Cory Wells was a legendary singer from America. He rose to fame as a lead singer in the America famous rock band Three Dog Night. His band was one of the top rated rock bands at that time. They have given so many hits including 21 Billboard Top 40hits out of which their three songs gained the top position. On October 20, 2015, Wells took his last breath at the age of 74. Now let’s discuss more Cory’s career, achievements, and net worth.
Emil Lewandowski aka Cory Wells was born on February 5, 1941, in Buffalo, New York, U.S. During his childhood, Cory faced many difficulties as his father died when Cory was very young. Being a single mother Cory’s mother faced many problems until she remarried. At the age of 18, Cory adopted the last name of his late father from Lowendowski to Wells.
He had seen worst in his childhood. His stepfather used to beat him and abuse him. While studying at high school, Cory joined several local bands and used to perform at the Buffalo area. After his graduation from high school, Cory joined the U.S. Air Force. He created a band of interracial musicians during his tenure in the Air Force. This band was inspired by Cory’s one of the favorite band called The Del-Vikings.
Cory Wells married to his long-time girlfriend Mary Jane Catalano on 27 January 1965. The couple was blessed with two beautiful daughters named CoryAnn and Dawn Marie. He was also blessed with five grandchildren. Cory died unexpectedly on October 20, 2015, in his sleep. His family confirmed that Cory was suffering from deadly disease Blood cancer.
After his military duty tour, Wells returned to his home at Buffalo. There, he became the member of a local band named “The Vibratos”. That was the turning point in his life. Later, Cory changed his group name The Vibrators to The Enemies. The band started working at different clubs of Los Angeles , Las Vegas, and San Diego. In a very short span of time, the band became famous. As a result, they become the house band at one of the most famous nightclub called Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood.
The Enemy band also got the opportunity to appear in famous television shows like The Beverly Hillbillies and Burke’s Law. The band also appeared several films included Harper and Riot on Sunset Strip. The band became so popular that Whisky a Go Go nightclub offered his band to tour with American famous duos singers group Sonny & Cher. During the tour, Cory met songwriter and singer Danny Hutton.
Danny Hutton and Corry Wells established one of the most famous rock band named Three Dog Night in 1967. The members of this group were Chuck Negron, Danny, and Cory as a lead vocalist. Other members of this band were Michael Allsup (guitarist), Floyd Sneed (drummer), and Joe Schermie (bass player).
Awards & Achievement
Cory Wells became internationally successful as the part his Three Dog Night rock band. Cory’s talent was a big contribution to the success of his band. Cory’s song like “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)” gained no.1 position on the US pop singles chart. His other super hit songs like Play Something Sweet was placed at no. 33 positions on the Billboard Hot 100. Apart from that his singles like “Shambala”, and “Never Been to Spain” was placed at the no.3 position on the Billboard Hot 100 and in Canadian music charts. In 2000, his band was included in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.
Net Worth of Cory Wells
Corry Wells was the biggest name in the rock music world. He has gained huge success in his music career. His band Three Dog Night gave many commercially hit albums to the music industry. Cory’s net worth was estimated to be $5.5 million. His major source of income was his earning from his live tours and blockbuster hits albums.
Although he is not alive his legacy still prevails. He was not only considered as a great singer as well as great human being. Corry Wells made his way to stardom from a struggling childhood. Wells is a perfect example that no matter what your struggles and surroundings are if you have bigger dreams and dedication, you will definitely succeed.