Black & White – Three Dog Night (1972)
The first “race relations” song I recall while growing up, which was enlightening for this Michigan farm boy who attended a public school system with no black students. But we lived near a city still grappling with the effects of the Great Migration & White Flight, so I was aware of racial discrimination and tensions. Three Dog Night, who were *the* hottest pop act when this song was released, disbanded in 1976. They re-formed in 1981 and released an EP in 1983. They’ve toured consistently over the years, relying on their extensive catalog of vintage hits. They released two new singles in October 2009, and they’re working on a new studio album (their first since 1976) when their touring schedule allows.