It was announced last night that Cory Wells, one of the founding members of the 1960’s/1970’s group, Three Dog Night, passed away at the age of 74 in his home in Dunkirk, New York. The cause of death is unknown at this time.
Born Emil Lewandowski in Buffalo, New York, Wells would meet Danny Hutton and Chuck Negron and collectively would form Three Dog Night, named after an Australian aboriginal term referring to sleeping with three dingos in a hole during very cold nights. The band would have significant chart success, but unlike many other bands they would feature different lead singers.
The group would have twenty-one Top 40 Hits and three number one hits, all sung by different members. Wells’ number one was “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)” and was also the lead vocalist on Three Dog Night hits like “Eli’s Coming”, “Shambala” and “Never Been to Spain”. Wells would leave the group in 1976 and return in 1981 and was still touring with the group up until the time he dies.
Three Dog Night was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2000 and is currently ranked #88 on our Notinhalloffame.com Rock List.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Cory Wells at this time.