Clickity Click

Clickity Click

Posted on 02/02/2014


Photo taken on January 31, 2014

1/20 f/4.8 65.0 mm ISO 3200

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1970
Frog
The Sunday Challenge
Image representing a song with words on image
Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog
Hoyt Axton, Three Dog Night


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Jeremiah

Jeremiah
Joy To The World
1970
Written by: Hoyt Axton
The Three Dog Night
This frog shows up in my 365 project but I don't think it was used for the Sunday Challenge. In any case it is a photo taken this week.

Interesting side note ...When the song hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1971, Axton and his mother, Mae Axton, became the first mother and son to each have written a number one pop single in the rock era. Mae Axton co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel", which was the first number one hit for Elvis Presley.

Penny, Angela Parker, peapod_, Robert Wilson and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


22 comments - The latest ones
Adrian Bollans
Adrian Bollans
That is one very camp bullfrog ....... but he's bound to bring Joy To The World though. Looks great on black.
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Adrian Bollans
Oh thanks Adrian, I forgot to put the title of the song in the description ... glad you like the shot. The feedback is much appreciated. :)
4 years ago.
H C
H C
Very nice shot and song.
4 years ago.
Yvette Chew
Yvette Chew
Great shot Christine but strange song.
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Yvette Chew
It is indeed ... it was more a 'funny" unusual song ... I can't remember exactly what they said about it when folks asked them what it was about. I'll have to go back and see if I can find it.
Thanks for the comment Yvette!
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Yvette Chew
Yvette this is what was said about the song.

Some of the words are nonsensical. Axton wanted to convince his record producers to record a new melody he had written and the producers asked him to sing any words to the tune.

A member of Three Dog Night said that the original lyrics to the song were "Jeremiah was a prophet" but "no one liked that".

When Hoyt Axton performed the song to the group, two of the three main vocalists – Danny Hutton and Cory Wells – rejected the song, but Chuck Negron felt that the band needed a "silly song" to help bring the band back together as a working unit. Negron also felt that the song "wasn't even close to our best record, but it might have been one of our most honest."
4 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Haha that's cracking'!
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to fragglerocks
Thanks so much fraggle ... :)
4 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
:) :)
Very cute & fitting to the weekly challenge :)))
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to s@ssyl@ssy
Thanks s@ssy! :)
4 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
Bullfrog looks great on black, nicely done
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Amazingstoker
Stoker .. thanks for taking the time to visit and comment. :)
4 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
I love the history and the photo! So perfect for the song!
4 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
you found a pic of starless? :-)

great frog christine and i do like hoyt axton - his stuff with arlo guthrie especially!

i didn't know the fact about mae axton, how very interesting. there's one for the local pub quiz in a few weeks!
4 years ago.
*starless*
*starless*
Thanks, Wendi!! I remember this song, from a little while ago. That's some sort of weird frog!!
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to *starless*
starless this is a very small, ceramic frog ... it is lidded and hold little trinkets. He is so weird that he is cute ... :)

At Wendi's suggestion, this image is dedicated to you! lol
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
;-)!!!!! Lol...wonderful!!!;-)
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Mags:-) off for a wh…
thanks Maggie May:)
4 years ago.
Smiles
Smiles
Great year, great song and love this one.
4 years ago.
Clickity Click has replied to Smiles
:) Thanks J.
4 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
Oh lol, love your bullfrog, great lighting and fun placement of the image & words. Nicely done Christine.
4 years ago.
Penny
Penny
That song line has always stayed with me! Great song and I just love the photo :)
4 years ago.