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Cory Wells

Singer from United States of America

Cory Wells (born Emil Lewandowski on (1942-02-05) February 5, 1942 (age 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. While in the Air Force, he formed a band of interracial musical performers, inspired by his boyhood love of a similar popular band called The Del-Vikings, who had  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Wells, Cory
Date of birth
1942-02-05
Place of birth
Buffalo
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
Mary Wells
Profession
Singer

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