 (MST)
Sharon Prost
I just wanted to tell you that it was a real pleasure meeting you and some of the guys from the band when you visited our restaurant for dinner after your concert at Seneca Allegany Casino. Me and Andrea had a really good time chatting and joking. If you ever play at the casino in the future, I really hope you come back to see us both.
-Monday, January 30, 2012 at 19:49:32 (MST)

Lovely site
-Monday, January 30, 2012 at 16:57:32 (MST)
Barbara Delores
Wow- and then there's wow! Just saw you last night and you were just incredible! I literally have only one complaint-I was second row center and not allowed to take pictures-what?? whaaaaaaaaaaa!
-Monday, January 30, 2012 at 10:43:34 (MST)
Teresa Phillips
I've listened to 3Dog from the beginning. Lost my albums in a house fire a few years ago. Recently discovered YouTube and get to see the actual performances of the songs that are part of my "favorites" list.Just have to say how much I love seeing all of you then and now. Could go on and on, but I'm sure you've heard it all before. Nobody had the tight harmonies and musicality the the Dogs did!! btw...one of my all-time favorites is "Good Feeling." Got to see you guys perform it and may I say how pleased I was to see you at the mike :D

-Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 15:00:13 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi Michael, How r u doin? were doin ok over here, just had a litter of 8 beautiful pitbulls, but we gave away all but the runt. she is all spunk and sass! will you guys be comin down to fla any time soon, would sure love to see y'all for more than 15 minutes lol. please dont forget bout the pik thang. I sure hope Im not bein too bothersome, I just realize with the busy life you lead its gotta be so hard to remember so many things (Im sure I would forget a lot) well best wishes, Colleen
-Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 13:19:54 (MST)
Wishing you the best for 2012!
About a month ago my sister sent me a box that had been in the corner of her storage for a while. One of the items in the box was my original copy of Around the World with Three Dog Night. Good thing I kept a turntable! Great music and great art work!! I'm convinced if humans ever invent time travel music will be the vehicle.

Thanks again for your talents & efforts through these years and here's to many more!
-Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 17:45:31 (MST)
Hey Michael, saw you guys at John Asquaga's Nugget on 12-10-11 and had a blast! You guys were great. My wife Paula and I met you after the show and got a picture. Is there any chance I could send it to you (or your peeps) to get it signed? if so, how? Thanks and keep on doing it bro - my Modesto neighbor!
-Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 16:46:18 (MST)
Hey Margie: Wonderful that you're coming to the show. I'm heading out for the airport right now flying to Los Angeles ... Salt Lake City ... then that 2 hr drive across until we cross the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Nevada border ... wherein Wendover, NV is located. We have a show there tomorrow night (Friday) then a tour bus road (oh for joy) up to Reno over night ... a sleepy morn and afternoon and then the show at the Nugget. You have my permission to throw a tomato as long it's done with love. Hope you enjoy the show. -Michael-
-Thursday, December 08, 2011 at 10:52:22 (MST)
Margie Woodards
Hi Michael....looking forward to a GREAT show at the Nugget in Sparks on December 10th! 2 of us are from Modesto (yeah!) and 2 from Ceres. Your DVD with the Symphony is super. See ya there....Margie
-Saturday, December 03, 2011 at 21:42:50 (MST)
ChoMama: I have many secrets. And secrets should stay secret ... or so they say. Nyuk Nyuk. Thanks for stopping by the website. -M-
-Friday, December 02, 2011 at 09:13:32 (MST)
Joe "Touch" Torres
Hey Dude, just got thru reading about the garbage can lids, how come you never mentioned that, you were cooler then you looked. TeeHee.
Love you man
-Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 19:05:30 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hey Michael, miss hearing from you. how was your Thanksgiving? ours was really good.got to see my brother and his new wife. and my Aunt cooked, so I didn't have to. in case you lost my info : cmuscare@gmail.com 33 West Larkspur Ave. Defuniak Springs, Fl 32433
-Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 13:27:42 (MST)
Mistahlee: Thanks for the accolades. That acapella song would be Prayer for the Children. I like it, too. Thanks.
Jason: And thanks to you, too. Arranging songs is what you are referring. Very nice for you to make reference to the counterpoint achieved many times. -M-
-Friday, November 25, 2011 at 16:01:18 (MST)
Jason "Rabid-dog" DeLong
Wanted to say hello and thank you for all the inspiration, especially recently. Your approach to playing has really kick-started my groove again. As a guitarist I've spent the last year playing classical and Latin, only to get disconcerted. But, I listened to 'Suitable for Framing' last month and it's been on repeat in my brain since! I feel like I am again but a funky chromatic descent away from destiny! (By the way, how do you rework songs and give them such immaculate counterpoints?)
-Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 15:30:30 (MST)
Michael -

Last night I heard you guys at The Club on Treasure Island. Some of your material, "Out in the Country," for example, made me very emotional. I remember. And I once heard Paul Williams say, about that song: "Thank God for Three Dog Night."

Also, the a capellla piece in your encore was superb. No, it was more than that. Thanks.

- mistahlee
-Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 18:47:03 (MST)
Dear HUGE: Thanks for dropping by. Eli? Ah ha. Well done. So I suppose you have a special feeling for the New York Football Giants then, eh? Ha. It IS good to still be rockin after all these years. -M-
-Friday, November 18, 2011 at 13:05:26 (MST)
Michael, I have a son named Eli & I am sure your music influenced my choice. Love that you are here and open to the public. Fantastic you are still rockin'
from one of those 1969 grads.
-Friday, November 18, 2011 at 11:10:41 (MST)
TO ALL: My apologies for the spam or whatever you want to call it. I can't control (or don't know how) to keep this from happening. That is: Having your email address "copped" from this site. A damned irritation at the minimum. Please forgive and endure. -Michael-
-Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 14:52:31 (MST)
Tom Ely
Sorry Michael, i didn't come here to promote my stuff (otherwise, I'd've mentioned my youtube channel, lol).
I received a spam message that indicated they'd gotten my address from your website, I'm assuming from the guest book:

On Tue, 11/8/11, Faith Lovert wrote:
Good Day
My name is Faith.It gives me a great pleasure to write you after viewing your email address today at (http://www.michaelallsup.com) which really interest me to have communication with you, If you will have the desire with me, we can get to know each other and see what happens in future, and for me to sent to you my photo. i will be waiting to hear from you. have a blessed day
-Tuesday, November 08, 2011 at 16:15:41 (MST)
Tom Ely
Colleen, DeFuniak Springs is less than 50 miles from me (I'm in Enterprise), and I've got LOTS of pics of Michael. But they're all at least 8 years old.

You can reach me @ nofrillsav01@yahoo.com
-Tuesday, November 08, 2011 at 16:07:04 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Michael, I sure appreciate the note . you're a good guy, and one heck of a guitar player! heres my email: cmuscare@gmail.com . Let me know (bout that pic thang lol)
-Thursday, November 03, 2011 at 09:47:08 (MST)
J.Wallis: Originally I think the song was written with the guitar in standard tuning, but I preferred tuning it in 5ths. Thanks for the accolades
Colleen: I haven't forgot about that pick thang. I'll get back to you. Just been busy. -M-
-Tuesday, November 01, 2011 at 17:02:32 (MST)


Gonna transcribe your really cool intro to Heart Of The Blues .
Is it in standard tuning ?
-Tuesday, November 01, 2011 at 09:02:15 (MST)
cryin ass shame this got hijacked...michael, me and my buds talk about underated guitar players...you're always my go to guy......love ur work, love the fact that you were one of the first to use a leslie.......even russ ballard has to give you props for liar....ur best work with 3dn....hope u get this...
-Monday, October 31, 2011 at 18:29:44 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi Michael, how'd it go in La? notice your back. was just wonderin' how it was goin w/ the pic? Like I said, I know your a busy guy. call me if there's a snag . well, tty later, Colleen
-Monday, October 10, 2011 at 12:30:16 (MST)
ERIC: Hell of a post. Thanks so much for the accolades. Exactly what an old fart wants to hear. Nyuk Nyuk.
DALE: Yeh, the Nonamees. Me remember. Now THAT's going way back. I love it. -M-
-Sunday, October 09, 2011 at 08:35:05 (MST)
Eric Peterson erichothand@aol.com
Hi Michael - REALLY enjoyed the concert in Freeport, Il. the other night; I'm the dude in the leather jacket who was there getting photos and autographs down in the basement reception area and, like some goof, couldn't get any words out while you were signing my Live at The Forum CD cover. What I'd have liked to say is...

If someone in the guitar world would have the titles "Master of the Envelope Attack" and "Controller of The Axe", those would have to go to you. So many of us (I've been playing "in the garage" since '71)continue to get caught up in desiring to emulate the theatrics of, say, being some cheap copy of Malmsteen, or simply blowing the roof off like the Nuge' that we forget all about musicality and keeping the beast in-check when we're at full gallop; about maintaining class, about style, about consummate professionalism in technique and sound. The guitar kids of today need to look less at arpeggiation and chronic hi-gain, and more at what "good" old school has to offer their playing styles. "Good" never goes out of style or becomes passe - gawd, I've been worshipping what Trower's been sounding like lately...the definition of fine wine. A gentle, humble fellow with a feather in his hand that peels the paint off a battleship with fluidic ease!

Just wanting to say what a pleasure it was to be in your company, and to witness the continuing entertainment we've lived our lives with, that is 3DN.
-Saturday, October 08, 2011 at 21:31:09 (MST)
Dale Cogdell
Mike, you would not remember me but you knew my brother, Cliff Davis. I remember you and Cliff playing guitars together in my parent's garage. I am sure you remember Cliff's band, the Nonamees. I would like to correspond with you and let you know what happened to my brother. Blast from the past, Dale
-Saturday, October 01, 2011 at 15:38:58 (MST)
Colleen: I'm at the airport and outbound right now. Should be back in a few days. I'll try to take care of that for you upon my return. -M-
-Friday, September 30, 2011 at 10:24:13 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi Michael, last time I wrote was on my Birthday April 4 2011. How have you been?
We've been doin good. I had written with a rather different request. I saw you guys in Naples, Fl in July of 2010 and I went up to the stage and smiled and said Thank You Michael! and you gave me your pic . I was VERY excited!!!! but later that year our home was foreclosed on and we had to quickly move and your pic was lost. I was actually deeply pained. I was wondering if you could maybe mail me another one.I know your busy , maybe someone else could do it for you. You couldn't possibly realize what it would mean to me. please contact me at 850-725-6143 address: 33 West Larkspur Ave. Defuniak Springs, Fl 32433
-Friday, September 30, 2011 at 09:35:23 (MST)
Roger: Thanks back atcha. I appreciate you dropping by the website and leaving a nice message. Wishing you well. -M-
-Friday, September 30, 2011 at 07:36:05 (MST)
Roger Cridlebaugh
Hi Mike, 50 years old and have everything you guys have recorded on lp, then cassette then cd and now in my laptop, Love the album sound the best, reminds me of my youth, was a huge fan growing up after i found a 45 of joy to the world in my elementary school lost and found, saw you guys two times, The old Rainbow Music Hall in Denver and then last year in Conifer, What a thrill . thanks for the great music and memories.

-Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 11:00:42 (MST)
CHRIS: One hell of a note. Thanks so much for taking the time. Great to hear from you. Really glad that you have an appreciation for Joe Schermie. Don't get me started. I love that boy. Miss him terribly. -M-
-Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 14:51:12 (MST)
Chris Abood, Cleveland, OH
Mike, I'm 55 and having a burst of nostalgia (typically, I have a burst of amnesia, so this is actually good). I went to your site for the first time and have been enjoying it, with tributes to Joe and Floyd, for about an hour this morning. Actually, this nostalgia burst started about 15 years ago when I realized that there wasn't a single bit of current music that was listenable. Like any good rock & roller, I began to move back in time, where my "current" music became the music I enjoyed most growing up, including Three Dog Night. As a high schooler, I loved the beauty, energy and harmonizing of the band's singing but was also drawn to the intense musicianship of your rhythm section - You are an AMAZING guitar player! - supporting these three really cool vocalists. I recall that the "One" LP - before it was titled as One on the front cover - was among the very first LP's I bought. I played on the school turntables with headphones - Great way to get an intro, as I took the words seriously when listening to "Heaven is in Your Mind"; I spun that first LP so many times I ran the needle down to static... And I became The TDN fan in my school community. I annoyed my friends with my appreciation for the quality and talent Three Dog Night displayed on what seemed to be a constant flow of great releases - never bought the singles, just the LPs. And my first gal and I used your version of "Your Song" as our first love song. Your band came to Cleveland many times and I was there for each, indoors and outdoors, close to the front, and each show was better than the next. I recall vividly that each of you had a certain style, especially Joe, with his bobbing up and down as he played frantically, and I loved the between-song banter almost as much as the music. To complete the cycle, one of the first concerts I took my children to was TDN's most recent Cleveland visit a few years ago. Wish I had a point to this note but I don't, except to say that I truly appreciated and enjoyed the musical experiences you created and shared, and brought to life each time your group performed for the fans. Having the chance to send you a note makes me feel like I've had the chance, after all these years, to say THANK YOU.
-Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 07:31:39 (MST)
Thanks, Cole. I appreciate you dropping by the website and leaving a message. Very nice of you. -M-
-Friday, September 23, 2011 at 22:39:09 (MST)

Cole Johnson

Hey Mike, I love watching you play it's too much fun. Hope you never quit.
-Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 13:15:13 (MST)
Yes indeed! The Hard Rock Live is very nice. The sound quality was amazing. I hope you guys come back soon! Would of liked to have heard more of the story about you and Jimi Hendrix hangin out drinking..lol Rock on!
-Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 12:17:27 (MST)
Thank you, Mr. Steve. Nice venue, eh? -M-
-Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 06:08:41 (MST)
Great show last night at the Hard Rock, You and the guys rocked it out. My friends and I had a amazing time, you were sensational as always.

-Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 05:20:29 (MST)
Hey Michael, My wife and I are looking forward to the concert September 20 at Seminole Indian Casino got good floor seats (on the computer at 2:00 exactly). My friends and I are praying that Jimmy will playing through the B-3 not the Korg, Got to have the leslie! I am sure you will have your trusty sunburst strat. Break a leg !!
-Monday, September 19, 2011 at 05:47:30 (MST)
Bro thomas
Michael, you don't know how silly cool exciting it is that you respond and are this accessible. Mike Allsup! Of Three Dog Night answered my little note! it's just too bitchin! I have 4 sons, 20-26 yrs old now.. I've made them all fans and you are a current, constant part of our music life. Regularly I put in a 3DN cd if we all travel together ie., to go somewhere, and we all sing and love it. The new songs are beautiful and a thrill to have new stuff by you. Whenever it comes up on the bigger messageboard/news websites like "GLP", someone asking ie., "what is the best 70s band, or who is the best guitarist" I'm ALWAYS representing for you and ya'll and usually posting a video, like "Jam" on your tv show. That still kills me how you guys are just tearing it up on network tv, the audience rockin' for like 5-6 minutes, just shredding it up! Everyone should see that clip. Anyway, just wanted to reiterate again how relevant you were and ARE STILL in mine and my family's life. YOUR versatility is stand alone in rock guitar; and In My Life is one of the great songs of all time by ANYONE--so heavy and poignant and loved it even as a 6th grade dreamer/spiritually minded kid and having been in the state of being that spawns that same cry, and overcoming, well, it's straight from above, that tune!
sorry, don't mean to be space hog here...just reiterating, fwiw:) love ya brother. bro T

-Monday, September 12, 2011 at 12:48:46 (MST)
Michael Allsup
Bro Thomas: Thanks so much, my friend. Mighty nice accolades. I appreciate it. -M-
-Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:21:23 (MST)
"brother" thomas
Just found your book here and digging in! Fan since '70 (age8). Musician myself. 3DN is one of the best bands ever! The talent is stunning. And you, Michael i have always said are one of the greatest rock guitarists ever, hands down! The subtle textures and nuances and flavors and energy regulating and plethora of tones and grooves you accomplish...well, it's amazing and criminally unheralded (like the band itself) in the annals of "rock" history. It's like a conspiracy or sumthin', I swear. Anyway, God bless ya brother, so glad you are still at it and hope to see ya'll soon again (saw you in Logan, UT a couple years ago.) You truly are the best! Thomas in SLC
-Friday, September 09, 2011 at 14:47:37 (MST)
Mark Z: Thanks, my man. Very nice of you. Yeh, I had fun last night. That's for sure. Eli? We rarely do that one anymore. Hard song to sing, but every now and then Cory will call it anyway onstage. "hide it! hide it! etc." -M-
-Friday, September 09, 2011 at 13:28:00 (MST)
Mark Z
My wife and I caught your GREAT show at The Birchmere last night, a birthday present from her to me. What a great venue to see great band. I've always enjoyed your subtle guitar work - you never got the props you deserve. Underrated, man! We sat 10 feet directly in front of you, just where I wanted to be to see you work. My only complaint - no Eli's Coming! Regardless, a wonderful time. Hope to see you and the boys again.
-Friday, September 09, 2011 at 06:47:59 (MST)
Paul and Mischelle: Thanks so much for the kind words ... AND ... for stopping by the site and leaving a message. Cool! -M-
-Monday, September 05, 2011 at 12:06:58 (MST)
Mischelle in Illinois
Hi, Michael - Thanks for the great show at Viper Alley! I've been in love with 3DN since I was 9 years old. Hadn't seen you guys live in 25 years and was lucky enough to score a table right up front last night. Seeing and hearing you live again literally brought me to tears. You guys were so tight and sounded AMAZING. 'Prayer for the Children' just blew me away. Please share my thanks with the rest of the band for all of the great music and happiness you've brought to my life over the years. God bless and take care!
-Monday, September 05, 2011 at 09:50:30 (MST)
Paul Kennedy
Hey Michael, just a note to say Hi and let you know I have been a TDN fan since the beginning! Saw you guys at Cal Expo in Sacramento this past July and at Harrahs Tahoe early 90's. What a great concert you guys put on. Brings it all back to me every time(sigh)...keep playing - I'll never stop listening. Paul from Elk Grove, CA
-Sunday, September 04, 2011 at 20:36:59 (MST)
Yo Greg: You're very welcome on the chords for Out in the Country. Also, YES ... Roger Nichols. I wasn't sure who did lyrics and who did the music between he and Paul. Great tune. -Michael-
-Sunday, September 04, 2011 at 12:05:04 (MST)
Greg Robel
Hi Michael!

Many thanks for making your chord voicings for "Out in the Country" available on the web. I've always loved that tune since it was first released during my high school days. The changes seem simple, but that's an illusion. Very, very nicely done!

BTW, I learned this past Thursday that the lyrics were written by
Roger Nichols, with whom I share a mutual friend.

Best Regards,

Greg Robel

-Sunday, September 04, 2011 at 10:06:46 (MST)
We had a lot of auto generated smut garbage on here, so this is just a test post to make sure all is well. -M-
-Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 19:40:12 (MST)
(((((Lori))))) .... that would be cyber hugs to you. -M-
-Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 16:35:31 (MST)
Thanks for your reply! Even tho "Eli`s Coming" wasnt played in Syracuse, it still was an AMAZING show! Loved the acapella song that was performed(Prayer for the Children)-it was simply beautiful!
Thanks for coming to Syracuse, and hope you come back real soon!
-Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 15:16:38 (MST)
Bonnie: Well how sweet. Thank you so much. You all were a wonderful audience.
Lori: The sad news is ... PWOBABWY NOT (on the ELI thang). Still, one never knows. Sometimes Cory calls that song on the stage. -M-
-Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 19:32:52 (MST)
Bonnie McCormick
I have waited years to see you & TDN & it just
happened in Moncton..., thanks for a Great
show hope to see you all again!!
-Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 19:14:22 (MST)
I am so looking forward to seeing Three Dog Night at our State Fair in Syracuse,NY this Friday!!! I know its gonna be an awesome show as always! Do you think "Eli`s Coming" can be played?? i know when you have played The Turning Stone Casino its been on the setlist, but hasnt been played. Would be awesome to hear it Friday night!!
See you soon!
-Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 17:53:41 (MST)
Pete Dowan
Hey Michael;
Pete here !
For starters, I love the "do it twice and it's a riff" advice ! As long as it's in the right key, eh ?
I realize there's very little chance anything will come of this, but that's better than the zero percent chance if I didn't ask.
I am a medically disabled songwriter from St. Catharines, Ontario (near where TDN will be playing in Stevensville on Aug 19), which I read about in our local paper.
I know that you guys probably still get song submissions from people, and undoubtedly pass them by, so I'll understand if you pass on this as well.
I wrote a song MANY years ago (1969) that got put aside by my publisher because they didn't know what to do with it. It's an environmental song called "Why Don't We Stand ?" (I since added EARTH SONG to the title). It was set aside, and basically forgotten about until a few years ago my wife mentioned it, and I searched my "archives" to find it.
I would be honoured if you'd at least give it a listen ... I stuck my demo version on YouTube (I do all my stuff here, myself, in my basement because of limitations created by my disability ... so it's not Studio Quality).
It can be found by searching "Pete Dowan" (include the quotation marks) on YouTube.
Again, I do understand if you'd rather not.
Have a GREAT day, and thanks for the years of music.
Musically Yours,
Pete Dowan {:-)

-Monday, August 15, 2011 at 20:02:07 (MST)
-Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 06:33:25 (MST)
Jim Garabo
Hi Michael- It was great meeting you the other night in New Brunswick. Your kind words about our band (Vic Della Pello) were taken to heart. You and the band were fabulous and I'll cherish the memory of that night for years to come. There is a pic of you and me on the 3DN website that came out real nice. Big love and gratitude....Jim Garabo
-Tuesday, August 09, 2011 at 06:12:50 (MST)
Les Blue
Michael, thanks for responding to my earlier post. I certainly hope whoever it is that's taking the time to leave all the questionable posts doesn't ruin it for the rest of us...
Hope all is well, and the gigs are great!
Les B.
-Thursday, August 04, 2011 at 01:06:41 (MST)
Pat Metcalf
Just wanted to say hi Mike. You and I were at Davis High together along with Bill Kay. Looooong time ago Brother. It's been great seeing you do so well over the years. Stay safe and enjoy life- no one gets out alive.

-Wednesday, August 03, 2011 at 10:42:44 (MST)
Linda (Powell) Bennett
Hi again, I'm trying to locate the House Brother's Quartet. They sang at Church of Christ singings when we were teens (and before and after those years). I can't remember what town they lived in around Modesto. Do you know them, and how to locate them? They're a little older than us, but great singers, and don't seem to have a web site. Thanks, Linda
-Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 21:30:00 (MST)
Linda (Powell) Bennett
Hi! Haven't been in touch since when I was living in FL the year Hurricane Charley came through,(2004), but hope to see you at the Sacramento Fair in a couple of days. Remember my name when I ask to see you after the concert, okay? If I make it, my sister Judy will be there, too, and maybe a friend. (Mind nudge: Our families attended the La Loma Ave Church of Christ when we were kids.)
-Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 21:16:09 (MST)
Danny Hawk
Have you seen www.u4e8boomshiva.com? Two weeks and my pimples are gone!
-Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 17:35:07 (MST)
DarralH: Thanks for the nice words, Darral. We've always loved dis CAN-EE-DUH. Wonderful people up here. I wish I could do that "eh" thang cause you all sound just a tad nicer in your demeanor than do we state side guys. Don't ever change.

JEFF: Sorry to hear about the guitar on the opening of the show. I'm not sure I was even aware of it. Yes it was a cluster you know what. First time I've ever heard of generators going down just due to the heat ... but that's what we were told. -M-
-Monday, July 25, 2011 at 10:11:49 (MST)
Great show as usual. These annual trips to BC are very appreciated here. You guys look like you're having a blast - even more than usual. First time I've heard Prayer For The Children live. Quite a challenge, and it sounds incredible. Thanks again! See you next year!
-Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 01:28:43 (MST)
Hey, saw you guys last Tuesday at the Adair county fair. Great show, even with all the technical difficulties (power via diesel generator, no guitar for most of the opener, and hot as hell - 95 degrees plus) Just curious, what was the problem during the first number? The sound was still amazingly full even without the guitar. I wish all bands/concerts had that quality of mix.
-Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 22:40:30 (MST)
Michael, Michael, Motorcycle
LES: No, that wasn't a guitar synth. It was a danelectro 6 string bass. I used to use a double neck on stage when we played it. It was so weird looking, Hutton used to refer to it as "The Buick". Ha. I loved that beast.

RANDAL: Yeh ... your dad Don, right? Whew! Many, many moons ago. Great to see you drop by and leave a post. Your dad was always the "snappy" dresser.

JENNIFER: The song you are referring to is called HEART OF BLUES. I like that song, too. Thanks for asking.

NICK Z: Sometimes the in house systems AND the venue itself can make it very difficult for the MAINS mixer to give a good mix for all the different areas of listening. Of course, we hate that ... and usually don't know it until after the fact. I can't really respond much to your post other than to say "we're sorry". Generally we have gotten really good feedback about the "sound", but I'm not suggesting you are wrong. You can't be wrong. It's your opinion and only you can have that. Ha. You know what you heard or didn't hear. I thank you for the positive closing to your post. Very nice of you and I'm glad you still enjoyed the show.

JOHN: Chuck and Floyd? Yeh, 2 great talents. We miss them both, but are very proud of the "new guys" ... Come to think of it ... the NEW GUYS have been with us for decades now. Thanks for your support of the old guys ... and for us now.

ERIC: Yo, ol' school mate. Great to see you post. Sounds like you have a great thing going and, as usual ... I'm very proud of you. Doing a benefit is not in my area to decide. In truth, ... the band is scattered out all of over the country(Me = Modesto, CA, the drummer = Cocoa Beach, FL, Keyboards = Baltimore, MD, Bass = Detroit, MI and the singers live in Los Angeles, CA and near Buffalo, NY) The traveling expenses alone would probably negate any chances of that happening. Please don't be upset with me/us. Just the reality of it. I do wish you continued success in your worthwhile endeavor. Hope to see you at Sacramento show coming up, if you make it. -Mike- (Yes, that's what my home town old friends know me as)
-Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 12:11:18 (MST)
Eric Almquist
Hi Mike, yodid and fuchu,
I see where you will be at Sacramento State Fair on the 28th. We are going to try to make your show. We are still here in the woods above Lake Oroville, so it is easy to get to Sacramento. I have started a transitional living and substance abuse recovery program for Veterans which will be the largest program in northern California. www.norcaltreatment.org. Any chance of you doing a benenfits concert for us someday. Do you do that sort of thing. A person of your celebrity statute is, of course, a huge boost for our publicity.
Your the best, old friend,
-Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 10:05:26 (MST)
John (Nashville)
Wish you guys would bring Chuck and Floyd back into the fold for a proper reunion. Should be easier to do than solving the National debt or the NFL lockout.
-Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 10:04:47 (MST)
Nick Z-Pittsburgh, PA

I saw the show at The Palace in Greensburg, PA last nite. You are still an awesome & inspiring player. And what I heard of you, you rocked! Of course the rest of the band was terrific as well. The sound system sucked though and it was difficult to hear you from up in'peanut heaven'. The drums seemed to over power all the other instruments, and if that was the house PA, the seperation and dynamics were terrible. I don't mean to sound negative at all because all tolled, it was a wonderful show. So glad you gus are still out there doin' it! Best regards and be well!

-Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 08:46:22 (MST)
Jennifer Hall
Hi. I saw your concert Friday July 15 in Fort Wayne. What is the name of the blues song you performed toward the end of the concert? I loved it!
-Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 15:15:02 (MST)
Randal Sterling
Michael, am really enjoying reading Upside of Rock and Roll. My father was part of your financial management team. You were part of one of the great bands in history, and I was proud to have a connection. Thank you for your chronicles. Your insightful comments give it a great perspective. Peace!
-Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 15:13:13 (MST)
Les Blue
Michael, Thanks for responding to my post. I've been searching out new 3DN songs online and whoever said good things come to those who wait wasn't kidding!! GREAT STUFF. I'm not sure, but if the bari-guitar and blues harp on Sault Ste. Marie was a guitar synth my mind is made up, I must have one.
Continued success,
Les B.
-Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 11:14:21 (MST)
LES: Yeh, it took a little getting used to ... mainly because the strat has a longer neck and more frets. What made me decide to go for it was when I played a STRAT ULTRA at a Guitar Center in North Hollywood. It had an EBONY fingerboard ... humbucking pickups in the bridge position and locking tuning pegs, which is a heck of lot better than a locking nut when it comes to changing strings fast. The ebony fingerboard has become my favorite of all of them. Concerning the switch that lets you do special "taps" off the coil: Pain in the ass. Damn near useless. I'd prefer it not to be there, actually. Maybe there's a use for it in recording, but I like a guitar to be simple enough where it's a pleasure on the fly ... on the gig. I've added a midi setup to my HOME Strat Ultra, but rarely use it. Maybe someday. So THAT is why I'm playing the Strat Ultra now. Si, some band members still miss the tone of the Les Paul, but this guitar plays so good I just had to go for it. You want a Les Paul tone: Get a Les Paul. They're the only ones that sound like that. The humbuckers on the Strat Ultra gave me the nuts I wanted out of the treble pick up.

-Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 20:11:08 (MST)
Les Blue
Michael, I noticed that you've been playing Fender Strats live for a few years now. After so many years of using a Les Paul what prompted the change and did it take time to get used to it. I've been gigging with Strats for years and everytime I try something different it seems to make for a long-long night.
Les B.
-Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 06:55:33 (MST)
I had an email address for you, but didn't feel comfortable writing after all these years. You had just lost your first husband and time just went on and I never wrote. I think Sherill gave it to me a long time ago. The email doesn't work anymore. So wonderful to see your post here. Funny how you remember things, but I distinctly remember you and I playing JAX outside your home on Lambert Street just off El Vista back in the early fifties. Now why would I remember that? Go figure. Course I'll be in denial about playing girly games when I was a kid. Nyuk Nyuk.

Well, from your last name I'm assuming you have re-married after losing your first husband. Late condolences on that, Cheri. I'm so sorry you had to endure that in your life. Hope to hear from you again.

-Saturday, July 09, 2011 at 10:57:51 (MST)
Kevin O'Neill
Hi Mike Ivisited your page. This is bass_player59 in East Texas i can to see you at the East Texas State Fair..
-Thursday, July 07, 2011 at 12:58:37 (MST)
Les Blue
Michael, I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job you did on your book! I actually stumbled on it quite by accident a couple weeks ago and spent the whole night glued to the screen. It has really brought my 3DN knowledge up to a whole new level. My first concert experience was seeing you guys in 1981 at the 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam Washington from which I walked away with one of your picks, "which I still have of course". After reading your book I now understand why you weren't with the band on their return visit the following year. There's a couple of really great venues in the Aberdeen-Hoquiam area now, and alot of people who would love to see "The Real Thing". Hope the road brings you guys here soon.
Once again, GREAT JOB with the book!

Les B.
-Wednesday, July 06, 2011 at 03:33:35 (MST)
Lucy Rector
Hi Mikey.... Remember me? I'm the one who broke her foot in Sparks NV. Last year? How ya doing big guy? I was told by Rosalee and Andra and others that I need to join the swamp gang to be a true groupette!! You're supposed to be the high man to approve this. So please OBE ONE.. I want to be a part of the force so I can tooo feel the power!!!! LOL.. Now has does this work? How will I know? My email is lucyrector@live.com . Anyway my darlin..I will see ya'll in July ..in Pa. I will be sitting right under your nose!! PEACE OUT !!!!!
-Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 18:51:11 (MST)
Cheri (Pemberton)
-Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 11:25:03 (MST)
Cheri (Pemberton) Righetti
Hi Mike,
I have seen the publicity that 3 dog night is performing at our fair tonight...Just thought I would say "hi". Wish I could come listen, but I don't think I can make it. I hope all is well with you. Cheri
-Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 11:17:26 (MST)
Sally: Bless your heart, sweetie. Darn nice of you to post that. It might be tacky of me to respond, me thinks. Just know that I appreciate it. -M-
-Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 15:23:12 (MST)
Why are Three Dog Night NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? They rocked, they rolled and they could sing rings around any contemporary act today. It's a disgrace is what it is...
-Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 17:24:46 (MST)
We have changed hosts so this site has been down for a few days. It is active again and your posts are welcome. -M-
-Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10:04:16 (MST)
Mary Vecchione
Your dad just passed away..I am so sorry.I use to go to church with you and your parents here in Modesto,Ca.Me and my family use to go go to your home on Needham Ave and sit on the porch and visit ....I have a message for you that a Floyd Julian is looking for you. His sister ask that I get a message to you from him to call him if possible.I am on facebook and just got a message from your nephew Mike that I might find you here on a website. I do have Floyds phone number also but if you don't have it call me or his sister Oleta Sipes.
Take care: Mary Vecchione from Modesto Ca.
-Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 11:47:50 (MST)
Kent Moss
I don’t know if you would remember me I sent you copies of the news paper clippings from the 1971 Dallas cotton bowl concert I will finally (hopefully) get to meet you and/or Danny, Cory, and Jimmy when you play at nutty jerry’s is September my wife and friends or going on Thursday to get front roll seat

Can’t wait to see you and TDN


-Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 09:45:54 (MST)
Ramona Howard
Hello Michael,

Long time listener, first time poster :)

I am a fellow Oakdalian and wondered if you ever visited your hometown? Was wondering if you would be interested in being a surprise guest at a local music talent contest we are having. Not sure if you do things like this. I can be reached direct if this is of interest. ramonahoward988 at gmail dot com

-Wednesday, April 06, 2011 at 20:48:46 (MST)
Cynthia Russell
Michael!!!! I saw TDN three times between approximately 1972 and 1974, and each time was the ultimate concert experience, can't tell you how much I love the band then and now (of course, you hear that all the time). I am part of Chuck's pages right now, but miss certain band members so much like you, Jimmy (I am on his page), Floyd, and of course, Joe, God bless him. Michael, you are a great inspiration since you seem to have come out relatively unscathed (yes, I did buy and read chuck's books and Jimmy's book), and your site here is a blast! All my best to Danny and Cory, used to have the BIGGEST CRUSH on Danny but don't tell him, something about wild Irish guys. So glad there is a way to "visit" my favorite people! All luck and love to you and yours! <3
-Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 12:21:44 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi Michael, it's been a while since I stopped by to say hi. I saw you guys in south florida and you had given me your pick. We have moved since and your pick got lost . I was so disappointed. I've been looking so long. I know you probably can't but today is my birthday and I was wondering if you could somehow get another out to me (please). even if you can't I'll understand. always a friend, Colleen
-Monday, April 04, 2011 at 10:59:48 (MST)
Hey Michael, I just saw you and your bandmates this past weekend (32/26/11) @ Silver Springs Ampitheatre and I just wanted to say that you guys still rock. It was awesome and it looked like you and the rest of the band were having as much fun as the audience. You all look like you still love what you do and I hope you all keep doing it for a long time to come. Thank you for a great show (as always). Kelly K.
-Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 20:34:59 (MST)
FERNANDO: What a wonderful post. Thanks for stopping by. Some very nice things you said about the "Fork." That would be Greenspoon, of course. I shall bring his attention to your post. There ain't nothin' like a Hammond, right? Well, maybe these days they're getting pretty close. But if you want the real deal ... get a B3 or even a C (which is the same thing but in a different cabinet with speakers built in. Chihuahua? Great. First time I've gotten a post from down under (no, not that down under. No "barbies" in Chihuahua. Stay in touch, Fernando ... and keep on serving up that good Hammond sound. Nothing quite like it. -Michael-
-Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 16:56:38 (MST)
Fernando Calzada
Dear Michael, I learned music through THREE DOG NIGHT Music. I'm probably the only guy in Chihuahua who plays Rock Hammond these days. And my older musician friends tell me I am Jimmy Greenspoon copycat. I take that as a huge compliment. If your mission in life has been to bring JOY TO THE WORLD through music, you have certainly brought a LOT of it to mine. By the way, two of my all time favorite 3DN songs of all time are Into My Life and Happy Song, just love your songs. I wish 3DN would've recorded more of your music. Please receive some brotherly LOVE from some guy in Mexico you don,t even Know. PS: loved your book also!!! Fernando
-Monday, March 21, 2011 at 15:49:22 (MST)
Fernando Calzada
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-Monday, March 21, 2011 at 15:31:54 (MST)
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-Monday, March 21, 2011 at 15:31:54 (MST)
Hello! eacdadb interesting eacdadb site!
-Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 03:40:38 (MST)
another newsletter with absolutely no mention of the new cd, im convinced their will be none , unbelievable
-Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 08:34:45 (MST)
"Peter Hasek"
Love the stories on your site...connects well with my own experience of the early-1970's. Just one suggestion; for us old folks who have a hard time read'n, could you please use more paragraph breaks, and maybe split the screen into two columns. Thanks. -peter

-Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 17:43:53 (MST)
"Peter Hasek"
Love the stories on your site...connects well with my own experience of the early-1970's. Just one suggestion; for us old folks who have a hard time read'n, could you please use more paragraph breaks, and maybe split the screen into two columns. Thanks. -peter

-Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 17:43:24 (MST)
Sharon Thomas Burch
Hi Mike it has been a long time. We all r from the big town of Empire,Ca.Do u remember the Browns, the Thomas's, the Brooks, and the Emmetts? Well we all went for a long ride to Hollywood one time. I just wanted to say hi i would like to hear from u just to say hello, please email with how u r doing other than great lol. My email is sburch49@yahoo.com talk to u some time.Peace out. Sharon Thomas Burch
-Monday, March 14, 2011 at 12:23:24 (MST)
Sharon Thomas Burch
Mike you may not remember me but Linda Bev Brneda and i took u Joey Jimmy and Danny to the Whiskey A Go Go in Brneda Smiths old Corvair and we stayed at the Horizon House West. I have been looking for u for a while now. Linda passed away a few yrs ago with cancer and i have Hep C and am really sick. I would love to talk to u. Your old friend Sharon Thomas Burch. Still in Modesto, can't seem to leave here,lol, bye bye take care Michael Allsup!
-Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 11:32:25 (MST)
Happy Birthday, Mr A!!!!
-Tuesday, March 08, 2011 at 11:12:57 (MST)
Dwane Gibbons
Hi Michael,
It has been over 15 years since we met at the Mid-State Fain in Paso Robles, CA. I have followed your music ever since TDN first broke onto the national air-waves. I am a huge fan of yours and TDN. I do have a question for you. One of my all-time favoriate songs of TDN is the song you wrote on the Cyan album called "Into My Life". I have worn out at least 3 copies of that album and have 2 more that are just about done for...all because of that song. My question is: what are the correct chords to the song? I am a guitarist and have had a very hard time trying to get the song right. Would be willing to help me with this? I am wanting to play it in church as a Testimony. You help would be invaluable to me. You can contact me at hdwaneg@yahoo.com. Thanks. Peace Brother!! Dwane
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-Monday, February 21, 2011 at 21:09:59 (MST)
Hello Michael,
Let me first say that I have loved 3DN’s music since the beginning. One of my favorite songs has always been Woman, what a rocker! I was present every time you performed in Omaha in the late 60s/early 70’s (my mind is a little too old to remember the exact years at this late stage, but I went every time you came to town). Sat. night’s performance (Feb. 19) at the Omaha Holland Performing Arts Center was the first concert I’ve attended in 35 years. What an unfortunate set of circumstances it was that transpired. I have to ask, since the explanation I have received from the Symphony office was that 3DN’s soundboard/mixer blew up sometime between sound check rehearsal and the concert, is that what really happened? If that is the case, what a helpless feeling that must have been. My wife and I were seated in the upper tier and two of the few up there that remained through the entire concert. The only times your guitar, or the keyboards, were audible was when nothing else was sounding. What a bummer, as I still pick a little now and then, played professionally in the 60s and have always enjoyed your licks. The voice mic volume was low with a little too much low tone, so singing was nearly impossible to discern. I will say that the snare and cowbell were quite distinguishable (probably too loud), as they were the only part of the instruments that could be reasonably heard. Cymbals, toms and bass drum were practically nonexistent, as was the bass guitar. I so much wanted to come down to the stage and tell you what I was, or wasn’t, hearing but knew no one would listen, if I could even get there. I was disappointed for me and the rest of the audience, but felt really bad for you guys, since it was obvious after the break to check sound equipment that the problem wasn’t correctable. I guess you now have another road (war) story to tell the grand kids. I hope you come back to “The Big O” someday before I die, I’ll definitely be there to enjoy the music if you do!
Best regards, Tomas

-Monday, February 21, 2011 at 12:27:59 (MST)
Just wanted to tell you what a bum deal you got in Omaha last night. I was in the 8th row, center, and it was obvious from the first note that something was wrong. Pat was blasting, the vocal settings were on a roller coaster, up & down, along with your guitar and Jimmy, and I don't think Paul ever went above a faint rumble. I know your guitar and bass lines well, and very little was getting through. Most of the time, nothing. If it means anything, all the people around us were upset & frustrated, but not at you guys. It was painfully obvious somebody messed up. As a serious fan, I would have been happy if you had unplugged the big system, pulled all the gear to center stage, sat on stools, and had an old fashioned jam session. And told some good TDN stories. I sent you a message on 11/16 about Hendrix. Don't know if you saw it. Just checking. We enjoyed seeing you again. Keep hammering...
-Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 22:35:53 (MST)
WENDY: Nice to hear from you. I did go to the website, but don't recognize your mom. The deal is: I didn't meet Joe Schermie until about 1966 in Phoenix. He was a big Waylon Jennings fan and remained so throughout his life. Waylon used to play out at a club in Scottsdale called J.D.'s (if I remember correctly). I played there for a week myself. Upstairs was country music ... downstairs rock music. So I'm sorry I can't help you out. Your mom was very pretty and I can see why Joe was attracted to her. All my best. -M-
-Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 11:01:42 (MST)
Hi there!! I am posting to you in hopes that you might remember my mother Dottye. She had relations with Joe Shermie in 1962/1963 but later was a huge fan of Three Dog Night. In 1970 she even named her dog Jeremiah! I have photos and details of my search at www.RememberDottye.com. I so hope you will take the moment to go to my site and look at her photos. Also I made a video on the home page. She died in 1973 at the age of 24 in a car accident.......
Your site is fun! Thanks for putting it together.
-Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 07:34:09 (MST)
JIM: That would have been either a Leslie 900 or the 925. I forget. Not sure. The gray ones. Si, most leslie fanatics go with the traditional 122 cab, especially for hammond organ. The real deal. Just turn the volume in the back all the way up and you have instant growl. The 900 series had a tad different tone ... that I loved for guitar. In fact, Jimmy used them as well (sometime for a while) ... even on other keyboards. I SHOULD be doing that on stage these days, but not sure the old stuff could make the trips anymore. Very nice of you to ask. My Impersonal Life. A very unique song. Gotta give Digger (Danny Hutton) credit on that one. Good find and a good effort in the studio coming up with arrangements and special sounds. Richie Podolor and Bill Cooper (as always) very integral in the process and the creativity on those sounds. -M-
-Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 10:47:20 (MST)
Hi Mike, I emailed you several years ago regarding the FANTASTIC TDN song "My Impersonal Life." Two things: I'd like to post the song on You Tube, since few of my friends know which song I am referring to, and secondly, what type of rotating cab did you use for the clean rhythm on that one? Were those Fender Vibratone cabs? I know about the "trash can" thing you did for the lead, we discussed this some time ago. Very crafty, by the way. I KNEW that was no conventional fuzz and/or Leslie sound! Anyway, I hope you're well and good. I have a solo acoustic and one-man band career in New Hampshire. If I'm ever off some night, I'll come see a show, maybe pop in on ya! Best, Jim Hollis NH, USA
-Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 07:47:47 (MST)
De and Randy: Sowwy. Actually, I have been a tad sickly the last 4 or 5 days. Still so when I got back home. I do appreciate the kind gesture of a bonding thang. -M-
-Monday, February 07, 2011 at 15:06:54 (MST)
de shupe
Hi poophead why didn't u call I'm sad wanted to say goodbye safe travels babe next time love ya u were awesome last nite as always
-Saturday, February 05, 2011 at 08:32:10 (MST)

SANDRA GRABMAN: Well bless your heart for stopping by the website... AND thanks for the wonderful accolades. I'm so excited you made a post. Now let me also thank you for the wonderful book you did with my friend WRIGHT KING called NO RETAKES. I loved that book so much that I read it 3 times forward ... and 2 times backwards. Ha. I kid you not. I have a habit of viewing magazines backwards sometimes. Just hitting my favorite spots from the forward read. Something to do with habitually flipping the pages with my left hand. Go figure. Anyway, this exciting book you and Wright created is like The BIBLE of original live television. So much wonderful information and insight to the times and the magic that was live TV. For those reading this (other than Sandra) I HIGHLY recommend you get this ,book. Check it out at www.bearmanormedia.com That's NO RETAKES by Sandra Grabman and Wright King about the era of live television. So cool of you to stop by, Sandra. I also loved the book you did on Albert Salmi. Fantastic book, as well. I'd love to meet you sometime.

Mr. R. SOUNDMAN: Eric Relph ... YES, I've heard from Eric fairly recently. We both had so much fun doing that album. Quite a talented young man at the time, he was ... and I assume still is (talented, not young. Nyuk Nyuk). He did some nice things on that album and I'm proud of the work we did. I wish my engineering chops had been better in the mastering department, but it is still a fine album. So nice of you to mention it. I'll bet you this trickles out to Eric somehow. Wouldn't it be nice to see that album get some play these days.

Everybody have a good day. I'm trying my best to have one. Life is good. -M-
-Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 12:18:50 (MST)

Sandra Grabman
Hi, Michael! Thank you for providing us with so much great music over the years. You and your group are so talented.
-Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 08:10:43 (MST)
Mr. R.
HI. soundman07 here. I have finally laid my hands on the most amazing private press LP's in all the folk rock genre, and Michael, you had some involvement. It is the Eric Relph "Pretty Darlin'" LP on Evy Pollen. The cover is mind blowing, and I don't say that lightly. I still haven't played it yet because I fear damaging the near mint surface. I heard some sound samples previously and I was so taken by the relaxed sound. Anyway, there is so little info about this jem online, I just wondered what your take was on the project (hopefully positive). You are an A+ dude in my book, love your site, and of course, since my childhood am a big 3DN fan. In Indiana, 1970-73, 3DN was one of the biggest sounds around. I can be reached at (use second word in this 'Comment') @ gmail dot com . Peace my friend
-Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 18:00:59 (MST)
hey mike hope everything is ok you and your pop. my mom once again is getting out of the hospital, and once again tryin to get her goin. you remember all they did for us and this is the least we can do ,its proper and normal. once again i will not this time ask about the album, but i will ask have you guys been together lately playing new songs in a recording studio, nothing about the album, haha peace
-Monday, January 10, 2011 at 18:41:30 (MST)
Hope everything is going okay for your dad. Lost my father around 10 years ago and I feel for you. It's tough and I miss him dearly. Anyway got to see your show in evansville Indiana a little over a year ago, both days, and it was great as usual! Got to say hi to jimmy and cory after the last show and had my old NUDE cover it ain't easy signed by both of them. Am planning on seeing you again in french lick Indiana this coming march. Would there be any chance I could get you and danny to also sign this for me. I'm the guy that gave cory some test pressings of his solo album with different mixes and a dvd of a show a friend of mine shot back in the 1980's. Anyway if this could be done I would be very very grateful. Have wanted this signed for years!!! Finally my friend aaron baker from rio vista, ca. says HI! thanks for still touring and am looking forward to seeing all of you in march! give my best to your dad, god bless him and you're so lucky to have him around! if you want to write my email it's bjg724@frontier.com take care!
-Wednesday, January 05, 2011 at 07:35:26 (MST)

I really like your guitar playing. I was happy to see Freddie King listed as one of your faves!!
-Sunday, January 02, 2011 at 18:34:10 (MST)

Donna Pringle
I was noticing a concert in Washington for 12-31-2010 and remembered details of the last time I saw your band the 3 Dog Night. I used to live in Spokane Washington, (I now live in Seattle), and in 1969 a friend and I were at a fast food restaurant and met you and Joe (RIP, my condolences, I just found out). You asked us what was good and we told you it all kinda tasted the same, LOL! We all ate lunch together and I remember my friend Lynn was very interested in Joe :D I had a date that night to see your concert (darn it). I thought you were adorable. You and I and Joe and Lynn went back to the Holiday INN where we had a peek at Ike and Tina walking along the upper entrances as we entered your room for a glass of wine and partook of something blond and Lebanon which prepared us for the show :D
I just wanted to thank you for your company and the kiss you gave me when I left. Your driver gave me a ride home. I came back from my date around 2am to my apartment. After your concert and you all had eaten dinner my friend Lynn and Joe were still at my apartment so, I left and came back at 6am. She told me she had a great time with him. You both seemed very sweet. Fun memories.
I am on Facebook if you care to look at my history....send a friend response. We have all had wonderful loving lives and I am so glad we are still alive. :D
-Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 21:31:55 (MST)
Praying for you and the family. I know from experience how difficult but rewarding it is to become our parents caregivers. Peace to you and your Dad.
-Monday, December 20, 2010 at 09:05:17 (MST)
forgetta bout it
im basically ny trained which means being very direct nand to the point ,there is nothing to worry about . i as a kid loved you guys but also supporteds you guys . a few of the songs i wish you did not do but overall you guys were super. ni just like your type music ,individual talent and the weave of musicians which is still there just wanna here more peace
-Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 15:17:01 (MST)
Thanks. I guess I just reacted a tad, didn't I? Please forgive. I appreciate you stopping by one mo time. All is good. Have a great day. -M-
-Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10:45:49 (MST)
mike i was just making a point. i think you are a most gifted and selective guitar player and always laugh when you and the others are on the top[ 100 list all i did was go back on yyyour website until i saw vinny and then stopped and r4ead what i had wrote no im not nude in some cave covered with vqasoline ooooga and listening to old albums . i just respect you guys and really want to see a comeback. as far as taking care of your father god bless, im taking care of my 89 year old mom thats what is more important as everyone moves down the conveyer beltt of life we see what is important my comments were to cause a rumble but you indeed have a thing to do . im actually on your side peace
-Friday, December 10, 2010 at 17:59:57 (MST)
Vinny: I think I'll just let this go. You're not grasping the reality of recording and being so spread out across the country. Does that sound like an excuse? Apparently it does, but it's also the truth. (You really save all the posts from that far back? Holy Moly. I'd better be careful what I say, eh?) By the way: Comparing the recording process to the performing process, although they do have similarities ... they are not the same at all and I shouldn't expect you to know that. That's not me being condescending. Again: It's just the truth, or if it's more palatable ... merely my perspective. Whether it be Pro Tools or a Scully analogue 8 track-1 inch tape (1968). THIS GROUP is not a band-in-a-box software kind of band, although some wonderful things can SHIRLEY be done in this modern, digital recording era.
You've stated your beef and I hear and understand what you're saying. If you've intended to make me uncomfortable ... then so be it, but I'm going to continue performing AND recording as time and opportunity presents itself.
Recently, I've been way busy taking care of my 93 year old Dad as his condition has worsened in the last few months requiring emergency room runs and skilled nursing, etc. It's been an everyday on going responsibility as well as a beautiful opportunity to help my Dad when he needs me most. I'm so thankful to NOT be recording at this particular time slot and to be available for my Dad. What does that have to do with anything about recording? Probably not much. Just life in the real world. I love music, but I love my Dad more. I'm reacting, aren't I? Not sure exactly why. Sorry, but I'm a bit trashed as of late. This particular kind of stress definitely takes it's toll on me, as well as my Dad. Maybe you have friends who have been in the position of coordinating all health issues for their aging parent. Hard to sleep sometimes.
That's all I care to say on the CD release date issue. I don't speak for the entire group. I just speak for me. No more predictions on WHEN our new CD will be out. It will be out when it will be out. I hope you're still interested when it's available. -Michael-
-Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:23:03 (MST)
this is what a threedognight supporter from gaelic park ny 1969 till now recieves check previous postings all the way back to oct 24,25 2009 where you said the album should be out in a month or two . check nov 15 and dec17 where i gave a compliment and a question and now we go 1 year and still no album and i cant get frustrated. just like some sports teams saying this will be our year and same ole stuff happens. i think of three dog night as a multitalented group but not pullin tghe trigger . i dont not hear the excuse of being so far apart when it comes to do a gig, you all are right there. after the cancellation of australia you could not of gotten together in that slotte3d time and finished im sorry for being a supporter and gettin pissed at no new music maybe its time for boy george peace
-Thursday, December 09, 2010 at 18:08:01 (MST)
VINNY: Thank you my friend for your supportive words. It means the world to me that you care enough to HAMMER us, albeit with a certain animosity that sounds reminiscent of being just a basic cheap shot.
Truth is: I live in middle/northern California ... Bass player lives in Detroit ... Drummer lives in Cocoa Beach, Fl ... keyboard dude lives in Baltimore, MD ... lead singers live in Los Angeles, Ca and a few miles outside of Buffalo, NY. NOW, having said that ... care to call a rehearsal? No, you're not wrong. We are taking a painfully long time to finish a "CD". Do we hope for better? Of course we do. Is it a bitch trying to coordinate everything when we all live so far apart these days? Naw. Piece of cake. Why would you think other wise. Okay, so I'm venting my OWN frustrations on this topic, but don't feel to comfortable in taking cheap shots at us. We're not the bad boys you seem to think we are. Still got some left in the tank (IMHO), but the logistics aren't very supportive. Hammer away if you must. I/we can't prevent that. Just know that we do hope it gets completed soon. Kind of hard emailing your parts in over the internet and stuff. Technically cool - Does it promote interactivity musically? Oh, I suppose so, but does that sound like an optimum situation for creativity to you? A tad different than the old days. A BIG tad different. Okay, now I"M whining. I think I actually appreciate YOUR whine. I'll take it as meaning you'd really LIKE to have a new CD from us ... as opposed to you just appearing to reveling in TEEING-OFF on us via the internet. I guess it all goes with the territory. Si, you got under my skin a bit with your post. I think you meant to. You did. Mission accomplished (oops! W said that. Neeeeeeeever mind).
Having vented, let me say THANKS for dropping by. I'd rather have you hammer than not be a music fan. -M-
-Thursday, December 09, 2010 at 11:38:55 (MST)
your group were the ones many many moons ago who said they were going to put out a cd. after many false alarms no album and the last dog bytes hardly anything mentioned. i thought and i agreed you were going to revive the bands status from oldie circuit to once again main stream. you guys just cant pull the trigger its sad for such talented people that in these days of pro tools you cant make this happen pretty eaqsy or are you guys scared of failure , an ole old fan
-Saturday, December 04, 2010 at 18:02:17 (MST)
We meet and talked on a plane some years ago. You were busy writing copy for your web page. You kindly slipped me a couple of Three Dog Night guitar picks. I passed them on to my nephew in Chile who has a well-established band, Brain Damage, that performs Pink Floyd music through Chile and now Latin America as well. He thought they were cool.

