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 Cory Wells

Cory Wells

Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 20 Oct 2015 (aged 73)
Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 154051704 · View Source
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American Musician. Born Emil Lewandowski, he will best be remembered as one of the three lead vocalists for the America rock band, Three Dog Night. In the early 1960s, Wells played in a few local bands in his hometown before joining the U.S. Air Force after graduating from high school. Upon his discharge, he returned to Buffalo and joined a garage rock called the Vibratos. The band traveled to California and changed their name to the Enemies and performed in various clubs before landing a gig as the house band at the legendary Sunset Strip club, the Whisky a Go Go, for a year. The band had minor hits with "Hey Joe" and "Sinner Man" and appeared as themselves in the movie 'Riot on Sunset Strip' and in an episode of the TV series 'The Beverly Hillbillies". In 1967, Wells moved to Arizona and formed the group, The Cory Wells Blues Band. The following year, he returned to California and became a founding member of Three Dog Night, who would go on to enjoy enormous success throughout the early to mid 70s before eventually breaking up in 1977. Among hits Wells sang lead on are "Eli's Coming", "Mama Told Me Not to Come" and "Shambala". In 1978, he recorded the solo album 'Touch Me'. In the 1980's, he helped relaunch Three Dog Night and continued to perform with the band up until September of 2015, before leaving the band for health reasons.

Bio by: Louis du Mort


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  • Originally Created by: Louis du Mort
  • Added: 21 Oct 2015
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cory Wells (5 Feb 1942–20 Oct 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 154051704, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Unknown.