Danny Hutton is most famous as one of the three lead singers in Three Dog Night, but he did have a solo career prior to helping found that band in the late '60s. In the mid-'60s, he put out a few singles on the Hanna-Barbera and MGM labels. One of those, "Roses and Rainbows," was a small hit (and a big one in Southern California). But Hutton didn't make a splash as a solo artist, with singles of imaginatively produced, orchestrated L.A. pop-rock in which the arrangements were much more sophisticated than the relatively trivial, lightweight material. Ten sides from this era, including "Roses and Rainbows," were compiled for the now hard-to-find MGM compilation Pre-Dog Night, not issued until after Three Dog Night had hit it big. "Roses and Rainbows" and "Funny How Love Can Be" also show up on the Three Dog Night compilation Celebrate: The ...
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