Anyway, I appreciated the conversation. It created a pleasant memory that returns periodically. Good luck and take care.
-Monday, November 22, 2010 at 05:37:18 (MST)
Mike - again
Forgot to mention... In Van Buren, during the show, you guys talked about your time spent with Jimi Hendrix. I saw Hendrix in Shreveport on July 31, 1968. He played at the Municipal Auditorium. Your concerts were in Hirsch Coliseum. If you get time, search the internet for Hendrix Shreveport. Some guy at the concert took photos at the concert, and has recently posted those photos. Pure power that night. Hendrix drove 4 Marshall cabs with 2 amps, and Redding drove 6 Sunn cabs with 2 amps(?). Mitchell was hammering hard to keep up. Occasionally, a broken drum stick would go flying into the audience, he would pick up another one and keep going. Thought you might like to see the photos, if you haven't already.
-Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 19:59:23 (MST)
I've been a fan almost since day one. First saw you in Shreveport (twice), then Dallas, and a couple of other places. Huge concerts and always great. I was at the concert in Van Buren, AR in September (3rd row center, I'm sure you remember). My wife and I are in Pat's camera shot. We live in Kansas City, originally from Texas. We already have our tickets for the Omaha concert in February. Have a request for Omaha... Sitting in Limbo. It's not an upbeat song, but I always liked the way you guys did it. I play guitar and bass, and was always fascinated with the Leslie's you played thru. Really different and great for a guitar. I could ramble all day. You guys keep it up. I always referred to 3DN as guys that play 'fun' music, always great.
-Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 10:30:34 (MST)
don brown
I was at the Nov. 26th 1969 concert in Mason City, Iowa. 3DN is still my favorite concert. I have a Gibson SG and still play in a band. I'd love to get your tabs for 3DN music. Do you ever get to Iowa for shows? Do you do casino gigs? www.myspace.com/useoftime and facebook "Use Of Time" band Rock On!!
-Monday, November 15, 2010 at 05:50:14 (MST)
dog master
i understand you dogs did not get ur shots and were forbidden to the land downunder, someone screwed up peace captain kangaroo
-Monday, October 18, 2010 at 19:00:41 (MST)
I just sent email,thanx alot and my band thanks you too.
Keep on Rockin!!!!
-Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 07:24:47 (MST)
Todd: Just send me an email via timbrerecords@aol.com and mention chords to Joy to the World. I'll jot them down and send it to you. -M-
-Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 16:40:54 (MST)
How are you?Your a big inspiration and love your guitar playing.
Excellent on JOY TO THE WORLD and with me playing guitar also were doing it in our band,would like to know if I can get the correct chords from you as most online are incorrect.
Keep on rocking and hope to see you in concert when in town.
-Monday, October 11, 2010 at 15:23:04 (MST)
odd ball - ejz
You are the most bitch'n, twitch'n, witch'n, and rocking
guitarist ever. I took my boys to see you (and company)play
in San Bernidino last week. It was a night they (and I)
will never forget. I am re-living a rock and roll childhood
I missed. Never been to music concerts while young. The past
year made up for that. Just the past month, I took them to see
the Doobie Brothers, Steve Miller, and Three Dog Night. You
guys got the number one rating from us three guys so far. It
is a rating that will be hard to beat.


-Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 16:43:43 (MST)
mike you see some of these top rock group with tall stacks of speakers etc. you see threedog night who still are up there with much less looking quanity of equipment but apparently a great sound . what equipment do you use and how does it rank inpower. thank you and god bless
-Friday, October 08, 2010 at 21:01:15 (MST)

Mark "Two Fingers Gone" Garrison
For Mike: Rocks on memory road! 1972 you got a '55 tele bass, in pieces but all there, in the original case, for $200. No; not from me, but I was the first guy you showed it to, there at the Hilton in Portland OR. Still got it? I remember the incredible instrument collection you assembled over the years. If I had written a lyric for every note you've played??!!!
Stay finger-nimble. Once a pal, Mark...PS: Just because I lost a couple of fingers doesn't mean I can't hold a pick!
-Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 21:02:13 (MST)

((((Karen, Colleen, and Greg)))) That's hugs to you all, in case you don't know internet stuff. -M-
-Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 21:10:15 (MST)
Karen Cooley
Hi Michael,
I have always been a fan of TDN, however, I just recently discovered your song "Into My Life". I just wanted to thank you for such an uplifting song. I think the whole country needs songs like this, especially now after so much has happened to us as a nation and all of the problems we are having. I saw TDN in concert a few years ago in Morristown NJ where I live. I was taken by how much fun you have on stage. You made me feel so good just to be there with you.Keep having fun and God Bless.
With love and admiration,

-Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 20:17:40 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Michael, nah, I didn't mean when are you guys gonna retire as in trying to get rid of the best music artists I've ever heard, I meant I feel it for all of you. You must be dog tired. I don't know, I think it's something bout your generation, my dad was born in '46 and he's healthy as a.....(stuck in an analogy)healthy person usually is(citing for the great Tim Hawkins)thank you for writing back , you are a good person
-Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 12:25:46 (MST)
Hey, I know that you have heard it many times before, but.... YOU GUYS ROCK. The sound is so special, so late 60's early 70's. So much soul, style and class. It makes me smile. I would love to hear someone like Shinedown do a cover of Never Been to Spain or Kid Rock do a cover of Shambala or Mama Told Me Not to Come. You guys deserve a lot more credit and exposure for what you have done. Thank you for the great music. :)
-Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 18:38:26 (MST)

Eddie: In general I'd say my old set up consisted of combinations of a Leslie 900 (and later a 925) using a "Y" chord to split my signal to a second amp. The second amp usually was a BRUCE amp (4 x 10" JBLs with a closed back) or a Fender twin. Generally, the Bruce amps were not so good for a guitar tone as they were "very" early solid state amps and the JBLs didn't give you any foldback to speak of. What they DID do, was reproduce fuzz tones and over drives really, really good with clarity and rasp that normal guitar amps just didn't give you. Add a leslie 900 series (Grey cabinets) to the mix and we turned over some unique "sound rocks" now and then. As always, I had good input from the booth by Richie Podolor and Bill Cooper. I should add Danny, Cory and Chuck as well as Joe Schermie, particularly. Course this is a general description of my set up "back in the day" and should not be construed as the gospel on every thing. Different songs and approaches speak to you differently as far as what rig might be interesting. Hope that helps some. Thanks for asking. -M-
-Monday, September 20, 2010 at 10:40:24 (MST)

Eddie Gurd
Mr Allsup i grew up to your style of guitar playing.the way you worked with the keyboards! & drums!and vocals!plus your TONE...what a strong four piece act.(not counting vocals)please list your guitar & amp rig from the les paul years. i still try to get that boss tone for solos that you had on records. Well i was just going to say hi but i would really love to know your set up.i know how hard it is to work with a lead singer but you did it with three!!! thank you for all the great music...
-Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 05:10:36 (MST)
Wallace: And it was nice to meet you, too. You'd be the guy shooting over my shoulder while tuning at pre show? Si, I remember ... and during the show, too. I don't do facebook as it requires (I think) for one to join in order to view. This would open up "response" from all on the internet. I enjoy the interaction, but I'm having to limit putting my self out there as much anymore like I used to. Hope you understand. If you'd like to attach a couple of photos to an email, you can send it to me at timbrerecords@aol.com Nice meeting you, Wallace.
Colleen: My condolences on losing your mother-in-law. Sometimes life is just RUDE that way. Stay strong. Concerning when will we retire? Is that a WISH? Ha. Could be sooner than later, but right now we are all so appreciative that you all want to still hear and see us perform that it would be really strange to quit now. Still, these old bodies are sending some pretty regular signals to most of us, and I'm not talking THAT kind of regularity signals. Nyuk Nyuk. Okay, well maybe. Some of us are hoping to still perform until we're 70 (which you mentioned your closing in on) ... while others are thinking "Hmmmm, it would be nice to GO OUT on stage. A big ending, so to speak." Seriously, it could be 2 or 3 more years ... or even more. Hard to say. Personally, I'm very tired, especially this time of year (Aug/Sept) which seems to be the norm as the travel gets more extensive. I can't really imagine life without getting to play music and perform, so there you have it. Complete non-clarity on when we will retire. The real answer? WHO KNOWS? -M-
-Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 09:21:27 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Just saying Hi, and how've you been? Just lost my mom-in-law Aug 25th, miss her dearly. I haven't talked w/ you in a while, when you guys gonna retire? I hope I'm not workin till I'm almost 70! tires me out jus thinkin bout it.lol
-Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 01:01:37 (MST)
Wallace Craig
Michael, good to meet you in Midland and photograph the show. You can review some of the images on my Face Book pages, search "Wallace Craig". Hope to see you on the road of life again :>]
-Monday, September 13, 2010 at 11:19:38 (MST)

Curt: I love it. Nothing like a Les Paul if you want that tone. Twue, I've been playing a strat Ultra for almost 20 years now, but I have the groove in my shoulder from all those years with the Les Paul, and proud of it. Nyuk Nyuk. Very nice of you to drop by and "pay homage" so sweetly and honestly. Bringing a big ol' smile to my face and I thank you so much. I particularly liked the list of "pickers" you referenced. Chet being quite different than the others referenced. A wonderful thing to have different styles as enfluence. ALL of them helped mold your playing of today, with your own special twist, of course. Some of my own enfluences might surprise you and make you wonder why I would like "those" guys. Guys like "Tony Mattola" who was basicly known as a melody man ... you know, just straight out playing the melody of some old beautiful tunes, yet within his simple melodic approach was a genius and a soft jazz tone approach (for lack of better words) that was very endearing to me. He did a series of albums with titles like "Romantic Guitar" and "Roman Guitar" that were absolutely beautiful to listen and learn some of the great old standards with great chords. Course, there was Wes Montgomery, too. And Jimi Hendrix, and Eric, and Beck, and Page, and Carlos, and yes old Chuck Berry and Duane Eddy, too. All trailblazers and pure luck on our part to have them living in our time. Life is good. Oops, left out Larry Carlton and Luke (Steve Lukather) and B.B. and Freddy King ... and Albert King and Collins .... (sigh) this list is getting out of hand. I'm bailing. Great to see you post. -Allsup-
-Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 11:25:08 (MST)

Curt Beebe
Hey Mike, My name is Curt Beebe and I am a guitarist From Troy, New York... I wanted to thank you for a bunch of stuff but mainly wanted you to know that you - Along with BB King, Jimmy Page, Duane Allman, Joe Perry, Chet Atkins, and Jeff Beck were my main inspirations to playing guitar. Thanx to your licks, and the guy's above, I became a very good player very fast. Also, I saw a pic of you in one of your albums...a black and white photo of you playing what appeared to be a gold top les paul deluxe...when I saw that, I pestered my dad until he bought me one and THAT started a love affair wirth the les paul that has been life-long...I now own 32 guitars and just wanted to thank you. I have a facebook page, and my emial is cpb57(at)msn(dot) com if ya ever want to talk...thanx again Mike you are a rock legend
-Friday, August 20, 2010 at 05:51:29 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi Michael, hope you're doin ok. I know you're very busy. This term in school my classes are REALLY hard! anatomy and physiology and health information technology. well write back when you can
-Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 16:55:22 (MST)
Oops! That really WAS an accidental typo. SHIRT, darn it. S-H-I-R-T. My foul mouth makes its way to the forefront on its own without me realizing it. Sowwy. -M-
-Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 14:26:43 (MST)
Sarah: Yes maam. A wet shit contest it was. Man, did that ever come down hard?!!! Bless your heart for sticking it out as best you could. Wonderful that you made the drive for the show. Oh, and thanks for dropping by the web site to leave a note. I loved it. -M-
-Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 14:25:02 (MST)
Sarah Harmon
I got to catch you guys last night in Corbin, KY. We drove up from Knoxville to see you because it has been a LONG time (5 years as best we can recall) since TDN has played close enough for us to go. It was an awesome show--even with the technical problems and the rain. It was the first time I went to an outdoor concert and ended up in a wet tee-shirt contest! It was fabulous though and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Looking forward to next time!
-Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 07:37:58 (MST)
I'm going through a YouTube time warp and ended up here! It's amazing where my cyber journey has taken me. I heard a TDN song on the radio, got my curiosity up. I remember listening to the albums for hours! I miss you young guys. Now you are old...well, I am, too. Makes me melancholy. I hope life has been good to you. I wondered what insights you had in your journey through your life so I Googled your name, too. I enjoyed your site, watched the food show, too.

Thanks for the tunes.
-Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 15:57:35 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi Michael, my internet's been off, I almost missed getting my final assignments in on time for my classes! when will you guys be coming to either GA, AL, LA, FL, or northeast TX? I so badly want to see an entire show. Pleeeeeeze be email buddies w/ me ( see, u made me beg ) lol cmuscare@gmail.com
-Monday, August 09, 2010 at 20:49:45 (MST)
Hello Michael,

Big fan for many years. Can you tell me a little more about your experiences with Bruce Amps? I played through them in the late '70s/early '80s, and feel a little nostalgic about them. There's hardly any information to be found on them. Mine was a solid state head with a 2x15" speaker cab and the "boingiest" spring reverb you've ever heard. I know you endorsed them - do you still have any in your collection?


-Monday, August 09, 2010 at 17:59:57 (MST)
Colleen: Yes, of course we can be friends. Not sure if we will become email buddies or not, but we can surely be friends. Thanks so much for all that you've posted. Made me smile. -M-
-Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 11:42:13 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Michael, here's my email cmuscare@gmail.com
-Monday, August 02, 2010 at 20:34:29 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Michael, I hope I'm not being presumptuous(I can't even presume I spelt that correctly) but I'm writing you again to tell you I read your whole online book today. you are very intimate. so open. and you took the time to write back so quickly, I would be so honored to get to know you better, and so (with the innocence of youth) I'm gonna just jump right out there, can we be friends? it/s ok if you say no, seeing how you're a famous person and all and I'm just a 45 yr old woman trying her best to make up for not going to school earlier in life . taking on line courses to be a medical Biller and Coder. but when I looked in your eye I caught a short glimpse into your soul you seem so warm (like a potential friend)
-Monday, August 02, 2010 at 20:29:31 (MST)
Colleen: Sorry that you missed most of the show, but am glad that you made it down to the front. Hope you enjoy having the guitar pick. I couldn't resist. Such a great smile. -Michael-
-Monday, August 02, 2010 at 14:37:12 (MST)
Colleen Muscare
Hi Michael, I was at the Naples, Fl show on Sat 7/31 and was really stressed out after myself and my Hubby drove around for about 3 hrs trying to find the theatre. when we finally got there , there was only 15 minutes of the show left , but it was one of the best 15 minutes of my life . I went up to the stage during "Joy to the World" and when you guys finished I yelled out to you "thank you Michael!" and smiled at you . you came and slipped me your guitar pick. OMG!!! I was the happiest girl that could ever be!( don't turn on the lights, cause I don't wanna see. ) lol. I just wanted to tell you a very sincere thank you, you made it all worth it. the stress was gone ( for a good couple minutes, at least)I also want you to know that , not only are THE best guiterist, but also a very good person. Thank you, Colleen Muscare
-Monday, August 02, 2010 at 07:44:35 (MST)
KAREN: Will try, but have no idea if we'll hook up. I hope so. I need to sneak you in, don't I? Nyuk Nyuk. Unfortuantely, I'll be in transit until just before the show. Drat!-M-
-Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 09:38:58 (MST)
Karen Vallance
Hi Mike. When I was a kid I listened to you all the time. You guys were my fave. Now here comes by 22nd anniversary with my husband and he asked me what I wanted, yesterday. Tickets are sold out of course. So the only thing I really want is for you guys to sign my husbands guitar so I can give it to him for our anniversary. If I stand outside Friday night will you sign it? Thanks.
-Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 20:18:01 (MST)
Cannot wait to see Three Dog Night @ Turning Stone Casino on 7/15--so very glad you guys are coming back there once again!! I hope "Heart of Blues" is still in the setlist--loved it the first time I heard you guys play it--such an awesome song!! I`m hoping maybe you can add "Eli`s Coming" to the setlist?? havent heard that in awhile, and would love to hear it Thursday if possible!
C ya soon!
-Monday, July 12, 2010 at 12:07:24 (MST)
Ligita Mikelsons - ligita@rogers,com
Forgot to add my e-mail.
-Monday, July 12, 2010 at 09:33:05 (MST)
Ligita Mikelsons
Caught your show last Saturday at Casinorama in Orillia, and have to say, you guys still rock after 40 years! I was hoping to have my album (your album) from 1969 (Live at the LA Forum) signed, thinking you couldn't miss me waving it front and centre during the encore, but, alas, to no avail. Despite that, had a great time!

Love the song "Heaven is in Your Mind". Any chance you might sing it again? Looking forward to that next time, and maybe I'll get that autograph too!

-Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 21:25:50 (MST)
mark provenzano
see you this friday in lockport,n.y. you guys rock!!!!
-Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11:46:11 (MST)
Saw you Sat night in Arlington. That's about the 20th time my sis and I have been able to make one of your shows.Thoroughly enjoyed the show, but couldn't believe that the crowd actually SAT thru most of the performance! We were on the other side from the conga line, so obviously we were on the wrong side, but probably irritated the people around us by getting so into the show! Once again, thanks so much! Ya'll were great, and if you get within 150 miles we will see you again soon. Probably the OK show!
-Monday, June 28, 2010 at 08:43:29 (MST)
Heidi Esser
Hi Michael,
just found your homepage in the internet!I am Heidi Esser from Germany
Ex-EMI. It would be great to get in touch.
My Email-address is: heidiesser1@t-online.de
-Friday, June 25, 2010 at 10:10:14 (MST)
Joshua Rowland Modesto
How are u doing these days?? I see that u are a busy person now days. Things in Modesto are pretty much staying the same. I'm still working at American Chevrolet and things are going good.
One of my co-workers here was singing "joy to the world" when I was walking by his desk. I told hi
about u and he just got so excited and told me that he love 3DN. He also said that you guys are one of his favorite bands of all time.
Well I'm going go now. Hope to hear from you. Email me sometime maybe when u get back to Modesto maybe you can stop by one day and say hi to everyone. here is my e-mail toy_supra2001@yahoo.com.

-Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 14:54:39 (MST)
James Pomeranz
When I was a Kid, 3DN was my first real musical experience in loving R&R and you guys were such a huge part of my learning about melody and songs & music that matters.
I find the work you have done will stand the test of time (like the Beatles music).
On that note you were the first guitarist that really influnced me. I was writing and tracking a blues type of song and the next day I listened back and saw your influnce shine through. I have always loved the warm fuzzy tone and the way you applied to the songs as well as nice chords and strong, strong melody.
So, I wanted to send this song to you.....Kind of a tip of the hat to you.
I appreciate you and 3DN's contribution to music and the years of enjoyment it has brought to our lives (I have a 12 & 14 years old Daughters that love your music too!)
I love seeing them gravitated to possitive and to what I call "Great music)
I am guilty of loving the music from the 50's 60's & 70's the most and some of the racist and angry music today is heartbeaking.
I am going to miss your show in August...Funny I am playing a gig in Conifer (CO) on the same day.
Anyhooo, If there is a e-mail I could toss my song your way it is noted as a complement to your playing!

Hope all is well......James Pomeranz

My E-mail

-Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 10:32:48 (MST)
Hey Mike great show in Vancouver. I really enjoyed it. The lady sitting by us
was very interested in your teeth. She wanted to know if they were still yours
or store bought. Some people Eh ?

-Monday, June 21, 2010 at 02:24:12 (MST)
I'm Jerry Bayley's cousin and remember you from the Church of Christ in Modesto. My Aunt was shocked when Jerry showed her a 3 Dog Knight album with your picture on it. She called you "Mikey." My mother, who's 81, remembers your family from back then. She says you come from a hillbilly family, but that's the way it was back then. Nearly everyone came from Oklahoma or Arkansas. Jerry's mother was an Okie, his father an Arkie. There's a slight difference, you know; one's cheaper than the other, but I'm not sure which is which. Jerry has 3 daughters, all of whom are very successful. His sister, Mary Lou, teaches music in Portland. His mom & dad are gone. Jerry took his mother's death very hard. Glad to know you're still alive & well.
-Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 16:01:33 (MST)
Louie Lockwood
Kim Ehler, I tried to text you but you changed your number. I would love to get a hold of you and catch up on things. My e-mail is louie1961@sbcglobal.net I would really love to see you!!
-Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 09:00:26 (MST)
Thanks, Mary. -M-
-Friday, June 18, 2010 at 09:02:35 (MST)
Into My Life...great song! I listened to it on youtube...
-Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 14:47:47 (MST)
no relation to that bill gray, sorry. will keep an eye out and when you are close to me again will be in contact, thanks for the story on the album cover. that has to be my favorite cover of all time. my second favorite is the beatles butcher cover cover, so in my opinion you rank above the beatles!
-Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 14:03:57 (MST)
Michael again
Bill: Any relation to Billy Gray of Father Knows Best fame? -M-
-Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 09:41:54 (MST)
Bill: The album was originally going to be called Wizards of Orange (go figure). Anyway, the nudity kind of made the record company nervous, and apparently they got some sort of feedback on the initial release or something. Guess that means I don't really know. I do know that when we were doing that shot, Joe Schermie's (then) wife (Jan) was banging and kicking on the street side door of that little studio off Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood that we did the shoot in. Was NOT happy. Figured we really had a group grope going in there, which wasn't the case at all. I think it was the girl in the plexiglass ball that had her concerned. Fun days. Early days. -M-
-Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 09:40:54 (MST)
Bill gray
Have seen three dog night several times now. Last time was at casino aztar. Both days, great show!!!! My friend aaron baker from california says HI! Am looking forward to next time you are around here and will be going again. Also have a question. Have 2 copies of it ain't easy with the nude cover. Can you tell me a little about this album and why was it recalled? I think it is great. Also got them signed by jimmy and cory at evansville. any chance I coould get you and danny on them also? I would be thrilled!!!! Can be reached at bjg23@hotmail.com
-Monday, June 14, 2010 at 14:23:04 (MST)
Vinny: Horse Pucky (very similar to popo). No, nobody took his clear drums and we all still love Floyd. -M-
-Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 08:49:54 (MST)
hey mike , what is the ststus of floyd sneed and the group in 1985 was he kicked out, is their a resentment. did they take away his clear drums . or is all this horse popo
-Friday, June 11, 2010 at 18:48:02 (MST)
Darral H: Thanks for dropping by the website so quick after the show. What a wonderful group you were tonight. Made us ol' rockers reaaaaaaaaaaally enjoy being back up here in Canada. A treat for us to play for all of you again. Thanks for coming to the show and for the good words of support. Heart of Blues a bear to play? Hmmmmmmmmmmm twas a bit of challenge all righty. Ha. I just love playing that song, can you tell? Hope to see you around the next time we're in the neighborhood. -M-
-Friday, June 04, 2010 at 23:50:55 (MST)
Darral H -- Vancouver BC
Just got home from the show tonight. You guys dug deep and put on a first show! Heart of Blues looks like it's a challenge to play -- the good kind of challenge. Sounded great and yes, I bought the tunes when they were released. Best wishes to all and come back soon!
-Friday, June 04, 2010 at 23:27:38 (MST)
Gary St. Martin, Drummer
Hey Michael, I met you back in '90 something on your 3 Dog Night bus. I had recently recorded with Jerry Martini at American Recording, Bill Cooper and Ritchie Podolor did the project, and it was quite successful for me, Jerry got me in there, I just talked with him a few weeks ago. Your gold records etc were all over down the hall of the studio ....
Do you know how I can reach Bill Cooper?, Jerry was wondering where to get a hold of him too ... I have six boxes of 2" tape and a bunch of 1/2 track etc from American Recording in the back room of my studio from that session ... I've enjoyed reading from your site, hope this finds you well, If you do know how I can reach Bill, please write me at my wife's site, Wendy@wendyedelson.com Peace and Love, Gary St. Martin
-Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 16:35:50 (MST)
GAY: What a great story. Thanks so much for dropping in and posting that note. The dogs name was "RICHARD", and he would go off on you in a second. Vewy nervous witto dog, but cute as can be. Yes, it was great shock when Joe died. Changed my life, really. -M-
-Monday, May 10, 2010 at 10:53:45 (MST)
Gay Norris
Hi Michael,
Thank you so much for the tribute to Joe. He was my friend. SS Fools rent the Coconut Grove and performed there - in the afternoon. I don't remember why. The guy who ran the sound booth called me at home in Pasadena and told me to throw on a hat and come listen. After you all played, you were mingling. I mingled, too. Actually, I was eavesdropping. No one paid any attention to me which I must admit was unusual since I wasn't bad looking back then. I overheard Joe telling someone that he was driving to Phoenix in his Mangusta and quick the trip was in that car. A few days later, I took my dog to a vet in Hollywood. Much to my surprise, Joe walked in with the tiniest terrier. The dog was shaking life a leaf. I smiled, Joe smiled back. Then I talked to his dog and said something along the lines of - you poor thing, you look like you have been riding in a Mangusta going way too fast. You should have seen the look on Joe's face. It was priceless. Then I played coy. It worked, Joe had to know how I knew. He thought I was psychic. We laughed when I told him I overheard him. We had a great conversation and he wanted to call me, but sadly I was moving back home to Texas. We did keep in touch, and one evening, I was reading the paper and saw an ad for SS Fools playing at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin. I grabbed my 10-year old brother, whom I was babysitting, and we literally ran out of the house...to see a friend at a club. My mother would have been mad at me for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but that night, when your show opened, my brother flipped out. Turns out he was a 3DN fan and had all your albums. Who knew. I sent a note backstage to Joe and he came out to say hello. Then we all went to the Holiday Inn where the band was staying. We were in a room with video games, a ping pong table - what I remember was my little brother playing ping pong with his idol, Floyd Sneed. It was wonderful seeing my little brother - who can talk to anyone about anything - hanging out with the guys in his favorite band.

I moved back to SoCal and would visit with Joe, meet him for coffee, hang out. Once I drove down to Laguna for the weekend to visit two guys that I had gone to college with. On Saturday night, they apologized for having dates already. I told them not to worry, I would call a friend and see if he would come down for dinner. I called Joe and he said he would be there in an hour. My friends felt bad and said they would wait until my date came. vroom vroom vroom, I heard him drive up an hour later. He was still driving the Mangusta. Can I tell you about the looks on their faces when they opened the front door and realized who my friend was? It was hysterical. And, we aren't talking two ordinary college guys, one was playing in the NBA. They didn't have to feel so bad for having dates! I had Joe. Joe and I had dinner at the White House restaurant(?) in Laguna. He was such a great guy. So easy to talk to. I lost touch with him and a couple of years ago, I decided to google him and see what he had been up to. It broke my heart to read that he had died. I wished that I hadn't waited so long to reconnect. How sad for him. He had so much more life to live. I will miss him. So, thanks for the tribute to Joe, and for bringing back great memories of a great guy.
-Monday, May 03, 2010 at 00:52:31 (MST)
Dianne Johnson
Hi, again, Michael,
I took a friend with me to Laughlin to hear you guys, and you were great, as usual. It's so fun to see you all walking around while playing and joking with each other. Your music is continually alive and growing--keep up the good work!
-Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 17:09:58 (MST)
Sheri Maderos
Well, I have been a fan of Three Dog Night for a long time and I never realized you were from Modesto! I grew up in Ripon, just over the river. I am good friends with Bob, your cousin--we sing together on a worship team (he plays drums for us too--reliving his garage band days!) when he isn't busy with Sweet D. I see from your page that 3DN is making music together again--awesome! I will have to check it out. Hope to catch your act the next time you are here in Modesto. I think it is really something how music seems to run in the Allsup blood--Russ is a friend on MySpace! :)

-Thursday, April 08, 2010 at 01:28:17 (MST)
Sheri Maderos
Well, I have been a fan of Three Dog Night for a long time and I never realized you were from Modesto! I grew up in Ripon... And then I was talking with a friend of mine and he mentioned his cousin was in Three Dog Night! Wow! Small world! I met one of you guys in Reno years ago and had a nice visit but of course I don't remember who it was ( and know, I wasn't drunk!). So anyway--I sing with your cousin Bob Allsup on a worship team at church when he isn't busy with Sweet D. Music really DOES run in your blood! Thanks for all the great music over the years...
-Thursday, April 08, 2010 at 01:02:06 (MST)
Hi Michael,
I'm the guy that gave you a couple VHS tapes of vintage 3DN clips a few years back when you played Chinookwinds Casino in Lincoln City Oregon. I have some more gems if your interested.
-Saturday, April 03, 2010 at 01:42:17 (MST)
Dianne Johnson
Hi, Michael,
I very much enjoyed the show tonight at Wild Horse Pass. It was great you could move around. And I loved the smooth-face look. I haven't seen you guys since Desert Diamond in Tucson, and I was glad to hear some of the lesser-played songs--it keeps everything fresh. Tell everyone how great they were, and especially you!

-Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 00:23:49 (MST)
I couldn't get those links/URLs to work. -M-
-Friday, March 26, 2010 at 15:13:41 (MST)
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-Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 06:51:49 (MST)
Doug Welch
I was a music fan early and 3-Dog Night was one of my favorites even at 8 years old in 1969. I saw you in St. Louis in around '72 at the Keil Auditorium and again in 1975 in Concord CA at the Pavillion. I still have a bunch of 3DN vinyl packed away somewhere from those days but I now have all my favorites on MP3 and still thrill to hear it. I'd like to see you guys in the R&R Hall of Fame! Honestly, what a great great band you guys are. Thanks!!
-Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 19:09:42 (MST)
Tommy Anthony
Hey there Mike. Just sending some props your way . As a lifelong fan
[influenced by your playing] , I'm delighted to see you're doing well. If you ever want to attend a SANTANA show, I'd love to have you as my guest. Can't post my info on here though, and I regretfully couldn't get your personal email link to engage soooooooooo - unless I can get this thing to work [!!] maybe you can look me up. Get creative, you can find me ... I'd love to chat.

All my best to ya, Tommy Anthony, guitar, SANTANA / Gloria Estefan .

-Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 22:26:54 (MST)
De Whitmire (NEWBURY PARK)
Hi Michael,
Long time since I've talked to you. How you been? How are your kids and how many do you actually have? My last count was only two. (Jess and Laney) Of course my last count was in Dec 1984
-Tuesday, March 09, 2010 at 22:47:50 (MST)
mark provenzano
mike,have seen tdn in concert 3 times the past 2 years,you guys rock. will be seeing you this july in my hometown lockport,n.y. for the molson concert series. keep rocking three dog night forever. mark
-Tuesday, March 09, 2010 at 21:08:23 (MST)
Randy: I did, indeed enjoy playing in Tiffin, Ohio tonight. Beautiful old theater and a wonderful audience.
Robin: Thanks for the nice story. You know we musicians love hearing that kind of stuff. -M-
-Saturday, March 06, 2010 at 20:18:19 (MST)
Michael, Hope you enjoy playing at our Ritz Theatre in Tiffin. Happy Birthday.
-Saturday, March 06, 2010 at 14:30:49 (MST)
Hi Michael! Just had to write to tell you the strange/nice thing that happened to me yesterday. It was beautiful yesterday, 62 and sunny. After winter in Kansas and record cold and snow fall, it was just a nice day to be out. I got stopped by a train on my way home. Had a CD in the player, the window rolled down, and just decided to sit back and enjoy the music and day. I was listening to a compilation CD that I had made, I NEVER put my good CD's in the car. Well, to make a long story a little shorter, Some Women came on. The guy in the car next to me says, toward the end of the song,

"Hey! That's a great song! Who is that?"

I told him it was you and who you were. He said he was going to come to the site and check into buying your CD. If know he was serious cause he wrote down the info. Woo HOOOO!!! We've said for years that all people had to do was listen to become a fan! Have a great day and will see you in Sommersville in April!
-Friday, March 05, 2010 at 13:27:16 (MST)
Your welcome and much deserved! I forgot to ask, have you ever watched: Sons of Anarchy, Pat who works for me and myself think that 'Heart of Blues' would be a perfect song for that show. They just go together!
-Tuesday, March 02, 2010 at 08:27:12 (MST)
KEN: Bless your heart, my friend. A hell of a compliment. My opinion? I agree completely, ... although it may be showing my immodesty ... if that's a real word. Just mean to say that I think that song kicks boo-tay and I love playing it. Damn nice of you to drop by and give us a stroke. Muchly appreciated. -M-
-Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 22:16:54 (MST)
As a diehard 3DN fan, I must say, 'Heart Of Blues' ranks up there with some of 3DN's best like, 'Eli and Mamma'. Ken S.
-Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 12:27:51 (MST)
de shupe/randytoo
hey mike just wanted to say hi babe just been missing you when u going to come back to mn soon we hope we have dog fever hope to see you all in wisc when does that special air in aug if u know
-Friday, February 12, 2010 at 19:20:57 (MST)
Dan & Yvonne: How great to see your post here. Wonderful. We're in Birmingham, AL today. A beautiful snow come down which will finish by this early evening, I hear. Quite nice for this California guy. Course where you are the beauty may be escaping both of you. Nyuk. Hang in there. This to shall pass.
Again: Wonderful to hear from you. -Michael-
-Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:52:17 (MST)
Dan & Yvonne Price FBurg VA
I'm glad to hear that you're well. That lil belly she was carrying (at Pier 6 concert Baltimore MD) is now 17 years old - my time flies. Y is still with the FBI, I'm teaching firearms and travel for DOS contract. I just missed you guys in Hot Springs ARK by two days. Say hi to DH-CW-JG.

Anyway, I love'd your CD and MA site. Did I mention to you that Hoyt Axton was at WHS, and gave a tour. Classichits403@Lycos.com *** Joy 2 You & Me
-Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 19:13:27 (MST)
Sould be all fixe now, thanks to web host STEVE. -M-
-Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 15:06:00 (MST)
Well, all that talk about test tickles on the Saloon went all for naught. Oh well. What can a poor boy do.
Hopefully the white-out will come to a screechin' halt soon.

The Prodigal Chef
-Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 11:38:20 (MST)
HEY LIL Mikey !!!! Like Di says the BS SALOON has gone totally white. I mean
ta say nothing, nada. Could it be up and running and that is the swamp in a
snowstorm like the one they say is comming ?? Holler if ya need help.

-Monday, January 18, 2010 at 00:02:45 (MST)
Hey Bwakeep - just went to check on the Swampsters and it looks like a blizzard hit!! Nothing but a solid white page comes up. Do I need to go rent a snow-blower?
Oh, by the way.....(((((((((((((you here)))))))))))))))) and *smooch*
-Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 09:12:52 (MST)
Hi Mikey, just checking in to be sure you are staying out of twouble. Lookin' good!
-Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 20:18:26 (MST)
claude ballz
remember me in 1984 we did that song together, the tiger attacks which we almost put on that album after we toured japan. our other friend whoflung poo from japan and that great song brown spots everywhere was also a promising artist back then ill call you great see you still on circuit,harry lipshitz from hineytalk records
-Saturday, January 09, 2010 at 21:50:02 (MST)
Old guys don't do well in the buff, ... er ... I mean, we DO WELL, but we don't LOOK like we're doing well. How do I get out of this comfortably? Ain't gonna happen. Bye -M-
-Thursday, January 07, 2010 at 16:07:04 (MST)
seymour skin
i just found a article on the album cover you guys did in the buff and how the record company said no too much skin, imagine what it would take today, maybe nudity on yozur new album would be a plus ,ooga
-Wednesday, January 06, 2010 at 18:50:39 (MST)
steven n
Mike, Chuck N. said that when he saw you recently,you were really fantastic. You are a class act and a great guitar player. Joe would still be proud.Someday maybe you,Chuck and Floyd could jam together.That would be really something. Keep rockin.
-Friday, January 01, 2010 at 13:05:06 (MST)
That should be Dover, not Over. -M-
-Monday, December 28, 2009 at 16:19:27 (MST)
Dear Ben ( or, should I say, Mr. Over Nyuk),
I have no definite date on the release of our new CD. Takes forever living coast to coast all spread out. Sorry. It's coming along, though. Could be next month or 4 months from now. I just don't know. -M-
-Monday, December 28, 2009 at 16:18:02 (MST)
ben dover
mickey when are the dogs new cd comin out cant believe it was not fer xmas or new years
-Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 17:39:25 (MST)
OOPS! I logged in as BARKEEP. My mistake. That's over at the Backwater Saloon ... my day gig. -Michael-
-Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 12:25:13 (MST)
ERIC: Yeh, I see Norm every now and then. We kind of have conflicting schedules, but we're still good friends and he's doing great in the medical field. Has been for years. Plays his behind off on guitar, as you probably know. Anthony? No, I haven't seen him in years. Since back in the day, really. Sure would like to. If you get a lead on him send me an email. He deserves getting chit from me after all these years. Nyuk Nyuk. -M-
-Saturday, December 26, 2009 at 12:23:25 (MST)
Eric Almquist
Forgot my e-mail address. ericalmquist@comcast.net. Do you ever see Norman Fletcher are Anthony Lacono? Last time I saw you was here at Gold County Casino in Oroville. Your the best.
-Friday, December 25, 2009 at 19:12:33 (MST)
Eric Almquist
Yodid and fuchew. Merry Xmas
-Friday, December 25, 2009 at 19:07:51 (MST)
Patricia, The concert was at the Grove of Anaheim, O.C. California :)
-Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 00:36:50 (MST)
Patricia, The concert was at the Grove of Anaheim, O.C. California :)
-Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 00:34:14 (MST)

Where was that concert?
-Friday, December 18, 2009 at 07:28:48 (MST)
mike, happy holidays, when is new album coming out
-Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 08:46:07 (MST)
Michael, regarding the compliment from Chuck Negron, It was so nice to see your kind gesture to reach out and shake his hand after the concert. I was sitting 4 seats down from Chuck and he was rocking and keeping the beat throughout the concert. By the way you guys ROCKED! Chalk up another fantastic concert for Three Dog Night! Hope to see you in La Mirada :) Love
-Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 22:08:22 (MST)
Mike, you are still wonderful.
-Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 12:54:10 (MST)
Chuck N. said on his message board that he got to attend a show recently and that you all sounded great. Especially you. He thinks you're a great guy and musician. I'm sure he's right.
-Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 12:11:22 (MST)
BRIAN: What a great post. Wow, you do have darn near everything. Concerning my CD (Some Women) ... just drop me an email to timbrerecords@aol.com and I'll give you the specifics on purchasing one.
Concerning that show at the H.I.C: I remember it well. Peter was still playing bass with Chicago back then. A great band, and still are.
The name of the blues tune you're referring to is, "Heart of Blues" and it is available as a download at threedognight.com if you're interested.
Thanks for dropping by.
-Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 12:04:05 (MST)
Brian Johnson
Saw you up at Chukchansi Casino a couple of months back, and you guys are still a great show, nearly 39 years after I saw you for the first time on a double bill with Chicago at the Honolulu International Center in December 1970. Two questions. What was the name of the blues tune that the 'Dogs did at Chukchansi? It was a highlight of the show, with some killer guitar licks from you. Also, do you have any plans to press any more copies of the "Some Women" CD? I would love to get a copy. I have everything the 3DN has done, and also try to get my hands on solo projects as well. I even have copies of Cory's "Touch Me" album, all of Chucks post-Dog stuff, It's A Jungle, and copy of SS Fools with you, Joe, Floyd, and Bobby Kimball. Anyway, I've always thoroughly enjoyed your playing, especially in concert. You always seem to be having as good a time as the audience, and that is one of the things that makes it enjoyable for all of us.
-Tuesday, December 08, 2009 at 23:01:34 (MST)

Patti Brown (Miami)
Hi Michael - Heard on the radio and saw on the website that TDN will be in town this Saturday. Please get in touch as I'd love to see the show and hopefully get a chance to say hello and hug that loveable neck of yours. Hope all is well with you. Little Patti 615-414-6604 or pbrown@che.org
-Wednesday, December 02, 2009 at 08:20:25 (MST)

I did a little research on the rifle, it is a .30 carbine Rifle made by Inland Div.of General Motors, produced in 1942 or 43 with a low serial number...indicating probably 1942. It appears to have been scribed with a simple hand tool, not professional. I would suggest that this weapon probably belonged to someone that served in the military. I got this weapon from my uncle.....not sure where or when he got it, I do have relatives that live around Weed California and I know they had collected firearms too. Just kind of interesting....Take Care!
-Monday, November 30, 2009 at 07:05:33 (MST)
PETE: Hmmmm, that doesn't sound familiar. Other than my nephew I don't think we have any other Mike Allsup's in our family history. Out of interest, what kind of gun was it? Shotgun or something else? Brand name? -M-
-Friday, November 27, 2009 at 11:50:34 (MST)
Years ago my uncle passed on to me a collection of guns he had aquired over a span of 50 years. Today I was cleaning one of them and found the name Mike Allsup scribed into a area that is not noticiable until it was cleaned. I then did a search on the net of the name and found your site. If you or your father or grandfather may have marked their weapons....it would be interesting to know if at one time it was theirs.
-Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 08:40:13 (MST)
MIKE: Good to see you post. An Oklahoma man, eh? Cooool. Concerning "Into My Life." I appreciate you liking the song, but the answer to your question is "no", we dont' do any of my songs onstage. We did that song briefly years ago, but no more. Nice of you to ask. -M-
-Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 08:17:13 (MST)
Mike Burlison
Michael, enjoyed reading your autobiography here. As an Oklahoman (raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma City & w/ relatives down there around Ashland, Holdenville, McAlester...) I could relate a lot to your family's history and the values you were raised with and uphold. Have always enjoyed your work w/ TDN and elsewhere, I think "Out in the Country" and "Never Been to Spain" solo probably among my favorites. Have recently moved down to McKinney, TX, so hope to see your group sometime if your around this area. Oh, ... one of my absolute top songs I like is your "Into My Life" (Cyan) - do you ever still include that in your sets w/ TDN etc...? See you !
-Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 01:42:06 (MST)
big vinny
mike ,heard new stuff ,real vintage dogs i like how you and paul have no problem playing the 6 string together. voices and music just great . now lets hope you can break thru and be heard on the radio. tell greenspoon turn up his volume . what kind of guy is he he does not seem to react to applause god bless and stay strong. iiii hope you have a hit. what a laugh we will have alwaysy the best
-Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 22:08:11 (MST)
Linda UK
Thank you so much for your reply. I will keep quiet about the guitar I think - I do hope its not the one you had stolen, but it doesn't sound like it!
Best wishes for many more successful years.
-Monday, November 09, 2009 at 16:49:17 (MST)
Linda: I'm sorry for your brother's (or brother-in-law's) condition and hope that he endures it well with not too much suffering. I'd love to say YES on the guitar thing, but actually I don't think I ever owned a red Gibson. Closest would be a Gibson SG, but as I remember ... a road crew member (Craig) had put a decopage (sp?) picture of Jesus on it and it was stolen in San Francisco or Oakland, CA when we played a show there back in the 70s. It would have been a natural finish. Still, it's nice to hear stories connected to me in anyway. Nyuk Nyuk. Thanks for stopping by the site. -M-
-Wednesday, November 04, 2009 at 10:28:31 (MST)
Linda UK
I remember enjoying all your hits in the uk from earlier times. I have two guitar playing nephews, who inherited their love of guitars from their uncle, who is sadly in the later stages of cancer. He is leaving them a Gibson guitar, which he bought in the early seventies, from someone who said it had previously belonged to the guitarist from Three Dog Night. I don't suppose you remember a red Gibson guitar from about 1968 - I'd love to be able to tell him if the tale was true (or quietly know if it was not). Glad to hear Three Dog Night is still going strong.
-Monday, November 02, 2009 at 14:41:24 (MST)
Nancy: You were close enough to see Danny and Cory? Damn, I'm so sorry. It will pass, honey. May take some time ... but it does go away. Nyuk Nyuk. Just kidding. Very nice of you to stop by and make a post. And thanks for the nice compliments. -M-
-Friday, October 30, 2009 at 11:37:29 (MST)
Barkeep Michael
And that would be NEPHEW MIKE ALLSUP. You know I was thinking the same thing. Thanks for the reminder and will definitely be harvesting you guys for licks and vocals and stuff if I ever get started. Darn nice of you to WANT to be involved.
Now concerning this OLD CODGER chit .... "why I aughta .... " Nyuk Nyuk. -M-
-Friday, October 30, 2009 at 11:34:54 (MST)
Hey ya ole codger, if ya need some help on a local level with working out some tunes in the studio...I know a couple of brothers that play a little geetar and bass and they both have these amazing new acoustic Epiphones that sound like pure heaven ...might even pull out a harmony with some coaching...Love ya Mike...you continue to inspire us...Absolutely love the new tunes
-Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 22:01:45 (MST)
Saw ya'll in Hiawassee GA on Saturday. Great night! Great performance! Great crowd participation! I was close enough to the stage to see Danny and Cory up close. They really seemed to be enjoying themselves which was great to see. (I know you always enjoy yourself, and it was obvious Sat. nite, especially during your solos!) Thanks to Cory for saying "Bless Our Troops!"
-Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 20:04:31 (MST)
Christina Crofts
That's ok (about the name spelling) - I have even been know to do that myself - with my own name :-)
-Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 22:20:41 (MST)
Christina Crofts
I'd love to get to a gig....might have to take a trip to the states though - unless you're planning a trip over here....in that case I put my hand up to be your support act....hee hee(speaking of old rockers...or should I say 'aging'...dang I hate to admit that!!)

The new Three Dog Night tunes sound fantastic! Can't wait to here more of that! I know you guys would still kick serious butt! No Question about that!
-Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 22:18:18 (MST)
Correction: That should have been Christina. Pardon my "brain deadness", Ms. Crofts. -M-
-Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10:19:29 (MST)
Christian: Actually, we're still doing it. Still touring. Come see some old guys rock and roll. Bet we can make you smile and get out of your seat. Betcha, betcha, betcha! Nyuk Nyuk. -M-
-Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 09:49:19 (MST)
Christina Crofts
Hi Michael, Thanks again for your reply! I wish I'd seen you guys when you toured - but sadly I must have only been about 13 then so I missed out seeing a few great acts such as 3DN and Creedence when they toured back then! Bummer!I'm curious to know who inspired you to play guitar? You know....favourite guitarists etc? ( Love the pic of you and Les Paul too by the way)


-Monday, October 26, 2009 at 21:19:58 (MST)
No MY SPACE. Yes, we toured Australia back in the early 70s. 1971, I believe. I loved it. Everything was SWAN. Swan Beer, Swan Taxi, etc. Kind of like our AJAX or ACME here in the STATES. We did Brisbane, Sydney (Opera House still being built and over budget, but beautiful), Adelaide, then Perth. I may have missed one or two places. -M-
-Monday, October 26, 2009 at 14:51:59 (MST)
christina Crofts
hey Michael, thanks for taking the time to respond to my message. I guess you would have toured Australia, right? Do you have a myspace page? I tried to add you there but couldn't find you...

All the best,
-Monday, October 26, 2009 at 02:59:03 (MST)
Vinny: Not sure if you referring to "my" CD, or the bands. The bands new CD should be out within the next 2 months, probably closer to one than two. As of today there are some new downloads available on the 3DN website (threedognight.com). If you're referring to "my" CD ... this is still only a consideration in my mind. Due to a major hit to my hearing a few years ago it has stifled me, somewhat. I'm kind of ramping up to just saying, "what the hell. go for it" because I miss writing and recording. You have to be motivated to even start, and the motivation is rearing it's ugly head again (Nyuk Nyuk) ... I'm so happy to say. Course doing your own stuff all by yourself takes forever. I may be in a "home" before I'm done. May have to lean on "the boys in our group" to help me out this time. Living so far from each other DOES limit the casual musical interplay that is such a major source for doing new songs. Still, ... we'll see what the future brings. -M-
-Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 09:16:03 (MST)
o.k. you liked it when i got huffy about your new album. you said sweetheart you were working on it . i believe you, brother. anyhow when is it coming out, ive havent eaten since your last album , i mean cd, showing my age, and im getting hungry. help
-Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 19:18:49 (MST)
CHRISTINA: Thank you so much for the flattering words. So very nice of you to drop by the web site to leave a message. I love it. From down under, eh? You have a beautiful country. -Michael-
-Friday, October 23, 2009 at 19:46:14 (MST)
Christina Crofts
hey Michael....I dropped by about a week ago after seeing the Three Dog Nigh DVD again..I really love you guitar playing! I always did and have meant to search you out on cyberspace, but you know....life gets in the way..so better late than never to let you know I think you are awesome! Such great tone!

Love from Sydney OZ.
-Friday, October 23, 2009 at 02:39:16 (MST)
clennon mcginnis
Hello it's Clennon trying to reach you once again please give me a call at my personal number 5034052845 looking forward to hear from you or email me direct contact to you email clennon.mcginnis@yahoo.com or myspace.com/sapdx
-Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 19:38:26 (MST)
DEBRA: OF COURSE I REMEMBER YOU, DEBRA. My neighbor. How wonderful to see you post here. Let'see: That would be about 26 or 27 years ago, as my son is now 30. Can you believe how time flies? I'm just back from the Tacoma and Spokane shows we did. It is always special for us to play in the northwest, considering that is where we first broke onto the national scene, with help from Pat O'Day (disc jockey and promoter, and more) as well as the wonderful music fans in Oregon and Washington State. Anyway, fantastic that you posted. I'm thrilled to hear from you. Stay in touch.
MICHAEL H: Oh yes I will read your post. Thanks for the great accolades, my friend. If you think it doesn't mean anything to me, ... you would be wrong. I love it, and appreciate you taking the time. Jimi and Eric? Yeh, truth be known (and I'm not supposed to say this, of course) THEY were a big part of my influence, although I doubt you can hear it much in our style of music. Jimi was my favorite. My great pleasure to have got to jam with him once, and cross paths at the Denver Pop Festival waaaaaaaaaaay back in the day. Eric just goes on, thank goodness. So many good ones gone already.
PATRICIA:A Jimmy never lived in Alabama, although I can believe he told somebody he did. Nyuk. A wonderful liar, that boy!! Now I say that it all comeraderie. It's his mission in life. Lie his ass off to you with a straight face just to see if you'll bite. Me? I bite too damn often and have the reputation for being a fish in that respect. If I'm being unclear about Jimmy, let me clarify: He's the BEST. One of a kind. Truly and Masterfully Irritating when he wants to be. He has shaped ... and misshaped my life with his sideways humore over the past 40 years. In fact, I'll even go as far as saying he is/was a major musical influence on me, too! Si, tis twue. Playing with him has been a joy, ... except for the times it wasn't. Nyuk Nyuk.
NORM DeC: Woah, now that's going a ways back. Great that you stopped by and left a post. You still have that Live at the Forum album? Cooooooool, amigo. Me, too(oh my, didn't that sound tacky). Bill Champlin? Yeh, Bill did some sessions out at my studio in Santa Monica Canyon back in the day ('75-'80). He's always been a major talent. Truly amazing the depth of his talent. Multifaceted talent. Hope he reads this in case he TOO likes a little wind blown up his ... ya know. Anyway,a thanks for stopping by and leaving a note. Makes us old rock dudes feel mighty good. -M-
-Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 11:52:13 (MST)
Norm DeCarlo

I was a drummer for a band that opened for you and the Three Dog Night ensemble several times in the early 70's. Doubtful that you would recall me but I remember you and that great band. You were very generous with your time and energy with myself and several of my band members who "hung" with you after our shows together. Also on that tour was Isis, The Sons of Champlin and Styx, as I recall. I remember you as being a brilliant guitarist and wondered what you are doing these days. I have recently had some brief interaction with Bill Champlin who mentioned that the two of you shared some studio time together. Was that recently?

