Three Dog Night is an American rock band formed in 1967, with founding members consisting of vocalists Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, and Chuck Negron. This lineup was soon augmented by Jimmy Greenspoon (keyboards), Joe Schermie (bass), Michael Allsup (guitar), and Floyd Sneed (drums). The band had 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1975, with three hitting number one. Three Dog Night recorded many songs written by outside song writers, and they helped to introduce mainstream audiences to writers such as Paul Williams (“An Old Fashioned Love Song”) and Hoyt Axton (“Joy to the World”).
Cory Wells (born Emil Lewandowski; February 5, 1941 – October 20, 2015) was an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night. Wells died in his sleep on October 20, 2015, at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, New York at the age of 74. His family later confirmed he was fighting multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer. His survivors include his wife, daughters, five grandchildren and siblings.
James Boyd Greenspoon (February 7, 1948 – March 11, 2015) was an American keyboard player and composer, best known as a member of the band Three Dog Night. In 2014, Greenspoon was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, and stopped touring with Three Dog Night. He died of cancer in North Potomac, Maryland, at the age of 67.
Charles Negron II (born June 8, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the rock band Three Dog Night, which he helped form in 1968.
Floyd Chester Sneed (formerly Floyd Chester Chuck;November 22, 1942) is a Canadian drummer, best known for his work with the band Three Dog Night.
Joseph Edward Schermetzler (February 12, 1946 – March 26, 2002), known as Joe Schermie, was an American musician, best known as the bass player for the 1970s American rock-pop group Three Dog Night. Schermie died of a heart attack in 2002, at age 56.
Frank “Skip” Konte (born October 2, 1947) is an American keyboardist. He joined The Blues Image in 1967, and stayed with them until they split in 1971. Along with bandmate Mike Pinera, he wrote their one hit single, “Ride Captain Ride.” Konte then joined Three Dog Night as second keyboardist in 1973, and left in 1976. He has since become a record producer. He is currently working on a Sci-Fi movie titled “Meridian”. He is sometimes referred to as the “Wizard of all Northern Realms”.
Richard J. Campbell (born December 7, 1958) is an American musician best known for his work as a bass guitarist and vocalist for Natalie Cole in the 1980s, and more recently with Three Dog Night, Dave Mason, and America.