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Cory Wells dies at 74; cofounder of 1970s band Three Dog Night

Cory Wells dies at 74; cofounder of 1970s band Three Dog Night

 

Cory Wells, a founding member of the vocal trio behind Three Dog Night, which had nearly two dozen top hits in the late 1960s and 1970s, including “One,” “Easy to Be Hard” and “Joy to the World,” has died. He was 74.

His death Tuesday in Dunkirk, N.Y., was announced by Three Dog Night co-founder Danny Hutton on the band's website. No cause was given, but the band said Wells stopped performing in September after developing severe back pain.

“Cory was an incredible singer — a great performer, he could sing anything,” Hutton said in the statement posted...

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