Norm DeCarlo
-Monday, October 12, 2009 at 12:21:24 (MST)
I grew up in the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama. I know you are familiar with the "Muscle Shoals sound". Someone told me they thought Jimmy used to live there. Is that true? Or maybe he just did some recording there. Have ya'll ever done any recording over there? I remember the day when even the Stones came there.
-Monday, October 12, 2009 at 07:52:37 (MST)
Michael Hazouri
Well judging by the amount of messages you have here I don`t think you`ll ever read this one but I`ll say it anyway . I was just showing my wife the old original vinyl album of Live at the Forum that I dug out looking for something else and what a memory jog !!! I wore that album out and being a guitar player and ...very young at the time ...I couldn`t help but notice what a great player you were.I was Clapton ,Hendrix blah blah and then I really listened to you on this album and have always admired your playing since then . You were funky and rockin also . It made an impression on me then and I hope to this day you still do it that well . Love ya , Michael H.
-Wednesday, October 07, 2009 at 12:45:09 (MST)
Debra Judge
Michael...I used to live in Thousand Oaks, CA and you lived in the same Condo place where I lived. You were married to Donna? Your son was little and my son Jason was about 1 or 2? I'm sure you remember me....I was the funny woman. I'm divorced, live in Seattle and I noticed that you're going to be at the Emerald Queen soon; thinking of coming to say hi to you. Do you remember me?
-Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 19:23:26 (MST)
Robin: You're very welcome and thanks for the hug back. It was, indeed an adventure dodging that dripping water the entire show. Oh well. As performer you have to look at it as just "one really good built in prop." Nyuk Nyuk. Hope to see you again.

Marty: So sorry about the "standing in the rain" part. I had a few people tell me that. Very flattering that you would endure that to be able to see and hear us. I'm blushing. Thanks. -Michael-
-Monday, October 05, 2009 at 09:46:45 (MST)
Robin (KS)
Hi Michael! Saw you in Tyler this weekend. What a great show, even with the broken string, and water dripping down your back and into your hand! The M&G was wonderful, everybody in such a great mood. A big thank you to all the band for allowing us to share a little bit of your lives. Thank you for the great hugs, your are indeed the "Hug Master"! Robin
-Monday, October 05, 2009 at 06:42:49 (MST)
I saw you in Tyler Tx for the first time while standing in the rain.Most of the time I didn't even notice.I'm 49 and have seen many 70's concerts.Certainly last night was the most____________!Thank you.Trust in Jesus. Marty
-Sunday, October 04, 2009 at 17:15:53 (MST)
HT you ol' sombitch. How good to see you drop by and leave a post. Excellent!! Would love to see you and have a nip of the ol' recipe. Ed and Barbara just got back from a number of weeks up at Clamuth (sp?). They went north until the hot spell passed. Ha. Yeh, If we get down Nashville way I'll get in touch. Again: Great to hear from you. -M-
-Saturday, October 03, 2009 at 21:48:51 (MST)
Harrison Tyner ["HT"]
Hi Michael,

Just wanted to touch base and let you know how much you're appreciated. Still remember the show in Memphis when Ed and I were able to see all of you and visit a while. Plan to be in touch with Ed soon. Hope all is well your way. Please give all the guys my best. If ever anywhere near Nashville, please let me know. It would be great to see you again. As ever, HT
-Friday, October 02, 2009 at 17:23:37 (MST)
william turner (bill)
Hi brother alsup, I have sent you emails & scan letter to you, your man in vegas I guess didnt get them to you, your last show in branson, you said you were looking for the one who wrote one, that is me, if you want i will send another copy to you, I am one who also miss hoyt, got to meet him in nashville in the better times of his life. I have writin a few ballads, rocabilly, god bless you wm turner
-Monday, September 28, 2009 at 08:37:11 (MST)
Hey, My name is Mark Wright. I am Dean Wright's son. I can remember us always hanging out with you. My personal email is azdj706@hotmail.com I will come back here to see your response. My dad and i stopped talking for 20 years. He is back in my life and I am sure he would love to hear from you. Let me know. I used to call you "uncle Mike" haha.
-Monday, September 28, 2009 at 05:10:01 (MST)
Yo Eric! Great to see you post here. Sorry we didn't get to hook up in Chuckchansi. Maybe next time. You know we're still talking about how great you were in the Downey High School production of Bye Bye Birdie ... years ago. Too cool. You were fantastic.

Hope to see you soon.

-Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 16:50:21 (MST)
Eric Thomas
Hi, Michael--
2nd cousin here, lol. Missed getting to see you at Chuckchansi last week so I thought I would look up your next date in the area. Doesn't seem to be one for a while. I thought I would look through your online book again and it brought me some fond memories of babysitting Jesse, Layne and Natalie. I hope they are all well. It also reminded me of the time when you fed my dad too many kamikazes and he sat on one of your guitar cases. I still think about that and laugh. Anyways...thought I would drop you a note to say we still think about you and hope to get to see you soon.
-Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 03:38:16 (MST)
white Indian, Lorna
Micheal that same guy tried this a while ago, boy they think Americans are so stupid, and some do send them money or call that number, which probably only cost 2000. a minute. You'd think he would try Most Wanted or CIA or the newspaper !! Or missing in Action lol Jerry the people on Mikey's blog is just to smart for you ! go somewhere else to find your Daddy !Or should I say MONEY!!
-Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 19:34:36 (MST)
No problem, Jerry. I have your Dad captive at my home in a cellar. Just send money (your choice on the amount) and I will free him willingly. In truth ... he's becoming a pain in the ass. Always wanting the "2 tacos for 99 cents." -Allsup-
-Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 17:02:16 (MST)
jerry cioncciotta ulisse
hello sir,am jerry ulisse,i will like to locate my father since i was born to this country nigeria,his name is CIONCCIOTTA ULISSE he work with battolety building and contrusting compeny befor,his from italy,pls help me get him,i need to see my father.....my email address jerryismy1@yahoo.co.uk.....phone......2347033777983
thanks jerry ulisse
-Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 15:04:41 (MST)
Tony: Thanks. Yes, I chose to leave the tour for 3 dates so I could be with my girl for surgery and take care of her. -M-
-Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 08:35:36 (MST)
toni quintana
Hi Mike,
I think you're great. Been a TDN fan since the beginning. I recently saw TDN in Wendover, NV but you were not there. They said your wife was ill so I hope she is doing better. I really enjoyed your book, very entertaing. Keep the music coming.

Peace and only Love,
-Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 21:16:20 (MST)
Daryl: Indeed, I did have fun making it. Most fun I've had in years. Now after taking a major hit to my hearing 6 or 7 years ago ... I am finally getting back to the state of mind of maybe "going for it" again and writing/recording some new songs. Course it will take forever, as it most assuredly will only be me again. Takes lots of time doing it that way and many pitfalls to avoid sounding sterile. Maybe I can get some of the other guys to pitch in this time. It's hard because we live so far apart. Coast to coast ... literally. Anyway, thanks for the nice words. I really appreciate it. -M-
-Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 16:43:30 (MST)
Darral H -- Vancouver BC
It's been a while... I put Some Women in my car on the weekend (whoa, that could be interpretted many ways couldn't it!). You are a man of many talents! Sounds like you had a blast making it! Looking forward to your next visit to BC.
-Monday, September 14, 2009 at 15:38:28 (MST)
Kenny: That would be the VINE LODGE MOTEL. Mr. Zaff's in El Monte? Wow! What a memory. That's the last venue I played before joining Three Dog Night. -M-
-Monday, September 14, 2009 at 14:44:52 (MST)
Kenny WilliamSon
remember Gail Mc, remember Mr Zaff's, El Monte, the hollywood vine motel, 3dn. audition day.
-Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 01:01:42 (MST)
Kevin J.
Hi Mike,

just popping by to see what you guys are up to.
Hope to see you back in the Southern Ontario area again.

I wrote years back looking for early Three Dog Night tour dates w/ Uriah Heep as openers. Curious if anyone out there attended any of these shows? [1971]

take care
Kevin J.
-Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 05:49:00 (MST)
John & Betsy
Hi Michael;

We just saw you at the CA State Fair this evening and really enjoyed the show. We hadn't seen you live before and were really impressed by the band's professionalism and the obvious joy you share in doing what you do. Who knew you guys wrote all those great songs? We were the couple in the 5th row that threw the devil horns every time you soloed. You rule!

Take care,



-Friday, September 04, 2009 at 23:02:34 (MST)
Judy Collins Barnwell
To Mike Allsup. Hi Mike, you may remember me. I was your brother Danny's girlfriend off and on for about 10 years back in Modesto. I knew your mother Effie and remember you as a kid. We used to swim in canals when we were kids. I have been living in Fresno for over 30 years selling real estate. I'm getting a group together to see you at Chuckchansi in Coarsegold on Sept. 11, and would love to see you if that's possible. My Email is judybarnwell@comcast.net and phone is 559-440-1383, cell 559-289-8864. Love to hear from you!
-Wednesday, September 02, 2009 at 15:50:47 (MST)
We were at your Magic Springs, Arkansas, concert this Saturday, and it was a blast! My boys -- ages 9 and 12 -- sat with us on the front row and said this was their favorite concert of the season. They both play the guitar themselves and said you were the best guitarist they had ever watched. Kudos, and thanks for the great show!
-Monday, August 31, 2009 at 11:25:55 (MST)
trish tesh
Hello from China! It's been quite a while since i posted a comment here. We saw u guys in Asheville 3 years running at the Biltmore Estate. Now we've moved to China and were wondering if you guys, 3 Dog Night i mean, have ever considered touring the Hong Kong, Macau or Philipines area? There are a lot of # Dog lovers in the expat community here and we would ALL pay BIG $$$ to see you here! Whaddaya think?
-Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 21:29:34 (MST)
Steve Withers
Have followed Three Dog Night since it's inception, even had a guitar pick with " Mike Allsup " on it given to me by a girlfriend who was on the concert committee at Univ. of Ky after one of TDN's concerts there in 1973 I think it was. Was stolen from my dorm room, was crushed.

Always wanted to be a lead guitarist after I heard your work in that,and many subsequent concerts. Your style, unique emoting, will always be one of my joys. Could watch and listen to you for hours, and did so at your appearance in Blue Ash, Ohio this past weekend.

Thank you for your gift of music, and the sounds that will always send this 55 year old lead freak soaring.


Steve (Sway)

P.S. The country piece played @ Blue Ash, think it was a new one, was outstanding. Will be looking for a cd in stores with that on it!

-Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 08:34:56 (MST)
ERIC: Yodid and fuchu... indeed! Ha. To those of you who couldn't possibly have a clue ... these were words/phrases that Eric and I used in high school. Go figure. Don't ask what they mean cause we don't know. Only that they were OUR words. Hope to see you at the Cal State Fair, Eric. My old friend. -Mike (to you)-
-Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 22:15:04 (MST)
Eric Almquist
Hi Mike,
I am looking forward to your show at Cal Expo. Hope you are doing well. Maybe we can see each other. We now live in the hills overlooking Lake Oroville. Yodid and fuchu. Your old friend.
Eric Almquist
-Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 08:54:21 (MST)
Lydia from Los Angeles:

Such sweet words. Thanks so much. Fact is: I have fun EVERY night we do a show. It's been like that for years. Not really anything else I would rather be doing. Such a great thing to have people actually "pulling" for you when you perform. That gives us quite an edge. Fans are a wonderful thing and we'll never forget it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note. -M-
-Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 13:07:44 (MST)
Lydia from Los Angeles
Michael, you did a awesome performance at the Orange County Fair, Wow, I can't count how many times I have seen Three Dog Night (in the last 40 years from Mid State Fairs to Cerritos Performing Arts To Las Vegas) you are the best and so full of energy! We have three generations here that have seen you. Just wanted to say HI and let you know how much I look foward to your concerts!!
-Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 08:09:47 (MST)
FRANCESCA: Yes, we do look a like. A BURDEN HE MUST BEAR! Course, he looks a lot like his mom, too. That's a fact. I figured I'd give him a week or two before I called him again. Heck, I called him more on his trip back to Colorado just to check on his progress ... probably more than I have called him in the last month. It's the Old Granny in me. Whine bag. You know ... "my son is leaving. Woe is me." kinda thang. Nyuk Nyuk. It's so true, but I'm thrilled that he's so excited about being there, to work with you guys ... and hang with his Mom, Cyndee and grandma, Marty, too. It all sounds good to me. I just know you all will do good and be successful ... despite him. (just kidding about the despite him) I'm already missing him terribly, but feel better seeing your post. Thanks for stopping by. -Michael-
-Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 11:14:31 (MST)
francesca Parker
Hi Michael- im sittin here in my barbershop with ur awesome son!!! Holy shit u guys look alike...we have turntables here at the shop and Jesse is gonna bring me some of ur vinyl to play! look foward to meeting you! love Cesc and Scott Parker
-Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 11:14:23 (MST)
Michael and Shirley F: Yeh, hope to see you two in Webster, MA. -M-
-Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 19:50:48 (MST)
michael filion
-Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 17:14:27 (MST)
shirley filion
Another night at the Moheghan casino in ct. Of 30 plus times,
I always look for the smile. It is always there. thank you Mike.
Love the band , love you, I WILL see you again, soon. maybe Webster, mass.

Thanks again
-Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 14:14:28 (MST)
Hi Jillian. So very wonderful that you stopped by the website and left a message for me. Thanks for the nice words of praise for the band. We do our best and have lots of fun doing it. As far as Arizona goes ... I don't see anything on the immediate horizon (meaning our schedule), but that could change. We DO play Arizona frequently, although sometimes they are private corporate things. Just keep a watch on the three dog night website under SHOWS. It is updated pretty regularly with added dates so you can see where we will be performing. Again, that is threedognight.com

-Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 16:29:10 (MST)
Jillian Alfich
Hi Michael I'm a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of you and Three Dog Night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw you guys twice in concert and you were AMAZING I'm 18 by the way, I know that since I'm that age I'm supposed to like rap and stuff, but I HATE rap. Everyone should listen to TDN because you guys are the most talented band on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite songs of yours are Try A Little Tenderness, Out In The Country, Shambala, Family Of Man, Easy To Be Hard, Eli's Coming, Celebrate, and MANY MORE I have all of your songs on my IPod. Can you guys PLEASE come to Anthem or somewhere in Arizona really soon?????????? Michael PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE respond, it would mean the world to me if you do.

Peace & Love,
Jillian (your #1 fan) :)

-Monday, July 27, 2009 at 21:08:47 (MST)
Jillian Alfich
Hi Michael I'm a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of you and Three Dog Night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw you guys twice in concert and you were AMAZING I'm 18 by the way, I know that since I'm that age I'm supposed to like rap and stuff, but I HATE rap. Everyone should listen to TDN because you guys are the most talented band on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite songs of yours are Try A Little Tenderness, Out In The Country, Shambala, Family Of Man, Easy To Be Hard, Eli's Coming, Celebrate, and MANY MORE I have all of your songs on my IPod. Can you guys PLEASE come to Anthem or somewhere in Arizona really soon?????????? Michael PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE respond, it would mean the world to me if you do.

Peace & Love,
Jillian (your #1 fan) :)

-Monday, July 27, 2009 at 21:04:38 (MST)
Hi Michael I'm a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of you and Three Dog Night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw you guys twice in concert and you were AMAZING I'm 18 by the way, I know that since I'm that age I'm supposed to like rap and stuff, but I HATE rap. Everyone should listen to TDN because you guys are the most talented band on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My favorite songs of yours are Try A Little Tenderness, Out In The Country, Shambala, Family Of Man, Easy To Be Hard, Eli's Coming, Celebrate, and MANY MORE I have all of your songs on my IPod. Can you guys PLEASE come to Anthem or somewhere in Arizona really soon?????????? Michael PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE respond, it would mean the world to me if you do.

Peace & Love,

Jillian (your #1 fan) :)
-Monday, July 27, 2009 at 20:52:38 (MST)
Hi, Michael! I am sorry this is so late. WE saw the show on 7/10 and missed you very much. I am sorry to hear about what your wife is going through.Very happy the surgery was a success. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.
-Monday, July 27, 2009 at 09:10:33 (MST)
michael filion
-Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 15:31:23 (MST)
shirley filon
I have seen you 37 times, last bight as a matter of fact. Not only are you great always I look for the smile.
it has always been there.
i thank you.
-Sunday, July 26, 2009 at 15:09:57 (MST)
Dear CHUCK: As they say .... "THE CHECKS IN THE MAIL". Nyuk Nyuk. My weak attempt at saying THANKS for nice comments. Glad you enjoyed our show. -M-
-Friday, July 24, 2009 at 12:39:42 (MST)
Chuck Piper
Went to see Three Dog Night in Bessemer , Mr Allsup was Great, fantastic, super, etc.
Really enjoyed watching him he was so nice & can really play the guitar, Three dog Night played very well together & Mr Allsup was the star of the show.
-Friday, July 24, 2009 at 01:37:52 (MST)
BILL: God, I just love hearing those kind of things about me "gettin' you into guitar." Thanks so much. Such carefully chosen words in your post. They hit the mark. Isn't guitar a great instrument? Not only portable, but it doesn't take you 5 or 6 years (like a violin can) for it to start sounding musical. With guitar you can start making music within the first couple of weeks or a month. You don't have to be really, really good to enjoy and make some music. This is a HUGE thing in inspiring young guitar players. What's the saying? Nothing breeds success like success. It's so true. The excitement of "actually" being able to play an instrument relatively soon in the effort can be magical in spurring you on, which apparently it has with you. I couldn't be happier. Fantastic.
KIRK: And thank you for the nice words about the show last night in Birmingham. Very cool of you to stop by and leave a message. I have people ask me/us how we can have so much fun and "put out" (if you will. ha) at our age. I jokingly say that it's easy to feel like you're 21 again for about an hour and a half, ... cause when we get back to the hotel after the gig we have these little built in body "valves" we pull out and we all deflate back to old guys. Nyuk Nyuk. Not true of course, but darn near!! Not a pretty site to see. All my best to you. -M-
-Monday, July 20, 2009 at 10:42:38 (MST)
Kirk McGill
Hello Michael-

Thank you so much for a fantastic show in Birmingham last night! We were absolutely blown away by everyone's musicianship and energy. We look forward to seeing you here again in February!

Kirk McGill

-Monday, July 20, 2009 at 08:45:21 (MST)
Bill Pillsbury
Hey Ya Mike!!!!!! Long time!! Just wanted to remind you..again...to thank you...because its been a few years...I got interested, and picked up the guitar, after my sister brought home 3dn live at the forum..the week it came out...and the guitar work stuck out to me...and I knew i had to play guitar at this point. I was a kid, so I really didn't know who was playing it, other than the pic on the back cover. It was only until a few years ago when I got a sense of gratitude (majorly)...soooo....Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...Mr. Allsup for being a major influence on me(positive) in the profession I eventually chose. Of course, I never got famouse, nor got rich, but thats not why I got into it in the 1st place! You are awesome and I am glad to see you still around doing your thing! Keep cool cat! Bill Pillsbury, Timonium, Md.
-Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 20:15:51 (MST)
KEN: Thanks, I appreciate that. I sure had fun doing the CD. Yes, I basically did all the instruments, but I should also give a tad of credit to some very cool items made by Roland Corporation in the midi realm. I did some of the musical composing on planes believe it or not. Yeh, earphones and a little pen stylus thingy making midi entries. Of course it wasn't all or even most midi stuff, but some of it was created with a midi tone generator. A lot of work doing a project completley by yourself. Honestly, the only reason I did all the parts was because ... I WAS THE ONE AVAILABLE. Ha. This is true. We travel a lot and our own time is our own time. All in all I was very pleased with the outcome and DO really appreciate you taking the time to post about it. Thanks. -M-
-Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 15:06:12 (MST)
Ken S.
Mike, I love the "SOME WOMEN' Cd. ?, did you do all the instuments on the cd. Thought I heard that somewhere, thanks Ken S.
-Friday, July 17, 2009 at 09:33:44 (MST)
I don't think you personally hate Chuck. Maybe it's just hate for a lot of other stuff. Like I said before all of you guys are, and were great! Keep on going! Thanks for your email. I really appreciate it! No other groups can compare to all of you!
-Monday, July 13, 2009 at 06:34:14 (MST)
LuAnn: You misunderstand if you think I hate Chuck. That's just not the case.

Vinny: A crew arrives and "Loads In" a set of our equipment (we have three sets of gear that travel by truck to various locations arouund the country ... provided by JONAS PRODUCTIONS out of Indianapolis.) They then do a sound check which includes zeroing out the mains (big audience speakers) using white noise, etc. The band sometimes hangs locally at different locations depending on our schedule and how we're feeling. Twuth is: We're old guys now (after we leave the stage) and pretty much DE-FLATE when we get back to the hotel. Nyuk Nyuk. Not always, though. On ocassion we still "hang" with some fans and friends. -M-
-Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 16:28:24 (MST)
Hi Michael, Hope I didn't sound like a pain in the ass yesterday. I just think I love the past, better than what's out there today. Like I said before all of you guys were great! You all had a fantastic part in the band. You, awsome on lead,Joe (rest in peace) fantastic sound on bass, Floyd, he killed the drums, and Jimmy, his sound never left! Three Dog Night should be all together, just one more time. Chuck messed up really bad, but forgive and forget. Not everyone is always perfect. When you're young,and getting rich, it might go to your head. Hope you guys try it!
Thanks, LuAnn
-Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 06:12:44 (MST)
Hi Michael, I really don't know how to start. Of course, we all know Three Dog Night was the best group ever. Their sound was fantastic. Why is it impossible for all of you to try ONE show together? Is there that much hatred? You worked together for such a long time,made a lot of mistakes, and all of you must have screwed up too. Why have so much hatred for Chuck? I have seen you guys perform, and you're still great! Now,next month, I'm going to see Chuck. I know everyone has f---ed up sometime in their life. Time comes very quickly, always remember that.
LuAnn - slufie@snet.net
-Friday, July 10, 2009 at 17:26:09 (MST)
mike ,when you have a show you come in from all over the us. your equipment is rented and set up what is the average day like and then afterwards do you hang out or leave like you came vinny
-Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 19:24:22 (MST)
Patricia: '86? I wouldn't know. I was out of the band from '86 - 1990. I guess Chuck was, too eh? I understand your sentiment, though. Chuck was/is great and part of us, for sure. Thanks for your post. I should add ... I wish you would give us a listen now and come to a show. I guarantee we'll get a smile out of you and a groove in your bones. -M-
-Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 14:07:12 (MST)

Wish you could somehow get Chuck back in the band.
I saw ya'll about '86 without him and it's just
not the same. Can't ya'll bury the hatchet and let
bygones be bygones.
-Thursday, July 09, 2009 at 07:45:19 (MST)
NICK: Such a flatterer, you are. It was great seeing you and getting to spend a couple of minutes chatting. I wish you continued success with your band. You sound like you have your head on straight. Good for you. Stay that way. We can have fun playing music without getting to damn ignorant in the process. Nyuk Nyuk. Stay in touch.

KRIS: And a big thank you to you, too. It was so beautiful in Logan. You all know how to rock! We had a great time, even though it was a heck of a travel day getting there from (where were we?) ... oh yeh, New Hampshire ... which was ALSO beautiful. -M-
-Sunday, July 05, 2009 at 22:32:28 (MST)
Nick Z. - Pittsburgh, PA

well you made a music career goal come true for me last evening...so a million humble thanks to you! You were outstanding last night (musically speaking, of course!!LOL) And you were every bit the gracious mentor that I know you are, by giving me a few moments of your time before the Pittsburgh show!

Your resillience is a testament to your guitar greatness! I for one am very glad "you ain't dead!" LOL. And your "schtick" in the rap version of 'Mama Told Me' was hillarious. Again, a testament to your vital role in TDN. That was a scream!! And your guitar playing was top shelf. THAT, is why you are on my "A List", just in case you ponder these kind of things! You are a true Journeyman. Great job on the blues numbers too. BTW, your teal Strat is beautiful!

Thank you, Mike! Stay well.

Nick (nzagnut aol if you ever care to!)
-Sunday, July 05, 2009 at 10:32:29 (MST)

Thanks SO much for the wonderful concert in Logan, Utah last night! You guys gave so much to this small town audience! I waited 35 years to see you in concert.....and you guys (and my front row tickets ;) made it worth the wait. Thanks for bringing me so much joy and happiness to my life!

-Saturday, July 04, 2009 at 23:35:39 (MST)
SEAN: Thanks so much. That was fun, alright. You all were a great audience.
NICK: Great seeing you tonight. Sorry about that mix up back stage. We finally resolved it. I just didn't understand. Thank you for the sweet things you said. I'm only sorry I didn't get there early enough to hear you group. I'm sure you guys rocked em. Hope to see you again sometime. -M-
-Saturday, July 04, 2009 at 19:12:23 (MST)
Just wanted to thank you guys for the gig in Logan Utah last night. I loved it! When I was a kid in the 70's my brother and I were huge Three Dog Night fans, and played the 'Greatest Hits' LP nearly to death! Your engaging smile and energy really is put out to the audience, you just look like you still enjoy it so much, even after all of these years. I kept waiting for 'Play Something Sweet', aka Brickyard Blues (my favorite tune). Ah well, Eli's Coming more than made up for it!

-Friday, July 03, 2009 at 20:00:13 (MST)
Nick Z.
Michael, I am so freakin excited! My band, The Businessmen, will be one of your opening acts in Pittsburgh, PA on the 4th of July. Please, please, please, take a moment to say hello!! It would be a real thrill for me (us!) I'm really looking forward to seeing you guys there.

Happy Independence Day to all!

Nick Z.
-Friday, July 03, 2009 at 19:56:26 (MST)
I just read in Chuck's book that you grew up in the Church of Christ.
So did I and I'm still there, LOL. My Dad is a retired preacher.
Just wanted to say, I hope you haven't given up on it, still some
great people there.
-Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 08:24:05 (MST)
Warren: To answer your questions before you ask them: If you liked it ... IT WAS ALL ME AND MY IDEAS. If you thought it sucked, then IT WAS THE OTHER GUYS. THEY WOULDN'T LISTEN. Nyuk Nyuk. -M-
-Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 19:34:28 (MST)

I'll be covering Hippiefest in Binghamton and would like to stop by and say hello after the show. There are a few things I have always wanted to ask you about that involve your contributions to the music.
-Monday, June 29, 2009 at 23:27:54 (MST)
Ken Palmeri
I have been a fan of the band since I was in 4th grade. I am 48 now and looking forward to the Farmington show July 1st. Is there any way I can meet you and the other band members ,it would be a great addition to my Autograph collection. Rock On
-Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 04:51:07 (MST)
Bill Brotherton
Over the years, I have told many young guitar players 'if you want to learn how
to play the right guitar licks in a song, listen to Michael Allsup on any Three Dog Night tune. Nice work!!
-Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 16:07:38 (MST)
bigv k54@aol.com
mike a very busy person like you but you still have time to answer those that admire you all. the reason i wrote yesterday was i was very disappointed in not seeing a announcement of a new abum but you have since verified it is being done as we speak. for me and the group ,father time is right behind us. after all our generation is composed of many who have ventured into areas of intoxication and now are looking back sober saying wow. so a album so many years later is a must . especially with some of the garbage out there,it will be welcome . my feeling about threedog night is that they never hit there peak with all the talent it has a super guitar player, a outstanding organ, vocals that still are at the top of the game, followed by two loyal other band mates are ingredients for a super revival that you all deserve . partying hurt the group but like i and you know no one could tell us differant . we had to go through what we did and thank god we survived and learned . now is the time to put the final touches on a great career. im in another zone being sober for years now 17, im living a second life and learning once again , come on now you can do it and god bless go deep into all your music and yopu see the greatness not in just the top 20
-Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 20:43:29 (MST)
I like that kind of talk. i.e. YOU CAN DO - EET! We're working on it. Finishing up some good tunes now. Stay tuned. -M-
-Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 14:04:16 (MST)
mike a life long fan. remember seeing you guys at gaelic park, bronx ny.i think you are super guitar player you do it so easily even way back what a talent. greenspoon like wise. the singers great. what are you doing to me where is the new studio cd you can do it come on whats happening
-Monday, June 15, 2009 at 20:31:39 (MST)
Jackie: That is so wonderful of you to say. Thanks. Unfortunately, it just ain't gonna happen, but it makes me smile a big ol smile that you asked. Bless your heart. -M-
-Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 19:49:08 (MST)
I just heard you are coming to Carlton MN to the Black Bear Casino in August. I can't wait! My friends and I have seen you several times and just love you! Would it be possible for you to sing just one song from your CD? We would absolutely love it!!
-Friday, June 12, 2009 at 17:03:42 (MST)
Hi Mawy. Yeh, that code thing can be a pain sometime, but pwease don't give up. I love seeing you dwop in from time to time. We both used to be regulars, weren't we. Ha. -M-
-Friday, June 12, 2009 at 16:52:26 (MST)
Mary Bollinger (AKA Freddismom)
Just stoppin' by to say "HI". I have an absolute terrible time trying to get a message to post on the board and I have been having extreme Mikey withdrawl!

I'm hoping to make a couple of shows this summer and I can't wait to hear you guys live once again.

Thanks for keeping all of this alive and up and going.

Still Love Ya,
-Tuesday, June 09, 2009 at 18:47:48 (MST)
Roger: "Man-Purse" thing. Ha! Well said. Too funny. It was black and had hair on it at the bottom. I called it "Buffalo Pubic." Nyuk. Great to hear from you, Roger. -M-
-Friday, June 05, 2009 at 09:16:12 (MST)
Roger Fisher
Hi Mike, Just a note to say Hi. I installed your window screens at your house in the Santa Monica mountains when your child was just a baby and you did not want the bugs flying into the house. I am a retired film technician now and still a big fan. You had that man purse as your "thing". I remember seeing the picture on the fireplace mantel with you and the guys in front of the private jet and I asked..."are you in a band or something?" You told me you were the lead for TDN for 7 years. This was in 1980. Good luck and hope to see you in Costa Mesa on Aug 9.

-Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 18:48:21 (MST)
Stacey Ball
Hi Michael,
Thanks for the reply. Yes, my uncle's name is Frank Ball. He is still in Modesto living on El Vista. I believe John Palombi is still in the area also. It was great to read about the town they grew up in and I was born in as part of your story. Like you, no matter where I have lived-- Modesto is home.
I hear you are playing in Vegas at the Summer of 69 series in September. That is what prompted me to visit your site again. I had come across it right after my dad's passing a few years back. I live in Vegas now and am excited to come see the show.
Stacey Ball
-Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 23:47:53 (MST)
Bill: Thanks for stopping by the site. I appreciate the nice words about the band. Hope to see you at the Penns Peak show coming up soon.

Stacey: How wonderful that you found my web site and left a message. I'm so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Just doesn't seem right. He was such a colorful personality and the memory of him when we were young is firm in my mind. Great fun we had together. I've forgotten ... do you have an uncle named Frank Ball? Your Dad's brother? We were in the same grades (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th) together at Burbank Elementary School in Modesto, CA. Course this was back just after fire was discovered. Nyuk Nyuk.
Again: Thanks for dropping by. Great to hear from you. -Michael-
-Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 08:24:35 (MST)
bill gattis
Hi Mike,

Just wanted to say I been a fan since I was a kid and I'm 51 now lol. Never seen you guys live, had a chance to see you last year in atlantic city but couldn't make the show but were coming to see you june 19th at penns peak in jim thorpe pa, can't wait it's been a long time coming, bringing friends 6 in all we can't wait. Wouldn't it be nice if you guys could give us a few classic songs you don't usually do live like going in circles, mid night run away, man I just love that 7 seperate fools album, its my favorite. Anyway you have a good day and thanks for reading my comment.

Bill Gattis
-Sunday, May 24, 2009 at 04:22:19 (MST)
Stacey Ball
I have really enjoyed reading this. I stumbled across the site after doing a web search for my dad's name after he passed away. My dad was the Gary Ball you mention in the early years. He always spoke proudly of his brief role as "manager" of your band. And, he continued until the end trying out his "street skills" on the business world. You captured his spirit well!
-Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 07:04:31 (MST)
Hello ,
I saw a add that was in an email that you guys (the band) were playing on July 28th at the State theather in Minneapolis,MN, but in the ticketmaster site it says the Turtles with Chuck Negron is Three Dog night playing too at that show because it is not in your schedule on the Three Dog Night web page.

Thanks, Brian
-Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 14:32:05 (MST)
Hi Michael! I've been a lifelong 3dn fan and just had a funny experience. Just flew into Vegas today and our cabbie was an acquintance of yours - Mr. Marv Helfer from abc/dunhill. He told me about your site so I checked it out and thought I'd share meeting him with you! Peace! Kathy
-Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 14:31:37 (MST)
Robert Snyder
Hi, Mike!

It's been so long since I've said hello. Hope you're doing well and thanks again for the home studio advise you sent me a few years ago. Take care, my friend.

- Robert

-Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 19:15:54 (MST)
Pam Gibson: Hi ya, dawlin! Been asking and asking and asking 'bout you and how you're doing. I will, indeed get your email from Michelle and dwop you a wine. Sweet of you to be force feeding the "young girls" with 3DN and SOME WOMEN. Can't believe you're doing that. How do they say it? You go girl ... or something like that. I'm old, ya know. Nyuk.

TO THE REST OF YOU POSTERS: Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note. I always read the "Say Hi" page, even when I don't respond. Very nice of you all to drop by. -Michael-
-Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 15:27:48 (MST)
Jim Strempek
I was a fan of Three Dog Night since day one. I got to see the group some years ago in Wilkes-Barre, PA at the Woodlands Inn and will never forget it. I don't know what happened between the group and Chuck N. but I'm sad to see a parting of the ways. Good luck and fortune with all the gigs. Sincerely.
-Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 13:01:00 (MST)
Rockie Shelton
Had always wondered who was the guitarist for Three Dog. Very glad to have found your web site. I was fortunate to see Three Dog in the town I grew-up in , Amrillo Texas around 1969. Quite a show, from my vantage point, when Try a Little Tenderness was preformed, I swear I could smell young female excitement. Thanks for an chance to say "hey" . Enjoyed the site. Stay Sexy... Rockie
-Monday, May 04, 2009 at 06:08:41 (MST)
Pamela Gibson
Well, it's been a while and I just wanted to pop back in to say HI. How's Tiny? and Linda? Drop me a line I sure would like to know how things have been going and who's doing your grooming now. Michelle at Dr Bakers knows how to get a hold of me. I'v got the "younger girls" at my work listening to you. Including Some Women!
Hope to hear from you soon, Love Pam
-Wednesday, April 29, 2009 at 20:09:02 (MST)
Skip Conover
I've been 3DN fan since I first discovered you all as a disc jockey in the 70's.Every shift a 3DN song was played...or I got s--t from way more listeners than I ever wanted to deal with!!Truth be told...I never missed a chance to play you guys..often singing at the top of my voice with "Mama"..or "Shambala"
but never with the mic open.I just rediscovered 3DN and subsequently bought your
"with the Tennessee Symphony Orchestra" DVD.I've lived the best of life.My day job as a DJ and later voice over talent and my avocation as a pro musician with 3 different bluegrass bands over a 30 year span.If I had chosen a different path musically,we might have met on the same bill.Suffice to say..you and 3DN were and remain one of my all time favorite bands.Cripes..and you guys are just getting better with age.I only had one rule when I played.I had to like the band.If we couldn't have fun on stage it wasn't worth the time and effort.I never wanted music to be my "day job" because I loved playing and singing so much I never wanted it to be a must do to survive.As I watch you and the guys interact on stage it brings back more memories than I could begin to list here.The bands I played in had that kind of connect with each other.We didn't always get paid enough but we ALWAYS had fun.
Geez..sorry man..didn't mean to write a book.I'm way to old to be on the road now.Ha,ha...I'm damn near to old to be alive.My adivice to 3DN?Keep on keeping on.You are on the right road with nothing but green lights and happy audiences.
-Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 18:50:21 (MST)
Doug Galloway
Hey Michael!
I noted this on the Three Dog Night website a few moments ago. Back in 1974 when I was attending college, I had a part-time job as a teller at a Union Bank in Santa Monica. You used to come in once in a while and give guitar picks with your name on them to some of the tellers. You promised me one and somehow I never received it. I'm still waiting! Seriously, lots of life has happened since the summer of 1974. Glad to see you're doing well.
Best Wishes, Doug Galloway (doug.varietyguy@gmail.com)
P.S. The varietyguy in my email address comes from the fact that I served as a staff writer for Daily Variety for nearly two decades!

-Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 15:07:25 (MST)
Becareful, my friends, there are alot of SCAMS these day's coming from other countries, if you know what I mean. People sometimes from other countries think the US is so stupid and fall for sympathy plies. Becareful!!! Nigeria for a good example.

Hi Jillian, I haven't talk to you for awhile, I didn't know you played guitar, you are such a talented young lady ! talk to ya soon on You Tube, say hi to Daisy !
-Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 20:14:07 (MST)
Jillian Alfich
Dear Mike
You've given a portion of 'Out in the Country' on this website. Could you give the entire guitar chords for the entire song????? There are so few of your songs that have been releases-those written and produced by others. Please do it as I'm learning the song, and can't quite get some of the chords. Thanks. I've followed TDN for years and saw you play live in 2007 and 2008. Many thanks for the consideration. Jillian and her Dad Bob
-Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 20:45:21 (MST)
Hi again Michael.....Just a few days away from the Moondog....Looks like the local radio staion is having fans call in to win Meet & Greet with TDN...trying to win, but no luck so far....Wondering if there is any way that you could hook me up to meet you and the guys....Would love to add TDN to my collection of autographs .....I would greatly appreciate anything you could do...
-Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 08:30:37 (MST)
jerry ulisse
my father name ....chiachiotta ulisse
-Monday, March 23, 2009 at 05:44:52 (MST)
jerry ulisse
hi everyone,am jerry ulisse,i am looking for my father since i was born,my father is an italian man,he works with batoleti building and constructing company,here in nigeria b4 he left back to italy.....pls help me find him....my life is poor here in nigeria...i will be verry happy to ear from u....my contact email....jerryismy1@yahoo.co.uk.......phone.....2348088888207
-Monday, March 23, 2009 at 05:43:33 (MST)
Michael, Many years have passed since we worked together. The last show that I mixed for you guys on the Queen Mary. Dick's 1st new years rocking eve. The last time I worked with you was installing a 16 track at your house for your new band - S-S-Fools. It would be nice to get a back stage pass for your show at the Chumash Casino on March 26 for me and my wife Susan. I don't want to take up much time - - Just want to say hello to all you guys. I miss and don't miss the action! Do you still use that custom Leslie that I made for you? John Norton Solid Sound We will be in the 3rd row. Say hi to any of the group that remembers me and my partener Bob Luly. Thanks, John johnandsusie@verizon.net

-Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 19:16:04 (MST)
I sure hope so Michael.....Saw you at the Moondog here in Cleveland 3 years ago (I think) ,,,,great show.... And now, the Moondog is kicking off Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction week in Cleveland (Induction ceremony is one week later). Looking forward to seeing you perform, and hopefully meet.... I am in the 4th row, so should get some great pictures !!
-Friday, March 13, 2009 at 09:41:55 (MST)
dHilton Macdonald , hilton.macdonald@vandenberg.af.mil
Giant fan, saw the original band in Mobile, AL in 1973. Sly and the Family Stone led off for 45 minutes and left. Then TDN came out for 3 hours and we were blown away with delight. My favorite song is "It's for You" but i guess without Negron yu may not preform it live anymore. It was played over the loud speakers after your performance at the Cherakee Casino in Tulsa OK in August, 2007. It was the second time I saw TDN in concert, only 34 years later. It was over 100 degree in the shade. you guys were great. I look forward to seeing you at Chumach Casino in San Ynez, CA. I live 40 minutes away in Santa Maria CA. Hope to maybe meet some of you if possible. Used to listen to you on my 8-track player in my 55 Chevy in Tulsa where I was born. I will be listen to your greatest hits until the concert on the 26th of this month.. Thanks for staying together thsi long (with the break ofcourse) Hilton
-Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 14:54:19 (MST)
Tom: Possibly. We often do. Hope to see you there. -M-
-Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 14:01:50 (MST)
Hi Michael....Looking forward to seeing you with TDN on my birthday, March 28th in Cleveland at the Moondog.....Any chance you guys will be doing a meet and greet ??
-Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 12:36:46 (MST)
Yeh. I did just a couple of recordings with other bands. -M-
-Saturday, March 07, 2009 at 00:18:05 (MST)
Michael, incredible site! I'm curious to know if any of the bands you played with prior to 3DN ever recorded any 45rpms or studio demos. Would you let me know?! jgsweitzer@yahoo.com
-Friday, February 27, 2009 at 14:44:53 (MST)
Video for David Lindley originated from YouTube. If you search YouTube "david lindley 2 Nov 1981" it pulls up the video and you can play it clearly. Baboo is in both songs.
-Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 17:05:22 (MST)
Tried a different browser and that did the trick. Unfortunately, the feed was very jerky. Will try again when I have better access. I can't really recognize him the way I'm viewing it now. I take it you know for sure it IS in fact him. Thanks again for the link. I sure miss my old friend. -M-
-Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 13:04:44 (MST)
Michael Allsup
VR: Thanks for the URL on Baboo Pierre. Unfortunately when I go there it tries to load ... says DONE then just keeps trying to load with no response. I'll try again later as I am thrilled to know there is video of Baboo playing that is out there. Thanks. -Michael-
-Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 12:51:58 (MST)
2 songs by David Lindley; video from Sweden 1981; there are a few shots of Baboo Pierre playing percussion & being wild.

-Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 03:17:51 (MST)
Oops! Gary has two Rs in it.Sorry Garry. One MUST spell a person's name correctly. So rude of me. Please forgive. -M-
-Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 17:43:55 (MST)
Gary and Kim: Thanks for the accolades and for posting. Great to see you here.
Eric: You old dawg! Great to see you here, too. I have no idea if I'll be home or in the area July 9-12, but if I am ... I just may "pop in" to stir de chit, as they say. Twain Harte is a great area that I visit fairly regularly. I love to drive my Austin Healy Bugeye sprite up that hill. Great fun. There was a time it wouldn't make it, but she's all better now. Nyuk Nyuk. Say hi to all those you mentioned for me. Would love to see you all. -Mike/Michael/Furryoldgrover-
-Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 17:41:38 (MST)
Eric Almquist
Hi Mike,
Hope you are well. We have an annual "Campout" with high school pals. This year we are going to Twain Harte, July 9-12. Maybe some names you might remember from high school, The Singer twins, Richard Seversen, Jim Valentine, the Judd bros.

There are no friends like old friends, so, although we don't correspond regularly, you are in our hearts.

You're the best.

Eric Almquist
-Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 18:39:31 (MST)
Hi Mike Seen the show saturday night at Falls Casino it was great,loved the blues song blow me away.Its the second time seeing the show it gets better every time.Hope to see Three Dog Night at the Casino again. A BIG FAN Garry
-Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 16:38:08 (MST)
Hey Mike, my girlfriend and I had a serendipitous moment, had listed to TDN as kids and always said we would love to see you in concert. We fell out of touch and somehow reconnected, talked about TDN and noticed that you were playing in Niagara this past weekend. Long story short, we loved your performance, if it is possible you look like you are having just too much fun!
Hope to see you again.
-Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 08:02:19 (MST)
RANDY: You be right about me enjoying playing Heart of Blues. Way fun. Really different than our other songs. Glad you liked it and thanks so much for the nice words. -M-
-Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 15:48:20 (MST)
Hey Mike I just saw your show in Niagara falls tonight.It was a great job by you and thee rest of the group. It was the second time I have seen you in a year. Seems like you guys were having a bit of trouble with the monitors.The way you got into it, it was easy to tell that you really enjoy playing "heart of blues".Excellent job on that song by the way. I look forward to seeing you guys the next time you are in the area.
-Friday, February 06, 2009 at 23:36:32 (MST)
Ron: Thanks. I just put in a call to Floyd, but only got an answering machine. My son says he's in ICU in Texas. That worries me. Thanks again for the notice. If you know more, feel free to post here. -M-
-Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 22:15:47 (MST)
Ron Diego
Floyd is very ill and you should call him!
-Thursday, February 05, 2009 at 14:40:33 (MST)
Carolyn Boone
Hi Michael,
I'm a huge fan of Three Dog Night! My late husband claimed to have known you in Modesto, Ca. It has been some time since you have been to Oklahoma, so when are you returning to Okie country? Don't stop making music that makes us happy!

Carolyn Boone
-Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 07:38:25 (MST)
Bob and Jillian Alfich
Thanks for the chords to 'Out in the Country'. My daughter has several disabilities and you guys did a benefit for 'Raising Special Kids' in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2007, You can't understand what it meant to a bunch of people including my daughter. She is in love with the band at 17yo. We saw you again recently in Tucson and it seemed that Cory recognized my daughter up front and shook her hand as he came back out after walking off stage. Thanks. Keep smiling Michael---that's what I always notice; you are having a blast, and that's the way I play music too. Best to you.
-Monday, February 02, 2009 at 19:57:38 (MST)
Just a note to say thanks for "Out in the Country" tabs. Only been playing it wrong for about 20 years. Boy, this new fangled "internet" thing might just catch on. Anyway, have really enjoyed your playing! Hello from Macon, Georgia.
-Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 10:21:58 (MST)
Lequeta Breland
Hi Dagon long time no see.. you need to contact me asap or we can come face to face it really dont matter to me.. one call thats all...quetabreland@yahoo.com
-Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 21:29:58 (MST)
Long shot I know but do TDN have any plans to come to the UK on the current tour, would love to see the band live.

Just bought two of the old albums in a double CD set, "Captured Live at the Forum" and "Harmony" and cant stop listening to it, do the band ever play the fantastic song "Jam" live, it has to be my faveourite song at the moment.
-Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 16:43:16 (MST)
Dennis Lee
Hi Michael,
Just want to say how much I have enjoyed your guitar talent ever since the beginning of TDN. You have such tasty character and perfect contributions in your playing and recording. I am not a guitar player, but did play bass in the early 70's. Today, my love is the pedal steel guitar. Of course, I could spend a lifetime on this one instrument. Thank you so much for the great memories and songs you brought to me and others. They will remain with us forever!
-Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 17:06:18 (MST)
Hi Michael, Did you ever find photo of Skip Bennett? I'm trying to find him as well as Ed & Dave who built studio in SM eons ago.
-Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 23:54:38 (MST)
your very welcome michael. hey what can i tell you, birds of a feather flock together(on this site). hey told you about my sisters singing. they wrote a song back in 72'or 73' and sent it to paul williams american song festival. they sang in harmony with one sis playing acoustic. like you to hear it one day. the one sis with all the talent got married at 19 and the rest is history. anyway let me know if you want to check it out. the wife wants to make dinner for you two some day anyway. maybe we can kill two birds here. have a good weekend. vic
-Friday, January 09, 2009 at 20:57:06 (MST)
YO VIC! Nice to see you post here. Very nice, my friend. I appreciate all the "tell Michael he's great" stuff. Nyuk Nyuk. I must admit to being surprised at the SMUT Internet sites you hang out at (meaning this one.)

Robert: No doubt we ARE relatives. The spelling is exact of our last names. We should find out WHAR we cross paths in our lineage. Cool that you posted.

Lecia: Sorry we didn't do Overground for you in Park City, UT. It is, indeed a good tune.

Rest of you: Great to see and read your posts. I have stuff to do so this will be the end of this post. Happy New Year, all. -M-
-Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at 15:05:59 (MST)
hi michael, its me vic, you know the guy that comes to your house every friday and makes all that noise, ha ha. just wanted to say hi and wish you and yours a happy new year. i was telling my wife how my 3 sister used to sing and play guitar when i was a kid. they used to sing black and white and i loved to listen to it. i told you not too long ago that i used to sing joy to the world around my house as a kid. not sure if i told you how much i enjoyed some women. great music man. my dad loved it. well to a great guy and a very humble and talented man with so much recognition, god bless you in 09. take care, vic.
-Monday, January 05, 2009 at 22:06:37 (MST)
hey mike, it's me vic! you know the guy that comes to your house every friday and makes all that noise! ha ha. anyway wanted to say hi and wish you and yours a happy new year. i was telling my wife how my three sisters used to sing and play guitar when i was a kid. black and white was one song i used to love hearing them sing. i told you not too long ago that i used to sing joy to the world. not sure if i ever told you how impressed i was with your solo album some women. great music man. my dad loved it. any way to a great guy who is so humble with incredible talent and recognition, god bless you in 2009.
-Monday, January 05, 2009 at 00:23:47 (MST)
Robert Allsup
Just ran across this site just saying HI to a possible distant relative
-Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 17:02:48 (MST)
Mike/Lake Arrowhead, Ca.
Hi Michael,
Just discovered your site. Really outstanding book. You have a very real and grateful way of telling your life story, without the ego of so many others. Compelling and captivating. Good job! Saw you first at my high school in Woodland Hills, 68 or69? Last time was at Hot August Nights 06? I think. Sounded better than ever. You really need to return to HAN. Missed you in 08.
I really want to hear 'Some Women' but the link says it cannot find it. Can I purchase it somehow, somewhere? Thanks a lot for everything, glad to see your still alive and kicking. Mike
-Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 11:42:43 (MST)
Teresa in SC
Michael !! Hi I am ready for another TDN concert - and this is your 40th year - if I'm adding up the years correctly LOL
I saw you a few years back at Disney in Florida but I am jonsing for you guys to get to the Carolinas!! Any chance of that happening Michael, are you on my space, I saw TDN 's fan club and saw that you had this site! Keep up the awesome work - much love
T in SC
-Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 00:52:59 (MST)
Hi Michael
Thanks for the reply on the BRUCE amp, I really appreciate it ! Unfortunately I have too many amplifiers and have decided to list it for sale on flea-bay. A search for Bruce should bring you to it. Since you dont have one any longer I would give you a HUGE discount on it, if you have any interest as I am definately a fan. Mine is the 4-10 model you said you preferred and is in perfect working order (w/funk knob)and very nice cosmetic condition. It sounds way cool with a very unique tone. I am going to try my 68 Fuzz Face and Diaz Texas fuzzes through it tomorrow !
Also want to let you know that your web-site is one of my favorites ! Great storys and well told !! Thanks Again Hunter
-Tuesday, December 02, 2008 at 16:42:03 (MST)
Lecia Flores
Hello again,
I have a request, if you can and your in Park City, only if you can do this,could you play Overground, I love that song, I hope you bring back that song it's so beautiful, please ask the other guys to play the song, only if you can, Thank you so much, if you ever want to email me my email is welldigger1A@msn.com I would love to here from you too,I'm also on myspace myspace.com/utahidahoghosttfinders love always....Lecia.
-Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 13:34:32 (MST)
Lecia Flores
I just want to say hi, and I love Three Dog Night, I saw you in Orem Utah,and hope to see you in Park City Utah, I hope I get to go again, I wanted to meet you all there in Orem, but it was so cold that night, I have always loved Three Dog Night, please tell Danny and Cory hello for me, I'm sending you all a KISS, I hope I get to meet you all someday, love you all so much, Love always Lecia.
-Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 13:25:46 (MST)
Donna (aka) Bumpygranny
Hope you can come to DAM's CD Release Party (next Friday)Dec. 5th at Hero's at 8PM. I was at Mike and Jen's today to pick up ticket money for the CD label company, Lewknight Productions. It is my pleasure to put you and a your guest on the Guest List. Lew and I have had so much fun working with your nephews. They are hard workers and Tom Wier said they play tight. When we hired Studio City Sound to record DAM, one of Tom's biggest concerns was whether or not they could play to a tick. Finally the CD is ready for the public with UPC and ISRC codes. We had planned to have The Hawk radio set up their van and run some ads for the CD Release Party, hopefully we'll get a sponsor before it's too late to pull that off. I still love the Three Dog Night music. now that I know you've cut a new album yourself I'm anxious to check it out.
-Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 00:42:02 (MST)
Thank you Three Dog Night for playing at the Oregon Coast. I hope you liked Lincoln City and our beach. This was my second time at a Three Dog Night concert. I introduced my sister to your band and she can't get enough of your music. We went to Saturday's concert and the band played an excellent set. After the concert, I noticed you coming back on stage, helping out the roadie with the equipment. This sign gave me hope for an autograph - I left my sister behind and ran to the car for my CD. I came back and was able to get Jimmy's autograph on my CD. My favorite songs: "Liar" and "Mama Told Me". I hope you come back to the Pacific Northwest. We'll be there. Thanks for the music!
-Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 05:52:15 (MST)
Hi Mike,
My Wife Cindy and I saw your gig at Lincoln City this past Friday,
And it was great!
Saturday we were in the bar and were yacking with Paul about house remodeling for about an 1/2 hour, was a great time at the coast
Thanks to all of 3DN for a great time!
-Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 20:40:40 (MST)
Alexis Shelley
Hi!My grandma is Rosalee.Her and my grandpa Ray come see you in concert any chance they get!I am only ten years old living in Farmington,AR.I have been to two concerts,my last one was in March 2008 at the casino in Oklahoma City.I was not old enough to get in so I got a VIP seat!WOW!I just LOVE Tree Dog Night.You guys are my favorite band in the world.I started voice lessons about two years ago.When did you start playing guitar?Also,what do you have to say to a person who wants to be a singer when they grow up?If you have the time please E-mail me back.Thanks!Alexis.
-Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 16:33:09 (MST)
Hunter: I gave mine away due to not being able to get the cards that go in the back of the preamps. The colored plastic cards. The company has been out of business so many years that finding a replacement part was next to impossible. I gave one of the speaker cabinets that I used at the Whiskey in Hollywood years ago when Jimi Hendrix sat in. Matter of fact, the picture of him on the first album released after his death had him playing through that amp. I decided to "will" it to a guitar playing friend of mine that plays with my son, Jesse. He's enjoying having it.
About all I have to say about Bruce Amps (guitar wise) is that they were REALLY great for using a fuzz tone or over drive unit. Why? Cause they were first generation Solid State amps (not very desirable to most guitar players) and they had JBL speakers with an enclosed back. The clarity of signal was great and the fuzz boxes couldn't have sounded any better. Course, the down side (IMHO) was that there was no natural folding of the speakers. Also, they found later that those first gen/solid state jobs produced UNEVEN harmonics (which is not very comfortable for the ear) ... or so they say. You want a good standard guitar tone ... use an open back cabinet with something other than JBLs in it and a tube amp. Preferrably something with 112ax7s in the preamp and 6L6s in the main power amp. You want a unique sounding "rasp-o-matic" amp to split the signal and mix it in with? Then use that Bruce amp through a direct box and split it. Cool bottom end fuzz with the edge only JBLs can give in a closed back cabinet.

