|Birth name||Charles Negron|
|Born||June 8, 1942|
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Associated acts||Three Dog Night|
Charles Negron II (born June 8, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the rock band Three Dog Night, which he helped form in 1968.
Chuck Negron was born on June 8, 1942, in Manhattan to Charles Negron and Elizabeth Rooke. When Negron was five years old, his father - a nightclub singer - and his mother divorced. Negron and his twin sister, Nancy, were raised by their single mother, who placed them in a daycare facility while she supported her young children. Negron refers to this daycare facility as an "orphanage" however, it was not the kind of "Institutional confinement" that one would conjure up in their minds. It was a Mansion in the Bronx, that contained a swimming pool, gymnasium, arts and crafts, and more. Yes, some people did reside there long term, but Chuck and his sister Nancy did not.
Negron grew up in The Bronx, where he sang in local doo-wop groups and played basketball both in schoolyard pick-up games and at William Howard Taft High School. The latter talent led to his being recruited to play basketball at Allan Hancock College, a small community college in Santa Maria, California; later, he played at California State University, Los Angeles.
In 1967, singer Danny Hutton invited Negron to join him and Cory Wells to found the band Three Dog Night. The group became one of the most successful bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s, selling approximately 60 million records and earning gold records for such songs as "One", "Easy To Be Hard", and "Joy to the World".Negron was the primary vocalist on those three hits, as well as "Pieces Of April", "Old Fashioned Love Song", and "The Show Must Go On".
The rock and roll lifestyle took its toll on Negron, and by the time Three Dog Night disbanded in 1976, Negron had a serious heroin addiction which began in the early 1970s. In July 1975, the British music magazine, NME , reported that Negron had been arrested for cocaine possession in Kentucky.He overcame his addiction in September 1991 and embarked on a solo career, recording the albums:
He wrote his autobiography, Three Dog Nightmare (1999), in which he describes his life as a high school athlete, member of a successful rock band, and drug addict. In the book, he discusses his descent into drug abuse and attributes his recovery from heroin addiction to his turning to God in desperation, after dropping out from more than thirty drug treatment facilities. A revised edition with several new chapters was released in 2008, with an updated version released in 2018.
In 2006, Negron was featured in an episode of the A&E reality show, Intervention , about his son Chuckie and grandson, Noah Negron.
Negron has been married four times. He was married to Paula Louise Ann Goetten from 1970-73. They had one daughter, Shaunti Negron-Levick. In 1976, he married Julia Densmore, the former wife of The Doors drummer John Densmore. They were married for twelve years,with Chuck stepping into the role of step dad for her son, Berry Duane Oakley, Jr. They also had a son, Charles Negron III (Chuckie).
In 1993, Negron married Robin Silna. They had a daughter, Charlotte Rose Negron,and they divorced in 2001.
Negron also has a daughter, Annabelle Negron, with actress Kate Vernon.Taylor Negron (an actor, comedian, painter, and playwright) was Negron's cousin.
On May 9th, 2020 Chuck Negron married his long time girlfriend and manager Ami Albea.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their wedding took place on the balcony of their home with Chuck’s two youngest daughters and the minister on the street below.
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Three Dog Night is the self-titled debut album by American rock band Three Dog Night. The album was originally released by Dunhill Records on October 16, 1968. The album is known for featuring the band's Top 5 hit single, their cover of Harry Nilsson's song "One".
Suitable for Framing is the second studio album by American rock band Three Dog Night. The album was released on the Dunhill record label on June 11, 1969 and was the first of two albums released by the band that year.
Captured Live at the Forum is the third album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1969.
It Ain't Easy is the fourth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1970.
Golden Bisquits is the sixth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1971.
Harmony is the seventh album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1971. The album featured two Top 10 hits: "An Old Fashioned Love Song" and a cover version of Hoyt Axton's "Never Been to Spain".
Around the World with Three Dog Night is a double live album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1973.
"Joy to the World" is a song written by Hoyt Axton and made famous by the band Three Dog Night. The song is also popularly known by its opening lyric, "Jeremiah was a bullfrog." Three Dog Night originally released the song on their fourth studio album, Naturally, in November 1970, and subsequently released an edited version of the song as a single in February 1971.
Intervention is an American series that premiered on March 6, 2005, on A&E. It follows one or two participants, who are dependent or addicted to drugs. They are documented in anticipation of an intervention meeting by family or friends. During the intervention meeting, loved ones give the addict an ultimatum: go to an inpatient drug rehabilitation program immediately, or else risk losing contact, income, or other privileges. The show follows up on the recovery progress for future episodes or for web shorts.
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Cory Wells was an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night.
Floyd Chester Sneed is a Canadian drummer, best known for his work with the band Three Dog Night.
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