BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #279: “BLACK AND WHITE”- THREE DOG NIGHT- SEPTEMBER 16, 1972

Three Dog Night - "Black and White" single cover artwork

Billboard #1 Hits: #279: “Black And White”- Three Dog Night. September 16, 1972. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single:” Black And White”- Three Dog Night
  • Record Company- Dunhill
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by David I. Arkin and Earl Robinson
  • Time: 3:51
  • B-side: “Freedom For The Stallion”
  • Album- Seven Separate Fools
  • Grade: B
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. # 1 in Canada and New Zealand.

I didn’t know this- “Black and White” was first recorded back in the 50’s by Pete Seeger and then Sammy Davis Jr. The song was inspired by the U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown V. Board Of Education 1954. This was Three Dog Night’s 3rd and final #1 hit. They were impressive hit makers in the first part of the 70’s.

4 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #279: “BLACK AND WHITE”- THREE DOG NIGHT- SEPTEMBER 16, 1972

  1. I ended up with a scratchy copy of this LP when I was very young. Used to play it on my little hand-me-down record player. The LP was much bigger than the platter. Loved Black and White.

  2. Didn’ t know others had done it before. Kind of a weird time signature on it; have to admit I find the kids in the background a little cloying but all in all, not bad.

  3. I didn’t know that either.
    I really liked them when I was a kid. Three Dog Night’s greatest hits was the first album I ever bought off of a TV commercial.

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