Hutton met Cory Wells, whom Hutton produced when Wells was part of MGM act the Enemies. Along with Chuck Negron, who had sung backup on one of Hutton's singles, they formed a three-singer band, Redwood. Redwood did a couple of singles with Hutton's good friend Brian Wilson producing, including versions of "Time to Get Alone" and "Darlin'," which would also be recorded by Wilson's group, the Beach Boys. With the addition of some backing musicians, the trio formed Three Dog Night, which finally gave Hutton and the others national success.
After Three Dog Night split up, Hutton managed some punk bands in the late '70s, including Fear, as well as leading Danny Hutton Hitters, who had a song on the Pretty in Pink soundtrack. In the early '80s, he began touring with a reunited Three Dog Night. ~ Richie Unterberger, Rovi