Hope that helps. Let me know how you're liking the BRUCE AMP. I used to have 2 cabinets with 4- 12" JBLs in each one (plus power amp). I also had two smaller cabinets with 4-10" speakers and power amp. I actually liked the smaller ones better. Over the years I've tended to lean toward the sound of 10" speakers, rather than 12s. Most guitar players would disagree with me, though ... me thinks.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message. Cooooool.

-Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 14:49:57 (MST)
Hunter Hailey

Hi Michael Just wondering if you still had your BRUCE amplifier. I recently purchased one and am looking for information on these rare birds...
-Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 23:14:54 (MST)
Hunter Hailey

Hi Michael Just wondering if you still had your BRUCE amplifier. I recently purchased one and am looking for information on these rare birds...
-Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 23:13:14 (MST)
John: Great to hear from you. Yes, indeed you are a local favorite around here. A bit of a legend, dare I say. Here's wishing you good luck with your music endeavors. Again: Great that you stopped in. -M-
-Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 17:43:12 (MST)
John Goforth
Hi Mike,

Great site! I'm still not done looking at it. We've met before while I lived in Modesto. I grew up there too. What a great site for those old photos and bands, ha! I know Norm, Dan, Joe and Izzy. Haven't heard much from Izzy or Joe, but Norm keeps in email contact, and Dan as well on occasion. I moved to Las Vegas in 2000. And now live in Hooks, TX (near Texarkana).

This little region reminds me so much of Modesto area in the 60-70's. Same atmosphere, same little outlying towns. There's a real underground of more contemporary musicians here too, I really like what they're trying to do. As I was doing my Covered Bridge Records thing there in Modesto, and priveledged to be a part of the whole music and arts scene there, I've been hammering most of them to read the Modesto View and MAMMA award sites there.

Who knows, perhaps we can take something from all that to apply here in our own little region (Arklatex. They have a site called texarkanarocks.com reading some of their posts is just so reminescent of those earlier times in the Modesto region. I just love those old band pics too, still looking for The Ratz, ha. They were my very first influence. I was too young to get out and go to gigs, but I remember vividly hanging around any open door at the Ceres American Legion hall, just to get a peek at their fingers on the fretboards, ha. They were just great, ha.

Thanks again Mike for sharing all this, I'm very pleased to see that you've put so much thoughtful consideration and hard work into it.

John Goforth
-Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 07:37:39 (MST)
Gary: Great to see you post. Long, long time old buddy. Portugal? I'll be darned.
Connie: Thanks for the nice words. Concerning will all of us (the originals) ever play together again?: Who knows. Never say never, but I kind of doubt it. Course Joe Schermie passed away so that in itself puts the cabosh to any all original scenario. I'm just glad to still be performing. A real joy that so many still enjoy hearing us perform. -Michael-
-Monday, November 10, 2008 at 16:00:30 (MST)
Just wanted to know if you would ALL (including Chuck) ever play together again. I saw you three times in Indianapolis in high school and of couse, as everyone knows, they were the best concerts I was ever or have ever been too since. (late 60's and early 70's) Not sure who the Big Head was in the Big Head Syndrome but you were nice not to tell. Didn't know that kind of stuff was going on but there was a lot of talent there. You write as well as you play - is your book going to be available for purchase? It should be. When I clicked the buy online link the page did not load.
-Sunday, November 09, 2008 at 20:41:52 (MST)
Gary Hiatt garys_pool_service@hotmail.com
Hi Mike . Mabe you will remembr me? I used to play organ with Connie and Huey and Izzy, in Modersto back in the late 60s and early 70s. I have a photo of you and I at the Mixatorium where we all used to play.
Also want to congratulate you on the solo album. Hope it goes very well for you. I ontacted your nepheu in Modesto also Mike Allsup he told me about your new album and was very nice. Any way I put in my email if you remember those old times would like to hear what and how ur old friends are. I moved away and never returned now I live in Portugal. still play now and then strictly blues (the easy stuff !! )
Take care get back to me when you've time, best regards
Gary Hiatt
-Wednesday, November 05, 2008 at 17:44:24 (MST)
Lynn: Thanks for the "DAYUM." Got a chuckle out of me, all righty. Very nice of you. -M-
-Monday, October 27, 2008 at 16:54:02 (MST)
Lynn Irwin Stewart
Dayum, Michael, you can still play that thang!! Great show in Augusta, GA, last night -- good to see y'all again after nearly forty years!!
-Friday, October 24, 2008 at 16:45:33 (MST)
Scott Bartel
I would like to interview you for an up-coming Three Dog Night radio show I would like to put together.
The follwing explains how my show works...Scott Bartel's "Talking With The Stars" debut show arrived on the air on WMIN 740 AM (now formula '74 WDGY) "The True Oldies Channel" in October of 2007 with Guests Tony Butala of The Lettermen and their Producer Al DeLory. following shows included Phil Spector's "Wrecking Crew" session musicians Hal Blaine and Al DeLory, Joey Molland of the band "Badfinger", Bobby Vinton, Florence LaRue of "The 5th Dimension", Tommy James, and Howard Kayan of The Turtles.
"Talking With The Stars" features "songs and dialogue with the stars that touched our lives".
For one hour on the last Sunday of each month at 3 pm and a encore repeat at 9 pm (cst) "Talking With The Stars" promotes only the positive aspects of an artist's and/or band's career. Playing the artist's and/or band's complete songs with answers to questions fans want to know about... how the artist's and/or band started out, got signed, how they record in the studio, and information about touring live. Also, it's a great opportunity for an artist and/or band to talk about their recent and future ambitions.
With a loyal listening audience of 40-50 thousand "over the air waves" in and around the Minneapolis-St.Paul Minnesota metro area, and 24/7 "world wide" on the internet at http://www.wdgyradio.com/
"Scott Bartel's Talking With The Stars" works for the artist and/or band with the opportunity to sustain continued support from their loyal fans and the potential for new fans around the world. That could generate more record/cd and concert sales! And for the fans an absolute delight, as they get to hear an in-depth hour of songs and dialogue with their favorite stars that only "Scott Bartel's Talking With The Stars" will offer.
And as an added bonus, the guest(s) of "Scott Bartel's Talking With The Stars" will be heard on a daily basis on the radio with promos and complete songs leading up to the show!
The bottom line...An artist and/or band gets FREE on air time worth thousands of dollars for 15-20 minutes of their time to answer some questions, and when possible, a live meet with me backstage to take some photos to promote the show.

Scott Bartel Host of "Talking With The Stars"(TM) "songs and dialogue with the stars that touched our lives"(TM)

WMIN 740 AM Radio Minneapolis/St.Paul Minnesota and Metro area with access to listen world wide at http://www.wdgyradio.com/
contact Scott Bartel at
or phone (651) 436-4000 (studio)

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-Sunday, October 19, 2008 at 14:44:08 (MST)
Hi Michael,
I saw TDN at the Republican National Convention in 1992 in Houston in the Astro Arena building next door to the Houston Astrodome. You guys were fantastic and I can't wait to see you at our Coastal Carolina Fair in Ladson, SC on Oct 30, 2008. I got Danny's autograph as he left the stage in those low security days of old and maybe this year I can get yours and Cory's on my 1992 Republican Convention book that I still have. Take care.
-Thursday, October 02, 2008 at 22:18:04 (MST)
Livi Crazy
Meant to add is there any plans for Three Dog Night to do another album, I loved the two new hits Sault Ste Marie and Overground on the LSO CD and would love to here some more new stuff. If not is there any particular albums from the past that are available on CD that you would recommend, as a new fan I've only heard a small portion of your available songs.

Thanks, hope you reply

-Friday, September 26, 2008 at 15:06:42 (MST)
Hey, MIchael,

Saw you at BBT last Saturday, for the second year in a row there, as well as the 15 other shows I've seen over the years. Just wanted to let you know that for me, the best part of the show is seeing how much you love what you're doing, and what a good time you have with it. Isn't it wonderful when you love your job?
Thanks for sharing that love with us.
-Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 13:16:04 (MST)
Livi Crazy
Recently discovered your main band, Three Dog Night, through an advert here in Scotland (A whacky Sky advert which played Joy to the World), I thought iwas awesome and just had to find out who it was. Then I found out it was Three Dog Night, I bought a CD (hard to do here), and I was sucked in, one of the best bands I have ever heard. Recently bought the "With LSO CD" and its so awesome to see none of you have lost the magic, in fact you have all gained talent. I dont know much about guitar and couldnt pick out what type of guitar you play or anything, but I notice your incredible talent coming over all the hits. I know I have said more about Three Dog Night than yourself, I hope thats alright, but as a recent fan, I just had to say to one of you how truly awesome you are.

Do the band have any plans to play the UK any time within the next couple of years, preferably Scotland.

Hope you keep blessing the world with quality music

-Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 12:59:49 (MST)
Susan: Thanks for the nice words. SC was a fun show, indeed. -Michael-
-Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 11:27:47 (MST)
Susan Aderholdt
Hi, Mike! Saw your show in Lancaster, SC this past Friday and thought it was great! The first time we saw you guys was in 1972 and you have not lost the old spark. It's difficult not seeing and hearing Chuck, but you guys still blow me out of the water. Play as long as you can and may God bless you all. Love always, Susan
-Monday, September 22, 2008 at 08:27:28 (MST)
DANA, DARRYL, & LUVFROGMAN: Cooool notes you all left. Enjoyed them lots. -M-
-Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 15:33:46 (MST)
Atlanta Stadium '60s
Freeman (your friend and mine) turned me on to your book and it sure brought back a lot of great memories. I sure am glad I was there, as his 2nd, to help prevent matters from getting out of hand in the sparring "demonstration". Things might have turned out differently, although, getting a bit out of control like it did, is probably what allowed you to become co-workers and friends. Life is funny that way. At any rate, I really enjoyed those days, and getting to be on stage with ya'll, and Rod, what a hoot, and partying "hardy" as many of us did, at the stadium and the hotel. Those were some fun times; the parts I remember. Ha! Well, gotta go, but If you would, (Free can give you my contact info), get in touch, and we can swap a few stories. I know I have some whoppers! I bet you do too.
-Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 04:53:09 (MST)
Darryl Ruby
Michael, I am presently reading your online book. I have read Jimmy's and Chucks' books also. Won't say which one I like best. Just wanted to let you all know how much I love the music and how neat it was to meet all of you at the meet and greet that was held at Penns Peak in Pennsylvania in November of 07. Actually it was the girlfriend that got the tickets and the hotel room for us.
(across the hall from Jimmy I might add). She was the one that had the old scrap book from the 70s and had you all autograph it.(as if you should remember that) Thank you for the pictures and for being so friendly toward us. Also I have had a very profound experience because of the concert and reading the books. Especially since at the age of forty three, that was my very first concert.Honest. Loved it, loved it, loved it. Also my favorite 3DN song is Shambala. Of course the guitar riff at the beginning is the best part. Thank you again for the music and the peek at your life through the book.
Darryl Ruby. Conway Pennsylvania
-Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 20:40:55 (MST)
What a terrific concert in Kissimme Fl. I grew up with you guys and you soud just like you did back then. I am glad you are still performing and still together. By the way. I am 57 and you are the first concert I have been to. I could not have enjoyed it more. Continued success to you.
-Monday, September 08, 2008 at 10:23:35 (MST)
Thanks, Doc. It was way fun. A little chilly for me in my beach shirt, though. Nyuk. -M-
-Wednesday, September 03, 2008 at 12:48:44 (MST)
You guys totally rocked here in Orem, Utah on Labor Day. 40 years later and you still have it. Keep tight and keep play'n gigs. DOC
-Tuesday, September 02, 2008 at 13:17:16 (MST)
Sad Sue from Florida
Greetings All. Does anyone know what's happening with the Florida show on Sept. 4th? Looks like Hurricane Hanna will be hanging around -- just hoping ...
-Monday, September 01, 2008 at 13:44:50 (MST)
The Michael Allsup in Birmingham
Michael - Haven't heard from you in a while, but I see that you're doing well! Drop a note when you get a chance. michaelallsup@allsupalabamalaw.com. Take care! Michael
-Friday, August 29, 2008 at 12:27:21 (MST)
Kenny WilliamSon
Mr. Zaf's, El Monte, 3dn call?
-Monday, August 25, 2008 at 15:12:22 (MST)
Carol from LA 1967-2008
enjoyed concert last nite in tucson.......

used to listen to you guys rehearse in a duplex somewhere in jollywood, i was a gazzari geek then. followed you guys since...even in showlow when i lived up there.

glad to see you're still at it. would have really enoyed saying hi after the gig. there was a small group of about 10 out back when you left. i guess you
guys were in a hurry, but we were all in our 50's and 60's, not much threat.

you still sound great!
-Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 17:23:02 (MST)
Dianne Johnson
Great concert tonight at Desert Diamond Casino. We loved the harmonies and, of course, the great guitar work. We had "Women's Weekend" and came from Phoenix for the concert. Thank you also for remembering our troops and for your blessings!
Frances, Elodia, Hilda and Dianne
-Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 23:01:46 (MST)
Hi, Michael,

I remember those bottle caps getting into the Movies at the Strand - and you cracking up the A's in home room. Wanted to go to a good County Fair and looked online to find you're going to play Sonoma County this weekend. Can't wait. It looks like you've had the glorious and crazy career you wanted - and survived beautifully!
-Friday, August 22, 2008 at 16:01:47 (MST)
Hi Mikey!!! Just looked in to see what was going on and found out I got a big hug, thanks, made my day!!! Hey, my husband actually listened to something I was listening to on in the car the other day. Usually he just automatically reaches over and turns off the CD player when he gets in. Guess what? He LOVED Some Women. He then listened to the whole CD and ask me to add that, Gulf Coast Ladies and No More Gag Me Back to Omaha Blues to his MP3 player. He really enjoyed the songs!!!! Looks like you gotcha another fan!!!! Robin
-Monday, August 18, 2008 at 13:05:15 (MST)
chuck negron
I'm hoping all is well with you and your family! I am truly blessed with a wonderful life. I wanted to inquire about your feelings of the "THREE DOG NIGHT GREATEST HITS LIVE" CD that I produced. The people I worked with have been nominated for 10 grammies and have won two, so I had great support. It was a gift from God to have been able to work on the TDN music with a clear head and free hurt. It is my sincere wish you can get to a place where you can feel and hear this great music we made. Joe and Floyd are off the hook on this!!

-Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 20:45:20 (MST)
Gerene: Bless your heart for the kind words, my dear. Very sweet of you. -M-
-Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 17:06:27 (MST)
I have been reading your online book Sir and I must say
it's highly enjoyable.
What a wonderful gift you've given the fans.
I was born and brazed on Three Dog Night music, you Fellas
were my dearly departed Dads favorite group, now also one of mine.
Thanks for sharing some wonderful memories with us, makes the
music mean even more to me now.

-Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 15:02:27 (MST)
(((((Robin))))) -M-
-Friday, August 08, 2008 at 09:10:38 (MST)
Hi!! Just got the heads up that some guy was complaining about the Shawnee concert. I don't know what concert he was at, it couldn't have been the same one I was at. Yes, the sound system broke, in a rather noisy fashion. Then, it broke again. Heck, I thought the little dance Danny put on was worth the whole ticket price. He sure looked like he was having fun with that. Yes, it was frustrating for the band as well as the concert goers. Yes, the show had to be cut short, as did the second one, but that was the venues choice, not the bands. I agree with Rosalee, from now on, stay home and drink your beer, let the rest of us enjoy this fabulous band!!!! Everyone I have taken to their concerts, including 2 of my kids who only went out of politeness to their mom, came away saying these guys know how to rock the house!!!!! Thank you to Michael for letting us all vent!!!! Will love you next month in Ft. Worth!!!!
-Monday, August 04, 2008 at 07:14:09 (MST)
Hey Michael, U were awesome when TDN came to Hillsboro Missouri. Just wanted to say hi.
-Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 18:20:21 (MST)
Hi Rosalee, Its ok I've been called worse things!! But it is Lorna, not Lorma lol, or white Indian, it is the Indian and the German that came out of me, when I read Mister Forrestal's comment !! Boy I could not do the bands grueling schedule !! When I went on two trips this summer , I had to rest a couple of weeks after each one. Michael, keep smiling, we love ya all !! Lorna
-Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 07:48:02 (MST)
Excuse me, Linda, it was Lorma that was going to refund the ticket. I did enjoy your post as well.
Just make sure he gives you a receipt. There were people there who got free tickets from the casino. We heard some of them hollering for free beer, too so they could get "sauced" while they waited. Makes me ashamed to be an Oklahoman.

-Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 06:22:22 (MST)
You go, Linda Girl! Hey, I WAS at THAT concert. That band rocked the house once the system was fixed. Corey and the guys made jokes about it during the problems and let us know they were trying to get the show going. When the system came on, they came back on stage PUMPED and eveyone was blown away from the first note.
My husband and I were on the FIRST row. We bought 4 front row tickets as usual. Get it, TWO of us, FOUR TICKETS? We usually buy extra to invite our friends and family to enjoy the concert with us. Everyone who comes to the concerts with us walks away with a renewed respect and awe at the band and the music. We have "lost" CD's and DVD's of the band by loaning them to people and they "forget" to bring them back. No matter, we just buy another one. Music is like love for your fellowman, pass it on.
Our little 10 year old granddaughter and my best friend from Michigan were in the box seats behind the stage at the aforementioned concert as Lexi was too young to attend the concert down on the floor with us. We looked back during the second song and Lexi was dancing to the music and waving to the band. It was her second Three Dog Night concert. She is a music and dance student since the age of 2 and knows every word to every song. She loves the band. So does her 6 year old brother. We meet people all the time at concerts that say "Wow! Even our KIDS love these guys." All you naysayers move along.
Back to the concert: It took over an hour to fix that sound system. The band kept going back and forth to try and give us a performance. You could see the disappointment on the band member's faces when it would fail. The crowd got on it's feet and cheered when the venue finally got the problems solved.
Maybe this guy is one of those that kept going back for beer even after it started, walking in front of our seats so that enjoying the concert to the fullest was impossible for the REST of the show. Some people were there for the show, some for the refreshment and to jeer. Thankfully those jeering ones were in a group back behind us and no one paid any attention to them.
When someone does their best, like the guys were doing, you appreciate it. My husband and I live in two homes, one in Tulsa and the other just outside of Dallas. We have our choices of any kind of concerts, any type of music. We owned a home in Florida for 6 years and went to the Food and Wine Festival at Disney. 2 weeks of concerts from the best of the best of Rock and Roll, every year. We haven't been back since the band stopped playing there. We CHOOSE Three Dog Night because of the way these guys play, the enthusiasm they put in their performances and the love for the audience that is so evident in their concerts. We have NEVER seen them give less than 100 percent. It's obvious that they love what they do - performing. We see about 30 shows a year, all over the US. There is not a band anywhere that can beat these guys. ALL OF THEM. The the music and the energy that flows between the audience and these guys is paplable.
I'll split your ticket price with Linda if you promise never to attend another concert. In fact, I'll pay you another whole ticket, just send me the stub. How's that, Bucko? Just stay away so I don't have to listen to you bitching behind my front row seat. Gives my butt a headache.
Michael, you just keep doing what you do, Buddy. Get well from that carpel tunnel surgery and take care of that hand. We love you guys.
Take care and God bless, Michael.
Rosalee2662@aol.com is my email so you can let me know how to refund your ticket.

-Sunday, August 03, 2008 at 06:01:42 (MST)
Well, Mr. Forrestal, I have waited all day to see if I could keep my mouth shut and I can't hold it any longer................... Mr. Forrestal, three years ago, I lost my beautiful daughter, and that is when I decided to start living life differently. To enjoy things I had never been able to enjoy before,when Three Dog Night, was recording back in the early day's , I couldn't go to any concerts, I had three children I had to support and a Beauty Shop I couldn't leave in Calif. So going to the concert in MO. in July was a dream come true. At my old age of 61, If the band wasn't still touring, I would have never in my life time been able to see them live.
Life is just to short to be saying UGLY things ( as they say here in the South)
There must have been a dang good reason for what happened that faithful night in OK. And I am sure they'll be another time that there will be ,were you can see them. If you loved their music I just do not know how you can say such hateful things???? I tell you what, if you will give me the Amt. you were out for your ticket? I would be so happy to give you the money you were out for your seat! There's only one catch !!! You have to promise not to come on Michaels Link and say anymore unkind things ! Have you heard, if you can't say anything nice Don't Say Nothing At All ??? Try it, it can make life a lot better. I hope I did not offend anyone , I just could not keep my mouth quite any longer, ...................my email Mr. Forrestal is lornajune60@comcast.net
-Saturday, August 02, 2008 at 21:44:56 (MST)
Well, I guess there has to be one complainer (and it must've been his turn). I don't know, cuz I wasn't there (Okla.), but the TDN show I saw (Chesaning,MI) was FANTABULOUS!!!! He probably just witnessed frustration from the band that they wanted to give a good show and couldn't due to technical problems. Everyone is allowed a bad day now and again (which is why I'm allowin' that mr. forresal may have had one). I agree w/Cindy and Rosalee. Keep Rockin'. Publish the book! Love the Saloon, too! I was a Baptist chile myself. No dancin' (OOPS!) But even my mom liked TDN!
Thanks for ALL the GREAT music! My fav---- WOMAN, Heavy Church, Into My Life, You Can Leave Your Hat On, just to name a few!! Linda, Owosso, MI
-Saturday, August 02, 2008 at 19:37:05 (MST)
I visted the Benton County Fair(Corvallis,Oregon) to watch your band. It was a great experience and I want to thank you for the entertainment. I've been a fan of the band for a few years, ever since I bought the Celebrate double CD set. After a hard week in the office, it was nice to hang out at the local fair and hear your music. It looks like you're having a great time up there. Once again, thanks for a great time and I hope you enjoy your stay in Oregon.
-Saturday, August 02, 2008 at 03:03:12 (MST)
jim forrestal
shawnee oklahoma, Feb or march of 2008. PA system blew on first, second and third song. The band looked and sounded like they hated what they do for a livings that night except you. still smiling. The group of people who was with me thought they were cheated that night. I couldn't believe how disinterested the band was. The people who still follow you, grew up to your music and want to reexperience there youth through your music. The band should have given the money back to the people who expected to see the Three Dog Night of years ago not a bunch of tired old men who don't like what they are doing anymore. I still love your music, but I think I will pass on any further concerts. I saw where you played with The Doobies. Hope you learned how to enjoy a crowd like they still do. Thank God they still care about their fans.
-Friday, August 01, 2008 at 22:21:23 (MST)
Hey, hi Michael. This is my first "hi" on the say hi page, although I've really been enjoying reading your history off and on for the past few years. Three Dog Night has always been and always will be my all time favorite band. I love the distinct sound and harmony that distinguished you guys. "Harmony", "Seven Separate Fools" and "Cyan" were my favorite albums -- "Black and White", "Joy to the World", "Family of Man", "Shambala" and "Singerman", "Into My Life" (so hard to stop at just a few of the songs). From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all your music. I was so deeply saddened to learn of Joe's passing. I hope he enjoyed life to the fullest. He was authentic, had great style and talent. I loved his personality and humour, and will always think the world of him..May his memory AND music be eternal...God bless you in your continued endeavors...Cindy from Jackson Mich
-Friday, August 01, 2008 at 10:07:51 (MST)
Great show at the caldwell fair!!! Thank you so much for coming to Idaho, and I really liked the Muddy Waters tribute song.
-Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 21:40:31 (MST)
I think this gentleman is right. The band and your music influenced MILLIONS of people in many ways. Your story is so unique in that you were THERE when this thing we call Rock Music began.
I have a video of Danny's first television appearance. I watched it the other day and remembered that this is the way music was before TDN and others like them came on the scene. The people in this video were doing the "pony" and had beehive hairdos, matching outfits, etc. I forget what the song was but he was bouncing, not moving and no one had any rythym because there wasn't one.
You guys and bands like you CHANGED music forever. Your story is wonderful as your life story. It's also a chronicle of the way music changed a world of people.
My parents wouldn't let me listen to rock. We were country people and they were not fanatics but churchgoers. I would use my allowance to buy albums and leave them at my best friend's house because her folks would let us listen to them. I also got a transistor radio for Christmas or my birthday when I was about 11. I used to wait until my parents went to sleep and then open my bedroom window and try and get a station out of Chicago, the closest station to Oklahoma that stayed on all night. Think about it, I went without airconditioning in the summer and heat in the winter, and woke up tired most days. I am the oldest of 8 and my 3 sisters and I shared a room. They never told on me, once. Rock music was THAT important to me. Your book brought it all back to me.
I'd like to get on the soapbox again and urge you to find a publisher that would get clearance from all of these people to give you permission to include them in your book and then publish it. It's a wonderful story that deserves to be told.
Think about it, huh?
Thanks for letting me on the soapbox. I'm getting down now. NEXT.......
Have a great day, Michael.
-Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 05:27:03 (MST)
Rob Poretti
I'm currently on page 58 of your site and had to - stop - to find where I could leave a message of sincere thanks...

Just turned 50 this year, and I recently re-acquired all my old 3DN albums that I owned as a teenager. (Now as mp3's) I owned all the albums - and Around the World twice. (Wore out the first one.) "Captured Live at the Forum" was the first record that I bought. It began my journey into becoming a musician, and today I'm still in the music industry.

It was my search for those records that brought me to this site.

The combination of your "stream-of-conciousness" and quitethoughtful insights into the life and history of 3DN is awesome... the pictures are great - thanks for sharing your memories, that in some very small way, your fans shared with you.

-Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 09:46:01 (MST)
Thanks for the nice words, Rosalee. I'm at Salt Lake City airport and only have a few minutes. Enjoyed your post here. -Michael-
-Monday, July 28, 2008 at 10:41:53 (MST)
We made the show in Norman. Sat with Madonna and Barb in the front row. Great show! Afterwards we met the Fan Club for some snacks and sodas at the food court. My husband, being the gracious and wonderful husband he is, patiently sat in the middle of 10 women listening to at least 6 different conversations at once. People who know us know why our relationship works. It was a wonderful time and Corey asking everyone to come to the front so he could shake the audience's hands was really wonderful. I have never been at a concert where he did that. It was fun.
Let me do a little research on the CD thing. I may have a solution for you. I'll write on the "whine line" if I can come up with something.
Speaking of "whine", my grandchildren are "whining" to see you guys so I'm going to surprise them with the concert in Little Rock.
We were in a Colorado gift shop on our trip and my husband and I heard "Eli". It was Austin, our grandson singing the song for entire store. People got a kick out of. We are blessed with children and grandchildren who sing anywhere and all the time. The kids wanted to hear the CDs of you guys the entire 4500 miles of the trip. Now we are BIG fans but enough is enough so we limited it to once a day. Austin also learned to spell Albuquerque for extra minutes in the pool. 300 miles of that in the back seat is enough to make you stop for the night. Ha!
You guys sure have a full schedule! I guess you are really going to be ready for a break when things slow down later this year, or are they? Norman on Friday and IDAHO FALLS on Saturday!!! I used to live near Boise so I know that was a tough road to travel from Oklahoma, even by plane. God bless you all.
Okay, just wanted to say hi and let you know we really enjoyed the show. You may see that picture of Ray surrounded by women on the web site Fan Club page. Madonna says she's going to label it "Ray and his girls". It was a hoot.
Take care and God bless. Thank you again for all you do and the many gifts you bring to the fans, including this web site.

-Monday, July 28, 2008 at 06:42:09 (MST)
ANNIKA: And "thank you" for dropping by here to leave a message. It WAS fun last night, wasn't it?!! We all really enjoyed it. Wonderful audience. Here's wishing you many more Happy Birthdays. -M-
-Sunday, July 27, 2008 at 11:52:10 (MST)
Annika O
Hi, Tonight, July 26, 2008 in Idaho Falls. This was my first concert, It was to celebrate my 14th birthday. It was great watching you play the guitar. I always listen to Three Dog Night at home and never thought i would be able to see you live.Thanks for a great Birthday Present.
-Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 21:31:52 (MST)
Yo Rickster: Thanks for droppin in and makin your mark. Ocean City WAS a kick in the behind for us, too. I love those little wood fences on the beaches back east. -M-
-Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 21:58:38 (MST)
Rick Hofer
Hey Mike - Long time since I wrote last. My wife and I were at the Springfest Concert, in Ocean City, MD. That was a definate kick-*ss concert!!! Keep Rockin" and remember - Three Dog Night Rules!!!

Rick and Harriet
-Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 15:50:02 (MST)
Terry: Yes, the "Ravioli Lady." For the rest of you ... Terry had invited me to visit her food vendor station thangy (for lack of better words) at a Fair/concert we did, but I never made it. She knows I'm an Italian food junkie although it was probably doubtful that those Ravioli's were anything even CLOSE to being non-fat. Nyuk. Good to see you, Terry.
ROCKIN' JOHN: Thanks for stopping by the site and blowing a little wind up the ol' geetar players behind. Darn nice of you. Me appreciates it.
ROSALEE: You are NOT a "ditz." The links to "where you used to be able to buy the CD" are not working anymore. I am trying to decide how to handle that. I may have someone else start handling it. I DO appreciate you wanting the CD. Honest I do. Maybe I'll just use PayPal and set it up on my own site. Just kind of busy right now.
ZOOM: We probably WILL record HOBlues. When is the question. Glad you like it. So do I.

CATHRYN: Yes, I would love to hear or read some of Cho Charmie's dreams. Cho is what I lovingly called his ornery ass back in the day.

I'm in Montana today. Show tonight. Should be fun. Bye for now. -M-
-Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 14:17:04 (MST)
Micheal, it was such a joy to finally meet you in Hillsboro last Saturday night. You remembered me when I told you I was the "ravioli lady" lol! Thanks for being so gracious and patient with the few of us who were lucky enough to come backstage. I know it must have been tough for you. It was hot, miserable and late at night.

I so much enjoyed listening to your beautiful music. I just found out you will be back in my neck of the woods on Feb. 21, 2009. I hope to be in the front row again! Next time I hope the weather is better. That's one thing about the weather in Missouri... There is no middle ground sometimes. It is either hot and miserable or cold and miserable.

See ya next year!
-Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 19:08:45 (MST)
Rockin' John
Hey Mike...Caught your show in Hillsboro, MO. Excellent! Thank you for entertaing us. We drove a great way to get there. My friend Thumpy and I were front row and I brought my camcorder, got some great bits on the tape. Several close ups of you playing your rosewood sunburst Strat. Boy you can make it talk...and the enthusiasm with which you play makes it so much more fun for the crowd. Heart and soul is what its all about brother. We "snuck" backstage after the show and Thumpy got his TDN hat autographed by all except Danny. There was some strange drunk guy that said he was a drummer previously with Cory in '72 and just HAD to give this envelope he was carrying with him..to him. Fortunately, the police there escorted him out of the area.

I got to shake your hand and compliment you on a great performance as you guys were heading to the van. The mix was great. As with all venues, monitors sound differently subject to conditions. All you guys were in constant communication with your board man, as I suppose is the case with all shows. Id be happy to send you a copy of what I videoed for your archives.

Once again, thank you for a very memorable night of classic rock and a fantastic experience for us aging rockers. Good luck with your solo projects as all of us from Detroit and Kentucky will be listenin. Thanks Red.

Rockin' John

-Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 02:07:55 (MST)
I really feel like a ditz but when I try to order the CD I get a screen that says "Artist not found."! Can someone walk me through the process of buying the "Some Women" CD?
-Monday, July 21, 2008 at 19:47:20 (MST)
We'll see you in Norman, Oklahoma this Friday, Michael. We'll be in the front row, rocking along with Madonna.
I'd REALLY like to see you publish your book. Surely there are a LOT of rock and roll fans that would love to read the story. You are a great author. As Madonna wrote to me, "Mikey is an amazing writer. He has so much natural humor and writes as though he is sitting across the table from you!" I have to agree. Have you approached a publisher about it? Just a thought.
So be safe and happy.
God bless.
-Monday, July 21, 2008 at 19:38:06 (MST)
I saw TDN at rot rally 2008. You blew every band away. I would love a chance to have a recording of your blues song HEART BLUES Why wont you record
-Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 23:49:43 (MST)
Reading too much into this? Schermie is worth remembering . His dreams were unbelieveable. One day I would love to share them with you if you'd like. Why? With regards to Joe and his lifetime of music and dreams...memories keep the dreamer alive.
-Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 01:04:35 (MST)
Such nice recent posts. Thank you all.
DENNIS: I'll be a dog's behind!! How are you, dude? Great to see you post here. Lots of years since we've seen each other. I remember you use to hit the ball a mile and was experimenting (at the time) with really teeing the ball up high. Lots of good memories of Los Robles. Angelo, Henry Hockess (sp?), and you. Fantastic that you stopped by the website. Hope to see you someday again. Oh, and YES, I'm still playing golf. Interestingly, I just had carpal tunnel syndrome surgery on my right wrist. The first time I went out to play around I found that it hurt the heck out of my right hand. I started useing less and less of my right hand (to eliminate the pain). I kept telling myself, "use more left hand. Forget the right hand. It's just along for the ride." Then all of a sudden I'm hitting the ball straight repeatedly with my driver ... and longer. It came to me "Hmmmmmm, all these years I've been hearing guys say ITS THE LEFT ARM, STUPID" ... and now it's bearing fruit ... only because of the pain in my right hand. HA. Go figure. Right hand getting better, though. Playing guitar okay now.

RANDY: Heart of Blues and It Ain't Easy
FRAN and CATHERYN: Wonderful posts.
ROSALEE: So glad that you enjoyed the online book, "The Upside of Rock n Roll."
I've kind of wimped on having printed and published, mainly because there are so many pictures that I'd have to get legal clearance on, etc. Who knows: Maybe I'll do it someday. I do have a printed version of it at home, thanks to fan and friend Colleen Englar.

I'm leaving for the road again in the morning so I have mucho stuff to get done today. Bye for now. -Michael-
-Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 13:37:19 (MST)
Dennis Dawson
Hey Mike just wanted to say hi. I was the Golf pro at Los Robles Flip's friend we played some golf tograther back then . Are you still playing?
-Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 19:53:44 (MST)
A while back I was lucky enough to see one of your shows. In the middle of the set you guys sat down and played a couple of blues tunes. I was so caught up in the performance I didn't catch the name of these 2 songs. I would like to get recordings of them . Would you be able to tell me the names of the two tunes. Thanx
-Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 19:18:29 (MST)
Fran Festa
Cathryn, until Michael responds, and I'M SURE he will since Joe was, well, "The Man", please let me express my amazement that we're electronically rubbing elbows right now and discussing Joe. He was one of my bass heroes and certainly a major influence on my playing to this day. I've been at it 35 years now, and Joe has never been far from my heart. What he and Floyd had was pure magic, and Michael's tribute here along with my previous posts here go a long way toward keeping the magic alive. I tried very hard in the years before his passing to get in touch with him, even after speaking to family members in Wisconsin and Arizona, along with band members, just to tell him what he meant to me, but sadly I couldn't connect. Anyway, I'm thrilled to read that you were with him and that music was his very essence. Very cool. Miss you much Joe!!!
-Sunday, July 06, 2008 at 20:19:42 (MST)
The schedule for the band is on threedognight.com. When the main page pulls up just click on "shows" and the full schedule is on the page. We usually call the venue and get tickets. Sometimes it is on the schedule of the website before the tickets even go on sale. That is great because we call every week or so until they tickets go on sale and then get great front row seats.
Good luck!
-Friday, July 04, 2008 at 16:58:13 (MST)
When is Three Dog Night comming to Ohio??
-Thursday, July 03, 2008 at 17:01:28 (MST)
Just a note of memories..I was with Joe Shermie for his last few years trying to help him create his dream of the" Brotherhood of Man".I hope the music he created during this time surfaces one day.(Lost recordings ??? I was there !) You couldn't imagine how incredible it was! I have no regrets in supporting him and his efforts toward his musical dreams. He spoke of you with the greatest of love and admiration all the time. Love to tell you more one day. Joe's vision went way past music.......but music was his very breath....his soul....his lifeline to all realms...here on Earth and outerspace!!! Yes, he even kept time with his infamous feet tapping to the rythyms of his snoring..."Floyd ..you there? he would say in his sleep!" I still say goodnight to Joe on occasion... his rythms drifting in my head like a sultry desert wind carressing my mind thru the pages of time.
Thanks for being there for Joe.......you were his family for real!
Cathryn........a believer in dreams
-Wednesday, July 02, 2008 at 20:28:17 (MST)
Just finished the book. Another reason to thank you for your contribution. Ray and I have always wanted to ask you guys so many quesitons. The book answered a lot of them, including why we see Jimmy so early in the morning when we are at the hotel or on the cruise ship with you guys! :)
Seriously, the book confirms what we have always suspected, you ARE the nicest of gentlemen and we are VERY lucky to be fans.
We are looking forward to more concerts and hopefully more Meet and Greets as fan club members. Hopefully we will not be so awestruck and tongue tied in the future. (Do you know that Jimmy actually stood and talked to us while we were at breakfast our last day on the cruise and we didn't think to ask him to sit down?!!!) I have never been rude to anyone in my life until that moment, and I am rude to one of the greatest musicians alive. Totally embarrassing! Believe me, it was just because we were so star-struck that our minds and manners COMPLETELY vanished. I will apologise to him, in spades the next time we see him.
Oh well Scarlet, tomorrow is another day!
Take care and God bless. Thanks again for the music, the memories, and for sharing the story of your life with us.
See you soon.
-Tuesday, July 01, 2008 at 15:31:43 (MST)
Michael, you SHOULD print this book! I am on page 99 and so enthralled I just don't want to leave it for the night. However, Ray is waiting for me to finish so we can share some together time since I have been glued to this book since we got home today at 5. The insight to the beginnings of the band and the things you guys went through are precious.
My 10 year old granddaughter is like you. She eats, lives and breathes music. She has been singing since before she could talk and her music instructor tells us to get ready for her stardom. She has been taking 2 hours of dance lessons each week since she was 2. She started voice lessons last year after Ray and I had she and her little brother on our annual road trip and we couldn't tell when it was her voice or the DVD when "High School Musical" was playing. She is already on the local radio station in Arkansas a lot. Fantastic voice and really talented and smart. She is in the gifted and talented class at her elementary school. She saw you guys perform for her 9th birthday last year at the Frontier City concert. (Her request.) She was blown away by your performance. We all were. She also attended the Shawnee concert earlier this year and was given the opportunity to see you despite it was in the casino. She was given one of the VIP rooms above the stage after she told the casino management how much seeing you guys in concert would mean to her. It was a stellar moment to see her up there dancing to your music.
I want Lexi to read your book. I may just have to print it and edit the content a bit for a 10 year old. I'm sure you understand.
Anyway, so far it is fascinating and I'm really enjoying it.
Take care and God bless.
-Monday, June 30, 2008 at 18:53:25 (MST)
Rosalee: Thanks for the nice words. Very nice of you to stop in and leave a message. I DID get your "whine" email. Just wanted to let you know that. Oh, and don't worry about not seeing your post. It was probably related to using the RELOAD button. Sometimes that's necessary. Made me smile that you're enjoying the online book. Originally, I had some great Gary Larson (Farside) Cartoons in there, but Gary's representitive asked me ever so nicely to take them off the internet, so I obliged them. If I ever put it in print they think it would be no problem to use them. Just wanted to add that. Enjoy. -M-
-Monday, June 30, 2008 at 14:50:48 (MST)
You know I found it after I wrote the message. So for a second time in 24 hours I feel like a complete idiot.
I have read 22 pages of the autobiography and love it. Michael really is a great guy, isn't he? I was raised on 200 acres on the Illinois River in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in a Baptist family who sang all the time so there are a few similarities in my life and Michael's. Can't wait to read the rest of the book.
You know, I have to add that this is the reason Ray and I are so happy to be fan club members. Everyone we have met has been above and beyond so nice! ANYONE who likes TDN should join. It's free and we have met so many lovely people through the fan club, including the President, Madonna. Now the web site has given me an opportunity to witness the kindness of another fan. Lovely!
Thanks again and God bless.
-Monday, June 30, 2008 at 14:31:40 (MST)
white Indian
Rosalee, In case Mikey, can not get back to you before you leave on your trip, his book is online on this site!! It is wonderful read. and Pictures!! I hope he doesn't mind me answering his question!?!? look in his menu for his book, at least it was there last time I looked!?!? Have a safe and great trip. Lorna
-Monday, June 30, 2008 at 10:59:27 (MST)
I just sent a 'whine" in because I didn't see my post. Sorry, now it's there. Anyway, I read some of the other posts and realized you have a book? I'd love to read it. How do I get it? I bought Jimmy's book for Ray. He read it and told me about some of it. Interesting stuff. Had no idea you all were really leading the lives we thought rock stars lead. So all that stuff my mama warned me about was true?! :)
I'd like to read your book so if you could let me know how to find it, I'll do so as soon as possible. We will be gone for a few weeks with the grandkids on a 3,600 mile road trip but I'll read it as soon as we get back.
Again, Take care and God bless.
-Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 19:19:10 (MST)
Hey, Michael,
My husband and I just saw our 100th something TDN show Friday night in Tulsa. It was the best one we have ever seen. I was in the front row just in front of Paul. I think you and I caught each other's eye a few times. I sure enjoyed watching you play. There was an energy thing going on between the band and the audience and "WOW!" is all I can say.
Ray and I always get a real kick out of your performances. We are band fans but you and Jimmy are our favs if we have to choose two. Ray "discovered" you guys when you were playing at EPCOT in the early 2000's. He became a fan the first concert and for days we would leave one concert and immediately stand in line for the next one in 90+ degree weather in the Florida humidity. We have every "album" and go to as many concerts as we can. Last year we planned a trip to Kentucky and the Smoky Mountains so we could catch you in Louisville. We tell everyone that if they haven't seen you guys in the last several years that they haven't seen you.
Ray and I met you and Jimmy for the first time 19 months ago at Inn of the Mountain Gods. What a thrill it was to talk to you guys, if only for a few minutes. Neither of us plays a musical instrument and we really admire your talent.
We travel all over the US to catch your concerts. We are retired (Ray is 59, I'm 49), and have no work obligations so when the mood strikes us, we hop in the car or on a plane and "go see the guys play". What a joy it is to sing and clap to the music at the concerts. We watch the schedule religiously to get front row tickets the day they go on sale. Most of the time we buy extras so we can introduce new people to the band. Ray and I agree that front row is 4 times better than second row and 1000 times better than way back.
This year we also took the cruise with you guys. The Meet and Greet was the highlight of the trip for us. I guess you could say we are groupies, that's what our kids call us - but certianly the harmless variety.
Michael, your music has brought us a lot of joy so I'd like to personally thank you for all you do and the effort you put forth to give us a wonderful show. You will never know how much we appreciate it.
So, just wanted to say thanks and we will catch you later. So far we have planned this year to be in Norman, OK (front row), Augusta GA, Denver, CO and several others.
I do wish there was a way to ask you questions. For instance, where were you born in Oklahoma? How long did you live there? Where do you live now?
This is the first time I have gone to your website.I sent some of the Podium stuff to friends and family. They got a kick out of it. You have a really neat personality. That cow thing is hilarious!
So see you around. Keep rocking! God bless.

-Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 18:35:59 (MST)

Your "whine here" isn't working :(...You mentioned George "Baboo" Pierre whom I also knew back in the 80s, been trying to find him ever since...wondered if you ever received any news of him in your travels?
-Monday, May 19, 2008 at 14:34:12 (MST)

Mike Atkinson-Baton Rouge, LA
It pains me to admit it, but I had lost touch with both you and TDG over the years. I just found out that you are coming to my neck of the woods (Paragon Casino, June 13) and I can't wait to hear you play again. Your melodic solos have always inspired me to be a better guitarist. "Fire Eater" has always been one of my favorite songs, and I still listen to it frequently. The solos on that song are just incredible! The band I am currently in (N-2N), plays "Mama Told Me Not To Come" and it is always a crowd pleaser!

Welcome to Louisiana, Mike! Perhaps if I am lucky enough, I will get a chance to meet you and the rest of the band and personally thank you for the many years of wonderful listening pleasure you have given me! See you on June 13th!

-Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 21:25:54 (MST)
Brian Bristow

Three Dog Night is scheduled to perform in my town (Allen, Texas) at our annual USA festival in late June and I have to ask, do you guys ever play "Fireater" live? That song still smokes after all these years and was one influence on me learning to play guitar!
I'm looking forward to the show (with good weather we've had 60,000 -65,000 folks show up).
-Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 08:19:52 (MST)
Wascawwy Wabbit
So I take a VACATION day, pay $20 to have my hair styled, drive MANY MILES, book a room at the Hyatt, brave the 50+ mph winds, listen to 3 'other' bands, endure 5 MINUTES of rain, and for what??? NO THREE DOG NIGHT:( You could have at least told me I looked beautiful!!!

*Please do not post this message. This belongs in the Whine category!!!:)
-Monday, May 12, 2008 at 06:54:29 (MST)
Famous Rob
HI Micheal:
I got a great pix of you soloing during Lair lair at a show on the cruise. I will send it when I get a chance. I think you'll dig it man.
Musoid type question. What kind of pickup do you run on the bridge of your main guitar(I assume it was a Strat of some sort unless it was a custom built by Schector or ?? Also what are you running for a stomp box. Seemed pretty versatile.

On your other guitar is there any special reason why you use that guitar on a few songs such as tuning or possibly strings/pickup.

I put a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails on the bridge of my Strat and it is bit to raw for me and I am not a fan of the coil wound that came on it, thinking about a humbucker as I had on my old SG about 40 years ago or A Fender Fat type pick up. Any opinion?
-Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 20:40:17 (MST)
Lindsey Dean
Hey Michael: I'm trying to buy your CD, but the link sends me to what looks like an unfinished page. Can you help?


Lindsey Dean
-Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 18:14:46 (MST)
John Marcinkiewicz
You guys turned me on to music in 1970. I was really impressed with INTO MY LIFE. Would love to know how that song came about. Dont ever quit writing or recording it's medicine for the soul.
-Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 06:54:05 (MST)
Yes, David. E-mailing you now. -M-
-Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 15:11:25 (MST)
david hagopian 6/15/67 in fresno
father harry hagopian, mother veretta hagopian they were hippies i herd mom dated band member in three dog night anyone know them dad left moms past 11/21/07 my e-mail davidakafluff@adelphia.net
-Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 14:35:04 (MST)
Robin: Try this.
-Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 11:24:51 (MST)
Hi Michael. Just tried getting on Three Dog Nights official web site and got something weird. Tried several different things and got the same site. So, I tried the link from here and got the same site. Any ideas?? Thank you! Robin
-Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 06:55:27 (MST)
Mick.. I'm a chick named Mick...
Just a note to say "thank you" for the wonderful photo taken on the Costa Fortuna 3-22-08. I think Online Vacation center used it on their site as well (I'm the one in the blue dress that matched your tie). Having asked about what guitar you used and your amp.(strat and pevy..I got it). I appriecated your patience.
Never joined the fan club, not cause I wasn't a fan, just figured if all 5 of my kids (6-14) knew all your songs by heart... that spoke volumns.
Jimmy told me to pay better attention to the schedule, took me 30 years to finally catch a show. I'll do better from now on...just meet me halfway and come somewhere near TN!
I told everyone, when I survived my first stoke at 39 yrs.old.. I couldn't die "till I'd seen Three Dog Night". True story!! So, if I don't see ya again.. I been touched my greatness..and blessed by your songs...thank you for making my life complete!!
Sincerely, Mick

-Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 21:13:43 (MST)
Famous Rob
Micheal: I gotta chance to read your book before I went on the cruise. I felt I could really identify with it. Being a "47" model myself I grew up in the midwest and was influenced by church music as well.(My family still gets together and sings church stuff in 4 part harmony at reunions).

We could have been brothers or at least cousins! Your book touches the heart and soul of value of family and enjoying what you have in life for what it is. Ups, downs,failures, good judgements and the bad as well. It was a treasure to look at the photos and see you as you are. Thanks for sharing.

It was even a greater experience to see you on the "Tuna" I remember walking into the show room to check it out right after baording,(just like if I was performing I guess) and there you were, checking it all out too. I sai hi and you said hi back just like we were old friends. I really appreciated that.

Anyway, meeting you later and talking with you was great. Ya'll are just nice folks. Hope to catch you guys in Kansas City next month. Again thanks for sharing your book and your music with us.

