Cory Wells Singer

Cory Wells (born Emil Lewandowski on (1942-02-05) February 5, 1942 (ageĀ 70), Buffalo, New York) is an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night. Wells came from a musical family and began playing in Buffalo-area bands in his teens. His father, who was married to someone else, died when he was a small child, leaving his mother to struggle financially until she eventually remarried. She gave Cory her maiden last name so not to implicate his natural father, although Cory did eventually change his last name to Wells (which is a shortened version of his birth father's last name, Wellsley). His full stage name "Cory Wells" was suggested by "The Enemy's" manager who had a son named Cory. Having survived childhood in a rough, racially polarized neighborhood and an even more brutal home environment fueled by an abusive stepfather, this according to then manager Joel Cohen's band biography, Three Dog Night And Me, Wells joined the United States Air Force directly out of high school.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 5th, 1942
Place of birth
Buffalo, New York, United States of America
United States of America



Musical acts

1.Three Dog Night Rock music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop rock, Glam rock

1968 -

Three Dog Night is an American rock band. They formed in 1968 with a line-up consisting of Danny Hutton, Cory Wells and Chuck Negron. The three lead singers were backed by Jimmy Greenspoon, Joe Schermie, Mike Allsup and Floyd Sneed. The band registered 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1975. It helped introduce mainstream audiences to the work of many songwriters, including Paul Williams, Hoyt Axton, Laura Nyro, Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, and Leo Sayer. As of 2014, they are still recording and making live appearances.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Lead Vocals 1968
Drums 1968 1975
Vocals, Guitar 1968 1985
Guitar 1968
Bass 1968 1973
Keyboard 1968
Drums 1968 1977
Bass 1968
Dennis Belfield
1975 1976
Paul Kingery
Guitar 1984
Pat Bautz
Drums 1993


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