TMZ GOSSIP – Artist Cory Wells from the 1970s US band Three Dog Night – referred to for hits, for example, Mama Told Me (Not To Come) and Joy To The World – has kicked the bucket matured 74.
Wells kicked the bucket in the place where he grew up of Dunkirk, however the reason for death is obscure, Universal Music’s Sujata Murphy said.
Wells was one of three vocalists in the band, whose mark sound blended the conventions of gospel with rock.
“Cory was a mind blowing vocalist – a more prominent entertainer. He could sing anything,” said bandmate David Hutton.
Composing on the band’s site, Hutton said: “Cory was similar to a sibling in such a large number of ways. We had been as one since 1965 and I am in stun at this sudden misfortune.”
Wells had kept on performing with the band until September, when he started to have extreme back torment, Hutton said.
News of Wells’ demise provoked tributes from the universe of music, including Motley Crue’s Vince Neil, who called the artist a “man with motivation”.
He tweeted: “You will be remembered fondly yet your music will live on in our souls and souls.”
Three Dog Night was framed in the late 1960s by Wells, Hutton and Chuck Negron, taking its name from an expression in Australian slang for a biting icy night.
They later tackled keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon, bass player Joe Schermie, guitarist Mike Allsup and Floyd Sneed on drums.
The band worked with various yearning musicians who might go ahead to end up real names in the music business, including Elton John and Randy Newman.
Their most outstanding hit, Newman’s Mama Told Me (Not To Come), went ahead to achieve number one in the US and number three in the UK in 1970. A spread rendition of the track, sung by Tom Jones and Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones, came to number four in the UK diagrams in 2000.
Different hits for the band included One, composed by Harry Nilsson, Eli Comin’ by Laura Nyro and Leo Sayer’s The Show Must Go On.