Famous Rob (One of those left handed guitar players)
-Friday, April 11, 2008 at 18:18:51 (MST)
Hey Micheal, it's me again, I'll be going to my first concert of TDN at the fair grounds, in Hillsboro MO. Driving from Nashville,Tn. One of my fan friends said ya'all do not sign autographs or meet and greet after the show's is that true?? I hope not, that will be sooooo disappointing. How are you ever going to know how big a mountain I am ?? LOL just kidding, your going to think am a stocker! If you see a big tall blonde stop the show and ask for your autograph and hug ya you'll know who I am. LOL No I wouldn't scare ya or hug ya to hard. Have a great day. Lorna

-Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 07:03:00 (MST)
Ray Sulak

Rosalee and I enjoyed your Concert in Shawnee and you guys handled the audio disasters marvelously. We've been attending as many of your concerts as we can for the past 5 years and that was the most "exciting" show we've seen. Beats the windstorm at Frontier City and the bras flying up on the stage in Waco after "You Can Leave Your Hat On". Thanks for autographing our Cruise photo and a special thanks to Paul for taking those photos backstage for you all to autograph. You can't imagine how much you music means to us.
-Monday, April 07, 2008 at 16:49:47 (MST)
LORNA: Thanks so much for those nice words in recognition of my online book, "THE UPSIDE OF ROCK N ROLL." Way nice of you to even take the time to read it. Lots of rambling on my part, but (Si) twas from the heart. Iz snot to worry about posting twice after your own self. I love it. -M-
-Thursday, April 03, 2008 at 15:54:59 (MST)
Dear Micheal, Well I guess my comment will be added together,since no one has added anything since I have, but I just had to tell you Thank You,for your wonderful,wonderful,online book. I just finished all of it, in between taking care of chores and watching grandkids, of course. What a wonderful gift you have given to anyone that has read it and enjoyed it as much as I have. You can tell it all came from your heart and soul. Thank you for sharing your memories and Three Dog Night Memories with all of us..............Lorna
-Tuesday, April 01, 2008 at 17:03:36 (MST)
Hi! Micheal, I really enjoyed your web site, loved the pictures, I can not wait to see you all live for the first time, since you all began your journey in 1969 ? I am driving from Nashville to Hillsboro, MO. In July, if you hear a lady screaming like a teenager it will be me ! can't wait. see ya'all then
-Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 13:35:19 (MST)
Hi Mike! Excited to see another Florida venue has been added for May 17th -- Orlando fundraiser. We've been trying to find out where y'all will be! Would you happen to know? We'd love to see you since we were unable to go on the cruise.

-Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 10:40:25 (MST)
Mary Anna
Hi Michael, just came back to Reno from your show at Lake Tahoe. I'm sorry you had carpal tunnel. I know how it can hurt. We enjoyed the show and was sitting very near the front. I'd forgotten the 3dn had so MANY hits. I am sorry the group didn't get to perform Eli's Coming, but it was lots of high notes and Cory had what I call Reno Throat. I wish I could have given him a Ricola!!! It was great anyway and can't wait to see you guys in our area again sometime! I also printed out your chord progressions of "Out in the Country" so I could try them on my piano. http//www.mary-anna.freeservers.com
-Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 01:33:40 (MST)
Reggie Grossi
Hi there Mike! ... Just thought I`d drop you a line. We are the Canadians you and your fiance Linda met on the Cruising to the Music Cruise, (Costa Cruise Line) along with my brother Len and his wife. We had such a great time with you guys! You have given us some cherished memories. We hope to see you perform at Artpark in Lewiston, NY in June. We'll be driving down from St. Catharines, maybe we could get a game of golf in! I'd love to have you as my guest at our country club anytime!

"Doggy fans from Canada"

Reggie and Dianne Grossi

-Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 08:17:40 (MST)
Lindsey Dean
Hello Michael: Well, all I can say after reading your online book and meeting you on the recent cruise from Florida, is "Wow!". What a life you have led. I felt the great energy you produced on stage with TDN. I felt the excitment of meeting you on the ship and telling you about my fondness of the work of Hoyt Axton, but reading your online book was really the most fantastic journey that you have been kind enough to share.

I laughed, I cried, I felt joy, sorrow, and pain, as I am sure many others have after reading the book. Thank you for the honesty and the insight. I guess most of all, I am happy for you . . . that you are doing what you love and that you have many things to be happy about.

Congratulations on all the work! I'll be listening to your CD and thinking of you and those touching moments you wrote about with Hoyt Axton. Keep playin' and rockin', and if you come to Palm Beach County, Florida, please feel free to stop by.


Lindsey Dean
Wellington, Florida
-Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 15:13:18 (MST)
Hello Michael!!! Last saw you in West Virginia at the old Galaxy 2000 night club. Read your book and so enjoyed it. Been chatting with Chuck he's so cool. Has heaps of respect for you matey!!! I miss 3 Dog Night very much driving ebay nuts. Love your CD!!!
PS not enough space to ask you more questions or write more comments email me at lola_woodyard@hotmail.com
You totally ROCK all the best!!!!
-Saturday, March 08, 2008 at 04:56:53 (MST)
Fran Festa
Hello again Mike, and thanks for the reply! Just talking about you guys at MY gig last night, and the youngins in the group (well, 40-ish!) were impressed by how animated I became trying to explain to them just how much magic actually transpired in the TDN rhythm section,and how try as we may, we'll never cop that thing, nor will anyone else! My description basically revolved around the word "telepathic", the only word I could conjure up. Amazing that something so counter-intuitive could sound and feel so intuitive. You must be very proud of that. More amazing, even to seasoned semi-pros like us, is that as much as I love the obvious 20-some AM hits, the real killers are the album tracks. Someday I'd love to run a list of my faves past you just to get a capsule history on each one, and discuss the many magical moments and just what makes them tick. I think it would make for great reading here! Really, your stuff was/is THAT good that it deserves attention. I know I do my part by always extolling the band's virtues on the many message boards I frequent. There are lots of us (musicians) that really have looked beyond the "Joy To The World" aspect and really have a deep appreciation for what you guys really accomplished. I can go on and on, but I've got some much to say that I don't want to flame out right away! I really should have started this years ago. Soon, Fran
-Sunday, March 02, 2008 at 14:24:30 (MST)
DETROIT MIKE: Thanks so much for the nice words, my friend. I'm so glad you enjoyed the show and some our "Tom Foolery." I still love performing. A blessing, if you will.
FRAN and JEFF: Bless your hearts for loving Joe Schermie (and the Sneed, too). As I recently told Floyd (when I saw him at the tribute we did for Hoyt and Mae Axton in Oklahoma) that "when Joe died ... my world changed forever. Knowing that he was gone completely deflated me ... knowing that I could never, ever again hear that sound ... that thing with Floyd and Joe, Jimmy and me. No disrespect to the current line up. Pat and Paul are huge talents and I feel so fortunate to be performing with them. Still, I thank you both for acknowledging Joe's "genius." He changed me forever. -M-
-Sunday, March 02, 2008 at 13:38:01 (MST)
Jeff Roberts
Hi Mike,

I found your site by a search for "Floyd Sneed" ! I was listening to a Three Dog Night "Best of" CD that I have last weekend and just boring my family no end raving about how much the band cooks (I thought that at age 11 too when I first started listening). I couldn't get over how freakin' good Floyd Sneed is and the groove that he and Joe Shermie had--there are few B&D combos that groove like that. And I always loved your playing too; the lead lines on "One Man Band" are absolutely ecstatic.

Anyway I was so impressed to read the generous tributes that you've got here to your former rhythm section cohorts, and couldn't agree more about the quality of what you guys did. After all these years it's still absolute standout playing!!!

Best regards,

-Sunday, March 02, 2008 at 12:14:17 (MST)
Detroit, M ike
Just got home from your 3DN show at Andiamos. I went because some old time friends coaxed me into going. I didn't think a band that had been playing together for 39 years would have much left in them! Boy was I wrong!!! I've been to many concerts in my days (The Filmore, etc)and I must say your show was one of the best I've ever seen. You guys performanced your socks off!!! Please let everyone from the band know just how great it was!! (Your guitar was still my favorite :-), but everyone was real tight! Thanks bro!) Looking forward to jamming with ya in Heaven one day! (Mouth harp and bass!) LOL MDy
-Saturday, March 01, 2008 at 20:14:41 (MST)
Fran Festa
Well,I may finally have the nerve to comment on a subject near and dear to me, and one that has been so key to my musical life, both as a performer and fan. Namely TDN, and more specifically, yourself, Floyd and Jimmy, but mostly to my hero, Joe. Someday soon, I'll expand on that at the risk of befuddling the average fan...Mostly wanted to start by saying hello while I decide just how much of my bass playing soul I can bare without sounding like a weirdo instead of the 50 year old kid I am! I did try to reach Joe through family members in Madison WI and Phoenix, and even Chuck, but to my eternal despair,was unable to tell him just what he meant to me before he passed. Anyway, hello Mike! I figure you'd best appreciate an appreciation of the man.
-Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 21:30:59 (MST)
April Cobb, Tucker, GA
Hi Michael,
After hearing the contestant on American Idol sing "one" I went searching for TDN on you tube. Found some great video's. This one was posted fairly recently, so here it is in case you haven't seen it. You are totally awesome here, *love* the glasses!
-Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 19:49:50 (MST)
Dale Lander

It's great to hear your well and still kicking ass. I remember our all night recording sessions at your home studio in Santa Monica, the cinnamon coffee, and all your great insights, advice and love for our band Somersault. But the coolest thing you did for us was running our sound at our opening night at the Troubadour. I remember opening the door to the tiny sound booth and there you were, pacted in tight and barely able to move around with Floyd Sneed. That you and Floyd would do that for a bunch of no name punks just starting out speaks to the kind giving artist you are and a night I'll always cherish and remember forever.Me and Mike McNenly are still writing and recording, we have worked on some music for a possible movie project that Tom Sanders " Artistic Director for Saving Private Ryan and Braveheart" is trying to get made, " The Fisherman's Son" it takes place from the late 50's to the early 70's and he wants all original songs that would sound like hits from that era. I'd love to talk to you if we get this opportunity. I have always wanted to tell you again how much it meant to me and Somersault and what a blessing it was that we got to meet and work with you.
God Bless, Rock On!! and I hope to see you again someday.

Dale Lander
-Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 10:33:32 (MST)
Michael A.
Michael Burke: Good to hear from you. Interestingly, I had a friend from Modesto named Mike Burke. Haven't seen him in years. He lost a leg in a motorcycle accident years ago. His wife's name was Sandy, and she was from Modesto, as well. I wonder if there's any connection between you and he? Anyway, thanks for stopping by. Darn nice of you. -Michael-
-Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 15:16:21 (MST)
Michael Burke
Howdy from San Antonio. I just found your site. I have been listening to TDN since "Suitable for Framing" was released (yes, I still have the vinyl). I hadn't known though that you are from Modesto, CA. My wife was born there in 1951, went to Modesto High and MJC. I married her in Modesto. We were both Marines (now retired) and met at MCAS El Toro, CA. So, we just wanted to say hello to a fellow Moedtoan! Semper Fi and keep on making us smile Mike Mike Burke, San Antonio, TX
-Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 16:27:31 (MST)
TIM: Indeed, I do remember. I'm pretty sure I still have a 1/4 track 7 1/2 ips tape copy of that session. Good band. I enjoyed it. Great that you dropped by to leave a message. Coooooool. -M-
-Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 11:48:32 (MST)
Tim Quinn

I'm not sure if you'll remember me...but about 30 years ago you recorded my brother-in-laws band (Dale Lander..lead singer, drums...brother Keith & Mike McNenly on guitar), Somersault, in your recording studio. I was a bright-eyed 17 year old who couldn't believe where he was. I actually helped you during the recording process. Just thought I'd drop you a line to see how life has treated you over the last eon of time.

Tim Quinn
-Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 12:30:37 (MST)
Michael again
Switzerland! Way back in "the day" (there I go again) we were supposed to go there, but we had "inner band melt down" (don't ask) by a certain member and had to cancel the tour. We were in Frankfort, Germany at the time. Sure wish we had made it there, though. Tennessee? Beautiful state. -M-
-Tuesday, February 05, 2008 at 12:14:15 (MST)
Jimmy, you ol' swamp rat. Great to hear from you. I'll never forget when I first saw the Nomads at the California Ballroom (battle of the bands) back in the day. I knew I had to play with you guys. Fun band. Is Roger still alive and doing okay? I haven't heard dittley squat from or about him. I know Jody passed away a few years ago. Not sure if Jody was in the band before I was. Anyway, wonderful hearing from you.

Sharon McK: Thanks for dropping by and leaving a note. I have to laugh because you're wording is too darn close for comfort. Nyuk Nyuk. Yes, I'm a fortunate guy and have "hung on", as you say. Let's just say "it's good to be working doing what I love best." -M-
-Tuesday, February 05, 2008 at 12:12:14 (MST)
Jimmy Clifton
Mike...It's Jimmy. Your first Rock N Roll drummer with the Nomads. Just wanted to say Hi. I'm still playing...just bought a 10,000.00 dollar set of DW's. Wished we could meet up some time. I'm still living in Stockton. If you want talk about the old times give me jingle...call 209 931 2713(home).
-Monday, February 04, 2008 at 19:18:41 (MST)
Sharon McK
Good to see someone from Modesto make it and hold on.
-Monday, February 04, 2008 at 12:52:13 (MST)
peggy h.
You all think you have problems getting to see TDN... Try living in another country, no chance! I live in Switzerland and nobody here I've talked to so far has ever even heard of them! Sorry, Michael. I know you guys were in Europe a few times, but you just couldn't hit every country. No Internet back then either. But you were a very happy part of my youth in Chattanooga, TN, so I'll just hang on to that!
-Sunday, February 03, 2008 at 02:45:04 (MST)
Your Agent sucks 'cause you guys ain't in WI or IL this year!!! I still say you should call HoB and remind them how GOOD the crowd was!!! LOL
-Saturday, February 02, 2008 at 18:43:39 (MST)
SUSAN: For now ... I don't see any Florida dates scheduled, other than the March cruise. Still, I feel confident we'll be in FLA a couple of times this year. You can periodically check threedognight.com and click on SHOWS for the current list of booked dates. Good to see your post here. -M-
-Saturday, February 02, 2008 at 17:37:49 (MST)
Hi Michael! Enjoying your website ... as always. We're dying down here in Florida! Haven't seen you all perform since last August!! Any way you'll be down here again this year (aside from the Caribbean cruise)? Would love to see you again!
-Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 18:33:17 (MST)
Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed the book. Lots of fun writing it. -M-
-Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 10:37:56 (MST)
peggy h.
Hey Michael, just want to tell you how much I've enjoyed your online book. I've only recently rediscovered you guys after 30+ years(!)Does that make us all old or what?? No matter, you are still awesome! Keep up the great work and God bless you all!
-Friday, January 25, 2008 at 14:25:08 (MST)
Brenda Seymore

Call me 818-401-3176.. I need to call you. Please call me or send me your number to cacowgirl911@gmail.com
-Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 13:03:28 (MST)
Come Again Moon
Hi Michael!
Nice website..... Lots of fun stuff.
Your Three Dog Night DVD is GREAT... My hub's favorite! He plays along, on the old, Kay Doghouse and I warble out the harmonies, till he tells me to shut up! Ahoo!
You guys are better than ever.
All The Best
Mitakuye Oyasin

"If yer gonna be ridin' yer high horse, you'd better know how to fall when it throws ya.... cause it will!" ~ Cowgirl Moonshine
-Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 15:25:33 (MST)
Cindy Tidwell
Michael - was a huge fan of TDN in the 60's and 70's - finally got to see you guys live several years ago. I live in Lakeland, Florida and have seen you at Epcot and at Cypress Gardens. (I was the one at Cypress Gardens sitting next to a girl holding an I love (HEART) Cory sign) You looked over at us and shook your head and pointed to yourself instead. You won my heart right then. Can't wait to see you again sometime. TDN is my favorite all time band and have all your songs on my MP3 and play them all the time. Thanks for the enjoyment - you are the best guitarist ever.
-Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 16:10:08 (MST)
Pinch my bottom? Whyyyyyyyyyyyy you witto wascal! -M-
-Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 10:37:49 (MST)
Michael, I was expecting something dirty, it's kinda funny that after all these years I find out it's not! Your generation? I'm not to far behind ya, watch out, I could be pinching your behind I'm so close! Thanks for the info! Robin
-Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 17:04:31 (MST)
Robin: Rock n Roll Widow ... LSMFT? Ha, now that's funny. It was only yesterday that that lyric came to mind. I thought, "Jeez, you're old. Nobody anywhere would know what the hell that lyric stood for." So you're not alone. Actually, it was in reference to what used to be on the pack of cigarettes. It was a company "saying" that was printed on the packs. It said LSMFT, Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco. It was on Lucky Strike cigarettes, and I think also on the old L&M packs, too. So glad you asked. Weird realizing I've become a generation out of sync, so to say. Damn I hate that. Nyuk. -M-
-Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 15:33:10 (MST)
John D. Lueckenotte
Michael - Thanks for sharing your great story with all of us, so cool to get your perspective. Also thanks for putting up your notes on "Out In The Country"!!! My favorite 3DN song since I was a little guy! :)

I'm a guitar player (of course), and pleased to hear your using the BOSS GT6 direct - a setup similar to mine (I use the BOSS GT PRO). Many of us spend a lot of time trying to dial in your sounds (maybe a section on guitar gear in the future for this site?).

There's some good support sites for the BOSS gear - Google "BOSS GT Forum" and you'll find lots of tips for the GT6. Also Stompbox.net.

Happy New Year... hope to catch you somewhere on tour soon!
-Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 06:05:25 (MST)
Hi Michael!! Can't wait to see you guys, again, in Shawnee on the 24th!! It is the first time I have ever taken personal days off work for personal business. Been doing this job for 10 years!

I have been listening to Rock and Roll Widow and wonder, since we are all grown ups here (???) Just what does "LSMFT" mean? I am probably showing my ignorance, but have always wondered what this meant! Thank you, Robin
-Monday, January 14, 2008 at 18:40:42 (MST)
Dave: Thanks, my friend. Good to see you post. Continued success to you, too. -M-
-Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 12:38:27 (MST)
Dave Menshew
It's been a few years since my last post, but your music is still just as great. Here's wishing a heck of a nice fellow Modestan, continued success.
-Wednesday, January 09, 2008 at 21:31:06 (MST)
Rob and James: Thanks for the nice words. Darn nice of you.
Lynda: My goodness, my dear. How wonderful to see your post here. I haven't heard from Anthony (Ants, as we used to call him) since the old days. Is he healthy and okay? Please advise by e-mail to furryoldgrover@aol.com if you'd like. -M-
-Tuesday, January 08, 2008 at 16:33:28 (MST)
Rob Bowe
I just read your ditty about the Surf In Clear Lake. We saw yoo guys there about 3 years ago and it ws the best rock show I have ever been too! You are right, it is excitng venue for music.. I remember the marque said. "Eli's COming!" Then under it said. "Eli's Here."

-Monday, December 31, 2007 at 08:54:54 (MST)
Rob Bowe
Micheal: You are arguably the finest and best showman on a guitar I have ever seen and that includes Hendrix twice and Clapton once. You are always happy and you love what you are doing! If I could make my Start sing like yours does, I wouldn't be doing what I do for a living! See you on the Costa Fortuna in March. Can you guys do "Try a LIttle Tenderness" and Chest Fever! Jimmy is also the best keyboard player ever. Love 3 dog night
-Monday, December 31, 2007 at 08:35:04 (MST)
James Pomeranz
Hi Michael,
I became a 3 Dog Night fan at the early age of 8 or 9 because I had an older brother with a great musical knowlege and taste. I grew up in Denver CO and tried to goe to the Denver pop fest....but my parent said no go!! My brother went. I made to Red Rocks for the It aint easy tour and it is a great memory. I ended up growing up as a guitar player and I have always thought you have made a great contribution as a player to popular rock music and not credited properly. I have alway thought you had a very cool warm distortion that had an original sound and it really came to life on the album naturally. It is so apparent on the sustain/feedback ringing note on one man band and in fire eater.
I would love to hear more and learn about the recording process through the years, how the gear changed from the 8 track on the early lp's to later days & the gear you used throught those years as well as how they were mic'd. I am still so impressed with the sound quaily and the analog warmth of the early albums and your guitars tones as well as great melodies and cool playing. Sometimes (ok most of the time) I wish we could go back,ecpecially to the honesty and great wealth of music in the 50's 60's and the 70's. I feel
lucky to have grown up in that era of r-n-roll and deeply cherish the musical contribution 3 dog night has made. It will stand the test of time and was very diverse. Thank you and best of wishes...jp
-Sunday, December 30, 2007 at 12:01:29 (MST)
Lynda Lacono
Michael, I never saw you perform with 3DN... in fact the last time I saw you, you were still with the Chancellors. I thought you, Anthony, Jeff, Danny, and Norm were the best band ever, but you appear to have had a measure of success post-Chancellors. =) Good to see you still around and running a really nice site!
-Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 10:29:36 (MST)
mark d. martin
Mike, To the 'mad professor' of guitar, Salude! Peace Bro, Mark M PS Another Clear Channel fm station, Columbus, Ohio.
-Friday, December 28, 2007 at 00:07:45 (MST)
michael steven allsup
Hello Mr. Allsup, my name is michael allsup as well. Although I know there are other Allsups out there I have never met one besides my family of coarse. I live in daytona beach and my fathers family is from the st.louis area. My father is big on our family history and geneology. He has a lot of it stored on a web page.He said we are direct desendents of Daniel Boone and related to some other interesting characters from american history. I am proud to be sharing your name and glad my google search didn't come up with some whacko of something. Anyway, I'm sure your a busy man but it would be cool to get a quick e-mail back from ya. My e-mail is mikeallsup@hotmail.com. God bless and merry christmas. p.s. I am familiar with your music and I am a fan. I am going to check out your new stuff as well.
-Monday, December 17, 2007 at 10:43:42 (MST)
lynn monson
Hey Michael, just stopped in to holla at cha. I was going to email you a couple of weeks ago when I was in Manteca but things got hectic. How've you been? Why don't I hear from you anymore? I would still love to catch a show when you're playing local. Let me know.....Later, gator
-Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 23:47:44 (MST)
Euni: ... with ME? (Garsh, maam!) Thanks. It is/was a beautiful song. -M-
-Monday, December 03, 2007 at 21:19:27 (MST)
What I remember the most of the band is when you played Pieces of April. I fell in love with the song and you. Brings bad awesome memories.
-Monday, December 03, 2007 at 14:32:28 (MST)
Thanks, Ed. Darn nice of you to stop by the website and leave such nice words. -M-
-Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 20:14:34 (MST)
My wife and Children just bought me The Complete Three Dog Night Hit Singles CD
for my birthday and so far it's the best gift yet. At 42, I can't imagine life without GOOD music, so I have to listen to what I call good music. My 17 y/o daughter likes good music and doesn't listen to any pop or, GOD forbid, rap music and loves the music from the 60's and 70's and she knows many of the songs on this cd. This kid has an old soul and knows and loves great music thank god. Today, the music on the radio leaves alot to be desired and does not even come close to competing with your music but then again the radio doesn't cater to people my age and older either, unless it's country. Oh well, their loss. Yourself and Three Dog Night are legends and your cd has definately earned a spot in my my cd album and in my families life. Thanks a million.

-Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 20:11:30 (MST)
Back at you, April. Have a wonderful holiday season ... and thanks for the "Three Dog White." Tell your class I said "hi." -Michael-
-Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 11:08:43 (MST)
April Stuemke
I haven't touched base with you after the Effingham concert. Susie and I finally got to meet you and bring you the "Three Dog White". I hope you enjoyed it. The concert was great, as usual, and it was so nice of you to ditch the meet and greet to find us. Since the concert, I have been playing Three Dog Night for my junior high English classes. My music students performed a musical which consisted of the history of rock and roll. Of course Joy to the World was included, so we have been listening to lots of "good" music during study times. The kids love it as much as I do, and Three Dog Night is one of their favorites. So glad we got to meet. Have a good holiday season.
-Monday, November 26, 2007 at 19:36:29 (MST)
Hope you had a nice holiday! Thanks for taking the time to read and respond to my post--I think its really nice you interact with your fans on the site.
Unfortunately you are right about radio airplay nowadays-and it is a shame that most bands who are still making music and touring cannot get the support from radio that they used to. Maybe somehow "Heart of Blues" could be released on a CD single and sold at your shows--I`m willing to bet that everyone in attendance would be buying it!!! But, if that cannot happen--I hope it will be included in all your future concerts!!!
Thanks again for takig the time to reply!
-Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 19:12:03 (MST)
Hi Jeff,
I used an old Fender Blender back in the early days. Sometimes a Maestro fuzz, too ("One"). "One Man Band" was done with the the Fender Blender through a Leslie 900 and a Bruce cabinet (Bruce amps no longer available), and the phasing sound you are referring to is probably just inherent to that combination ... plus, maybe some doubling of that guitar track. Too many years to be more specific than that.

How do I make those sounds these days? Good question. These days I go direct (mainly due to my hearing going toast a few years back, and because we do a symphony show now and then where the violin section is right behind my amps!). So I'm not happy with going direct. Who would be. I tried the Line 6 POD (heard others use it and they sounded good, but it didn't work out for our songs), but changed to a BOSS GT6 due to the knob (tweakable) interface. More what we guitar player/engineers want. It's not the end all, but it works pretty good considering not having a leslie on stage anymore and going direct.

Hope that helps.

-Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 17:21:57 (MST)

Jeff McLeod
Hey Michael - I've left comments before, but I don't recall if I asked you this, if I did please forgive me. What kind of fuzz tone did you use in TDN's heyday? I loved that tone. Do you still use one? If not, what do you use to get your heavy distortion sound for some of the old tunes "Feeling Alright" "One Man Band" etc. Also did you use a phaser or something of that sort for the leslie type sounds on "One Man Band" - and was that in conjuction with the fuzz? Thanks!!!! Jeff McLeod Madison, GA: jmcleod@communicomm.com
-Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 12:55:12 (MST)

Thanks, Lori. Yeh, Heart of Blues IS a killer, isn't it. I love that tune. We just aren't "in the lanes" so to speak (anymore)as far as getting air play other than oldies stations, but one never knows. Maybe we COULD have a hit again with that song. I'm holding a secret wish for it, myself. It's one of the best ones to come along in a long time from weez dawgz.IMHO -Michael-
-Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 15:42:01 (MST)
First of all I wanted to let you know how much i enjoyed reading "The Upside of Rock N Roll"-what a wonderful story-some parts even moved me to tears, and I truly enjoyed all the pictures. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this online!!
Secondly--WOW!! What another amazing show on 11/8 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona,NY. I have seen all your shows there and you guys always "wow" me! You all look and sound fantastic!! I can honestly say that TDN is my favorite band to see because i truly LOVE every single song you perform-and I have always noticed how much you enjoy performing--i can tell by the smile that always is on your face from the moment you hit the stage. The new song "Heart of Blues" that was performed was absolutely killer!! I heard several people after the show stating the same thing. I would love to hear ths make its way onto a CD!! Great great stuff!!! I truly hope TDN will come back to Turning Stone again in 2008!
Thanks again for sharing your story and for all the incredible timeless Three Dog Night music!
A fan always,
-Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 19:38:33 (MST)
Thanks, Susan. I'm glad you're enjoying it. It was fun to write. -M-
-Friday, November 16, 2007 at 23:38:57 (MST)
Michael, just wanted to thank you for posting your book online -- enjoying it immensely! Great stories and well written.
-Friday, November 16, 2007 at 15:00:54 (MST)
mike g
So, Mr big time guitar dude... When might we see you playing a Les Paul again? Those were the good old dayz. Ya know, if nothing else Les Pauls have a 'slimming effect' ;-) Or go the other direction, a Strat and mullet! Old time rock dudes and mullets are legendary. If you want a 'hit' again, karma dictates you take those Les Pauls out of the cases. Danny knows what he's talking about! You rock on any guitar but you playing a Les Paul was the real deal. Respectfully, Mike in Denver
-Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 17:14:31 (MST)
Nancy P
What's up with "private" events? The only time TDN is in Atlanta this year (in fact the whole Southeast!) and it has to be a PRIVATE show! I haven't seen ya'll since last summer (August '06), and I think I'm suffering from withdrawals. Oh well...Good Luck with the shows the rest of the season, and I'll ask Santa for some great TDN shows in the ATL area next year!
-Monday, November 05, 2007 at 18:30:36 (MST)
Far out, dude! Thanks for dropping by. Say, you wouldn't happen to have any photos of "Little Davy and the Chain Gang", would you? I'd love for you to e-mail me a couple if you do. Furryoldgrover@aol.com would get it to me.

-Saturday, November 03, 2007 at 15:22:44 (MST)
I stumbled on your site via the article about the Nomads. I was the keyboardist in Little Davy & The Chain Gang. I had long since forgotten about the Tip Top Club and Troy Walker. Brought back good memories. Don't know what ever happened to Davy.
-Saturday, November 03, 2007 at 01:01:24 (MST)
VLAD: Yes. Joe Schermie. "More than you'll ever know." When Joe "passed", my world changed forever. True, he had been out of the group for years, but I carried Joe's "groove", his very way of thinking music ... with me all these years. I'm very thankful for the guys of the current line up in the band. I say current, when actually it's been a heck of lot of years with this good line up. I'm proud to be performing with them.

Joe and Floyd "owned" me, and that's the simplest way I can put it. Thanks for your nice words.

Jason and Toni: thanks to you both, as well. I appreciate you stopping in and leaving a message for me. Darn nice of you both. -Michael-
-Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 21:42:34 (MST)

After rediscovering a band that painted my high school years so many years ago, I wanted to say that the joy of your playing with Joe comes through in your videos, you must miss him dearly...

Thanks for your riffing on "One", it cements the vocal into a tune that haunted me then and haunts me still...

And thanks for putting your book on line for free...

sybern2 AT imap.cc
-Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 18:15:50 (MST)
Jason Price
I'm a 3DN fan since 1968, and had the pleasure to meet you as you rejoined the band in WDC '92. As a DJ, I too mix-in on the back-beat. "Fire Eater" is what I use during my soundchecks. I love you wit as I read the "Online Book" about your musical past. Best Wishes to you and yours... FBurg VA
-Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 14:10:51 (MST)
Hi - I met you in the 70's and absolutely loved Three Dog Night. You sent me a letter answering one of mine and I still have it and treasure it. I still listen to the group and have such good memories. Thank you for everything.

-Friday, October 19, 2007 at 09:20:25 (MST)
Gotta love the internet. After years of tryig to figure out "Out in the Country" and not finding chords anywhere I came across your site. Thanks. You were one of my all-time favourite guitarists growing up and as band Three Dog Night still has a plce in my heart and on my iPod. I also managed to catch some of the performances on YouTube and caught what must have been a recent gig, with the band doing Out in the Country, Liar etc. Great solo by the way. Thanks for giving me some of the warmest memories I have of being a teenager. The 70's would never have sounded like they di without Three Dog Night. God Bless.
-Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 09:52:03 (MST)
Ann Lynn
Hello. I saw your concert at the Scottsdale Biz Bash this past Thursday and it was great. We all had a great time. Thank you for signing my album even though you were not supposed to. I guarantee that it will have a very special place on the wall of our home. Take care and thanks for making me feel like a teenager again.
-Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 17:47:18 (MST)
That would have been Cory, no doubt. I remember one he did (American Sportsman, I think) with Curt Gowdy. That may be the one you're referring to. He did a couple over the years. As you may or may not know ... Cory wrote for Field and Stream magazine for a while. Actually, he may STILL contribute. I'd have to ask him.

Concerning us being your first band to bridge the gap from Disney songs: Coooooool. Ha. That's funny, though. Anyway, thanks for stopping by the web site. Hope I didn't trash your head too much with all the stuff I've got on here. A few years back I kind of jumped off into the web world thang and went to upload hell. Thus this website. Avagooday, Mate. -M-
-Friday, October 12, 2007 at 14:49:58 (MST)
Dave L

I've been a fan since the Seven Separate Fools album, and can honestly say 3DN was the first band that took me from Disney songs to pop at the tender age of 10 those many, many :-( years ago.

But strange question. I remember back when there were only 3 TV channels watching a fishing show one Saturday afternoon. This was probably mid 70's, and I recall seeing either you, or Cory Wells, or both, as a guest on the show. Probably the first and last fishing show I've ever watched.

Do I remember that correctly?

Enjoyed your site Mike. Oh, the memories! I saw you all in 1983 when you had gotten back together and were touring with Chuck for that short period of time. One of the best shows I ever saw, as seemed like the entire concert was a "best of" show.
-Friday, October 12, 2007 at 13:36:50 (MST)
Hey Ken. Good to hear from you. Yes, I'm sure you probably did hear a little Cory in me. Something I'm not ashamed of. On the contrary: Quite proud, actually. We all CERTAINLY enfluenced each other over the years, and that is putting it mildly. Originally, I wrote a couple of those songs on my CD with Cory in mind as a vocalist on a new 3DN album/CD, but it was not to be. Realizing that ... I decided to just go ahead and release it as my own CD.
Having said all that ... I truly appreciate the accolades on my efforts and am glad you're enjoying it. -M-
-Tuesday, October 09, 2007 at 12:26:04 (MST)
Hey Mike, How is the new 3DN cd doing? Is it going to get done? I listen to your cd at work all the time. I can hear (Cory Wells) in your style. Must have to do with being around him for say, 30 years! HAHA Keep rockin!!!
Ken S.

-Friday, September 28, 2007 at 11:21:47 (MST)

* How'd You Find This Site? *
Mary, I'm working on it. Sorry for the abuse by others. There's a spam filter in place now and it seems to be working perfectly. Looking forward to new messages/posts. -M-
-Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 at 17:17:57 (MST)

Atlantic, City USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I'm weak. I didn't know any better. *
Geeze Michael, I just wanted to say HI to everyone and couldn't get past the junk!!!!!!
I hope you are doing well. Congratulations big time on the book!! I can't wait to see it in print. Nothing better than having a hard copy (Hmmmmm could go a little further with that but I'll stop since this is a public forum).
As always....love you bunches. Best wishes sweetie!

-Friday, June 01, 2007 at 08:33:22 (MST)
FL * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Just wanted to post a "hi" in your guestbook to let you know I'll be seeing you perform (again) in Orlando on August 18th. I'm hoping I can get the chance to say "hi" in person and ... perhaps ... a photo with you (??) as you are my Top Dog. Thanks again for your awesome performances, and I look forward to watching you jam in August.
-Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 08:41:09 (MST)
Lakewood, OH USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
posted on dimeadozen.com
After having seen both line-ups of TDN that are out on the touring circuit I have the following opinion that I'd like to air here.

Chuck's voice and band DOES rock and they do very presentable, exceptional versions of the classic songs that Three Dog Night, as a band, are known for. They still lack the potency that the other two original vocalists are able to generate when they all 3 sing together.

The band that consists of the former vocalists/members, Danny Hutton and Cory Wells, not to mention original guitarist, Michael Allsup, and keyboardist, Jimmy Greenspoon offer an enjoyable show that also does justice to the TDN catalog. But, they lack that signature tone quality/energy that Chuck brings to the vocal arrangements.

Both bands lack a major ingredient that was the core of Three Dog Night's sound, drummer, Floyd Sneed. Those who have seen him play, know what I mean. Bass player Joe Schermie has passed away (RIP) but he also was a big part of what made this rhythm section one of the best in rock.

Back in 85, I saw the original line-up at The Front Row Theatre in Cleveland when they were doing a "reunion" , which ended up being the last tour that featured all three original vocalists, Allsup, Greenspoon and Sneed. They F****N' rocked the house so HARD! 3 encores and the song list featured everyone fantastically! It really is in my top 5 of hundreds of shows that I've seen throughout my life. It was obvious that Chuck was really messed up at this point so I can understand why there were some personal differences/problems within the group.

The major point that I'm trying to make is this.... Three Dog Night is a perfect example of the CHEMISTRY that the classic bands of 60's/70's had. The combination of 3 individual vocalists, blending as one distinctive voice with a tight, dynamic band behind them that accompanied and arranged each song to make it uniquely their own. You just can't replicate that again by hiring other players to play or sing the parts in the studio. After all the money and fame that these musicians made as members of TDN, you would hope that they could get it together, out of respect for the music and their own collaborative efforts, to bring these GREAT songs out to the public WHO LOVE THEM and really do their memory/legacy/reputation justice and resolve legal issues and DO IT RIGHT!
I'm just a fan of this great band, who knows from personal experience what these men can do when they all come together and create a sound that has enriched many people's lives and truly brought some joy to the world.

If you feel like I do email their sites and let them know...
Thanks for reading this and thanks to the uploader for this show!
-Monday, May 21, 2007 at 08:08:12 (MST)
Cherry Tree, PA USofA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - SPAM. I had no control over it. *
Hey Mikey and you other guys who read these notes when Mikey is not around. Hope everyone is good and behaving like Rockers. I am all by myself (except for the dogs (And the Dogs when I am dreaming and listening to CD's by Fogerty. I KID, I KID. You know I love you all dearly!! I see you have added some gigs close to my place. I am not allowed to travel too far, my kids think I am senile and not able to drive so they are going to ESCORT ME. HA! I think it is only fair that they pay for everything in that case. Maybe I will be able to change my daughter's mis-placed love of Buffett. I hope to see you in Lincoln, RI, will probably have to sneak out. If not, I will really, really try to get to Florence, KY in June and in New York and Maryland later on. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Love to all!!!
-Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 12:39:14 (MST)
Tampa, Fl usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Saw you yesterday at Busch Gardens. Wow, you rock!!! I really enjoyed the show. It looks like you love what you do. I'm envious. Thanks for all the great memories.
-Monday, May 14, 2007 at 05:44:00 (MST)
Edmonds, WA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
I have never driven you anywhere in my car. Or sat next to you on a plane. The closest I have ever been to you is probably 50 yards and the last time I saw you live was about 20 years ago. But I must say, growing up, TDN was my obsession. I recently bought the CD of "It ain't Easy" GAWD!!! I love that disk. I haven't listend to it in years, but what a great record!!!What talent!!!! Thanks for that!!
-Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 17:02:54 (MST)
Atlanta, GA usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Michael, Your openess and kindred spirit really shows itself well within the writings of "The Upside to Rock-Roll". Dont want to sound Cliche, however I am a full time working musician over the last 30+ years and a TRUE TDN fan from the Start. Allthough I am closing in on age 50, I still remember the influence your playing style had on me including the other musicians within TDN. I will say this 3-part harmony is awesome...however I soon got past that bonus feature within TDN and started listening thru the vocals and getting off big time on the musicianship, arrangments, and polished sound. Mike ,Really enjoyed the book and hope you continue to inspire future generations.
-Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 07:20:10 (MST)
Diana Matisz
Cheswick, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *
Hi Michael,

I heard recently that you all (THree Dog Night) were going to do a new album this year with some new music. If true, happy to hear it and when will we be able to purchase? By the way, your individual music is fabulous! Hope to hear from you. Wish you guys were coming out to the Pittsburgh area again. I went to the concert last year in Lancaster, PA (of all places!). Not a very wild crowd out there, but the concert was great. Thanks in advance for your time in reading this email.

Be safe,

-Sunday, May 06, 2007 at 16:28:50 (MST)
Bret "Jimmy" Parrish
Inkom, ID Out of This World
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I got a MAC, and there it was *
Jimmy Sr.
What I forgot to mention is that I was typing in Arla Parrish on Google to see what came up. Then Bret, and this post I made here like six years ago popped up. Wow. Still pissed I missed you in Portland. Miss you. Bret
-Thursday, May 03, 2007 at 21:18:29 (MST)
Bret Parrish
Inkom, ID USA, Mofo
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I got a MAC, and there it was *
Hey cuz. When you comin' to SE Idaho? Haven't seen you in some time, but when TDN is on the radio it's cranked. Wesley has yur' pick hangin' on the wall. Miss you and "L". Bret
-Thursday, May 03, 2007 at 21:05:11 (MST)
Floyd Sneed
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-Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 07:10:29 (MST)
Prairieville, LA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - One of those Flash Back things you here about *
Michael, Just wanted to say hi ... saw you and Three Dog Night today for the first time ever! In concert at the Ascension Parish Bicentennial in Gonzales, LA. You guys were awesome! I'm a classic rocker that was growing up a playing music in a rock band during that '69-75 era. I really like the "Rap" thing ya'll did today ! I was crying I was laughing so hard ! Thank you - it was great - keep doing it ! And keep on rockin' - you guys are the best! And your guitar rig sounded great! Best to you and TDN! :) Dennis
-Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 19:31:25 (MST)
Elaine in Chicago
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michael! Hope the weather is nice for your show in Louisiana. Just a question - is your email down and I am so techno challenged I don't realize it or have I been cyber "black listed", so I can't send you an email note?! If I don't get your email answer, I promise I'll get the hint! Either way, Best Regards.
-Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 10:15:26 (MST)
Ligita Mikelsons
Mississauga, ON Canada
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *
My first introduction to your music was at the age of 15 when a friend brought over the "Captured Live at the Forum" album and we played it on my parents' stereo. Never heard of you or music like it before and immediately and absolutely loved it. Staple of my high school years. Probably heard your music daily on the radio st that time. I sort of stopped listening until last year when I was in Latvia visiting a friend, and he must've had about 1000 CDs, some of which were Three Dog Night. Now I'm hooked all over again; I've even bought a couple to add to the albums I had in the '70s. Any chance you'll be coming to the Toronto area again soon? I'd be first in line.
-Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 16:49:16 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A John Edward/Crossing Over thang *
Morgan: I know nuttink!!
-Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 14:00:59 (MST)
portland, or US of A
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - One of those Flash Back things you here about *
So, where do we get one of those "hand made" tee-shirts everybody at the saloon is raving about? Hum?
-Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 19:10:11 (MST)
nate norton
columbia, S.C. USA !!!
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
i found your site when i searched ( born 8 march ) because it was my birthday. so we have the same birthday, i saw your name and clicked, i'v always loved three dog night. im exsactly 13 years younger then you and remember cutting grass as a little kid and singing the jerry song. i still love all the music. but back then that was the first song i learned to sing. ( not that i can really sing ) but it sounded ok over a loud 2 stroke engine. i play a strat myself. love that old guitfiddle. i work in a boiler room and still sing when no ones around. its loud in here. i read alot of your sight and really laughed alot, especially about the island babe, your x wife. i guess cause my wife really is a island babe from the phillipines, i spent time in the navy, loved the story about your vacation in the bahamas, and the woman with the bread, that was good, i had a few wild times in saint croix and san jaun myself back in the seventies. i work for the army now, just wanted to say hi and let you know ill be checking out you new cd, take care mike, keep on pickin.
-Saturday, April 07, 2007 at 10:51:53 (MST)
LuAnne C
Cuyahoga Falls, OH USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Hi Mike-
Just a quick note to tell you that Check Negron was in Cleveland on 3/24 for the annual Moondog Coronation Ball. He acknowledeged & thanked you and the rest of the original 3DN band members during his performance. It was wierd listening to him sing Dog songs, as I am so used to the current lineup. Enjoyed you all back in November at the Q for the Scott Hamilton Cares event also. Come back soon!
-Wednesday, April 04, 2007 at 12:35:06 (MST)
Brad (Bambam)
Dallas, TX USA
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Hi Mike. This is Brad - Will's friend in Dallas. Thought I would give our band a plug on your guestbook if that's okay - it's Danny and the Dinosaurs. I hope HTML works on here. That's it. Oh, let me know when you have those photos downloaded on Will's site so I can delete the temp page I set up for you.

-Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 20:29:39 (MST)
Niagara Falls, ny usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
I have some pictures from the early 70's when you guys were in NY and Toronto. Jack Ryland was my Godfather..:(
Get in touch via e mail if you're interested in the pics, I am sure I can scan them all for you.
-Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 21:08:51 (MST)
powell, ohio usa
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Great to see a 'scholarly' M. Allsup look. Don't hit your prime til mid 40's. 25 years to enjoy the 3DNman 'bending strings'. What was good then, (60's & 70's), is still good! Peace & 'Love You Man', Mark D. Martin (retired pro drummer 1985) PS How many guitar players have 'copped' Allsup guitar licks? PPS Job of the elders is to 'learn' the young.
-Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 05:02:43 (MST)
Cherry Tree, PA USofA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I'm weak. I didn't know any better. *
HI Mikey: A am so sorry I did not say HAPPY BIRTHDAY so "HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY" now, hope it was a good one!! I had a really bad cold and did not feel much like doing anything. Hope to see you soon, please come to PA or Ohio, even West Virginia, Maryland so I won't have to drive so far Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Love to all. AnnMarie
-Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 17:38:11 (MST)
Sarah Cardin
Louisville, TN usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Didn't plan on sending blank emails--my internet has been screwy so maybe it was having a moment. Just wanted to tell you again how great you all were the other night and I am looking forward to seeing you all later this year. Keep on rockin'!!!!
-Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 15:23:08 (MST)
Sarah Cardin
Louisville, tn USa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Saw you all last night in Cherokee, NC. You guys were really smoking. It was an incredible show and I hope to catch you all again this year.
-Sunday, March 11, 2007 at 16:34:45 (MST)
Kyle Dagens
Burlington, Wi USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Allsup Guitar Pick *
Hi Michael
I was just emailing to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY". If you are wondering who I am, I am the kid who was at Epcot center during the food and wine festival, I was there for four of your shows and then you gave me your pick. Then I also stayed after your show and got to meet you, and you also signed my hat for me. So I just wanted to say thank you for that and wish you a happy birthday.
Your fan Kyle
P.S.I listen to Three Dog Night every night while i do my homework
-Friday, March 09, 2007 at 18:23:18 (MST)
Tory Z Starbuck
St. Louis, MO usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Because of the science fiction/Asian experimental art rock muzik I play, most people would think that guitarists such as Robert Fripp, Bill Nelson or Fred Frith would be some of my favourites- as they are, but I don't think enough people payed attention to your guitar parts or orchestrations or the way you used effect pedals in those early Three Dog Night records. I mean, I was only 10, 11 and 12 when I was a BIG 3dn fan, but I recognized that something was not quite normal about your playing. You ARE versatile but the way you soloed or added "non" sounding guitar to the songs was very "not" rock to me. Your parts were very haunting sometimes and I am only guessing that it had to do with the way you used the Leslie Speakers? I do not even know that you used them but it's all that I can speculate since flangers and phase shifters were not popular yet. Sometimes, I have a hard time picking your parts from Jimmys' keyboards. It will even be a pretty straight ahead pop song and you will barely hear this reverbed "ghostsax" of your guitar in the background somewhere. I have all this stuff on cd now and it is so much more clear to me. Anyway, I thought that you should know that you have a musician out there that noticed the avant gardeness of your playing. Tory. www.toryzstarbuck.com
-Friday, March 09, 2007 at 14:29:41 (MST)
Rocklin, ca USA

May you be blessed all year long.

-Friday, March 09, 2007 at 09:13:29 (MST)
Crystal City, MO 63019
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Hi Michael, I am really running late tonight, but I hope you had a great 60th birthday. What a milestone!

See you in Joplin. Dont' forget to come by for some toasted ravioli!
-Thursday, March 08, 2007 at 21:20:42 (MST)
Jim Gaines
Evansvilee, IN USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Happy Birthday Mike !
Hope it's a great one and all the best to you.
-Thursday, March 08, 2007 at 15:07:26 (MST)
White Post, VA * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Happy Birthday my friend!!! God Bless.
-Thursday, March 08, 2007 at 12:48:29 (MST)
Dallas, TX * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *
Michael.........Happy Happy Birthday to YA!!! Hope your Day is a GREAT ONE.

Lot of Love,

Glenda in Dallas
-Thursday, March 08, 2007 at 10:04:24 (MST)
Nancy (& Lucy, too)
Planet Brooklyn, NY U.S.A.
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Michael,just wanted to wish you a Happy 6-0. Enjoy your special day and CELEBRATE!!
-Thursday, March 08, 2007 at 08:54:30 (MST)
Colleen Engler
Dallas, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I'm weak. I didn't know any better. *
I've already signed your guestbook, but I wanted to sign it again on this special day. I'd mention my favorite memory of you, but there are so many from which to choose. Notice I said SO many,not TOO many...there could never be too many memories of time with you! You already know how I feel - you are a phenomenal musician, an amazing man, and a dear, dear friend. I wish you much happiness in the years ahead. Happy 60th Birthday.
-Thursday, March 08, 2007 at 05:57:35 (MST)
Chicago, * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Just wanted to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! (a few days early) since I'll be away for a few days. I hope the 8th is a wonderful day for you, it sure was a good and lucky day day for us fans! Thanks, and CELEBRATE!!!!
-Monday, March 05, 2007 at 14:35:34 (MST)
Dean Brant
Davie, Fl USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michael ,I was at the Jupiter Show the other night and the show was great.I waited a while to say hello but you and the guys left so quickly.Well i just wanted to say hello and wish you and your family well.catch you the next time your in south Florida.
-Monday, March 05, 2007 at 11:13:51 (MST)
Cris Matthews
Chicago, IL USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *
Michael--I admit, when I first heard "Into My Life", I thought, "What a loser--jamming his religion down our throats. I didn't buy a ticket for this." I wished you'd finish and shut up. Didn't realize I was the loser.
Thanks for the courage to plant some seeds. Years later, on a humid, star-studded southern Illinois August night in 1978--alone on my porch--I gave my life to Jesus. It has never been the same. Your sister in the Christ--Cris
-Sunday, March 04, 2007 at 22:43:17 (MST)
Portage, WI USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Hello, Michael. We just got home from the show in Baraboo, Wisconsin. I got to have a quick visit after the show at the meet and greet, and mentioned that we had been at your show in Marshfield last summer. Had a wonderful time at both shows!!!
-Sunday, March 04, 2007 at 20:53:59 (MST)
Sarah Cardin
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Hey Mikey,
You all are "coming down my way" next weekend. Cherokee, NC @ Harrah's. I'm so excited!!!!!!
See ya next weekend.
-Friday, March 02, 2007 at 16:16:10 (MST)
Brian Johnson
Fresno, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
As a fan for 35+ years I'm glad to hear you're still rockin'. The Dog's are still one of my favorite groups. Your music kept me company on a lot of submarine patrols. It was good for the soul and the sanity.
You and Terry Kath were both very underrated, both in what you contributed to the sounds of your respective bands, and in pure talent. You guys made those guitars talk, especially in the live shows. Hope you guys get to the Fresno,CA area real soon.
Thanks for a lot of great years and songs!
Good luck, and God Bless!
-Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 21:16:52 (MST)

Mike Mullins
Glendale, AZ USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Blind Luck I Guess *
Michael: I was really looking for chords/tabs to 'Til the World Ends. But i'll take the chords for Country anytime. I had figured out the intro on my own using barre chords on frets 5 and 7 but then my skills failed me.

Two songs that actually choke me up -- and while I'm sober too.

Thanks for the wonderful music. Made high school that much sweeter.

Mike Mullins
-Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 17:51:13 (MST)

David Shaw
Champaign, IL USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michael!
I have been a huge fan since I was 8. I'm now 43!
I just listened to you all today. Luckily, I found you and your web site. Prior to writing this I just printed the chords to Out in the Country. I have searched long and hard for a song book or a collection of transcriptions with no luck. Is there one or is there some kind of copyright problem. Now that I have found your site I will probably become a huge menacing pain in your ass!
-Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 21:11:00 (MST)
Montgomery, AL USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
I saw the TDN concert here in Montgomery, AL last night, really enjoyed it. I know this is a mainly a site for your own stuff, but I'm betting it would be a nice addition to your site if you would list TDN's big hits & other fan favorites, then show who sang which songs. I looked on the Internet and I didn't find any information like this anywhere. I understand TDN is a group and share in the fortunes & credits, but that's not the point --- it's info not found elsewhere, and from what I've seen, there are a lot of fans who don't know which singer sang which songs and which ones were mostly group vocal efforts like "Out In The Country" and I'm betting it would be the most-traveled page on your site (out of sheer curiosity) if you posted it. I'd love an e-mail about it if/when you do.

-Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 13:34:35 (MST)
san antonio, TX USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
In my younger days I went to every 3 Dog Night concert in San Antonio,TX except youe 1st one. In fact, 1 year your equipment didn't make it to San Antonio in time for the concert, do you remember that? So my friend & I flew to Dallas to see y'all at the Cotton Bowl, B.W. Stevenson & Rod Stewart and Small Faces were your warm-up acts. My friend & I went back to the airport after watching you guys leave the stadium in your limos. We slept in the airport waiting for our 7 am flight home & we were awakened about 5 am by a planeful of people carrying pineapples from Hawaii. That pineapple smell was really strong. I love you guys still after all theses years
-Friday, February 09, 2007 at 04:52:55 (MST)
modesto, ca usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
Hey Mike.. what's happenin? I see you're still kicken after all these years! I also heard Jesse is playing in a local band. Nothing like keepin it in the family:) It's been a couple of years since I've seen ya, but maybe I will be lucky enough to run into you again some time in the future. Take care, Anne
-Thursday, February 08, 2007 at 22:34:38 (MST)
Glenn Henry
Costa Mesa, Ca USA
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Hi Mike- I have put together a tribute to T.D.N. with long time friend and former guitar player for Chuck N.( in early 90s) and some of the best singers I have known..We are based out of Los Angeles. We share a love for the music and love what we do. Would dig for you to see our show. When you get a chance (and anyone reading this) pleae log on to www.youtube.com and sub search "Joy to the World" by Harmony. There you will see us. The show is titled "Harmony" Check out Eli also. The one thing that we were not able to nail exact is our Cory singer assumes the Chuck look and visa versa and our guitar player colored his hair the wrong color for the video....As to my part and the great Joe S. I can't think of anyone that influenced my playing from 1968 to 1975 more that him. I was cutting my teeth on bass back in the 60s at the age of 9 to age 12 and my style is cut from Joe's cloth completely..I miss him...By the way what is the story behind the Troll on the headstock? I have actauuly just picked up an old troll on e-bay so I can be 100% authentic and I wish to share the story with those that ask as we travel and perform. Did Joe ever tell you why he had the troll on the headstock ?
-Tuesday, February 06, 2007 at 15:24:03 (MST)
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I'm weak. I didn't know any better. *
Hey Michael, how is everyone? Hope good! I am going into withdrawal, can't get to a concert since Cleveland. What is your new studio gig?? I have been reading about it but no particlures. I hope it is a new Video or DVD. Hope you have some concerts close to PA soon. Please tell Cory and Jimmy HAPPY BIRTHDAY and I love Jimmys CD, good stuff!! Hopeing to see you real soon. Love to all AnnMarie
-Monday, February 05, 2007 at 18:09:19 (MST)
Geoff W.
Hayward, CA USA
Just a quick hello f/NorCal - I played a gig in your old stompin' grounds, Modesto, at a cool club called the Fat Cat,at I St. & 11th. Ever hear of it?
-Monday, February 05, 2007 at 16:14:12 (MST)
raymond archer
Menlo Park, Ca USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Blind Luck I Guess *
Mike, I happened on to your personal web site last night. the one you tell your life story. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your life with others.You should put it out as a book I really injoyed it. I also am a guitar player Born in 1948 in San Francisco. While reading your story it was amazing how much of what you remember was the same for me.Anyway just wanted to thank you for thegreat time .And may God Bless You and yours. Hello Ray.
-Monday, February 05, 2007 at 05:07:41 (MST)
Eileen Dimino
Gettysburg, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Just wanted to say hi, Michael! I haven't been on your site since the holidays so I just wanted to see what's new. Hope the New Year is treating you and your family well. Very excited about TDN's new studio venture this year! I'm sure it may cut back on the tour dates, but I guess we'll make the sacrifice, huh? Haven't seen you all since Orlando so I hope I get to see you long before you hit Bethesda in November...don't think I can wait that long!! Stay well my friend....and safe travels to all of you. God Bless,

-Friday, February 02, 2007 at 21:50:04 (MST)
Peter Nielsen
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
Hi Michael
My name is Peter and I¥ve heard that SS Fools opened for Journey and Tin Lizzy at Santa Monica Civi in LA back in May 1976. Is this something that you remember
I¥m buying a promoadvert from that show and when I get it I¥ll sene it to you.
Just send me a mail so I can contact you
Best wishes from Peter Nielsen
-Thursday, February 01, 2007 at 14:13:56 (MST)
Morgan Sidhe
Portland, OR US of A
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
My electric power company thanks you for your ebook, and the two hours I spent reading it. To think all those years I went through Modesto on-route to Sonora you never came out and said hello. Hello!
-Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 12:02:22 (MST)
Alvin R. Eppler
Enumclaw, WA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *
My son Bryan sent the part in the book where you talked about our lives as kids. Drop me a line some time, would love to talk to you. Brings back old memories.
-Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 09:50:50 (MST)
San Antonio, TX 78201
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hey, never imagined I'd be able to express my sentiments on just what an influence you were to me in the seventies. I was 14 years old and totally in love with Three Dog night and especially you. I had your posters plastered all over my crazy orange bedroom walls. Went to see you all in concert at least three times. Made this teeny bopper's life complete at the time. Thanks for the memories. you will always be special. I got on this website because for some reason I started to sing "Gotta get the lord back in my life" I googled your name and I am so happy you are still doing what you love best. God bless!!! Stella
-Monday, January 29, 2007 at 20:50:21 (MST)
Dick Kell
Coarsegold, CA United States
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *
Hey Mike, Thanks for the kind remarks you made about me. Really? The memorys from that era are great, a best time of my life thing. Anyway, if you are ever in the area ...Outside Fresno in the foothills of the Sierra, it would be great to get together and tweek each other. I'm 63 now moving a bit slower --how about you...I only have one rocking chair, but I am a virtuoso on it.

Love and regards, Dick
-Monday, January 29, 2007 at 13:35:53 (MST)
bellevue, ne * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hey Mike wanted to wish you a happy b.day enjoy your day. 21 again right>?? come back to nebraska soon okay love ya vikki
-Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 21:52:17 (MST)
Dennis Albro
* How'd You Find This Site? *
Michael ...
I finally found all of the stuff from England ...
Would like to e-mail you something ...
Don't have your address ...
Reply to dalbro@comcast.net

-Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 17:21:14 (MST)
Randy Fears
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Ive seen you guys play many times the past few years and it looks like youre still having a blast! God bless ya Mike along with the other members of TDN. Your Fan Forever,Randy Fears
-Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 15:33:23 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *
Hiya Michael! Just browsing around, and had to peek in here and pay my respects. Hope ya'all are well, take care.
-Monday, January 22, 2007 at 14:41:30 (MST)
Steve Whalen
Roswell, NM USA
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I have followed three dog night since I was in high school. 1970-1973. Then I took all of my albums to college and you helped me through college. I have seen you 2 times and your shows are great! I wish I could've seen you guys a third time in Ruidoso NM on January 19th, 2007 but I got snowed in Roswell and couldn't get there. The roads were icy and snow-packed, I figured my safety was in jeopardy and had to miss your show. What a drag! Needless to say I was terribly disappointed. I had to eat my tickets because of no refunds when the show must go on, no pun intended. I will always cherish three dog night music. You guys and The Beatles are my favorites. I hope to catch you another time. Keep on Rockin' Steve Whalen
-Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 19:19:23 (MST)
Steve Calzone
Bellefonte, DE US
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Can't wait to get the new CD this year. Also looking to book you guys for private gig. I contacted booking agent for pricing.
-Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 20:07:08 (MST)
Dan Cox
Hollywood, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michael,
Just wanted to drop you a line as a life long fan who started playing guitar because of YOU! I first saw the dogs on 9th Street West hosted by Sam Riddle. Bought the first album, learned how to play 'Nobody' and have played guitar for 30 years since. Seen you guys a million times...and the one thing that always made me watch you was the fact you were having such a great time. Always a smile...always laughing...Know that you have brought joy, happiness and the gift of music to millions of people throughout the world and are still kicking it. Kinda wish it was 1969 again.... I thank the heaven's that I grew up in that era. You rock Michael!!
Dan Cox
-Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 17:54:28 (MST)
Space Cadet Alison
Fraser Valley, BC Canada
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *
Hoping that you are doing well, dear boy. Hope you are doing well.
Toodles, A
-Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 21:50:41 (MST)
Christian Tarr
Coeur d'Alene, ID USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A John Edward/Crossing Over thang *
Hey Michael, it's been a long time. I just wanted to say hi and ask if you are still making "Michael's Special" that I taught you with the capers and sun dried tomatoes? I also wanted to thank you for educating me on the music industry before I made a decision. Your advice really hit home and I wouldn't be where I am now without your insight. If you want to say hey or you are planning a trip to North Idaho, throw me an email. The skiing is awesome up here. Also, send my best to Jessie. He is the best drummer I have ever seen and I am sure he will be famous someday. I miss his sense of humor when we worked together at Mediterranean. That was definitely a very memorable time of my life. Peace be with you and your family.
-Saturday, January 06, 2007 at 13:56:49 (MST)

jim roman
tampa, fl usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
we have seen you guys the last 3 years at epcot, orlando, my whole family loves you guys, my kids, 12 and 15 enjoy your music and know all the words. they amaze old time fans when they see my kids. we have been in the front row for the epcot shows. we love the rap song version of momma, wish you guys would do a live cd, and include both versions of the song. we have the most recent cd, but, it only has 4 live songs, and yes, we have the dvd. all great. we hope you come back to disney again, or perform in the orlando/tampa area soon. i have had the great fortune from seeing hendrix, beck, clapton, page and perry...you are an entertaining guitarist, i wish you would have more riffs...stay well...jim
-Friday, December 29, 2006 at 07:12:59 (MST)

Bellingham, WA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
I found this site after researching my husbands brother's name.. Doug Burch. Over the holidays staying at their mom and dads I got to look at all of the memories from Dougs musical days. You mention him in your online book, so google brought me here. Our son Talons middle name is Douglas in memory of him. He was killed in a motorcycle crash years ago. It was wonderful to see him mentioned by you as a friend as well as a roadie. Wish I had met him. Three Dog Night was the first album I ever received growing up and your book here has been great to read. I will have to purchse your CD. Happy Solstice and Holidays. Happy New Year.
-Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 20:47:18 (MST)
Sarah Cardin
louisville, tn usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
I hope you had a great christmas. You all are coming to my town (knoxville) (as the song goes "coming down (my) way") in april and it's a private show!! How about a public show also????? I was wanting to see you for my birthday in January in NC but it isn't feasable. have a great new year's day. Hopefully, you all will come back to Asheville (biltmore house) so I can catch you in August at least. Think Knoxville.....think Knoxville....
-Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 16:15:57 (MST)
Crystal City, MO * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I got a MAC, and there it was *
Hi Michael,
So nice to visit the guestbook and not see all of that awful spam. Iam glad that the junkeater worked for you. I haven't been to the guestbook in a while. We had a very busy summer.

I am still having fond memories of the trip to Owensboro, KY last March. Seeing you up close was awesome! Vacation was wonderful for us.

Just wanted to wish you a happy and prosperous new year. I saw on the TDN website that you will be in Joplin, MO at the end of April for the Choppers 4 Children rally. I have contacted the organizers, and it appears that Fair Weather Foods (that's us) will probably be there selling our famous bloomin onions and St. Louis toasted ravioli. I already told my better half to forget about me working the booth while you guys are playing. You know where I will be if things work out. Right at the front of the crowd.

Until then, take care!
-Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 21:13:26 (MST)
Chicago, * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hello to everyone in Michaeldom and Happy Holidays! I've just given myself a belated Christmas present of ordering "Some Women" and I bet thousands of you other Micheal freaks know just how much I'm going to enjoy it! Wishing all the best for everyone in 2007
-Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at 10:08:38 (MST)
Jerome Kendrick
Harvest, AL United States
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
Hello Michael. Finally someone who grew up in my time doing all the things I did: playing baseball, collecting baseball cards, playing baseball, listening to music, playing baseball, reading Hit Parader (and reading the words to some songs and just knowing they were wrong), playing baseball, listening to the radio under the covers (I was lucky, I lived in the DC area and at about 9:30 I could actually pickup WLS in Chicago with Dick Bianti playing rock and roll an talking about all the different kinds of pizza he would eat). (Sorry, at our age (July 20, 1947), some of us tend to ramble.)(Anybody who remembers Jack Scott and R&R Conway Twitty is ok in my book. )

Anyway, in all honesty, I was searching on Google for Skip Konte, and Chapter 17 of the book came up with the mention of Skip and the pictures.

I was in high school with Skip in 1964-65 at East High Scool in Anchorage, Alaska. In school, we were in the mixed chorus together and we were both baritones, but we had to sing falsetto tenor because none of the other guys could. In 1966, both Skip and I were in bands in the Anchorage area and I used to sing a couple of songs with his group. Anyway, he went further with his music career and the Army got me, although I did get my drinks free at many clubs because I would get up and sing with the bands. Last I heard Skip was a video producer in CA, commercials, churches, that kind of stuff.

Didn't yall come to Anchorage one winter and play at a club near the airport? Had to have been sometime between '70 and '76. Could have been EWF. I also remember seeing the Bee Gees and Sam the Sham and the Pharohs during those years.

I like your book, and the fact that it's the Upside.

Remember all of it but don't let the heatbreaks and downsides cause an internal bitterness that never lets go.
"Momma Told Me Not to Come", but I did anyway, and I wouldn't change the ride. Too may Upsides.

Best of Luck,
Jerome (Jerry)L. Kendrick
-Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 18:54:56 (MST)
Diana Matisz
Cheswick, PA 15024
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *

You were kind enough to respond to an earlier note that I left and I just wanted to wish you and your Happy Holidays and hope you are well.

Best Wishes,

-Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 17:55:30 (MST)
Miami, Fl U.S.of A.
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hey Mike, I visit your web site from time to time to see what's new and of course "NOTHING" (just kidding) The few times I have seen you around when I get a chance to talk to you after a performance, I always tell you the same thing and that of course is that I truly believe that you are absolutely the most under rated guitarist around. You are the backbone of the band, both early and todays. Furious chording and accents when needed perfectly timed and executed. I am a fifty year old guitar player myself, but don't hold that against me, I don't do for a livin! I am way past the BS stage so I am telling you the way I have seen it since I was twelve. Hope to see you when you come down to South Florida again. I would like to share some mutual musical guitarist friend talk with you but not on a public forum. Either way Mike you are an honest player man and may God continue to smile on you.
Wishing you a Happy Holiday!
-Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 19:23:00 (MST)
Sydney, NSW Australia
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
I saw TDN on the Ovation music channel here in Sydney the other night. It was great to watch and listen to many tracks that I had grown up with. Then, oh my, oh my, the harmonica starts up on Sault Ste. Marie and I was immediately enthralled by a song that I had never heard before. I was using live pause on the broadcast so I think I watched the song like 10 times in a row (even my three labradors were foot tapping in the end). As a consequence, I've been digging around on the Net for the last two days trying to research the song and to obtain the guitar chords. No luck on the latter but I did stumble upon the writer of the song and got to download his version of it (Keith Bowe and the Okemah Prophets at garageband.com). I have been strumming my six string trying to work out the chords myself but I can't quite get it right. Where can I buy the chord details?

Being Aussie, I was also fascinated to see where the name of the band had come from. I love it! My mother-in-law's relationship with me is akin to a four dog night - yeah....it's that cold! Thank goodness she's an Okie living in Oklahoma!

Best regards,

Steve, Sydney, Australia Dec. 20th 2006
-Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 19:10:56 (MST)

Elaine P
Chicago, IL * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi every fan out there in TDN/MICHEAL"dom"! Hope you are all having a happy holiday season...speaking of which...I just wanted to share a great charity I just found. For any amount (small to Big $$) you can donate to "Heifer International"(like the cow) that buys renewable livestock for hungry and less fortunate around the world. For instance, I was able to donate $10.00 in my daughter's name, got a very nice printout card to give to her, and the money goes towards a goat that will provide cheese and milk. Any offspring the goat produces is shared with other villagers. Neat, huh?! The website is heifer.org . At this time of year when so many have so much, it seems a nice way to spread JOY TO THE WORLD! All the best to everyone at this site, Michael, his family and all the fans here.
-Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 16:09:03 (MST)

Chicago, IL * How'd You Find This Site? *
thru the TDN site...Just wanted to say 'hello' and thank you for your engrossing asnd upbeat online book "Upside of Rock n' Roll". With bad feelings floating around, your sensitive,funny and respectful telling of the TDN story and was HUGE fun to read. Just like the happiness your musical talent has given to zillions of fans for many years. With real gratitude, thank you Micheal. You are really so very nice to your fans. Best wishes to you and yours and the fans at this site for all that is good this holiday season.
-Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 22:02:30 (MST)
Karen Leone
New Smyrna Beach, FL USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michael,

Remember the obsessed Florida fan whose dream came true when I got to take a picture with you and the band at that Daytona function two weeks ago. Got the picture today and if I can figure out how to scan it, I will forward it to you. Your hand was on my shoulder - be still my heart!

Hope to see you again in Florida really soon
-Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 13:08:54 (MST)
Lynn Monson
oakland, ca us
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hey Michael, just stopped by to sat hi. We knew each other in another life. I gave you the "GOOFY'S" jacket from Minneapolis. Happy holidays. Do you still keep in contact with John Meglin? I lost touch with him 20 years ago (before children) and I'd love to say "hi". Hit me back
-Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 21:06:00 (MST)
St. Louis, MO USA
* How'd You Find This Site? *
You need a new category for "How I Found This Site" I linked to it from Wikipedia (I am just SUCH a hopeless geek!). Anyway, I was at one of those awkward crossroads in life, wondering where my youth went. So I was chasing down a few of the things that once made me happy. TDN, and especially the guitar playing, certainly fits that category. I picked up playing the guitar at about the same time that TDN was the hot act in town and I'm still crunching out my old favs on my Les Paul Classic. At the risk of sounding trite, thanks for the memories.

-Friday, November 24, 2006 at 13:45:52 (MST)
Sarah Cardin
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I am hoping (and praying quite hard) that I get to see you guys in NC on January 13. It's a long drive but it's right after my b'day and I can't think of many more things I would rather do to celebrate. Anyway, I wanted to say I am excited that you all are getting back in the studio and doing a new CD/album. I am thrilled to death about it. That was one of the best things I've heard about in a while. Keep on rockin'! Sarah Cardin
-Thursday, November 23, 2006 at 20:26:59 (MST)
Eric Dawes
Bellevue, WA * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
If you're still looking for help with streaming and getting the HOYT cassette tape clip online ... drop me a note. Loved his stuff and would love to help you share his sense of humor with others.

(Saw ya in Seattle, WA Nov 17th ... you guys still blow me away with how tight, yet how sophisticated the arrangements are!!!)
-Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 21:58:37 (MST)
Denver, CO USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hey Michael!
What's Up? Just dropping by to say hello - don't know if you remember me - met you a few times throughout the years.
The TDN/KISS inspired band you unwittingly helped create - LOL. Was keyboard guy and big fan of Greenspoon (still am), but then saw you guys LIVE and went staright to guitar!
Hey if you get a chance check out the MySpace.com/RodneyDiAngelo page.


-Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 14:22:14 (MST)
Scott Goettel
Louisville, KY USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michael!
Any plans on another DVD release of your current concert tour? There are so many great songs, like the "rap" version of Mama Told Me Not To Come, Overground, and the Joe Cocker song (sorry I can't remember the title!), that are not on the DVD of TDN with the Tennessee Symphony Orchestra. I'd also like to see what was not included on that DVD with the TN Symphony Orchestra. It is truly a treat to watch and hear all you guys in concert...true craftsmen. The current line up of TDN is the best!
Best Regards,
-Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 13:58:19 (MST)
Joe Sliger
modesto, ca usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Mike. I met you at osh a few years back during Christmas time and asked you if we could get together and jam sometime. You told me to email you and....well here I am. I know that you are very busy and would love to sit down and play some time soon. You are still one of my favorite guitar players and I still believe that you are so under rated. However , not in my book. Please contact me when you have the time. Thanks, Joe (james michael joseph)
-Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 10:37:58 (MST)
Marty Monson
St. Louis, MO USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Hello, Michael. Been a fan of 3DN for years and saw you guys back in '72 at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis. What a great show! I just finished reading your online book and really enjoyed it. Wish Floyd Sneed was still with you guys. I've been a drummer for 40 of my 53 years and always dug how tight your band was live. Thanks for some real great times.
-Friday, November 10, 2006 at 20:03:24 (MST)
David Lankford
Hauser Lake , ID USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Viagra. Go figure. *
Hi Mike , I grew up in Modesto, ( Hobe and Margrette lankford's son).I am a cousin to the Jones's / McCabe's, celebrated the 4th once with you on Ohio ave...we were about 12..remember you in the Three Blind Mice-Mo-Town, Downey High School I believe...
Live in Idaho now-retired- we are about 45 mins North of Spokane..hope to come to your concert at the Quest Casino..Take Care ps I remeber all the old 60's bands in Modesto...remeber the Ratz?
-Friday, November 10, 2006 at 19:21:52 (MST)
john galascione
honey brook, pa usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I haven't got a clue *
Yo Michael! How's things? Long time no talk with. Hope things are well with you. Wanted to touch base with you to let you know that we are still kicking here "out in the country" in PA. Kendra is 15 now and has her own band. She's gotten pretty good over the years, I must admit. Almost as good as I am! N'Yuk N'Yuk! Miss you buddy! John
-Thursday, November 09, 2006 at 11:46:39 (MST)
Mike and Laura Pooler
Katy, tx * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Hey, just saw you in naples, florida. Want to say you all are awesome! You were just great and made our evening wonderful. Thanks and keep up the good work!
-Wednesday, November 08, 2006 at 16:57:49 (MST)
tom miller
Tallahassee, FL USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Got to hear you play last night in Thomasville, Georgia. You were really smokin'! Thanks for a great show.
-Monday, November 06, 2006 at 20:36:03 (MST)
Yarnut @getconn.com
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I haven't got a clue *
Hi Michael: Just wanted to let you all know how much we enjoyed the concert in Cleveland last Saturday. It was so nice the way the skaters had chorographed their routines to TDN music: Very, very good. Of course you guys rocked as usual. We were at the other----end of the arena so we couldn't see you very well but we really enjoyed it. Hope everyone is good, say hello for me. LOL AM
-Monday, November 06, 2006 at 16:49:58 (MST)
John Reese
Forney, TX US
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *
I'm trying to figuar out "never been to spain" on guitar Please help
-Wednesday, November 01, 2006 at 21:16:04 (MST)
karen leone
new smyrna beach, fl usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michael,

My friend and I (the Florida girls) just got back after seeing seven of your nine Epcot shows. How you managed to stand up, much less totally jam on your guitar, is a mystery to me but that's why we think you are the best. We totally enjoyed your shows and would have stayed for all nine but the heat got us!

We will be seeing you and the band next month at that private foundation gala Daytona. I am so looking forward to meeting you and telling you in person how much we appreciate your great talent. And I am still hoping that you will "make it so" I will get that picture!
-Monday, October 30, 2006 at 10:33:55 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
I have been SO lucky to get to see you guys in Asheville for the past couple of years. This past year, I was on the 4th row with my daughter. She's 11 and you all were her first concert. Have a question--when are you all going to play near Knoxville, TN? You keep coming to states around me, but it's too far for me to drive.
-Sunday, October 29, 2006 at 16:07:05 (MST)
Rick Simpson
Concord, NC USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

My wife, son and I just got back from the Three Dog Night show in Smithfield, North Carolina. Awesome show! We saw you guys about 5 years ago in Charlotte, NC and I saw you guys in 1970 in Charlotte. The band never disappoints - always putting on a great show. My eleven year old son, Blake, thinks you are one crazy guy. Thanks again for the great show tonight in Smithfield!

Rick Simpson
-Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 19:30:44 (MST)
Mobile, AL United States
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Allsup Guitar Pick *
Hey Allsup! I was surprised that I see you and the rest of the group at orange beach. I don't really see concerts much. So anyway I have four pictures of you at home. I can't believe the year changes so much and a lot of things where I live is like new. My mom knows I don't like change. I whish I could see you some day. sigh! I don't want to lose my happyness on you.
-Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 17:47:54 (MST)
Robin Urban
Wichita, KS USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *
Hi Michael! Just wanted to stop by and say Hi.
Well, I do have a question. I recently, finally, got a copy of SS Fools. My friend and I were listening to it and we could swear you sing lead on at least one song. Do you? We love the album by the way and thought we recognized your voice from Some Women, which we both have. Thank you for continually putting smiles on our faces! Robin

-Friday, October 27, 2006 at 06:04:44 (MST)
Altamont, IL USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *
My friends and I were in Springfield, MO this summer for the concert. WOW!! I have always been TDN fan, but I had never seen you in person. My good friend, Susie, tried to meet up with you to present you with a bottle of "Three Dog White" wine. Unfortunately, we were unable to meet up. We are working hard to get you guys booked at our county fair in the summer of 2007. If we get it accomplished, I think you and Susie need to meet up. She knows more about the band than you probably do. She is one of those people who never forgets anything she reads, sees, or hears. I think you and she sound a lot alike. Anyway, I loved the concert, and Susie is right, you are an awesome guitar player. Thank you for keeping me mindful of my younger days. I enjoyed every note!

April (Altamont,IL)
-Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 14:32:56 (MST)
Eileen Dimino
Gettysburg, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *
Hi ya Michael,

I tried to post a "hi" the other night, but since it didn't come up (screwy computers!!), I thought I'd try again. Who knows, you may wind up with two notes from me after all!

I wrote to thank you and the rest of TDN for a wonderful three days in Epcot last weekend! I made the trip just to catch the shows and was lucky enough to get to 5 out of 9...not bad, huh? Looks like you were all having a blast even in that awful heat and humidity...but what can you expect in Florida? Well, I know you've got better things to do than read all this stuff, but thanks again for the great shows....it was the most fun I've ever had in Orlando. I'm a member of "Madonna's TDN Posse" (aka fan club) and I hope to be seeing y'all again soon...even better, hope to meet all of you one of these days too! Rock on, my friend and travel safely!

Eileen :)
-Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 19:01:58 (MST)
Steve Wright
Bend , Or USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I'm weak. I didn't know any better. *
Sammi, naturally I was referring to Naturally!

One of the best albums to be released by ANY band.

-Monday, October 23, 2006 at 12:37:34 (MST)
Sammi Lynn
Waco, TX USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *

Chef Steve said:

"All the original Dunhill TDN albums ended in an "8".

Fer example:
The debut album- DS 50048
Suitable For Framing- DS 50058
Captured Live At The Forum- DS 50068

Etc, etc. The first album I bought was DS 50078, and my favorite is DSX- 50088. YOU do the math...nyuk"

Well........y'all know I don't do math, so I'm guessing.

Was DSX- 50088 "Naturally?"

In case you don't know, the number 8 indicates "intuition." How cool is that.:~)

Much love,
La Waco Wench

-Monday, October 23, 2006 at 00:56:40 (MST)
Eileen Dimino
Gettysburg, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Hi Michael,

Thanks for a wonderful three days at Epcot! I just got back home today and wanted to say how much fun it was being at 5 of the shows...WHEW!!! Was it hot down there or what??? Even with the heat and humidity, you guys were rockin' as always and letting the rest of us share in the fun. I just joined the TDN fan club in March after the Lancaster, PA show and I'm so glad I did....meeting so many wonderful new friends!

Well, Michael, I'll cut this short...just wanted to say thanks for your great music...and oh my, how you can play that guitar!!! Hope to be among the fortunate someday and get to finally meet you.....I've waited since TDN's start, so I think I've waited long enough!! God Bless,

Gettysburg, PA
-Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 21:23:12 (MST)
Clearwater, FL USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
I saw the last two shows you played at Epcot last night - second row, baby - and they were fantastic! I was literally raised on 3DN (granted, I'm only 17) and your music is part of the reason why I learned to play the guitar. I can't wait until you guys are in town again. :D

PS - would it be possible to put "Leave Your Hat On" up on your MySpace? I would definitely add it to my page. Tell Cory that his performance of the song was hysterical, and it's been stuck in my head, hehe.
-Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 17:30:16 (MST)
Susan Mella
Ormond Beach, FL USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Once again, I had the pleasure of watching you jam out at your recent gigs at Epcot and want to reiterate what an incredible musician you are. Despite the grueling heat this past weekend, you were pros and continued to give 110% at each and every concert. Your guitar solos were inspiring and genius, and your interaction with the audience makes you my favorite Dog. I look forward to watching another performance at the private foundation gala in Daytona Beach in three weeks, and will be thrilled to meet you backstage at the VIP ìmeet and greetî. As always, a devoted fan ... Susan Mella.
-Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 12:53:40 (MST)
Steve Rath
steven_ rath@kindermorgan.com
elwood, Neb U.S
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
I have been a fan ofThree Dog Night ever since you first started. Iown every album you ever put out and currently getting put over to C.D. a COUPLE OF THEM ARE NOT YET ON c.d but hoping that they sometime will be.This past summer I finally had the chance to see you in concert at the Neb State fair. It truley was a great show. I waited in line for 4 hours to make sure we had front row seats, which we got. I always considered you as one of the best guitarist in the business and that night was no exception. I hopeI get the chance to see you play again. Until we meet again Keep on Rockin
-Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 19:56:06 (MST)
Steve Wright
Bend, Or US of A
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *
Regarding the Dunhill albums, Mr Barkeep...
All the original Dunhill TDN albums ended in an "8".

Fer example:
The debut album- DS 50048
Suitable For Framing- DS 50058
Captured Live At The Forum- DS 50068

Etc, etc. The first album I bought was DS 50078, and my favorite is DSX- 50088. YOU do the math...nyuk

See there? There're more to me than just being the whacky Saloon chef...

-Monday, October 16, 2006 at 13:53:51 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Great concert at Apache Gold Casino in San Carlos, AZ. You always keep the music so fresh and happy! And you are looking quite fresh and happy, yourself! Hope all is well,
Dianne Johnson
-Saturday, October 07, 2006 at 07:43:08 (MST)
Peoria, AZ USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *
(((((((((((((Mikey, Mikey, Mikey))))))))))).....
-Tuesday, October 03, 2006 at 09:33:23 (MST)
Mikey de Sade
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *
MIKE: Nope, I must admit ... YOU GOT ME ON THE MULLET DEAL. I'm shrinking with embarrassment. You wascal! Les Paul? I know, I know, I know. Nyuk.
DIANNE: See you tomorrow night in Arizona!! -Michael-

-Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 11:14:09 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Can't wait to see you all Thursday at Apache Gold Casino! I've been having 3DN withdrawals!
-Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 00:00:40 (MST)
Denver, CO USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
I hope you know I was kiddding about the mullet :-0 Absolutely serious about the Les Paul though!

-Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 19:38:09 (MST)
* How'd You Find This Site? *
Mike: Funny you should mention that. I used those very words to my hair cuttin wench in describing exactly what I DIDN'T want. ha. Honestly. It's true. I hate that look. Still, nice to see you post. -M-
-Friday, September 22, 2006 at 19:51:01 (MST)
Denver, CO USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Concerning the previous posting on a new hair style: I vote you give the mullet (ala that dude who did Achy Breaky Heart) a go! I sure wish you played Les Pauls again ;-( Mark my words, you start playing Les Pauls and TDN will have one more mega hit song. Mr Allsup, it's all up to you and your guitar choices!

Mike in Denver
-Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 17:07:15 (MST)
Ruben Hinojosa
verno, tx wilbarger
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Hey,I hav'nt the foggiest how you rockers ended up in burkburnet,tx on the 16th of sept,but you dudes rocked the hell out of it.It was one of the greatest times ever.The little ole lady and I made some nice memories at the show.You brought a bunch of old ones back too!Just wanted to thank you guys for a wonderful night!!!!!!!!You said it best in the music'Joy to the world'
-Monday, September 18, 2006 at 20:59:21 (MST)
cliff maltby
kirkby in ashfield, uk
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
been a three dog night FAN since the 7os got around the world with, one of the true classic live albums. great guitar on that album. well done and thankyou for the great music all these years.
-Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 13:22:50 (MST)
bill pillsbury
atlanta, ga us of a
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I'm weak. I didn't know any better. *
hey there!!! I am having a blast reading your book...and I am a huge fan...but I have a feeling that you or the photographer is trying to kid someone...like me maybe? :) In the section about Jack Ryland, there is a pic claiming to be of 5 gents. It looks like the photo has been altered big time...like the heads being lopped off of another picture and put on the one in the book! If you look at the dude on the extreme left, he has the head of a white man but he has black mans hands! Whassup??? This is funny...like something I would do! Take care and thanks for the good read!
-Sunday, September 10, 2006 at 19:17:26 (MST)
Jennifer Fauteux
Lasalle, Ont Canada
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Michael, I've been a fan since 3Dognight played at tghe Grande ballroom in Detoit in 69. My husband & I were at your concert at The Michigan State Fair 3 days ago. The band still rocks! You looked to be having a great time(sounded awesome too)We hope to see more of you with 3DN!
-Saturday, September 02, 2006 at 07:09:33 (MST)
Omaha, NE USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
Hey, Michael! Great show in Lincoln the other night. I'm the one who had the pictures to show you at the Meet & Greet. As soon as I get a chance to scan them, I'll email them to you. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us. We had a great time! Hope to see you again soon.

Take care!
-Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 20:53:12 (MST)
50 and still got it going on
Boston, MA must you ask?
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Dear Michael,

Caught the act in Boston - thank GOD at least you had a sense of humor. Otherwise it was like a mausoleum.

My dear hair stylist friend, who often "redoes" me suggested that your hair would serve you better if it were less poofy on the sides. After some thought I had to agree - your hair has covered your face far too long. I know, none of my business.

On another note, I enjoyed immensely the ramblings about the loneliness of being "rock star" on your web site. I was able to visualize each of the members as you described during the rare private moments of tours. HOWEVER, the humanness that everyone longs for is purposely kept at arm's length by choices each of us makes. To wit - reaching out to the ones who admire your work but don't want to know your body intimately are the ones who lead you to find your soul.
Long ago I wanted to be a groupie, not understanding the "requirements". After I turned down the ahem, opportunity, it became painfully evident that no one was looking for the nice girls when they were on the road. Not wanting to be used up and thrown away like trash, I kept my self respect and tearfully turned away. Many "fans" have a fantasized view of what someone should be like - someone they will never know simply because they settled for less than they deserved.
But as we age we reflect on the choices we make, and know that every step we take is another opportunity for growth. So at 50 I speak my mind, I prize my mind, my mind tells me the body isn't far behind but that it is transcient.

-Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 11:28:17 (MST)
Ewing, NE * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Loved your show in Lincoln, NE last night. What a blast from the past!! You guys rock!
-Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 18:48:50 (MST)
Terry Harpster
ewing, NE USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Just back from your concert at the NE state fair in Lincoln, just wanted to say AWESOME SHOW!!!! I'm the same age as the old dude on the keyboard,you guys are still the greatest!!
Thanks for doing us proud!!
-Monday, August 28, 2006 at 21:32:37 (MST)
trish tesh
oak ridge, nc usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
big fan, saw you guys at biltmore in north carolina again this august, but can you give greenspoon a message?..reading his book and he talks about the Plaster Caster girls as " a couple of beached whales"..not what i've come to expect from one of the dogs..has he forgotten how far from perfect he and all of us are?.he could have spared them and anyone who knew them that bit of embarassment and cruelty....a sad note in an otherwise very interesting and informative book..no no bad jimmy
-Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 17:37:04 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I got a MAC, and there it was *
Glad you enjoyed the "massive" online book. And that it was. Hard to read an entire book online, eh? Si.

All our albums end in "7"? Hmmmmm, intewesting. Hadn't noticed that. Surely something meaningful there, but I don't have a clue.

"Take me to the Pilot":Don't be intrigued. Our version sucked. In fact, was never completed if I remember correctly. One of the few times we just couldn't Make it Happen. Sterile somehow. Good song, but we decided to leave it in the can ... and I agree with that decision.

Early on we did a version of "Fire and Rain" written by James Taylor. It was a harder/rockier approach that wasn't half bad, but we noticed that James was starting to take off so we never released it. Long time ago. Might have never even recorded it. Just had an arrangement going in rehearsal. Anyway, James went on to a great success and (we were right) he had a huge hit with that song himself. I love that song as do most Americans. That goes for James as an artist, too.

-Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:35:09 (MST)
Knoxville, TN * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Blind Luck I Guess *
Been a huge fan of the group since I was a wee lad. I've read your massive on-line book, and actually have a couple of questions that have "dogged" (sorry, couldn't resist) me for a long time.

-Why do all of the Dog's Dunhill albums end with the same number? Line 'em up, they all end with (I think) the number 7, which seems like more than coincidence to me...or is it?

-The live "Forum" album is a bit underrated in my opinion. Did you guys ever record any more of the early shows? I'm also intrigued that there is an unreleased version of "Take Me To The Pilot" and was wondering if there were other unreleased tracks as well.

Also, I think that CYAN and Hard Labor are very underrated. The tracks you wrote for CYAN (Happy Song and Into My Life, in particular) have always been faves of mine...and we're talking for 30 years or so!!

Great site. Thanks for sharing!!!
-Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:25:22 (MST)
Wayne Molzahn
Las Vegas, Nv USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - One of those Flash Back things you here about *
Hi Mike, I emailed you a few months ago about my band in the 70s from San Jose Ca. Check out our web page at myspace.com/gropuscackusband
-Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 00:08:37 (MST)
Cheswick, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *
I've been reading your online book and its fabulous. It's a great read and the photos are unbelievable. You did a great job. Really enjoying it.


-Thursday, August 17, 2006 at 17:13:02 (MST)
Leslie Gregory
Crane, TX * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Saw your concert in Odessa, TX, a few weeks ago. I first saw you and heard band's music at Memorial Hall, in Kansas City Kansas, around 68-70. My roommate was from St. Lewis, and her sister PAULA was travelling with you. I would really like to know how to find Paula and her sister, Toni.

Did you guys ever imagine that your music would be so commercially succesful - like used in commercials? Or so enduring that you can fill houses with the same songs, year after year? Or that the messages of your songs would be so painfully current thrity five years later?

I missed hearing "Eli", but I guess that should go in the whine section.

L Gregory
-Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 22:43:28 (MST)
CA United States
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hey Michael! Since it got deleted, I'll post again. No problem.

Do you have a favorite TDN album (of the original lineup? Joe or Jack). I think my favorite is CYAN, partly because your songs on that album are suberb.

Another question...Was "Around the World with Three Dog Night" every officially released on CD? I know there are some transferred-from-crackly-vinyl versions floating around ebay. I'd like the real thing. I'd even like "Coming Down Your Way," "American Pastime" and "It's a Jungle" on CD!! Any info for us? Thanks
-Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 21:45:26 (MST)
* How'd You Find This Site? *
Somehow in my updating of this file I deleted all the posts from May 13th to August 14th, 2006. An accident that I truly regret. My apologies to those that posted. -M-
-Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 11:02:10 (MST)

Jeffrey Kunz
Hayfield, mn usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *
thanks for the pick and hand shake.. it was a surf fatistic experience for me.. jeff
-Friday, May 12, 2006 at 18:49:26 (MST)

Mickey Dee
Santa FE, NM USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
floyd and joe played on my album in 1991,i was a fan of three dog night since 13 yrs old.Now all i need is a chance to play live with you guys? I can sing all cucks parts? and play some good rythm gtr? keep me in mind if you need me on live shows..floyd knows me...stay with the Lord michael,he's coming very soon....be cool!Win souls!
-Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 01:22:10 (MST)
Gerry Cooney
Calabasas, ca usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - One of those Flash Back things you here about *
Hey Mike, Just a note from an old roadie and I am getting old. Real surprized to see that Doug died in '99. He was a great kid and taken way too young. Enjoyed reading your chapters, with a slight correction. The pie in the face of Meglan was in 1981 I think. We had a night off and went to see Alice Cooper. Great fun. I'm alive and well working in television again, Horses 24/7. If you think of it mention my name to Digger and give him my e-mail. I want to catch his sons' band when they play here in LA. Good talking with you. Take care, Gerry
-Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 16:07:45 (MST)
Newport Beach, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
Crazy thing for me, but I read your web site in its entirety. I found it when doing a web search "Hendrix Monterey" ...I forgot exactly why I was looking for related material after I got side tracked with your web site. Mike, that was Friday. I've just finished it up this morning (Monday). (Oh, I've gotten outside a bit. Had to work yesterday, went to the beach Saturday for a few hours, but the site kept calling me to pick up where I left off). I have to say, thank you for your generosity and candor with the memories you've shared. I don't think it would be a common thing to find someone who has been where you've been, to spend the time and give up so freely the things you've shared on your site. I grew up with your music. Some of the songs actually shaped my perception about how to be, to this day it's embedded in my character as part of what I am (Easy To Be Hard). I was in grade school then, when my older brother brought home one of your albums (Ely's Coming, Easy, Out in the Country, Mama told me). Those songs are part of my youth and timeless to me.

There was a point right around the time when people started chatting online. I met a girl from Hawaii, and we became friends. One time in an "Instant Message", she started typing the words to Out In The Country. It had been YEARS since I heard it, thought it to be overridden from a new generation of music and archived. I couldn't believe what I was seeing, as the text was coming across. I asked, "Lisa, what are those words?" She said it's just the words to a song I like to sing when I'm feeling down. I said I always LOVED that song, since I first heard it. She said, "You know it?" It was part of our bonding as a terrific friendship to this day.

In the mid 90's I was in CostCo and came across a triple CD set of 3DN. I hadn't had a chance to hear the music in years. I grabbed it. I was working on a new career and in college at the time, broke, fully overwhelmed with getting things together (in my mid 30's). I borrowed a walkman from my brother, drove to the end of the runway at the local airport and parked for a couple of hours (free entertainment to sit and watch planes take off and land, without looking like you don't belong there, pre 9-11). I was hearing your music after that, echoing for days. That's called therapy, for the ones who can't afford it (better than the kind people pay for, I might add).

One of the odd things to me that I found in your Menu From Hell, was the chord progression for Out In The Country. When I always would try to sound this song out (one of my favorite of all times) I thought it had to do with my lack knowledge of music, unlearned chords, etc. But when I found that you said that so many have asked for this it was quite a revelation to me, that I was not the only one out there seeking this knowledge, and that the answer to what the chords are, come from none other than the source where the song originated. I'll be digging in there for a few hours to see if I can make it sound right.

Thanks again! Good health and Best of Luck,

Mike, your email link was bad, I have an email I'd like to send you.


-Monday, May 08, 2006 at 13:19:49 (MST)
grand rapids, mi * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michael,
Awesome show at the Tulip Festival!!! When you came on stage my wife's first response was, "Wow...Michaels looking good!" So, how are ya keeping fit? Whatever you're doing I need to do :) Anyways, love the new songs and the rap version of "Mama" was a riot!!! Keep on rock'in and hope to see you next time around.
-Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 07:51:53 (MST)
Pacific Grove, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *
Hi Michael you cutie pie, Tell Danny to let Chuck back in the band for ONE blow out tour!! and if at the end of the tour old problems resurface just kick him out again..and if everything goes great, kick Danny out for being petty and unforgiving..Luv, Dalilah. p/s If Taylor Hicks does not win American Idol, Chuck might grab him for his new band and then Taylor will be his Cory..LOL!
-Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 07:48:11 (MST)
John Dietrich
Ballwin, MO USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Michael, my friends and I have enjoyed seeing you and 3 Dog Night twice in the past 18 months, first at the SEMO Fair in Cape Girardeau, MO in September '05 and just recently in Owensboro, KY. The shows were fantastic, and if you don't thoroughly enjoy what you do, you sure hide it well! We also watch the concert DVD with the Tennessee Orchestra about once a month.

Good health and happiness to all of you in the band, and we look forward to seeing and hearing you again soon....maybe get to the Naperville Ribfest in July.


John Dietrich
-Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 17:11:51 (MST)
Paul VanErven
Tucson, AZ U.S.A.
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
I was lucky enough to be able to see you with Three Dog Night April 6th in Tucson Arizona.
You had way too much fun on stage!
I had a wonderful time seeing you guys again (after seeing you in Tucson back when we were kids in the 70ís).
Keep bringing the fun and music to us all!

Paul V.

-Monday, April 24, 2006 at 13:01:05 (MST)
Linda Gross
Tucson, AZ USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Allsup Guitar Pick *
Hey, Michael, just wanted to say "thanks" SO much for the pick in Tucson, except when Danny tried to kick it...ARRRGGHHH!!! ;o)...You never fail to keep smiling, you are so wonderful to watch..don't EVER change!!!Thankyou!!! ;o)
Also, wanted to ask if you know where I can pick up a t-shirt, I didn't have a chance to get one at the show..is there a link yet???
You guys were great, as usual..come back soon...please tell C.W. I said "hello"...he knows me from long ago...
-Monday, April 17, 2006 at 20:47:15 (MST)
Steve Calzone
Bellefonte, DE USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Always Loved Three Dog Night, any chance of you guys recording any new stuff soon? Would love to continue my collection
-Sunday, April 09, 2006 at 12:49:19 (MST)
Bob Carr
Brookhaven, Pa. U.S.A
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Blind Luck I Guess *
Any chance of "Around The World With Three Dog Night" ever being released on CD.
-Thursday, April 06, 2006 at 06:35:29 (MST)
Ken Seelie
Valparaiso, In. USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Viagra. Go figure. *
Going to see you guys in Vegas in May. Are you guys still singing "Leave your hat on" and "Overground" Love both songs and would love to here them. (alot of love going on here!) Yuk
-Wednesday, April 05, 2006 at 08:28:33 (MST)
Grace VanDuinen
Comstock Park, MI USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
I published a newsletter in the 70's entitled, "Recognition," to publicize the fact that the band was made of 7 members, not 3. Anyone out there a former reader?
-Saturday, April 01, 2006 at 14:24:12 (MST)
wichita, ks USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I haven't got a clue *
Hi Michael. I was at the Wichita and Tulsa shows last week. Just wanted to let you know (again, as I talked to you briefly both nights)what a joy it is seeing all of you guys. Thursday we sat in front of you (next to Susan) and loved it. My son wanted to know if TDN has such a great guitar player, why did they not feature him more. He's probably as good as Page is! (He's a huge Zeppelin fan.) Thanks for the hug and kiss Friday night! I was thrilled when you came out right after the show and shook my hand in Wichita. (I felt so silly later when I heard myself say "Michael Allsup shook my hand! but I really was thrilled.) The hug and kiss? It was so warm and genuine it made my day. Thanks so much for just being you! Oh, I loved the shows, too! Tulsa better than Wichita, but I was very nervous at the Wichita show knowing I was going to meet ya'll after the show!
-Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 07:26:51 (MST)
Tifton, GA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michael!! We "communed" and emailed back a year or so ago. We've heard you in several places including the Atlanta area last summer. You remember I'm sure... ampitheatre... hot as H E double hockey sticks!! Anywho, my wife and I are going down to see you guys at Cypress Gardens in April and I was wondering if you would be available after the show and if so, if there was any way that I would be able to speak to you personally and obtain a couple of autographs for my collection. If not, I totally understand. There will probably be several thousand there who would like the same thing! I continue to enjoy you guys and just automatically go back in time 35 years when I attend a show... such good memories so keep pickin'. Thanks for the previous reply and best wishes to you and the guys. Take care...
-Monday, March 27, 2006 at 22:54:05 (MST)
Patrick Davison
Yakima , Wa USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
I Had Some interchange with you around 3 or 4 Years ago. I was the guy who thought you had had a born again experience with the Lord nd you said no you hadn't.I never got to thank you for your replies to other questions and to leave you one of my axioms. It really spoke to me. Life is tough,It's tougher when your stupid.Take care Michael
In Him
-Saturday, March 25, 2006 at 01:11:11 (MST)
wayne molzahn
las vegas, nv USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
-Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 02:37:14 (MST)
Dagon Dangerman
Dallas/Ft. Worth, Tx USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *
Hi Mike,
Just wanted to say that I think you're still one of the greatest axemen today. You're playing blew me away in the 1970's, & is still blowing me away today. You still remain an inspiration to me. The best New Year's Rockin' Eve I ever saw was the one you guys (3 Dog Night) hosted way back when music was still good. Thanks for many great memories of my youth.
-Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at 12:13:12 (MST)
jeff burton
indianapolis, in usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
I have jsut spent a few hours reading your "bio".
Yea...I know "I'm a big fan of Three Dog Night"( you have heard it all before)
I saw you numerous times at the"Fairgrounds Coliseum" in Indianapolis. I have recently "re-discovered" you guys....along with "The Grassroots" (no dis intended)".
I recently moved back to Indianapolis because of my pops illness...(he passed away April19th, 2003).
I moved to LA, June 8, 1978 to seek my fame as a "drummer in a rock and roll band".
I remember rolling into LA going to my brothers house (near Doheny and Beverly Blvd). I thought I was lost until I saw ABC-Dunhill Records on Beverly and Orlando Sts. I thought "I'm here....this is the shit! ABC-Dunhill Records ! I'm here ! "Three Dog Night" ! yea!
Long story short... over the years I played music, worked in set lighting at Warner Bros and still have the fire! No hit records, no big venues....but I still love music more than anything. I would be re-miss if I didn't tell you I fell in love with a "beautiful baby doll", whick kind of "side tracked" my music career. (I won't bore you with the f..ck..ing details). You know how babes are.
Anyway I am back in Indianapolis looking after my Mom. After reading your bio I have realized (finally) that it's not about money and fame...it's about passion for the music. The past 10 years I have gone through so much (hip replacement twice, finding my Dad in a coma (I won't bore you with such shit), but I still can out play most dudes that play 5 nights a week.
but you have given me the fire to keep playing !
It's a drag that Chuck and Floyd are not currently playing with you guys. Regardless, you guys were (are) the best. Think about it....at the time......three vocalists in a band. Look what else was going on at the time ie: Steppenwolf, Hendrix, Joplin,. Buddy Miles, Sly. I still love it all ! I could go on. So her I sit at my computer at 3:30 am writing you.
I am writing this to you....to let you know that your writings have infuenced me and given me a "kick in the ass" that was way overdue !
I will close. Hopefully you'll be playing close by soon before I head back to Los Angeles.

footnote: I saw an ad in "The Musicians Local" in LA... Floyd had an ad that said that he was accepting students. I could not believe it. I called and could not believe that he answered the phone (remember I was about 13 when I saw you guys at the Inianapolis Coliseum).
He said "is that as still in the paper"? I said "yes". He said"I don't do that anymore". I asked him "are you still playing out"? He gave me the name of a club in the Valley, so I went and checked him out..... After all these years he still smokes....and I thought "I was the shit" !
I will close. Thanks again for the "kick in the ass". I needed it.I have had it with the fucking "woe is me " shit.
It's time to "start cracking"

Hope to hear from you,

Jeff Burton
-Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 01:46:23 (MST)
Sarah Cardin
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
I was fortunate to get to see you and Three Dog Night last August in Asheville, NC. It was my first TDN concert and I am looking forward to seeing you guys again. SOON. You all need to come to this area, or back to Asheville. I keep checking the TDN website, hoping.
-Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 18:04:46 (MST)
Scott Goettel
Louisville, KY USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michael!
I was at the Three Dog Night concert in Owensboro, KY this past Saturday March 11th. This is my 3rd time to see you guys, and as always, it was just fantastic. Is there any chance that in future concerts, songs such as "Brickyard Blues", "Sure As I'm Sittin' Here", and "Try a Little Tenderness" will be included too? Another question...and I'm sure it's one that you guys get tired of...think Chuck Negron will ever be part of TDN again? I do admit that the current TDN is so good, and it is refreshing to hear Cory and Danny doing lead singing on songs that Chuck originally sang. There have been some who have said that Cory and Danny do just fine without Chuck, and it's true. But like another fan said, it would be nice to see the trio together again, even if only once in awhile.

Loved the rap version of "Mama Told Me Not To Come", though I am normally not a fan of rap music. I'd love to have a copy of the rap song you guys did last Saturday!
Best Regards (and thanks for providing all of us fans with such great music!),
Scott Goettel
-Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 14:21:38 (MST)
Les Marshall
Womelsdorf, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Saw you guys 3/10/06 in Lancaster, PA and all I can say is WOW! Better than ever.

Question: Curious to know why you didn't do Eli's Comin' at the show?

-Monday, March 13, 2006 at 23:19:36 (MST)
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I'm weak. I didn't know any better. *
HI Michael: What a great show at Lancaster, I think this may just be the best one yet. Course, that could be because I got Mikey hugs and to talk to you. You fellows are so great and so nice. Jimmy talked to me a little too and we got pictures taken. We took pictures the old fashioned way so I have to get them developed, bummer. Left the good one at home. I hope you like your Afghan. I think I am working on about 4 or 5 at one time, I guess I am hooked. Again, thanks for being so nice and love to all for now. I am waiting for some new shows added so I can get to see you again soon. Love, AnnMarie. Be careful.
-Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 18:15:18 (MST)
Barry Beach
Coatesville, Pa USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Hi Mike,
Great show in Lancaster Friday night.
I hung around after and you signed one the playlists your roadie gave me.We spoke at the front of the stage.
Pretty cool seeing you guys after the last time.Could it be 30 years?
Hope you come back.
-Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 10:26:41 (MST)
Jacob Asher
Lexington, KY USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Its time for all the remaining members to perform before its too late
Ask Ringo and Paul they will tell you
-Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 00:44:53 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A John Edward/Crossing Over thang *
Not to worry, Terry. You've been a great help and I do believe this new Junkeater helper that you found is going to be great in helping fight off the automated smut and drug sales posts. Thanks. -M-
-Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 21:51:58 (MST)

Crystal City, MO * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *
Mike, so sorry to see the smut has found it's way to your board. It's a total PIA.

I found two of my old TDN records, and we got a record player. To my surprise, they sounded as good as they did 36 years ago!

We are going to KY March 11. Can't wait to see you. Hope you are doing well.
-Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 17:16:11 (MST)

Minneapolis, MN USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Sorry to hear about your hearing loss. You may want to check into Starkey hearing aids - based in Minneapolis and Texas. Bill Austin is the owner. He personally fits alot of entertainers with hearing aids. Their website is www.starkey.com. He and his company have a extremely good reputation for some of the highest quality and newest technology for hearing aids. They also have a very successful philanthropic program. Last year's Gala in Minneapolis their 'guest' entertainers were Trisha Yearwood, Michael Bolton and Donny Osmond. The previous year Elton John was the entertainer with Sharon Osborne as guest(Bill has fitted Ozzie with his hearing aids). I really encourage you to check them out!!!
-Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 10:22:59 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - One of those Flash Back things you here about *
Moss. Emailed you, but it came back saying that you don't have an account at yahoo. Maybe you typed your email address incorrectly. Please send info on Hoyt as you know I miss and love him. -Michael-
-Friday, February 24, 2006 at 11:56:39 (MST)
Altamont, IL USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
We are two friends who are planning to see TDN in concert in KY in March. On our way to KY we are stopping at a winery in central IL. There they sell a wine known as Three Dog White. Even though we are not sommeliers, we think it is pretty good because the bottle has a cork. The stuff we usually drink has a screw-on (or is that screw-off) cap.Would you like us to bring you a bottle? We are looking forward to the concert. We don't get out much. Nancy & Suz
-Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 22:26:25 (MST)
Altamont, IL U
* How'd You Find This Site? *
-Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 22:10:16 (MST)
Victor, MT USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Blind Luck I Guess *
Michael, after reading your tribute to Hoyt I would like to share some information with you. PLEASE send me an email.
many blessings
-Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 11:33:17 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *
Just received your Some Women CD. I love it. I was surprised at the low voice, don't know why, I expected a higher one. A nice surprise. Love the song Omaha Blues and the one about the kids. I don' have the CD here at work so don't quite remember the names. I always like the lyrics, cause as you know, we women like to sing along. I loved reading the little notes you wrote about each song. They should make is a law that everyone should have to do that. It makes it more personal. Thank you for the CD, and all the work you do for THree Dog Night, I love listening to you play, and it makes it more enjoyable when I can picture you doing ie. You can see the joy in your face and know that you love what you do. Hope to see you at it for the next
35+ years!
-Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 08:47:17 (MST)
Las Vegas, Nv USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
Hi Michael,
When are you all coming back to Vegas? I met you during Thanksgiving weekend. Hope that your back is better!!
-Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 00:38:00 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

I just wanted to let you know that your opening guitar riff from "Nobody" got me into to playing guitar some 30+ years ago. Even now at the ripe old age of 45, some years past my rock and roll prime, :-) that riff still brings back some GREAT memories for me. I still play, although I gave up my music careeer for the software business when I graduated from college.

Thanks for getting me started on a part of my life that has given me so much pleasure.


-Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 05:59:02 (MST)
Darwin Gushard
Papillion, NE USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Michael, do you know about GottDiscs from the UK (gottdiscs.com)? They released a CD 2-fer of Three Dog Night/Suitable For Framing a couple years ago, which I immediately bought. It's not one of those cheap bootleg knockoffs from Eastern Europe. These are the real thing, with new liner notes and remastered sound -- way better than the MCA CDs from the 1990s. (I know I sound like an advertisement, but I was so jacked when I found out about the remastered treatment!) Now I see where GottDiscs is releasing an It Ain't Easy/Naturally 2-fer CD next month. Those are my two fave 3DN CDs, so I will be all over that! Does the band have any involvement with these GottDiscs releases? It's about time SOMEONE does a proper treatment with the band's back catalog. I just wonder if they plan to keep the 2-fer series going. I'd still like to get an official CD release of Around With The World With Three Dog Night. Thanks for reading... and for the great music!
-Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 15:21:43 (MST)
Frank Johnson
Boston, MA USA
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-Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 11:35:34 (MST)
hamilton, ont canada
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *
just wanted to wish a very happy valentine's day sweet Michael.....love ya
-Sunday, February 12, 2006 at 20:37:39 (MST)
Sue F Cox
Barberton, Ohio USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I'm weak. I didn't know any better. *
Michael, I was watching the 2006 AMERICAN IDOL show (Monday or Tuesday). At the end of the show, they had the contestants do a..........rendition of JERIMIAH. Did you or any other members of TDN get to see this? Waht did you think of it?
-Thursday, February 09, 2006 at 16:01:18 (MST)
Sacrament, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Just wanted to say that you ROCK as a guitarist! I picked up the Three Dog Night DVD (from Nashville) and played it again last night. Great to hear! My wife and I have seen you folks a number of times in concert and the music is always so good.

From one redhead and musician (I play drums) to another...
Keep on rockin'!

-Tuesday, February 07, 2006 at 12:49:32 (MST)
Buffalo, * How'd You Find This Site? *
We love Three Dog Nights! Will you all playing at Art Park or Buffalo? When can we all see you?
-Thursday, January 26, 2006 at 12:58:54 (MST)
Brian Day
Dallas, TX USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *
I picked that answer to "How'd I Find This Site?" because I figured no one ever uses it...anyway, I really enjoyed your online book, an amazing tale indeed, one of the great rock stories. You're so right about chemistry, it's what makes the magic and you guys had it in spades (and still do, I saw the current band, which I call 4 Dog Night, in Garland, TX a few years back).
I guess I'm kind of a student of yours, I listened to "Live At The Forum" a lot as a kid, learned about playing guitar parts/sounds, fitting in with a keyboard player from that record.
Question for you: any plans to release other 3DN albums on CD? (One, Suitable, It Ain't Easy, and Cyan come to mind).
Great site, glad you're still out there!
-Monday, January 23, 2006 at 22:19:20 (MST)
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I haven't got a clue *
HI Michael: I am so glad you agreed to get a throw(Afghan) from me but I didn't think about space and weight restrictions when you are traveling so I switched the yarn to a very soft(Snuggly!!!)light-weight type. And it is not real big. I hope you like it! Your schedule looks like we won't be able to make too many concerts this year unless you get some more in this area; PA,MD,WVA, NJ, NY and so on. Middle Eastern States!! Well, at least we will get to see you all two days after your birthday. LOL to all for now. AnnMawie (Love that new new way to say it)
-Friday, January 20, 2006 at 14:44:14 (MST)
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *
HI Michael: I just wanted to know if you wonderful fellas would be annoyed if I brought some things for you? I want to make you each an afghan or throw to carry with you in the cold weather. Don't want you to think I am pushy, I just think TDN is great and my thing is crocheting for everyone I love or really like. I love you guys and hope you won't mind me giving you something. Please let me know if you can. I don't want wives or girlfriends getting ticked off so I will make them afghans too if they would be interested. I make all this stuff and give it away so I would really like to give something to you fellas. See you in March, hopefully, that should give me time to get them done. OH, by the way, I am just an old lady who has too much time on her hands so I won't want to molest anyone just a little goofy that's all. These would be Birthday presents by the way. This way I can give you all a birthday present at one time. Love to all! Ann Marie
-Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 14:39:12 (MST)
Buffalo, New York
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *
Thanks guys to the girls watching at Bills. Cory and Michael loves us all. Does Mike see us?
-Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 07:27:09 (MST)
Modesto, CA Tasmania (NOT)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *
Just wanted to sneak in here next to my cuz. So cool that you stopped by, Kerri. -M-
-Monday, January 09, 2006 at 20:43:18 (MST)
Cousin Kerri
Rio Vista, ca * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *
read your online book again, can't help but get emotional when I read about the family, makes me miss my grandmother terribly, she would be so proud of you! (she always was!) You should have this book published, I mean it. What an incredible life you have lead! You should be proud, go ahead, pat yourself on the back because if I was there that's what I would do!
Thanks for sharing your life with us. Love the pic of my dad, boy didn't he think he was cool!
I can remember in the 70's I had a sleepover for my birthday and that night 3DN was on Solid Gold on TV. My girlfriends were freaking out! Then the next day you showed up at my house to visit and they all went nuts! I can't tell you how popular I was at school from then on! That's my favorite 3DN story!
-Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 21:54:46 (MST)
Rob Casperson
Milwaukee, WI * How'd You Find This Site? *
Hey Michael - Joe Shermitzler (Shermy) is my great uncle (grandfathers brother). I had met him a number of times when I was a kid when he returned to Wisconsin to visit family. We all lost touch with him and only heard some things through the grapevine. Some of it not so good of course but such is rock-n-roll. Would love to get the skinny on some of what went down back in the day. Any good stories would be great. As a musician myself, I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed your playing and how spectacular you, flodd and joey were together.

I'm so glad to know that your career has continued. hope to hear from you. See you in Milwaukee later this month. It'll be my first 3DN show and I can't wait.
All my best. Rob
-Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 14:11:01 (MST)
Rob Casperson
Milwaukee, WI * How'd You Find This Site? *
Hey Michael - Joe Shermitzler (Shermy) is my great uncle (grandfathers brother). I had met him a number of times when I was a kid when he returned to Wisconsin to visit family. We all lost touch with him and only heard some things through the grapevine. Some of it not so good of course but such is rock-n-roll. Would love to get the skinny on some of what went down back in the day. Any good stories would be great. As a musician myself, I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed your playing and how spectacular you, flodd and joey were together.

I'm so glad to know that your career has continued. hope to hear from you. See you in Milwaukee later this month. It'll be my first 3DN show and I can't wait.
All my best. Rob
-Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 14:09:26 (MST)
Knoxville, t * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
I always thought Three Dog Night was one of the most underrated bands in rock and roll and likewise you are one of the most underrated guitar players.
-Monday, December 26, 2005 at 21:36:06 (MST)
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I'm weak. I didn't know any better. *
OH Dear Michael!! You guys DID NOT make me sick, it was my own dumb self! I always feel better after a TDN concert! I hope you are all well and have a good Holiday to rest, I am looking forward to this Christmas myself. I make a lot of presents for the family and I am almost done so that is a plus. We will see you in Lancaster PA in March, am looking forward to that. I promise not to get sick. I heard Cory got a "thunderous" ovation at the Bills game, he sure has a great voice. All of TDN are great singers and musicians!! Love to all AnnMarie Happy New Year!
-Thursday, December 22, 2005 at 11:31:14 (MST)
annie brown
hamilton, ontario cananda
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Hey sweet Michael, i just read about your ears in dogbytes. I have factory deafness, only hear loud noises too. Just a smile from you is all the sound i need to hear. Happy Holidays...xoxoxoxoxo
-Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 19:58:59 (MST)
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AnnMarie: We made you sick? God, I hate it when that happens. Nyuk. Thanks for the sweet words, my dear. Hope to see you the next time we're in Baltimore. That was a fun gig that night. -M-
-Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 11:08:27 (MST)
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *
Hey Michael: Long time no talk. So glad to see this site is not a lot of s--t, anymore, makes me sick. Hope it will stay that way. These freaks need to get a life. I just now discovered that Cory was singing at the Football game last night, bummer!! Tell him I am very sorry and the Bills lost, poor guys. HA HA But I still love Cory!I was going to turn it on then changed my mind, stupid, stupid!! I want to tell you that I was the old lady standing right in front of you at Rams Head in Baltimore couple weeks ago. I really loved watching you play that guitar!! You are really the best and so is TDN!! I wanted to ask for your playlist but got sick. I hope you are feeling better now, I read about your problems in DogBytes, Bless you buddy, we can't do without you!! We will be in Lancaster PA in March, the good Lord willing and the "Yock" doesn't rise. I almost forgot, I got sick as a dog just before you guys finished in Baltimore. It was that Coors beer I am sure, they don't serve Bud so my stomach rebelled. Whatever, I was ok the next day. I want to wish you all a very, very happy and merry Christmas and happy New Year, be safe!! Love to everyone AnnMarie
-Sunday, December 18, 2005 at 15:12:48 (MST)
Jean Kellough
Shreveport, LA * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michaelm

I recently saw you in Shreveport LA on November 18th at the Festival Plaza. Ya'll were awesome-I've never seen anyone play guitar (seemed like nonstop) like you-I've been a long time fan (I know you hear that a lot) since my high school days. I saw 3DN at the Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport twice in the 70's. Ya'll still rock. I loved the recent concert-didn't know that Cory could play the guitar. Thanks for the great trip down memory lane-I know every lyric (it's bizarre, but when you love the music....). I also want you to know that I appreciate your concern for the gentleman who was standing in front of me-he had his hand on his forehead and you asked if he was allright. What a cool thing to do. Good luck with your music plans. Thanks again for a great concert!
-Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 10:22:31 (MST)
Annie Brown
hamilton, ont canada
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Icaught your show in Niagara Falls and was totaly blown away. Ifelt like a teenager again. Thanx for all the great music and keep on rocking. annie
-Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 06:32:58 (MST)
Rochester, MN USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Just wanted to thank you for all that you do for us fans! Your committment to and passion for your music and fans is very much appreciated! Just wanted to add my small voice to the legions of 3DN fans. Merry Christmas!

(((((((((Michael, Pat, Jimmy, Paul Cory, Danny)))))))))


P.S. Thanks for the hat, Poop Dog! I treasure it!
-Wednesday, December 14, 2005 at 00:30:43 (MST)
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LISA: Thanks for the kind words. Great to have your post/message on the "say hi" page. --Michael--
-Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 12:37:13 (MST)
toronto, canada
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Hi Michael,

Have only just heard Cyan and Hard Labour today (what can I say, I'm a little behind the times and just getting caught up on TDN). Love the songs you wrote. I knew that you had a couple on Cyan that were suppose to be quite good but was pleasantly surprised to realize how much I like them. My favourite so far, is I'd Be So Happy from Hard Labour. Have also recently heard the one from the Katrina cd through Artist Launch (This Condition) and although I'm not much of a blues fan, I really enjoyed it. Now that I'm hooked, will have to order your Some Women cd to see what else I'm missing!

Take care,

-Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 14:58:47 (MST)
Steve Wright
Bend, Or US of A
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *
MICHAEL- Indeed, it looks better here. Let's hope that Filthycrapspam.com gets shut down before they gratuitously dump on our little rawk heaven here again...

-Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 01:18:43 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I got a MAC, and there it was *
TERRY: Yep. As you say, ... "for now." Crossing my fingers that it will hold up for awhile, at least. -M-
-Friday, December 09, 2005 at 12:29:23 (MST)
fenton, mo * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *
Mike, looks like you beat the smut chuckers for now. Yippee. Have a great day.
-Thursday, December 08, 2005 at 18:34:12 (MST)

Dallas, TX * How'd You Find This Site? *
Hi Michael,

I am the chickadee from Dallas. I met you through Chuck. Several months ago I told you about meeting you in Dallas in 1970 and we partied together and I got to go to the Ranch party at Lake Dallas etc., etc. Anyway. Just wanted to check in and say "Hi". Hope you are well and everything is going great for you. Stay sweet and talk to you......Glenda in Dallas
-Sunday, December 04, 2005 at 19:22:39 (MST)

jim curran
Lutherville, Md US
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Terrific show last night (12-1-05) at Rams Head Live here in Baltimore. You looked and sounded great! Thanks for signing my "Naturally" album cover. I had all the original members except you. Appreciate you completing this "project"
-Saturday, December 03, 2005 at 09:05:25 (MST)
Leela Collins
Carbondale, Co USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *

Hi, Not sure if you remember me, my sister and I were in Oceanside,Ca a few years ago screaming our heads off while you were singing and playing. If you recall, we had a conversation with you after your performance. I asked you if you happened to remember a person named Robert Ray, he was a fuzzy haired fluet player reminesent of Jethro Tull. He played with you and your Three Dog Night band before you guys hit the big time ride. I was engaged to him when I was 20-21, he said he knew you and that you were and alright might fine guy. I just wanted to say hello and ask where you will be touring next. I love your music and your red hair I am partial to red hair as my son Matthew is a red head and palys a mean guitar.......Leela
-Saturday, December 03, 2005 at 08:13:24 (MST)
Steve Wright
Bend, Or * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I'm weak. I didn't know any better. *
MICHAEL- It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Nyuk..

-Thursday, December 01, 2005 at 11:05:10 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Viagra. Go figure. *
Steve: Boy, you know how to blow wind up the rock guys behind, si? Nyuk. Seriously, you know I love it. Thanks. -M-
-Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 21:56:04 (MST)
Modesto, CA * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I got a MAC, and there it was *
Terry: Yes, I try to get rid of the smut posts here, but it's ongoing and a PITA, if you comprende. See you in Owensboro. -M-
-Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 21:54:08 (MST)
Steve Wright
Bend, Or US of A
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - One of those Flash Back things you here about *
Well Howdy Michael!

Been a long time since I tossed a post in the ol' guestbook. Just happened to be playing Some Women AGAIN and couldn't resist. Don't s'pose you'd take some time out between shows and throw us Mikey solo fans a bone, would ya?

(ps. I want to hear Into My Life LIVE, dangit!)
-Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 21:39:57 (MST)
Fenton, mo * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A John Edward/Crossing Over thang *
Hi Michael, I like the change to the website. I was waiting for you to get back and delete all of that porn stuff.

I bought tickets to TDN concert on March 11 in Owensboro. I can't wait to see you play again. My first rock concert- TDN in 1970 in St. Louis at the Kiel, you may remember writing to me last year about the round hotel in St. Louis!

I read your article in Dog Bytes. My mom has 70% loss in right ear, 30% in left, and it is a challenge for her. She keeps losing her hearing aids, drives me crazy.

Hope you have a great holiday!
-Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 16:58:41 (MST)

Marilyn Sherrill
Phoenix, * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michael,

Long time, no see. I hope all is well with you and your family. When we met, my twin sons were babies. Now there grown men. Whew, how time flies, ha. All is well with me.

I'm so glad to see that you're still rockin' and have a solo CD. I'm impressed!!

What happened to Floyd, your drummer? Did his Canadian Visa finally run out?

I have never forgotten the time we spent together, and would love to hear from you, if you feel like it.

Wishing you Prosperity and Continued Success in your Fantastic Career!!

-Friday, November 18, 2005 at 19:30:09 (MST)

Wichita, Ks USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I haven't got a clue *
HI Mikey. I asked a while back (a year or so?) if you knew something about the song In My Heart that I kept finding lyrics for on the internet by Three Dog Night. I found out that it is a soundtrack song that Danny, Cory, and Chuck did in 1985 from Robotec the Movie. Just thought I'd let you know in case any body else ask. Thanks for the great web site, I visit often. Love the book and am looking forward to the day you get it published and I can curl up in my favorite chair and hold it in my hands and read it. Have a great day! Robin
-Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 07:07:16 (MST)
Angela Ogg
Sand Springs, OK US
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
I enjoyed reading about your family heritage and the links to Ryal School. I grew up in the area and taught music there for 4 years. Some of my earliest memories are of singing along with the 8 track to "Joy to the World". Who would of thought that would be the beginnings of my career in music. Thanks for all the great music!
-Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 10:51:46 (MST)
Sweet Sue Ohio
Barberton, Ohio USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A John Edward/Crossing Over thang *
Greetings Mike! I saw you guys at THE MOONDOG CORONATION BALL in Cleveland, Ohio back in March. You did a great show! Next time I'll remember to bring my dark glasses (or a seeing eye dog) for LIAR.
I have a question for you. I've posted this on several yahoo oldies boards, so you may have already seen it. What if THE BEATLES would never have made it? What would have happened to music from the '60's? Would we still be SIDEWALK SURFING?
-Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 17:06:16 (MST)
Michael O'Brien
Fremont, OH USA
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Hi Mr. Allsup. Colleen Miller told me to write you. She is a family friend and I am a huge fan of Three Dog Night. If you get this please email if you want to my address posted above. Thanks, Michael O'Brien Fremont, Ohio
-Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 09:44:50 (MST)
Bayonne, NJ Hudson
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - One of those Flash Back things you here about *
hey Mike,
I got email from a Susan telling me about the picture on Belleayer's web site, kinda cool.. the kiss i will always remember, anyway whats with all the spam on here Mike? Go check out the pictures on their website, some very good ones of the band. i could use to lose a few pounds LOL i hate the way i look in pictures..
Susan? thank you so much for the email.. i would never have known aboutit. thanks!
-Friday, September 16, 2005 at 16:42:43 (MST)
Susan (Colorado)
Peyton, CO USA
* How'd You Find This Site? *
Hi Michael - Never been here before but never want to pass up an opportunity to say HI. You are just so darn sweet!!
Mimi- if you check back in, be sure to look at the photos at the Belleayre Music site. There is a pic of you giving M the big smooch!

-Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 06:03:04 (MST)
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A John Edward/Crossing Over thang *
Hi Michael & All: For all Pro Football fans; DID ANY OF YOU SEE THE TRUCK WRECK IN PITTSBURGH OF MY STEELERS OVER TENNESSEE? AWSOME, AWSOME!!!! ANOTHER AWSOME YEAR,WE WILL GO TO THE SUPERBOWL THIS TIME. Anyway, want to tell you all we saw you in Turning Leaf and it was great, great. That is a beautiful venue. Tell Jimmy, please, that I didn't mean to scare him (if I did)but I was very glad to talk to him a little. One of these days I hope to see you all together, since I am your biggest fan, no contest!! I would like to ask Cory if he can give me a suggestion as to where I might send some things I made for KIDS WITH CANCER. I crochet a lot and I have a ton of yarn I need to use and I thought that would be a good thing to do. I have tried a couple of the sites on the web but can't make a connection yet. Tell Cory please, please give me a name of the person I need to contact or address to send to if he will. I have made so many things for my kids and grandkids and family and friends and I would like to give to these children if I can. He can contact me at my E-Mail address if he can. Thanks again and keep up the good work and please do not stop playing music, we really love your concerts. Make your dates in PA and OH and NY and Maryland. That would work well for me, at the price of gas I may not be able to make them otherwise. Love to all you guys and hope to see you soon and would love to say hello in person sometime. AM
-Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 13:57:12 (MST)
Pasadena, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I haven't got a clue *
love da Dog. Danny b to many thangs. If you dogs see the Vallace[Anvil] tell them hi.
-Monday, September 05, 2005 at 20:35:33 (MST)
Bayonne, NJ Hudson
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *
Hey Mike,

I just got to kiss a sexy guy, YOU !!! tonight at the Belleayre concert, Remember me? the Dark haired girl in the pink shirt waving to you, dancing in the front while you guys played your last song for the night.. I asked for a kiss.. LOL so hot Mike , so hot! EMAIL me.. :) i love your page and share alot of your wiew's. looking forward to hearing from you..
-Saturday, September 03, 2005 at 20:33:22 (MST)
John A. Palombi
Modesto, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
Pretty interesting. The John Palombi that you know is my cousin. He still lives in Modesto. It's neat to see the old pictures. I didn't realize John was sucah a baseball nut even as a kid. His son, Sammy is a baseball whiz too. John is somewhat older than me; my father was Big John, your John was Middle John, and I was Little John; the biggest of them all. John's dad, Uncle Sam, was my favorite uncle, and John's brother, Jim, lives in Idaho. Everyone else is gone.
-Saturday, September 03, 2005 at 07:13:27 (MST)
Jack Loeb
Manhattan Beach, CA United States
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
I went to Pepperdine College with your cousin Ed Parrish. I was around when the Landsmen were formed and I also went to see Hoyt Axton in the small venues he played in at the time. I would like to get in touch with Ed and buy his "Truck" CD. I listened to your "Some Women" CD and immediately bought it! Some of the other songs on it are so Hoyt (you must have been very close to him). I love your guitar playing as well. Best to you (& Ed). Jack Loeb
-Monday, August 29, 2005 at 10:02:00 (MST)
Modesto, CA US of A
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - SPAM. I had no control over it. *
Jennifer: Ah yes. The girl with the blue dress on. (Back in the early 70s "Mitch Rider and the Detroit Wheels" had a song out about you, I think.) Kidding. Your Mom and Dad would probably know of what I speak. Anyway, thanks so much Jennifer. Very nice of you to stop by and make an entry here on the visitors notebook. That was definitely a fun night. What beautiful grounds. Hope to see you again. -M-
-Monday, August 29, 2005 at 09:56:09 (MST)

I saw you at the biltmore house in August and I was the girl in blue waiting for you after the concert that the police stopped from coming over to you. I loved the concert, 3DN was a little before my time but I have grown up listening to you and I had an awesome time at the concert. You really ROCK! I hope I am fortunate enough to catch you guys again. Rock on!

-Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 14:10:53 (MST)

The chords to Out in the Country are on this web site now at this URL located in the section called Tech Talk.

Let me know how it goes.
-Friday, August 26, 2005 at 17:01:14 (MST)

James Ridenour

Dear Michael,
I've been enjoying the music of 3 Dog most of my life, and recently saw you guys on PBS. I play a little guitar, and I stumbled upon the first chord for "Out in the Country". Could you please tell me the rest of the chords, as I am dying to learn the rest of the song. Thanks much.

-Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 12:51:55 (MST)

Pat Adams
Nashville, TN USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
Nashville Area Concert Pictures
I grew up listening to Three Dog Night. After hearing Three Dog Night's "Live At The Forum" LP, I was hooked and went to see them many times, not only in the early 70's, but many times since then. I have pictures from one of the early 70's concerts including a close up picture of Michael playing guitar. I also have 100's of other classic rock concert pictures in Nashville, on my website.
-Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 10:08:43 (MDT)
Daryl Stomeck
Hoboken, NJ * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Keep up the good music. I've lofed Three Dog Night for years and years.

-Monday, August 08, 2005 at 10:08:03 (MDT)

Bill Majkut

Seattle, WA * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
I got a call to fill in for a 3 Dog tribute band and just spent 30 hours learning Joe Schermie's bass lines on 24 of your tunes. It was such a deeply gratifying experience; I had to ìGoogleî Joe because I wanted to learn more about him.

Iíve spent 30+ years transcribing bass lines. After reading your entry on Joe, I d like to add that the man was not only a truly brilliant bassist he was probably the most under recognized bassist in modern music.

He reminded me of James Jamerson in his total sixteenth note minimalist approach. Like Rocco from Tower of Power, Joe was able to imply with a sixteenth note feel, both rhythm and melody in his bass parts without actually playing what you think you were hearing. To any of you bassists out there that give a hoot, to start with, learn Joeís bass lines on Eliís Comin, Feelin Alright, Mama Told Me Not to Come and the turn-a-rounds on Black and White. He was simple, dug a groove like a back-hoe and wrote his lines with taste and a soul that would make B.B. King cry!!!

Iím in the process of entering my transcriptions into the computer. I think a Joe Schermie bass transcription book is long over do.

My Two Cents,
Bill Majkut

-Tuesday, August 02, 2005 at 22:38:15 (MDT)

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I have a funny great poem that I would love to post to your site. Let me know where to send it, and I will forward it to you. It is kind of sick humor, but you would really like it. You have my permission to post it in your "jokes" section. Just email me and I will forward it to you!
-Monday, August 01, 2005 at 23:03:23 (MDT)

Woodbridge, VA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *

Driving in to work this morning, windows rolled down and Gag Me Back to Omaha Blues blaring, I had the rare experience of being given the right-of-way by a carful of young men who apparently appreciated my choice in music. The song not only made their morning but sent me into the office rockin'. Thanks, Michael.

Sorry to see so much spam on your guestbook. Bummer.
-Friday, July 22, 2005 at 06:35:07 (MDT)
Sebrook, nh * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Hi, My name is Lorri and I was at your concert Sunday at the Indian Ranch in Webster MA... I love Three Dog night!...I was getting autograghs and you are the only one that didn't get you to sign and I was wandering why? I listened to your music when I was going through cemo a rough time in my life! Three Dog Night and many other bands music allway's made me feel better and I hope Three Dog Night keeps playing because I will come to see them every year untill they don't sing or I can't come. Thanks again for a fun show!!! Hope to see you again, Try to come to the Hampton casino......Lorri
-Thursday, July 21, 2005 at 15:04:18 (MDT)
Craig Pepe
valencia, ca usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Hi Michael,

I met you many years ago in Modesto.
I was working at an ice rink in the 70's with an old friend of your, Dennis Albro.

Please reply.
All the best,

Craig Pepe
-Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 21:59:53 (MDT)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *
-Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 19:26:58 (MDT)
Danna McDonald
Woodbridge, VA * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

It was so much fun today to see you at Indian Ranch. You STILL smile through every number. Just want to assure you that I am not a stalker. :o)

Michael., I had such a great time this afternoon. Thank you all. This time, I brought the friend I was visiting in Maine. She had a great time too.

Take care, and keep enjoying the music!

See ya',
-Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 19:23:23 (MDT)
karen allsup
las cruces, nm dona ana
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Blind Luck I Guess *

HI! I was researching our allsup name and came across your site....do you have any history of your allsup relatives? By the way, I have always enjoyed your music! Karen
-Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 14:25:19 (MDT)
paula leal
johnson city, tn usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I'm weak. I didn't know any better. *

hey you.....I am banging my head on the keyboard laughing..just read your three truths.....and thought i have to e this guy and say o m g....great attitude........andddd
I am so happy...i have tickets to see you guys at the biltmore house in august....by blind luck i was able to see you at the miami marina 18 years or so ago....in the ampha theatre....I heard some music while shopping with my kids and a visitor from england and said to myself...'gee that group is good'....gee that music is familiar....grabed my kids hands and said hold tight and dont let go...you're going to get to hear something great.....cause i knew by then who it was....they fliped.....(thought mom was nuts)....but soon saw...and had a great time.....so NOW.....at the great age of 60...I am bringing (sp) a great friend to see you guys... I am so excited..........you guys and your music are the stuff of life.....thank you for adding to mine.....xoxxopaula
-Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 13:00:26 (MDT)
Dale Ann
san diego, CA usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *

remember me? san diego 7/10? blonde, front row? (not the one who punched like a kangaroo the whole show)
Well I guess it only seemed you were looking at me.
Anyways, enjoyed your show for the "10th" time. You still look like a kid. What's up with that? Good clean livin I guess.
Thanks for touring.

-Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 00:06:32 (MDT)
syracuse, ny usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Hey Michael,

I listend to 3 dog when I was very young, about 8 years old. Really loved the music. Just wanted to let you know that you were one of the main guitarists that inspired me to play. I've played many different styles over the years: pop, punk, indie, classical... I think your playing really hit the mark---not overplayed or underplayed. Just wanted to let you know that your playing had a significant influence on me...

-Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 22:39:44 (MDT)
Henderson, NV USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Allsup Guitar Pick *
Victoria Kayak Tours
Hey Michael,
I've looked for you on myspace.com and haven't found you. I joined it a few months ago (it's free) and have had tons of up and coming musicians contact me to listen to their music. It seems to be a great venue. Looks like over 20 million people are myspacers now. It would be great to see you there. Great way to promote your cd. If you check it out, add me: www.myspace.com/orcadeb
I've got Three Dog Night pictured on my profile.

Love ya,
-Sunday, July 10, 2005 at 08:21:02 (MDT)
Chicago, IL USA
Was over at ArtistLaunch, checking stats, what's new, and I came across your CD ad, and page. Couldn't believe an artist of your caliber and experience would be hanging out with the indie crowd (but Etta James is also there!). Probably most of the artist there aren't familiar with your work (something to do with youth), but I've been a TDN fan since the beginning, even met you once at the Park West, and when asked about influences, Jimmy Greenspoon is always at the top of my list. Good luck with the solo CD, hope to see ya around. (You could go to the forums every once in a while ??)


p.s. Would you sign my guestbook ?? Please ???
-Thursday, July 07, 2005 at 11:32:43 (MDT)
Michael W. Alsup
Greenbrier, AR USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

Hey, my name is Michael Alsup and I am somewhat of a fan of the band Three Dog Night, but the real reason I'm writing you is because I have been told that I am related to you. My last name is spelled with only one "l" but is pronounced the same as yours'. Anyways if you get a chance just hollar back at me at mwalsup@hotmail.com

thanks, Michael W. Alsup
-Tuesday, July 05, 2005 at 22:27:04 (MDT)
Jeff Baker
London, KY USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Like anybody really gives a shit.
Greetings Michael. It's Jeff again. I have been reading your online book and I absolutely love it. It's like just kicking back and having a burger with you. I love the good-natured humor you show on it.
Right now I'm in the midst of watching the DVD you guys made with the Tennessee Symphony Orchestra and I noticed you have some feathers hanging off of the headstock of your guitar. I know Joe tended to have them on his bass but I never knew you to have them. I was just wondering that by you having them on your guitar now is a way for you to acknowledge the spirit of the late, great Schermetzler or am I reading too much into it?
Also, on Sault Ste Marie, I see you have a very unique looking guitar. I've seen lots of double-necks but the one you're playing on Sault Ste. Marie has different neck lengths. Most I've seen have one for 12 strings and the one on the bottom has 6 strings but the one your playing on this particular track is one I've never seen before. Is it a custom-made one that you had built?
Also, after so many years of playing Gibsons why did you switch to Strats? Just asking out of curiosity.
You're still a hellacious picker, Michael!
Love seeing you do those "Michael Allsup swells" on Sault Ste. Marie. I've never heard anybody else do those dreamlike atmospheric swells as good as you.
Not just star-struck butt kissing....it's the truth.

Your long time fan,
-Saturday, July 02, 2005 at 00:03:40 (MDT)
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - One of those Flash Back things you here about *

Hello All You Guys: Just reading the Guestbook and I can't believe some of the crap on it. Some people just can't leave a good thing alone. But we will ignore it and keep on posting, please don't close down, I like reading the good stuff. Well, we are coming to Chautauqua for the show on July 15, this will be my 7th in the last 8 months so I guess I am hooked. But it is all good because it gets us out of the house and we really enjoy your concerts and the music and we get to go camping for a few days. LOVE THAT CAMPING!!! LOL to all. Will be glad to see Jerry Lee too.
-Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 11:04:41 (MDT)
Mark Stapleton
Fitzgerald, GA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Hello Michael! We conversed here and again by "E" sometime late last year... just a little background! My wife and I attended the concert at the Mableton Ampitheatre June 24th and I just had to let you know how awesome it all was. We had a blast! Don't take it lightly either... we drove over 3 hours to see you guys and it was definitely worth every mile to get there. We hope to catch you again in November at Epcot and maybe even get to say hello. I just got to tell you that you guys get better every time I see you and there are always just enough changes in the show to make it fresh and interesting. We especially enjoyed seeing you in "attitude" during the new version of Mama Told Me... and ohhh those great guitar licks on it too! HOT! Also Jimmy done some piano licks that I had never heard before that were very good. Anyway... we just wanted to let you know how much we enjoy seeing you in concert and how much we appreciate you guys continuing to bring it all to us, faithfully. Have a great summer and we'll see you again soon... Mark

BTW... I finally got that copy of Jimmy's book and still contend that you need to publish yours as well and get it out there for the world to read!!
-Saturday, June 25, 2005 at 21:43:30 (MDT)
Cathy Peterson
colleyville, tx usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

My husband and I love the DVD it is our favorite of all even the over the new Eagles. I am giving the CD the 35th anniversary as gifts to our friends with the instructions if they love it give it as a gift. Saw you guys in Waco and had a great time. Let us know when you guys are in this area again.

-Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 08:24:54 (MDT)
Abilene, TX USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

Hey, Michael, ask your uncle Tommy about my dear friend, singer/songwriter/guitarist Danny Thomas. Danny taught guitar technique each summer at Tommy Allsup's music camp. He was looking forward to this summer's camp, but he suffered a heart attack and passed away on June 2nd. Danny was the single most popular musical entertainer in Abilene, Texas, attested to by the massive media coverage of his passing. If he ever knew that Tommy's nephew had been the guitarist for Three Dog Night, I never heard him mention it; but, he would have been delighted, as he loved music of all sorts, having lived the life of a hippie in San Francisco back in the 60s. I played drums for Danny for over 20 years. He loved your uncle Tommy, and was a friend of Billy Joe Shaver, too. Why, Danny was the first to tell me about Billy Joe Shaver back in the 70s! By the way, the name Roger-On-the-Old-Traps was given to me by songwriter Chip Taylor. Have you any idea who he is? Keep on pickin', buddy! -Roger-On-the-Old-Traps
-Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 17:59:46 (MDT)
Hank Bryant
Cotati, Ca USA
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Hi Michael,
I need to get in touch with you before the show on the 19th
at Luther Burbank center.
My home PH# is 795-6555 Cell 843-1909
Once you get into Sonoma county the cell should be toll free
I will fill you in on what I know about Mr. Gamboa.
See Ya The Hankster
-Saturday, June 18, 2005 at 14:50:44 (MDT)
Cheryl Register-Smith
Mableton, GA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *

Next Fri,6/24, TDN will be in our town at the Mable House. Our club"ScrewballSocialSociety"will be there - Can you say hello to us?All the guys are "retired" musicians - enough said,right?To REALLY get to them - say hello to the ladies of the Screwballs!! We LOVE you guys... you're invited to have beers with us if you want.We'll share food, too!!!!
-Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 12:21:15 (MDT)
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *

Hi Michael and all: Just to clear up one thing from my message yesterday; I don't have a great, great-grandson. God forbid, I am not that old. What I meant was I have a "GREAT" great-grandson; just one great, not two. It's called a Senior Moment. Hope this clears everything up. Thanks from an idiot old TDN fan. Love to all
-Monday, June 13, 2005 at 21:56:47 (MDT)
Jeff Baker
London, KY U.S. of friggin' A!
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Geez. All of these porn postings on here and nothing for a foot fetish. Oh well...Might as well post something Three Dog-ish.
Seriously though, Michael, your guitar tone has put so many otherworldly and wonderful layers of sound 'into my life' by playing a 'happy song' that gives a 'storybook feeling' to the day. 'Some women' can come close to doing that for me but your guitar playing in the studio and live makes everything just right.
Thank you for always playing with taste. Some of my favorite Michael moments are:
1). The way you put balls to the guitar riff on "Women" that Kossoff's version didn't have.
2). That humping rhythm in the middle section of "Chained".
3). The 'psycho bumble bee' fuzz-tone you used on "Chest Fever", "Fire Eater" and the end of "One".
4). The semi-rock/funk riff on "Dreaming Isn't Good For You".
5). The 'eyeball hanging out' intro to "Ain't That A Lotta Love" and the way the riff during the verses makes me think of a slinky.
6). The fast fills on "Rock and Roll Widow"
7). The way you played the rolling riff on "I Can Hear You Calling". Makes me think of a wheel with a hump in it.
8). The otherworldly tone colors you did on "Old Fashioned Love Song" and "You".
9). The attack of your solo at the end of "Jam" on Around the World. It would make dobermans run wimpering in the opposite direction.
10). The way you play the riff on "Midnight Runaway" is like a demon-possessed bitch slap. Love it.
11). The grimy guitar sound on "Happy Song".

Hell, there's many more but I don't want to use up ALL of your bandwidth. :)

I was talking to Uriah Heep's Mick Box through email recently and I told him about the 'pie incident' that Spooner mentioned in his book. He got a kick out of travelling down memory lane with that.

In closing, I would like to say that someday I plan on having a Three Dog Night tribute band.....I'd call it Three Hog Fight. :)

Hope you're doing well and I can't wait to hear you get jiggy with that geetar again in concert.

Your long time fan,
-Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 20:14:08 (MDT)
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *

Hi Michael: I just got the current DOG BYTES and I see that Cory has a new grandson. Please give this to him. Congratulations CORY! Grandchildren are great aren't they? I have 5 and a great,great grandson who is a beauty but too smart for his own good, a real charmer. I don't want anyone to think I am an old woman, my oldest daughter got married and started having babies early, right out of high-school. I love the name of your new grandson, Colton, it's a very strong name and he is really a big boy!! He might just be a football-player. Best of everything to all your family! I love the Rap rendition of Mama, you are too good!! Love to all and thank you Michael for giving this to Cory. Hope to see you guys again in Sept. in New York, I am planning on it. Will get a card to give to Cory then. Thanks to Michael (I love you too and all the other Dogs!!!) AnnMarie

-Sunday, June 12, 2005 at 13:25:16 (MDT)
Mineola, TX USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Michael, went to the TDN show on May 13th in Waco,TX. It was at the outdoor stage that had the river behind it. It was great, enjoyed all the classics and some new songs.(Sault Ste. Marie and Overground) Everyone was great but, you stood out the most to me because you were smiling all the time and looked like you were having fun. I love all the solos you played, I can tell you still got it. Thanks for all the great solo music as well as TDN stuff. your fan, Justin.
-Friday, June 10, 2005 at 10:20:21 (MDT)
Bob Kelly
Sammamish, WA US of A baby
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Michael, you always look like you're having such a grand time a pickin' and a grinnin'. It's fun to watch you play! I flew down from Seattle in June '05 to Reno to catch you with 3DN at the Nugget Casino-missed you in Tacoma earlier in the spring-had 3rd row seats! Damnit! Snowed you guys in back in the midwest, I guess. I'm very happy my best friends in America invited me down for the weekend. I truly enjoyed seeing you play and hope to do it again. Bob Kelly.
-Friday, June 10, 2005 at 08:39:54 (MDT)
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Ein Tip von Franz Michael : zu Fldm. Trollmann: http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/biog/trollmann.htm
-Monday, June 06, 2005 at 07:46:43 (MDT)
Cherry Tree, PAUSA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A John Edward/Crossing Over thang *

Hey Michael and all you guys: Well, we sat through the rain, lightning and thunder and a couple of guys who didn't stop talking through the whole concert in Niagra Falls Saturday right in front of me of course. It was great as usual, I really like the outdoor concerts. Please tell Cory I loved his rap version of Momma Told Me Not To Come, he really does a great job on it (for an old guy). No, don't tell him "old guy". You fellows seem to have some kind of magic for making time stand still, I love it. You don't know how frightened I am of thunder storms so I must be a TDN Super Fan. We brought our 9-year old granddaughter to the concert against her will and she really had a good time; she really wanted to stay at the campgrounds to play with friends she made there. I also have the Golmine Mag. with your interviews in, good story! Please tell all the fellows that we really love them!! If you are in Niagra Falls over 4th July Weekend, we may take a run up there to see you. LOL AnnMarie
-Wednesday, June 01, 2005 at 17:27:56 (MDT)
Cindy Bonanno
Rochester, NY USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

My husband and I recently saw TDN for the first time at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, NY. We were fortunate enough to sit just 6 rows back. What charisma you guys still have!! It was well worth the wait in the rain!!
-Wednesday, June 01, 2005 at 17:26:38 (MDT)
Toronto, Canada
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Hi Michael,

Just wanted to comment on how much I enjoyed your on-line book. I was especially impressed that you make a point of protecting people's privacy and treat people with respect. Love all the photos too.

Just saw the group in Niagara Falls and you guys put on a fantastic show, rain and all. My friends and I had a wonderful time. You look great - we all agreed we prefer you without the beard and the weight loss really suits you.

Take care.
-Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 21:52:27 (MDT)
Robbin David
Joshua Tree, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
Robbin David
Hi Michael !
As guitarist for Brenton Wood, we opened a show for "Three Dog Night" in 2002 at Santa Fe Springs, California. I don't know if you remember, but I talked to you sidestage before your performance (which was great!) and snapped some photos.
I have one that I think you should see...you will be amazed. Please contact me so I can send it out to you.
Robbin David
-Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 22:59:38 (MDT)
Mark Preston
Austin, TX USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *

Saw you guys in Austin TX last on May 14th, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Have always loved 3DN music, and you guys still put on a great & fun show. I have to say that you look like you are totally having fun on stage, smiling from ear to ear and make it look effortlessly when you play. I'm a fellow picker and definitely benefited from your performance. Hope to see you guys down this way again. Keep Howling!!!!!
-Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 03:14:18 (MDT)
Aqua Rabbit
SPB, FL 33736
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Aqua Rabbit Antiques, Treasures, and Unique Whimsical Treasures
Hurricane Johnny email'd me and told me you are in town this weekend... wish I could come! ** Aqua Rabbit ** http://www.AquaRabbit.com Antiques, Treasures, and Unique Whimsical Treasures
-Friday, April 22, 2005 at 12:00:27 (MDT)
Hurricane Johnny
St. Petersburg Beach, FL 33736
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Hurricane Johnny Live Entertainment

wish I could come to see you in Largo Saturday April 23rd but I perform at a benefit tomorrow afternoon and then go across the street to Thunderbird on Treasure Island for my sunset gig. Hope your days are as satisfying as mine! See ya' soon.

-Hurricane Johnny-
-Friday, April 22, 2005 at 11:44:06 (MDT)
Robert Panger
Keizer, OR USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Hi Michael,

I have sent you messages in the past. Told you last time that we planned on going up to Tacoma and seeing the band again (10th time in the last 5 years.) My wife and I were hopeing to meet you but maybe next time. We are going to be at the Nuggett in Carson City in June when you are there. Hope to see you then. One more thing. I just purchased your "Some Women" cd. I am looking forward to hearing it. I enjoy your sound. It makes me feel youg again. Hope you had a great birthday, as did I!

Thanks Michael, Bob
-Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 15:55:20 (MDT)
Peggy Kaler Stephens
Checotah, OK USA
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Mike, hey cuz! Glad to meet you Fri nite in Muskogee after the concert. Took me all day to figure out we WERE related and you would be there that nite. After finding out the concert was Sold-Out, my daughter-in-law and I decided we would crash it anyway! Would like to keep in touch and also let you know there will be a Kaler reunion on the 3rd weekend in June at Lake Eufaula. Can get more info later if you think you might could make it. Stay in touch, I will too.
Peggy Stephens
-Monday, April 11, 2005 at 18:52:19 (MDT)
Diane P
Modesto, ca usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Hi Michael -
I had the pleasure of attending a TDN concert at Wente windery in Pleasanton, CA a shil back - great show!!!! I own pretty much everything you guys have recorded and just really still love the sound. I missed you at the State Theater when you were the last. Any plans of playing there again. It's such a nice, intimate venue for us locals. Thanks for sharing all that talent with us, your fans.

-Monday, April 11, 2005 at 17:17:42 (MDT)
Larry Miller
Salinas, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *
Hi Michael, just thought I would give "Some Women" a listen, liked what I heard so ordered a copy.

Larry Miller
-Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 13:37:19 (MDT)
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formacion malaga
Thank you very much for the info I was looking for, and Greetings from Malaga-Spain Antonio
-Wednesday, April 06, 2005 at 11:22:25 (MDT)
Glenn Graham
Modesto, Ca USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

Hi Michael,
Don't want to sound cheesy which is probably why I haven't written before, but I just thought I'd drop you a line. I have been a TDN fan for EVER!, as they say, whoever "they" are. I have known many of your relatives and our paths have crossed many times over the years. Your Father was good friends of my parents (both deceased now). I grew up in the church and around the corner from your Aunt and Uncle, J.B. and Alta Guinn. Even now you and I live only about a mile from each other. Through them I have both personal and autographed pictures of you and TDN. I have never really met you other than shaking your hand once. Even though I've seen you in personal settings a few times, I just never wanted to be a bother. I know you have enough fans who are, without really menaing to be. I look forward to reading your book. I love your music and it's always been an honor to say I "know" you. Ha!
-Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 20:29:14 (MST)
Rick Knotts
seattle, WA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

(same message with corrected spelling...didn't want anyone to think I couldn't spelll :)

Hi Michael,

Hoping to see you guys at The Emerald Queen in Seattle. I played lead guitar for the band Rail (Concerts West). We opened several times for you in the 80's. As you were trading off with Paul, we did not get to know you as well as Jimmy and Cory (in particular). I still love the band. I told Cory in Texas that your opening riffs on Never Been to Spain were the first real guitar parts I learned off a record (yes...it was records in those days wasn't it). Anyway, I hope you and the guys are well and that our paths my cross again when you're up our way.

Take care...Rick
-Friday, March 25, 2005 at 09:52:27 (MST)
Randy Shaw
Hanford, CA usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Just wanted to say hello again. I enjoyed your live perforance at the Tulare Fair in CA a couple years ago. Hope you will be back soon. Just wondered in the TDN bio why no mention of Chuck Negron. Bad waters? Legal stuff?
-Monday, March 21, 2005 at 00:45:10 (MST)
Liz Strong
Lake Oswego, OR USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *

Hey Mr. Allsup! I'm a best friend of Michaela (you're neice in case you're forgetting...) I saw a CD of yours today so Mikey and I were talking about you and I just wanted to say hi! I love your music and I hope to meet you some day.. maybe in 10 or so years at Michaela's wedding...? Cya!
-Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 23:14:10 (MST)
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *

Hi Michael and all the folks at Three Dog Night: I have a couple of things I would like to know. Now, I bet everyone will laugh at me but as I said I missed a whole lot of the 70's. What does "I walk to Apollo by the bay, everywhere I go" mean? Apollo Theatre? And, how about letting Paul sing lead in one of your songs? I would really like to hear him do that. Just a suggestion, I would never try telling you what to do. I reserve that for my family when they need it which is much of the time in my estimation, not their's of course. I also want to tell you all that I just recently got "American Pastime" on CD and I really love it!!, especially "Easy Evil" and "Just Another Yellow Beach Umbrella". It is a great album, CD? May see you guys in Niagara Falls over the Memorial Day weekend. LOL to all AnnMarie.
-Friday, March 18, 2005 at 15:00:48 (MST)
Le Claire, IA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Allsup Guitar Pick *

Oh, my dad's birthday is March 23rd if you want to email him again or anything cool like that! ;) By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You're looking grrrrrrrrrreat!
-Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 01:56:25 (MST)
Le Claire, IA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Allsup Guitar Pick *
Hey Michael,
I just wanted to say hi and also if you got some of those emails I sent to you before...I don't know for sure if you did or not. The letter that you emailed my dad was so cool! He printed it out and saved it. I flew home to Iowa from Orlando last November because of personal problems...and when I moved home, I moved in with this guy I was seeing at the time..well, that didn't work out, and he ended up kicking me out, and one thing I forgot was the cd I got the night y'all played at Epcot! I was like, "NOO!!!" BUT, as soon as I got more money, I went to Wal-Mart and found it, and of course, I played it as soon as I got home. I've gone out kareokeing some nights, and when I go, one of the songs I sing is "Never Been To Spain." I know all the words to all the songs off of the 30th anniversary cd! :D I got a guitar for Christmas from my mom and dad, and I'm using your guitar pic to play it...it's slow going, but I'm doing it! :D Anyways, have a great day and hopefully I'll hear from you later.
Stay cool!
-Wednesday, March 16, 2005 at 23:56:32 (MST)
robert honablue
springfield, ma usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

hey mike,

long time no hear from...i still the ref acetate i mastered of "celebrate" that cbs records rejected (fools they were)...do you remember me??? i used your studio for recording bands when i lived in los angeles.....im still the best mastering engineer in the country....drop me a line...

robert honablue.....
-Monday, March 14, 2005 at 21:01:18 (MST)
Sheri Gonnell
Chaparral, NM USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

I have been a fan since "It Ain't Easy" came out, I was about 10 and my cousin turned me on to the greatest rock group in the history of the world!!(yeah, yeah, ok) Some of the best times I've had lately I've had bouncing around your web site and reading your on-line book. Awesome!! I do feel sad for the rough times you've had, but you're still the best, and always will be. Peace and love.
-Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 16:21:58 (MST)
Bruce Edwards
St. Helena, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

Hey Michael,

I've lately been reminiscing about growing up in Modesto when a 3DN tune came into my head. I was a Davis HS grad, and also remember you during those "formative" years. After school I worked at Modesto Music Store selling guitars, amps 'n fuzz boxes. I remember you were a regular in there, coming in to drool over the axes & shoot the bull (Didn't I sell you a Fender and a Super Reverb?). As I recall, you used to look up to someone named Marlin? A relative, maybe? I got the impression that he gave you some inspiration towards music. Anyway, I remember (some of) those days, knew Norman Fletcher (Town Criers), and have enjoyed 3DN over the years. Last saw you guys 20 years ago in Concord along with Stepenwolf. Hope you're well.

-Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 22:46:29 (MST)
Dave Fulghum
Sandy, Ut * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Michael...it's all your fault...

In 1973 I heard "Liar" for the first time...three weeks later at the age of 13 I bought my first guitar.. Now, 32 years later... I have 7 guitars, three amps, 2 basses, and a digital recording studio at my house.. My band gig's about twice a month, and now my kids are starting to play...

I have quite a few other influences as well: Clapton, Harrison, Vaughan, Knopfler, Townshend to name a few... But when the young guns hear this 45 year old rip through a solo and ask "Who influenced you to start playing?"... I always answer.... Michael Allsup.

IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT !....... Thank you.

Bless you man.. and remember.. "When you know that you know what you know, and you know that you don't know what you don't know, only then have you attained true knowledge".

Next time you're in Salt Lake City.. Let's jam...

Peace and Love
Dave Fulghum
-Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 21:10:45 (MST)
Lance Bullion
Baton Rouge, LA United States
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *

Hey Mike, I want you to come visit and play guitar with me and my friends down here in Baton Rouge ,LA and come see a LSU football game.
-Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 20:09:17 (MST)
Cherry Tree, PA US of A
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A John Edward/Crossing Over thang *

-Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 19:44:06 (MST)
Henry Villasenor
Mission Viejo, CA * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

Happy Birthday. You and I have the same birthday March 8th. My wife bought me the TDN DVD w/orchestra today, it's great! Thanks for all of your talent and many years of entertainment. I've seen TDN about 15 times in the last 30 years. I also saw SS Fools at Starwood's ? Hollywood around 1977 or 78?. I bought the 8track for your band and played it so much that I wore out! Joe was a great talent too! Please send my regards to his family, and I hope that you keep on keepin' on! God Bless always. ps. The Celebrate 2 CD set should have included "Storybook" or "Happy Song" OR BOTH. Just a thought. You should write stuff for Cory and Danny to sing. God Bless aal you guys.
-Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 13:13:33 (MST)
Sue F Cox
Barberton, Ohio USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Greetings Michael! I will be catching your act at THE MOONDOG CORONATION BALL in Cleveland on March 12. I have a question. Would you and the rest of TDN be offended if I were to ask that you sign an Easter/greeting card for Mike Smith (sometime before or after you are on stage at THE MOONDOG)? Rather then take up space here I would have you go to http://www.peternoone.com, to check and see what happened to Mike, and what we are doing to help out. Thanks!
-Sunday, March 06, 2005 at 18:40:06 (MST)
Coraopolis, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Hi Michael,

Saw you in Uniontown, PA in Feb. Sat in the front row with my 10 year old daughter. You smiled alot right at us and we were THRILLED! We loved the show and everybody looked great!
Fans always,
Donna and Lindsay
-Sunday, March 06, 2005 at 15:22:39 (MST)
Danna McDonald
Woodbridge, VA 22193
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I haven't got a clue *

I guess it's about time I actually put a message up. Michael, I've enjoyed your webiste so much ... the book, the HUMOR, the insights. It's been great fun, and I want to thank you for that. Also want to thank you for the kickin' music on your Some Women CD. It tells a story about who you are, and it's great entertainment.

One more thing, I just can't get over the way you smile while you're playing. I saw it on the DVD, and I saw it at your concert in Uniontown, PA. That smile says a lot about you, too. :o) And thanks for the hug at Uniontown. It made the night complete.

Yours, danna
-Saturday, March 05, 2005 at 14:43:20 (MST)

JIm Gaines
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *

Hi Michael !
I was just wondering if you thought the TDN catalog will ever be remastered for domestic release or do you think UMG will be stingy with it like they are doing with the Allmans catalog they control.
-Wednesday, March 02, 2005 at 11:23:29 (MST)

Jon Risseeuw
Jacksonville, AR USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Mr. Allsup,
Just wanted to say "hi" again. I met you backstage at the concert in Tunica on Saturday [Feb 26]. I was the hyperactive, gushing, butt-kissing idiot wearing the guitar shirt who greeted everybody by their last name. It was great seeing you guys again, although I was cheated out of hearing "Eli" for the second time in a row. Does TDN do that song only on special occasions? Anyway, you looked really good and healthy! I noticed right away. 'Whoa. Michael lost a lot of weight!' And I couldn't keep my eyes off your blue guitar. Vintage Fender Strat? I was drooling over it. Just ordered your CD and I can't wait to hear it.

C'ya again hopefully,
Jon Risseeuw [jonrisseeuw@centurytel.net]
-Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 17:28:00 (MST)
MI * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *

Hiya sweetie! Just had to post on here again. Hoping for a show in the area again soon. I'm jonesing for one REAL bad! Did the keychain I gave you break? Just wondered, haven't seen it for awhile. I can get you another one.....or not, nyuk. wuv, Wowa
-Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 15:13:07 (MST)
Mansel Neal Alsup Jr
Raymond, Ms Hinds
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *

Just thought I'd say hi
-Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 07:58:09 (MST)
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Hey: I just saw on your schedule that you will be in Pittsburgh in September, that's my territory. Will be there if I can get tickets. I have not been to Heinz Field yet; when the Steelers are winning like they did this year it is hard to get a ticket. Looking forward to seeing you fellows there, it should be a great show to set off the Football season when the right team will be going to the SuperBowl. GO STEELERS AND TDN. Hope to see you in Cleveland. LOL AM
-Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 07:32:00 (MST)
Duane Owens
Kiowa, CO USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

Hey Michael, First off, I read your online book tonight, in one sitting. Very interesting. I wanted to ask you about the Cyan album. You wrote 'Into My Life'... very cool song, what went into it and why isn't it on any 'hits' albums. The 'Happy Song' is also another great. The Cyan album seems to be quite rare. Best wishes!

-Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 00:37:19 (MST)
Pam Forrester
clarksville, tn us
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

I am surprising my husband of 20 years to see you play on 2/26/05 at Tunica. We got married on 6/30/84 and traveled to Owensboro, Ky our honeymoon night to see you all in concert. This is a suprise for him.. thinks we are going gambling...but (even for me) this will bring back so many memories... you all are a great band -- we are in our 40's now --but listen to your CD's before we go out on the town...which is not often.... we (I) am so excited....David will be overwhelmed. (this is a Valentine Gift)..

-Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 21:26:14 (MST)
AnnMarie Fulmer
Cherry Tree, PA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Hey Guys: The concert at Uniontown, PA was really great. It was good to see Grass Roots too, made the concert better if that's possible. What's with the music on this site? Not long enough, I like to be serenaded when I'm typing. To the fellows selling the merchandise, Im sorry I forget your names, please let me know what they are. I really enjoy seeing you, fun talking to you. I finally got tickets for the Cleveland show. That should be a blast with all the other groups. Can't beat that 60's, 70's music. I was sitting with some folks from Northern Virginia who love TDN also and they are talking about going to Atlantic City in July and I want to take the camper and go too. The schedule looks right now like there are not too many more in my area. Try to get the people who control these things to schedule in PA, OH, western NY, MD,but no more ELKINS please, please!! Wheeling wouldn't be too bad, I guess. We are going camping in Williamsburg, VA and Cherokee, NC last week of July and first week of August. Cherokee has a good gaming resort so I hear. The group should rule in that area. Please drop a note and let me know your names and tell me how everything is going. LOL AnnMarie
-Monday, February 21, 2005 at 18:48:17 (MST)
Robert Panger
Keizer, OR USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Hi Michael,
My wife and I missed seeing you in Tacoma. We were there but the snow in Chicago got you. Already have our tickets for April's concert. My wife and I flew to Orlando (EPCOT) to see you late last year. My wife says I am a groupee. Almost 58 years old but I still love the music. Have seen you 9 different times in the last 5 years. Will let you go Michael. Take care. Look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you and the boys for continuing to provide us with so much great music for so many years!!! Bob Panger

-Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 22:45:56 (MST)
Sue Allsup
Belleville, IL USA
* How'd You Find This Site? *

I have been tracing my family, just wondering if you know any of your history. Thank you for your time.
-Saturday, February 12, 2005 at 12:27:03 (MST)
john galascione
honey brook, pa usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Viagra. Go figure. *

Hey Michael! Hope all's well. Kendra and I (along with my wife Robin and a couple friends) have tix for your gig in Reading, PA this Sunday nite. Looking forward to seeing you guys again! Can we hook up with you when the guys are clearing the stage after the show, to say Hi and take a couple pix? Let me know if that be cool! Thanks, Michael -see you soon. P.S. 45th anniversary last week of the day the music died.

-Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 19:39:51 (MST)
Michael Butler
Deerfield Beach, Fl US
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

Hi Mike,
Im your cousin my mother is Velma Allsup of OK wanted to say hello, Im also in the Allsup Update Newletter. We have many cousins.

take care
Nike Butler
-Sunday, February 06, 2005 at 15:50:52 (MST)
Terry Cameron
ST. CHARLES, MO * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Blind Luck I Guess *

Mike, I read your autobiography, and I really enjoyed it. I always wondered how the group got started, and for you to be so painfully honest about such a personal story is amazing. I don't think I could do it.

I saw 3DN in July of 1970 at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis. I was seventeen, and it was my first concert. I had every single album (which I lost over the many moves through the years.) What an exciting concert it was! I knew every band member's name, and I had a picture of the group plus a couple of posters. Sure wish I had them now! I saw 3DN again a few years ago at O'Fallon, Missouri. I think it was 1997. I bought the 35th anniversary CD, and I continue to listen to the greatest hits often. Thanks for taking the time to put together this website.
-Monday, January 10, 2005 at 20:58:57 (MST)
Redondo Beach, CA United States
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I got a MAC, and there it was *

Hey MICHAEL! From time to time, I read your online book and I LOVE IT! I've got to say...your perspective, attitude, humor and writing skills are much like your live performances: they all bring smiles and lots of fun.

QUESTION: Unless I couldn't find it in your book, I'm very curious to hear any comments from you regarding your compositions on the "CYAN" album. I'm not asking a "group politic" question...but rather...any comments or personal memories regarding any or all of those three songs.

I especially like "Happy Song" and "Into My Life" is my all-time favorite 3DN song.

Thanks for any memories (or...for the book page numbers I missed that have this info!)
-Friday, January 07, 2005 at 16:37:14 (MST)
Steve Anastos
stamford, ct usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

I enjoyed reading excerpts from your book. Interesting stories...regarding Three Dog Night..Three dogs would be better than two! I don't mean that in a mean way but a selfish way..would like to see all of you together..Life is too short.
-Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 21:05:38 (MST)
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *

Thanks for all the nice comments. Cool that you made it to the show. Concerning your statement about "no posts since 2003" I'd empty your cache in your browser if I were you, and then click on "reload." That's probably giving you an erroneous display if you've visited here back in 2003 but not since. That's just my guess. Anyway, I most definitely do drop in and read the posts here and am proud to have you on board. Hope to see you on the road sometime soon.
-Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 15:19:48 (MST)
Rusty Smith
Dana Point, CA * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

There hasn't been a comment posted here since 2003. I'm wondering if you still read this. Your fan club still posts on the bulletin board. I was at your show at the Vault on the 30th. I loved the way you ripped on the Never Been To Spain solo. It was my favorite part of the whole show. You know, there's a place in San Juan Capistrano that I bet you're familiar with - The Coach House. You would be a welcomed sell-out show, Solo or with 3DN. Anyway, I'm not a member of the fan club - just someone who was reminiscing during and after the show. I wanted to see where you all have been and what is going on currently. I was with a few people right in front of the stage - they all remarked on how you looked like you were really having fun. I am greatful to have seen your show. I was only 9 years old in 1970 and 3DN has always been a part of me and my memories. I missed you at the Orange County Fair a few years back and have always wanted to see 3DN live. The familiar harmonies gave me chills. I also enjoyed reading your book online - I need a new pair of eyeballs after that! Anyway, I can tell that you are one of the good guys and I appreciate you and people like you. I am glad to see that you are still rockin'.


Rusty Smith
-Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 13:21:49 (MST)
Carol Love
Silver Lake, Ca USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Allsup Guitar Pick *

I love the Three Dog Night, Just Heard the "GODFATHER OF SURF MUSIC "Jim Fuller aka WIPEOUT with his new "Jim Fuller and the Beatnik" play "One is a Lonely Number" They were very GOOD, Reminded me of the Three Dog Night!
-Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 12:54:51 (MST)
Steve Beasley
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Back in my teens I always loved your lyrical and to-the-point style of playing solos. I think my favorite is the short 4 bar solo between the verses of SHAMBALA. Sounds kina 'Honky-tonk Women-ish. I also noticed you switched from your Les Paul to a strat. So did I. Much lighter and more 'physicality' in playing it. Keep goin'!!!
-Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 11:25:02 (MST)
Darwin Gushard
Papillion, NE USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
Cornhusker Flyers Track Club
Hi, Mr. Allsup! I wanted to be the first one to sign your guestbook in 2005. :-) I've just spent the last 3 hours reading your Upside of Rock & Roll "book", and that's even skipping over some of the non-3DN stuff. I'm only 37, but have seen 3DN in concert 3 times, meeting you guys once after a Council Bluffs casino show. Unfortunately, I was out of town when you were in the area this past summer. 3DN was one of the first groups I got into, thanks to an older brother moving back home and letting me borrow some of his records, including It Ain't Easy and Naturally -- still two of my all-time favorites. (And you're right about "I've Got Enough Heartache"!) I wish you and the other guys in 3DN all the best for 2005, and I look forward to getting a chance to see you again sometime. Thanks for all the great music!
-Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 23:50:00 (MST)
Bill H
Columbus, OH USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

I've been a fan of 3DN for an unbelievably long time and have covered a lot of your music starting with the 1st album.
Being a bass player, my interest was more with Joe's fantastic playing and his synergy with you and Floyd . . . so sad to hear of Joe's passing a while back.
Hope to get a chance to tell you about our 15 minute version of "Pieces of April" performed for a local high school prom. The kids LOVED it!! ;o)
-Friday, December 31, 2004 at 23:53:56 (MST)
Mineola, TX USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

I love the Tdn music and in love your music. Hope to see you in concert soon.
-Friday, December 31, 2004 at 15:03:43 (MST)
Paul McClearn from Modesto
Spokane, Wa USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

Hi Mike,

Hey just wanted to say hi. I used to work on your Macintosh and computer systems in Modesto when I was working for Online Connecting Point and then when I went into business for myself. I Moved to Spokane, Wa about Two years ago. I am still in the computer IT business. Anyway just wanted to say Hi and maybe I will make it to the Casino where you guys are playing.

-Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 11:29:41 (MST)
Bill Cooper
Calabasas, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I haven't got a clue *

Michael, I just read your tribute to Hoyt Axton. He really was quite a guy wasn't he? I remember recording an album with him for Screen Gems (Lester Sill) in the mid/late sixties that was just dynamite. Such powerful vocal performances. Anyway, we (Richie & me) were at Danny's Christmas eve party a couple of days ago and I gave him a copy of the new Pat Boone album we just finished that he and Timothy Schmitt (of the Eagles) sang some harmonies on. I think it's one of the best albums we've ever done. Pat says it's the best album he's ever done. Tell Danny to burn you a copy. Richie and me are interested in your feedback. What songs do you like, dislike? By the way, the first single is probably the next theme song for NASCAR. Pretty unexpected coming from Pat Boone, huh? Michael, by the way, you have an unbelievable website. Lots of great stuff here. E-mail us. I've got a wiresless setup in the control room now and I actually read my e-mails now.

-Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 02:40:40 (MST)
onyeka obowo
* How'd You Find This Site? *

You work here is fantastic, I am now working on the Warrene family in England and have made a connection with your genealogy. Thank You
-Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 10:43:16 (MST)
Kenny WilliamSon
Tacoma, WA USA
* How'd You Find This Site? *
SCI-TEC MEDIA International
Mike can you remember, the El MOnte Gig in '68-'69. Audition for 3DN. I do "sorta" . Now I see 3DN at the Emerald Queen in Tacoma soon. RE: some more story there.
-Saturday, December 25, 2004 at 15:19:13 (MST)
Midland, Tx USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Please ad more on Joe - met him several times in the 70's and loved him!! Hope he had a great life and was happy. I have seen TDN 8 times and plan to see a few more- can't believe I was a teenager the first TDN concert!!

I am truly amazed at how your writing is so lively and vivid. Maybe a second career for you!!!!!
-Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 02:44:37 (MST)
Gary Savage
Monroe, LA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Dear Michael:
I've spent the last 2 hours reading the first 6 chapters of your online book, and then the final chapter (sorry, I had to cheat to see how it ended.) You've done a great job of recreating your early days! I felt as though I was re-living my own with some of your stories. I actually cried when I read about your mother's funeral, and what you went through. That had to be tough. I lost my father 3 years ago, and it was agonizing to write memories of him (which were read aloud...not by me though.)
Anyway, I grew up playing keyboards in various bands around Louisiana/Miss/Texas, and played many of your songs at gigs...sorry, but we copied 3DN to the last note...with all the CORRECT harmonies. (One Man Band was a little high for me at the end though..but..I think I can still nail it! I had the only Hammond B-3 around, and I put my black Wurlitzer piano on top. I always had to sing Chuck's falsetto part..since I had the highest range! I saw you play in Monroe at the Civic Center 3 or four times, and once in the theater in Monroe, once at LSU in the arena, and once at Universal studios in California in the mid 70's. I remember you wild outfits!
I read your piece on the JFK assassination...Been there, done that too. I wrote a book on it..."JFK First Day Evidence." It's all over the internet.
It would be a hoot to meet you...since, get this...I am your brother in Christ...I grew up in the Church of Christ, and played rock and roll in night clubs. Never smoked or drank...just loved to play. I have only come to peace w/that in the last few years by knowing that we are free in Christ to do ANYTHING...just not to sin, and keep His commandments! He loves us...despite the guitar and the keyboard!! I hope you actually do get to read this, and it would be great to chat w/you.
I've drawn houses for the last 26 years in Monroe, and only get to play for fun now..but never got rid of any of my equipment. I finally broke down and bought a portable Hammond XK-2 though..It's nice to be able to tote your own Hammond to the job, instead of gettin your buddies to help load up.
Anyway, thanks for your efforts in putting together the book. And of course, thanks for your music!

Gary Savage
Monroe, La
-Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 16:54:44 (MST)
Kenosha, WI usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *
Many Streams
Hi Everyone, I am a long time fan of Three Dog Night. I remember hearing ONE when I was in kindergarten or firstgrade,probably first. I was living in Queens at the time and the name Three Dog Night was in the air. Not till years later into my adulthood did I learn they were in Queens When I was living there.
The Summer I was seven years old we moved from Queens, N.Y To Macomb, Ill. My Dad's favorites were Count Basie and Duke Ellington and could not find what he desired the most on the radio. What did he do? He found WLS Am. WLS is where I heard the rock and pop of the 1970's and of course heard the whole string of Three Dog Night hits. Joy to the World was big when I was a second grader and I knew who did it. Still, there were so many other hits Three Dog Night Had and I did not find out who was performing them until I was about elevan or twelve.
Shambala Was popular when I was a 5th grader and I knew I was going to get a Three Dog Night album one day. That one day came when I was thirteen. I got Cyan for christmass. I was so excited. I played it and played it and played it and never really grew tired of it. Only last year did I by a cyan cd. I still enjoy this album. To bad it did not do better than what I have heared. Anyway,Cyan played and played even after I got out of high school.
I was different. My favorite wasn't Rush, Judas Priest,
Cheap Trick or Shaun Cassidy. I always felt alone in my taste and wanted to see Three Dog Night posters,t-shirts ect. like all the other bands and their fans had. Thank you God for the internet. A part of me felt fullfiled when I googled Three Dog Night back in the 1990's and found a bunch of sites. The time has come. Breath.
I have started a Google Blog for Three Dog Night.
URL http://threedognightblogspot.blogspot.com
My wish is for this site to be positive and uplifting. A grievance here and there is human yet it is not uplifting to read constantly. Come leave your fun, excitement, memories and fanaticism at Threedognightblogspot.blogspot.com.
Hope to see you there, PCDimensionsplus

-Monday, December 13, 2004 at 18:48:12 (MST)
Art of Life
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Blind Luck I Guess *

Great site. Thanks
-Tuesday, December 07, 2004 at 12:52:23 (MST)
chuck cobb
pennsville, nj usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

URBANSPRAWL drummer wanting your response, we've sold some CD's but I want to know when 3 Doggie will be in my area, South Jersey? I'm planning a 2005 Spring or more like Summer bash, I'd love Three Dog Night to be here. If you get time, LOOK up Fort Mott State Park, THAT is where I live, and will hope to have a open air concert. It's in it's infancy, but I'm BEGGING 3 D night will be there! Do you remember UrbanSprawl? I know we were pains in the A$$, BUT, it would be great to book you guys. Think about it; I'll do my work on this end, but an outdoor concert at Fort Mott Park would BLOW this community AWAY!!!! OH, THANKS for your help on our project. Happy Song still makes me smile, even though you thought we played it to fast, it kicks! Most remakes are played faster, youthful ears need faster. It drives me nuts but, melody means NOT much anymore-that sucks! 3 Dog Night (to me) is ALL Melody! e-me if you can chuck
-Sunday, December 05, 2004 at 22:21:46 (MST)
Ken Walter
Toledo, OH USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *

Trying to find out what happened to Rance Crane, why did he leave the job? Please email me. Thank you, Ken.
-Tuesday, November 30, 2004 at 09:54:25 (MST)
Jerry Wibel
Glendale, AZ USA
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Just want to let you know we are looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas at the Silverton. My wife and I got married in May of this year, and we are both over 50 and listening to you and the band keep us thinking of the best days of our lives. Would like the opportunity to say hello, but realize you have a ton of fans. Michael, just know this, we appreciate your talent, your youthfulness, and your sense of keeping the best of the past alive. Thanks for so many great listening and viewing hours.
We wish you the best over the holidays and truly hope that God keeps you and the band safe.
Grateful for your music, Jerry Wibel
-Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 07:03:24 (MST)
Krista Ogden
Wheat Ridge, CO USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I haven't got a clue *

Hey Michael,
I'm not sure if you remember me or not. I'm Cyndee's cousin. I just wanted you to know that you have done a great job with Jessie Drew. Funny how life works out. Tell Jessie and his wonderful girlfriend I said hi.

-Monday, November 15, 2004 at 09:44:10 (MST)
Margo Rigney
Magnolia, DE USA
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I would like to tell you that I love TDN (and you're going I know, I know) and you are the best guitarist I've ever heard. My ex used to be in a band in Washington, DC and he played guitar and sang TDN tunes You are great. I also would like to ask you if there are any "meet and greets" to meet you all. I have followed TDN all my life (like everybody else does), I joined a fan club but no one has any info and I live in Dover, Delaware (where?) Delaware where you can't meet anyone. I would love to know and the rest of the world doesn't have any info. Can you help? Thanks, my name is Margo Rigney, 1656 Peachtree Run, Magnolia, DE 19962, Tel: (302) 697-0002, email: MRigney106@aol.com Thanks
-Friday, November 12, 2004 at 12:50:52 (MST)
Joe Marine
Lower Gwynedd, PA U.S.A.
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

I was just wondering, out of all the releases that came out on CD, why, no "Around The World w/TDN" Live, that has been one of my favorite live albums. Any release news?
Thank you, I've always loved your guitar style.
-Friday, November 12, 2004 at 06:16:39 (MST)

Winter Haven, FLA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Allsup Guitar Pick *
Hi Michael:
Just wanted to say thank you for the warm guitar pick that you had used and brought to me after your last show. You were most kind and all I can say is thank you from my heart! Hopefully the big guy's at EPCOT Entertainment will book 3DN for 2005. Love your Blue Guitar! Wale It Loud!

All The Best

Winter Haven, Florida
-Sunday, November 07, 2004 at 23:44:58 (MST)

kent moss
port arthur, tx usa
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no way out
great site likethe book in fact i have been a fan of TDN from the start my first band started in '68 and like many garge bands of that time have played TDN music along with other dunhill groups but always my fav was TDN in fact my brother and i went to see yall at the cotten bowl i still have the ticket and ad from the dallas news paper .the band im in now we do "out in the country "would like to do one man band or eli's coming but haveto find the time to pick out the guitar licks anyway greatsite and if woul like a copy ofthe concert ad ill send it to you ,thanks forthe great music you gave me and my freinds
-Tuesday, November 02, 2004 at 21:23:20 (MST)

Celebration, Fl USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I haven't got a clue *

This is my first "fan email" I have ever sent. I too enjoyed your recent concert at Epcot. I especially loved the overzelous fan who would jump up and point and scream "liar" everytime you played that song.You seem so happy when you are on stage. And it is impossible not to watch you when you are playing. It is a wonderful gift that you have been given to draw us into the music the way that you do. And I thank you and the rest of your band mates for "taking me back" to a time when life was not filled with so much responsibilities!
I had tried to reach you after the concert to have you maybe sign my DVD but you have very good security and they politely said "No". I left alittle bummed..and so life goes back to routine as usual. The next day as I was driving my daughter over to her friends house for a play date when who do I see walking down the road..but you!..I was having one of the worst days of my life and who would of thought that it would of turned in to the coolest thing that would have ever happened to me! There I was in my car...listening to Three Dog night music( I kid you not) with my DVD from the night before still sitting on the seat next to me. You were kind and generous with your time and I thank you so much for the autograph, even though all I had was my daughters "kindergarten Big pencil"! It is a funny thing when you meet someone famous for the first time in your life...you forget how to talk and then when it's over you can't remember a thing that you said. It is terrible.
I will cross my fingers that Three Dog Night will be back to Epcot again next year! Thank you for the happiness
-Saturday, October 30, 2004 at 19:38:16 (MDT)
Dan The Man
Valencia, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - One of those Flash Back things you here about *

I have been such a fan since 1969. I saw 3DN Live at the Forum in 1969, the valley music theatre, Magic Mountain, Universal Amp...the list goes on and on. I grew up in the valley when all of you hung out there and in the canyons. Good times. As a guitarist myself, my first impression with you is that you are always smiling, always having a good time. You have brought such joy and happiness to so many people. And to work with the best voice ever put on this earth(Cory). Thank you for all the fantastic memories. Hopefully more to come. Check out my cd on cd baby(shamless plug)Dan Cox 'Shadow in the Light'- were all just shadows in the light. Be well.
-Friday, October 29, 2004 at 17:44:24 (MDT)
Maria Arrasmith
Orlando, FL USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Allsup Guitar Pick *
Michael is the best guitarist I've ever heard! He did a great time at Epcot last night! Now that I have one of his guitar picks, I'm going to learn how to play the guitar! The thing I love most about your playing, you put such passion into it. God bless you.
-Friday, October 29, 2004 at 12:58:17 (MDT)
Winter Haven, FL USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

Hi Michael:

Saw and certainly enjoyed your talented ability in watching and hearing your guitar playing at Disney's EPCOT "Food & Wine Fest 04". I am impresed with your ability to make the strings give blood during playing! You must have taught Eddie Vanhalen & Ozzie Fox how to play! You and the band have one more night to play here at EPCOT on the 28th of October. I was privaledged to say hi to you as you and the others walked along side the American Adventure Alley tonight. I was in the wheelchair and had asked if I could possibly get a guitar pick from you. If that refreshes your memory. You meet so many people I am sure. Thanks for being kind and you always have a smile for the audience when you wale on stage! You let us know that you love what you do for a living and we enjoy what you do for a living as well!

Thanks for being a nice guy (Michael)and thanks for keeping up the guitar lessons when you were young! Lou Graham would give his eye teeth to have you play for him! :oB Thanks for coming to Disney!

A Appreciative Fan

Winter Haven, Florida

Have A Great Day Michael!
-Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 23:33:10 (MDT)
Hurricane Johnny
Saint Petersburg Beach, FL USA
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Hurricane Johnny
Michael... great seeing you again at EPCOT tonight... stayed for all three shows on your opening night (Tuesday)... again, as last year, great harmonies, great memories, and this year your licks are getting tastier ;-) ... coming back for seconds on Thursday evening... you don't do a meet and greet after the last show?

-Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 22:10:07 (MDT)
Ninette Bavaro-Latronica
Grover Beach, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I haven't got a clue *

Actually, I found that one of my musician relatives used to run the same circle as Three Dog Night and when I was asked if I knew you, since I was from Modesto, I said I knew of you because I too went to Grace Davis HIgh School, but no, I wasn't too crazy about the Three Dog Night. I was advised to listen to some of your music and to be honest, it's pretty good...might even buy your CD.
-Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 21:40:09 (MDT)
Jerry Wibel
Glendale , AZ 85306
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Just love the music.. THe music you bring was of a great time and place and many great memories. Thanks for making many of my great memories wonderful ones to remember. and I wish you and the band all the best in the world. Michael, you are one talented man, and thanks for taking the gifts given to you and making great music.
-Tuesday, October 19, 2004 at 07:18:08 (MDT)
El Paso, TX * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Online Bulletin Board *

I have looked for the tabs and chords to Out In The Country for months. One of the best songs I remember. Can you help me? thanks from the Wolfster
-Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 20:39:39 (MDT)
Rhonda Collins
New Albany, IN USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Hi Michael!
Was so thrilled to get an email back from you after the Louisville Concert. You added to my thrills I have had with Band members starting with Davy Jones of the Monkees in the 1960ís (he kissed me on the cheek) and the Herman Hermits concert a couple of years ago and meeting Peter Noone after the concert and shaking his hand. It all makes me feel like a teenager all over again and I just turned 50 the 13th of this month. I have had a lot of fun talking about the Three Dog Night Concert and you and your talents. I can still see you playing that guitar. And I am still so very impressed. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed that concert in Louisville. I have been searching for Three Dog Night CDs and they are very hard to come by. I have done a lot of searching on line and it looks as if they may be coming soon? I did find the Millenium CD tonight at Target and I am definitely a teenager all over again. Can you tell me if there are plans to re-release old albums on CDs? We thought we had some of the albums and have not been able to find them. In looking at you on the different old album covers I have found on line and the stuff in the CD case, you sure haven't changed very much.
Well, I just wanted you to know how you have given me old teenage feelings again and how anxious I am to find more Three Dog Night CDs.
Oh I would love to be able to say "Hi" in person to you too, but looking at your schedule, you are long gone from our area. At least the rest of this year!
Well take care and I will keep going to your website from time to time to check on you and wish you and the rest of the guys the best in bringing old teenage memories to others like you have me.
You new fan!

-Saturday, October 16, 2004 at 21:31:59 (MDT)
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-Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at 17:32:05 (MDT)
Doc "Mistabluesman" Quinn
Paris, TX USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *
Mistabluesman Comin' Atcha
Michale, diggin' on your jams all the time at ArtistLaunch.com man. It's great to be on ArtistLaunch.com with you. Makes me feel really grand to be amoung such great talent and the good folks that hang with you! You Da' Man in my book! Thanks for the sounds man! Doc
-Sunday, October 10, 2004 at 15:27:34 (MDT)
Deb Walsh
Elkins, WV USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *

Michael, I just saw you all in Elkins, WV last week and you blew me away. I've waited 30 yrs. for that concert and it was worth the wait! I was prepared that you guys wouldn't sound as good as you used to.......well, imagine my surprise when you sounded as good as if not better!!! Anyway, I'm back in my 3DN groove for the past week and listening to some of the old stuff, and thought I should let you know (Cory too) that he should do "Ain't that a lotta Love" in the set, cause it's hot stuff, and it would have been great to hear it. It's been a long time since I've heard a group that could "pick me up and take me away", but you did it, and I loved it, and I hope to see you all again, before another 30 yrs. goes by! Keep it up. It's good stuff! Love, Deb
-Saturday, October 09, 2004 at 15:39:29 (MDT)
john galascione
honey brook, pa usa

Hello Michael! Hope things are good with you. It's 2:15 EST on Mon Oct 4 (Labour Day in Australia), and there was a "first" for TDN just a minute ago......Rush Limbaugh, on his radio broadcast to 18+ billion people, mentioned Three Dog Night in reference to a comment some politician made about "social injustice". Just thought you'd like to know this! Historic moment, right? Hope all's well with you Michael. Kendra (13 now) and I are still rockin away, gettting progressively better at playing guitar. We love it. Thanks again for "kick-starting" her to play the guitar when she was a young un. Take care Buddy!
John Galascione
-Monday, October 04, 2004 at 12:26:17 (MDT)
Stan The Man
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *
The Salt Palace in SLC, 1971, 1972, 1973 - Elks Club Dinner Theatre 1984 - right next to the stage - had to gag down prime rib while you riffed away my all time favorite songs, while I sat next to the my future wife.. Amazing - your great smile - a drumstick from Floyd - Thanks for the good times!
-Monday, October 04, 2004 at 10:22:26 (MDT)
Charlotte London
Greensboro, NC USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

After 35 years of fanhood, finally caught your concert in Greensboro,NC Oct.1. Worth the wait!! It was so apparent that you loved what you were doing. The concert was AWESOME! My 3TD fanhood would be complete if I could find the lyrics to "My Impersonal Life", which I was a little disappoointed you guys didn't play. But the night is only so long, right? Signed, a 57-yr-old fan from the very start.
-Monday, October 04, 2004 at 09:12:10 (MDT)
Steve Tickel
greensboro, nc usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

I attended the concert at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, and wanted to say just how much I enjoyed the music and atmosphere. Growing up, your band was me and my siser's favorite.
Unfortunately, she can't attend things like this. She has cancer, and a couple of winters ago she fell down when her porch iced over and crushed a couple of vertabrae. It's a little difficult for her to get around and about in a car.

I bought the newest CD in the lobby for her, and have been telling her how much you all seem to really enjoy playing, and it is nice to see her smile when I tell her about it.

I just wanted to tell you from a life-long Three Dog Night fan, just how much you affect so many people in a positive way. People you don't even know, or will meet, are deeply influenced by your songs. From Black and White, Family of Man, Out In The Country, your group sang about the best rooted values in all of us, and of course the love songs and the rock songs speak for themselves.

From the bottom of my heart and for my sister, thank you so very much. You just don't know how much this means. Bless You.
-Sunday, October 03, 2004 at 01:01:47 (MDT)
Genie Walls
Louisville, KY USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *

Michael- I'm writing to you about the Sept. 25th concert in Louisville, KY at the Brown Theater sat. night. We were the 2 blonde and brunette girls sitting front row center using the stage as a table to hold our beers. We were the ones having the FANTASTIC time dancing and singing along with you all. You looked like you were having as good a time as us! We won those seats from COOL103.5 and David Dean the promoter. After the concert we went out partying with everyone from the station, and Kenny (from your road crew) joined us. We all had a blast! Would you please give him a message and tell him Anne & Genie had a ball and did he make it to "Freddy's" okay? Please give him our email and tell him to write us and keep in touch.
The first time i saw you guys i was 13 years old in 1975 and you came to Louisville to play at the Louisville Downs. That was the same year Chuck got busted at the Galt House. And now seeing you again 30 years-it was as if nothing had changed. You still sound great.
I think people will keep coming to see you as long as you want to tour!! It takes us all back to the seventies when we were young and life was easy!!! And seeing you enjoy yourself really makes it special. Thanks Michael for a great show the other night. Tell Kenny "Hi" and to write us. Genie
-Friday, October 01, 2004 at 07:09:39 (MDT)
winchester, tn america
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
micheal, you are THA MAN. love that chris rodriguez and kenny loggins, but you are the face and tha man! LOVE YOU ALL!!!!! i wish i had a bigole blow up dollie of you. loved your nashville concert. it was RAD!!!!mama told me not to come is my favorite.
-Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 17:01:20 (GMT)
winchester, tn america
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-Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 16:55:22 (GMT)
Marietta, GA USA
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Y'all must really love your fans! How are you still doing this for 35+ years? I had the good fortune to see TDN at the Big Spring Jam in Huntsville, AL on Sunday - I try to see y'all anytime you're near Atlanta. I was able to push my way (hopefully politely!) up to the very front railing by the end of the concert. What a blast it was to see the band so close up! Michael - I was watching you intently, and you still look like you're having such a great time with out there! This means a lot to all your fans of so many years. Thanks for putting up with us, and thanks for the great music!
-Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 06:20:17 (GMT)
Concord, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *

Do you know of any way I could get the lyrics to "That No One Ever Hurt So Bad", from the 1969 Three Dog Night album? All lyric sites come up empty handed. I'd really appreciate your help.
-Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 21:47:13 (GMT)
Jennifer K.
Mount Vernon, IL USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

The Louisville concert was great! Michael, you continue to amaze me with your incredible talent. You ARE # 1 on the best players list (not in alphabetical order). Thanks for a fantastic evening.
-Monday, September 27, 2004 at 10:02:06 (GMT)
Rhonda Collins
New Albany, IN USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Michael, We were at the concert tonight in Louisville, Kentucky. WOW! In was a teenager in the 70ís and a lot of Three Dog Nightís songs are my favorites. I didnít really know any of the members names until today (even though I loved the music). But boy oh boy! I was so impressed with your guitar skills. You can tell you love what you are doing. And the way you can make that thing sing. You are one of the most talented (if not the most talented) guitarist I have ever heard. I loved the sounds that came from your playing. You held on to that thing like you meant business. Oh my gosh, I was mesmerized watching you. We sat on the 6th row and could see all of you guys great. The concert was totally awesome. We truly enjoyed every minute of it and it did bring back a lot of old memories.
We were trying to figure out how many of you are original members. We werenít sure you were old enough to be original. So when we got home, I looked up Three Dog Night and also was treated to finding your website.
Again I just wanted to compliment your fantastic guitar playing and tell you how very much we enjoyed your concert tonight.
Best Wishes!
-Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 05:41:40 (GMT)
Robert Powell
Campbell, CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I just had a Vision *

Hello Michael,

I'm Edgar & Ruby Powell's son . . . La Loma Church of Christ in Modesto, CA. I believe my older sister (Linda)had a crush on you back then. I think is was the bad-boy image that did the trick.

I'm writing to simply thank you for your outstanding contributions to the music and entertainment world over the past 3+ decades. I still hear "Mama told me not to come" whenever I think about my first sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll party in high school. Keep up the great work; you never know when you're making a memory.

I hope all is well with you and your loved ones.

Best regards,
Robert Powell
-Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 17:07:36 (GMT)
Linda (Powell) Bennett
Sarasota , FL * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

Hi, Mike. Don't know if you remember me from the La Loma Church of Christ or not. (I'm Edgar Powell's oldest daughter.) I saw you were coming to Sarasota and decided I had to see the concert. I want to bring my grandson, and maybe my daughter and her husband, too, and let him see what music Grandma loved. From the TDN website, I saw you had a web page, too, and started reading about our life in Modesto. Wow, what memories that stirred. Jerry Bayley, (my first true love, onesided as it was), and Alvin Allsup to start with. It will take me a while to finish your story, but it's so fun to read. I, of course, know your true first love was Lynn Hassey, (sp). (I haven't read enough to know if she's in your AB, or if my dad was. Do you remember asking him if you should try and make it as an entertainer?) As for me, after a life of marriages and one child, and with two growing grandson's, 10 and 2 years of age, I'm back in school working on my batchelor's degree in writing, but I'm thinking filmmaking is going to be my ultimate goal. Please write to me, if you have time. I'd love to see you and talk for awhile in October if you have any free time. Right now we're between hurricanes in Florida. A far cry from the central valley, huh? Luv ya, Linda PS: Although I rarely attend church services now, God is a big part of my life, and just like you, my wonderful parents, and that Church at La Loma is a big part of the reason why.
-Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 16:48:58 (GMT)
Carlos Fernandez
Los Angeles, CA * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *
You Guys are awsome, afetr bein a fan for more than 30 years I was able to see you at the Canyon on sept 3 WOW. you rock man, i love you guys, i cant wait to see you again.Thanks for the memorries.
-Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 03:34:43 (GMT)
Michael Hamilton
London, England
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

A Question? Any chance TDN will play in England?
-Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 18:59:44 (GMT)
Natalie Allsup
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I was just trying to get to Danny and Cory *

Hey pops!
How have you been? Your little girl is in college now! Can you believe it?! i cant believe you remembered our $1800 dollar deal from playing you in pool when I was little! haha Thank you so much for that! I really appreciate it! When are you in town? I can't believe you are still rockin out ya old fart! ha, well give me an email sometime! love ya!
-Sunday, September 05, 2004 at 07:37:48 (GMT)
Jim Marshall
Newbury Park, Ca. U.S.A.
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

We were your neighbors when you lived in Newbury Park.
Sorry we lost track of you and your family after you moved.
I was the soccer coach in town. Jim and Brigid Marshall
-Saturday, September 04, 2004 at 00:03:04 (GMT)
Andrea Zermeno
hollywood, ca U. S. A.
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-Friday, September 03, 2004 at 04:31:21 (GMT)
Dallas, TX Dallas
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *

Michael...found you through Chuck. Always loved my TDN and I actually met you guys in Dallas in 1970. Do you remember coming to Dallas, I think it was winter time, and stopping in at club called, Travis Street Electric Co? Well I partied with you and Joe mostly and Chuck and the other guys were busy..doing whatever and a group of us sat in the floor until 4 or 5 am and I just remembering you being the nicest guy ever. I will aways remember how sweet you were and when you guys came back that summer to perform at the Cotton Bowl, Joe invited me and a friend to the Ranch Party the next day. Thirty fours years is a long time but those memories will forever be in my heart. Hope you are happy and doing well...Love to you...Glenda in Dallas
-Thursday, September 02, 2004 at 14:34:42 (GMT)
MissionHills, Ca usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *
Dear Michael,
My name is Catherine Seymore lol... Stan's daughter.
If you have any more photos of him you did not put up
on the website do send them to me so i can use them
as blackmail. Just kidding in case he see's this.


Psst.. I'm a web designer too!
-Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 06:40:28 (GMT)
Marcy Lasker
Santa Clarita, Ca USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Is this the part where I start to bug the hell out of you for Friday night's back stage pases like I was a 16 year panting in heavy heat? Looking forward to seeing you and the fellas in Friday, I'l be the one in the cast with the
torn ligament......

-Monday, August 30, 2004 at 17:19:07 (GMT)
M Page
Austin, TX US
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - A Search Engine *

I stumbled on your site whilst looking for Jimmy Greenspoon's contact info. Is there any realistic way for us peons to contact him (guestbook, email, etc)? I couldn't find a homepage or anything like this.

Maybe you could help out with this though .. I'm trying to figure out what kind of electric piano he used to play. Any ideas? Or do you have the means to find this out? In case it's not clear, I'm referring to the one on "Joy to the World", "Mama Told Me", etc. Any help on this mystery would be hugely appreciated.


-Monday, August 30, 2004 at 16:17:57 (GMT)
Port of Spain, Trinidad
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - I haven't got a clue *

I don`t care what people say about Micheal Jackson I love him just the way he is. I never saw him in real life but I know that he is a very nice person. My wish is to see him one day up close in person. I am only seventeen years of age so I would not know much about his life but I can remember my mother telling me about him when I was little.
So I hope that I get a response quickly from you.
-Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 14:54:16 (GMT)
Bronx, NY 10463
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Hi, Michael. I have been a longtime fan of Three Dog Night and your music. I have a big collection of many of your old singles as well as albums. Thanks for the music! It is fabulous!

I have a couple of interesting things to tell you. One, I was a clasmate of Chuck in HS in NYC, and I recently reunited with him. He is a really fabulous guy! Second, I am a singer and songwriter, and will start recording a CD for the very first time soon. I don't play guitar (I wish I had time to learn) but I play keyboard. I am very excited about being a budding recording artist. It will be really fulfilling! Hope to hear from you soon. Neil of New York City
-Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 05:13:42 (GMT)
Canonsburg, PA USA
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-Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 01:33:41 (GMT)
Ann Marie
cherry tree, pa usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Happy Birthday Paul, hope you had a good one!! We are coming to WV Wednesday night, can't wait. LOL
Ann Marie
-Monday, August 23, 2004 at 22:18:20 (GMT)
Mike Lloyd Boven
Beech Grove, IN. U.S.A.
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-Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 15:26:48 (GMT)
Lee Johnson
Olympia , Wa * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

I've been a fan for years. Now at 47, I'm learning to play guitar, something I've always wanted to do. I want to learn Out in the Country, but can't find the music anywhere. I've got the CD and a DVD which helps. The begining is Am7 and Bm7 correct? Would you help me with the other chords and the "Before the breathing air is gone ...... parts. I want to learn the song for my own enjoyment. I wont be posting it on the internet or anything like that.
Best Regards, Lee Johnson
-Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 14:46:19 (GMT)
Amy McDaniel
san francisco, ca usa
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I am Hank DeCoito's granddaughter, and I just wanted to thank you for the very nice things you said about him.
He was a wonderful, wonderful man.
Amy McDaniel
-Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 22:59:20 (GMT)
Corrie Leavitt
rochester, ny indian country
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
did'nt think you would reply
Thanks for answering so soon!do you still play backgammon? you taught me how to play many moons ago.now my son likes to play it too!!Now that I have some contact with you do you know Kathi Christy (she takes photos)?? If someone knows her tell her I want to hear from her.Many Thanks!!Corrie Shafer Leavitt
-Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 22:53:34 (GMT)
corrie leavitt
rochester , ny usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Hi good to see you are doing what you love PLAYING MUSIC.I always felt that you Michael were one the best in your feild but never got noticed by all those rock and roll critics.Nonetheless, I am a old time 3DN fan I was known as Corrie SCHAFER THEN and I hung out with Kathi Christy .I am grateful for having the chance to know you guys back then even through the bad times the group had I learned alot of important lessons . BLESS ALL OF YOU.
-Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 19:56:31 (GMT)
Debbie Goodman
Fresno , CA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Word of Mouth *

Just wanted to say "Hi", have been a fan since 1970 (saw you in concert when I was 13). Was raised in Merced. I understand you're from Modesto, and just wanted to say "Hi neighbor"!
-Friday, August 13, 2004 at 03:16:32 (GMT)
Mark Stapleton
Fitzgerald, GA USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Michael, I'm just one of of millions who grew up loving 3DN and all that you guys did. From your music to your hairstyles to your clothes, all of us lived and breathed the "band of bands". I was brought up loving and appreciating mainline white gospel music and that was probably one reason that I loved the music and harmony of 3DN so much. I learned to sing harmony listening to those gospel groups and 3DN and was able to spend most of my adult life making a living at it. Thanks! I just finished your online book and let me tell you, you need to have it published. I've read Chuck Negron's book and am trying to find a copy of Jimmy Greenspoon's book and your online book is equally well written. I especially appreciate your attempt to bring out your and the band's "history" in a positive light, and really I think you did just that. It was all so very interesting to me and I loved it all. My wife and I saw you guys in person a couple of years ago and was blown away at how much your sound has remained true. I also have the Tennessee Symphony DVD and the new 21 hits CD, and just like we did your albums in the early 70's, I have attempted to wear them out. I just wanted to say "thanks" for the music and for your continued creativity and always know that every time you guys lay a groove and smile on stage that you warm the heart of some longtime fan like myself. And there are still millions of us out here! Thanks again and best wishes in all that you and the band do. Mark
-Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 04:13:47 (GMT)
Leanna Kuykendall
Yukon, Ok USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Hey Michael,
It is Leanna Kuykendall, Jim's Daughter. I would just like to say hi and that me and some friends are coming to South Padre Island. And we would like to come and see you while we are down there. So if you can e-mail me back or call my dad, please. I can't wait to see you again.
-Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 14:29:52 (GMT)
Ray Kennedy
Marshfield, WI U.S.A.
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Just caught the show in Wausau, WI;had a great time,glad my kids could see & hear the band my old group tried to copy!
Thanks to the band for keeping it going.
-Friday, August 06, 2004 at 03:41:39 (GMT)
Sue Cox
Barberton, Oh USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Link from a SMUT web site...that I (of course) never visited. *

Hey Michael! I finally saw you guys for the 1st time in 30+ yrs (Kettering, Ohio). For the first time in my life, I didn't have anyone bigger then me standing in front to block the view.I've put Peters webb site up here. Not sure if you can click on it. If you go there, go to the forums, concert memmories, look for my post. You should beable to see some pics. If you would like to have any for your site...be my guest. Peter Noone.Com
-Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 01:29:26 (GMT)
Dean Brant
Davie, fl usa
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Hi Michael ,was wondering if you have any info for the radio show in Sarasota ,Im trying to get it online with no success.Please help Id like to take a road trip to see you and the guys,Thanks ,Dean
-Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 00:37:39 (GMT)
Michael Allsup
Bessemer, AL 35021
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *

Hey -- Long time no-hear-from. I hope you've been well, just working and getting older - which beats the alternative. Write when you can - coming back to Birmingham anytime soon? Take care - MLA
-Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 19:25:20 (GMT)
Pat Taylor
Placerville, Ca El Dorado
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Blind Luck I Guess *
Pinecrest Lake
Grace Davis, class of '66. Doug Holroyd and I played together a few times also. I remember the Viscounts playing Harlem Nocturne at one of our dances. But you mentioned Pinecrest somewhere in your website, so I thought I'd send you a link. Saw you on channel 6 a few years ago. Would never have recognized you, especially from your yearbook picture. We all change, I guess.

-Saturday, July 31, 2004 at 19:04:10 (GMT)
Silver Spring, MD * How'd You Find This Site? *

Michael -

I, too, was at the Delaware State Fair Monday night. I managed to snag a second row seat, and I was in heaven. Loved, loved, LOVED the concert. You guys seem to still enjoy yourselves on stage.

Took quite a few pix that turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself. You can check 'em out at http://photobucket.com/albums/v188/Crimsicle/ There's one of you that I really like. Sorry 'bout all the pix of Cory. I was right in front of him. Yeah, that's it. I was right in front of him. Are you buying that? :)))

I also had tix for the August 13 concert in West Virginia which was cancelled, unfortunately. I was hoping to beg for a birthday hug. Oh well...God sometimes looks after stupid people. Talked myself into trading for the concert on the 25th, but since that's not my birthday, I'll have to find some other excuse to act like a shameless hussy.

So glad you're keepin' on keepin' on. TDN makes me happy every single day when I pop the face on my CD player and head down the road.


-Friday, July 30, 2004 at 12:23:51 (GMT)
John E. Harper
Valmeyer, IL 62295
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
JEH Productions
Hi Michael,
I had a chance to spend the last few of my afternoons going thru your great/fun web site. I have been a fan since buying my first TDN album "Captured Live At The Forum."
Your guitar playing is some of the best music my ears have ever heard. You're such a pro and so darn consistant.
My wife, Linda and I, bought the TDN w/ the Tennessee Orchestra DVD and especially loved watching you knock out the "LIAR" solos. Incredible stuff.
The resently released 21 HITS is just what the doctor ordered.
Anyway, I love you work and have admired your dedication to your craft. You are a fine story teller too, with your super ONLINE book you have posted here. I was in heaven reading all your great tales of intrigue.
At the age of 48, I have finally gotten serious with promoting my music, starting a small company, a web site, and business of sorts, not sure where it will all lead. I have been dabbling in it since I was a kid, so it's a long time coming.
I would have loved to have been at some those early recording sessions, where you and the TDN band churned out one incredible track after another. I bet it was exciting to be a part of that.
I have a small 16 track project studio in my basement, but with the great afforable, digital equipment they have nowdays, the sounds I'm getting are really awesome.
I'd love to get your thoughts on my work.
I am working on my next CD called The Valmeyer Sessions-Volume I.
I just started posted monthly video episodes from my studio in Valmeyer Illinois of "The Valmeyer Sessions." I know you are very busy, but if you get time, please check the first one out featuring my new tune "A Place To Settle Down." It's a bit country, and different from my regular style of music, but it seems to work.
Click on this link and the clip will play:


I'd love to work with you someday Michael.
You are a true legend and I will always be greatful to you for inspiring me to play music.
Thank you so much for your talent.



John E. Harper
JEH PRoductions
PO Box 182
Valmeyer, IL 62295

-Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 18:11:07 (GMT)
James Mann
Dayton, Oh USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Awesome site; especially the wisdom. I needed it today.
Well a weekly review would be in order.
God Bless you
James -father, workaholic, church drummer, trying the dream.
-Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 00:06:35 (GMT)
Bruce S.
Bowie, md * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Michael, Recently saw 3 dog night/america concert at the Delaware State fair and I got to say you guys haven't lost a thing in the past 35 years. What a great show and the best part was you look like you still are having a lot of fun doing it! Please keep it up. You rock on guitar!( always have) Took some friends with me and they want me to find when is the next time 3DN is playing in the Maryland area so we can all go again. We had the best time! Bruce
-Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 16:13:58 (GMT)
Andrea Zermeno
hollywood, Ca. U.S.A.
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Long Time Fan *
Hi Michael! The both of us can make it to the Canyon Club show. It would be great if you can put us on some kind of list. So looking forward to your show. My band just got back from a tour in Iraq and, it's nice to be entertained then to be the entertainer 4 a change.
-Friday, July 23, 2004 at 08:13:22 (GMT)
Gary Vogel
grand rapids, mi * HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Three Dog Night fanclub *

Michael, I just wanted to say how fortunate I was to see you and 3DN in Mt. Pleasant, MI. July 15th (it my b-day present from the wife). We enjoyed the show soooo much that we drove to St. Joseph (Venitian Festival) the next day to watch you guys. We can't wait for your return. Well, gotta go for now....keep on rockin...you sound awesome. p.s. tell the sound man to turn up Pat's mike over the ride cymbal, could barely hear it...lol :) Gary
-Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 11:38:55 (GMT)
Dayton, OH USA
* HOW'D I FIND THIS SITE? - Allsup Guitar Pick *

ThankYou for a very enjoyable evening, thank you for playing one of my all time favorite songs Shambala, and Eli's Coming, and best of all thank you for the guitar pick, Signed just a fourty something year old gal with long red hair from Dayton, O, who has always loved your music. Ann
-Monday, July 19, 2004 at 05:16:59 (GMT)