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While with Three Dog Night (1972)
|Birth name||Floyd Chester Chuck|
|Born||1942 (age 77–78)|
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Associated acts||Three Dog Night|
Floyd Chester Sneed (born Floyd Chester Chuck, November 22, 1942) is a Canadian drummer, best known for his work with the band Three Dog Night.
Born in the Canadian city of Calgary, Sneed grew up in a musical family (his parents were both musicians at their church) and became interested in drums at an early age. His first drum kit was a gift from his older sister Maxine, who at the time was married to the musician-actor Tommy Chong. He was in a band called the "Calgary Shades" that included his pianist older brother Bernie Sneed (1940–2016). He soon began performing in the Vancouver area as part of Chong's band, Little Daddy and the Bachelors.
In 1966, Sneed formed his own band and moved to Los Angeles, California. In 1968, he met a trio of vocalists (Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron and Cory Wells), who had a contract with Dunhill Records and were looking for backing musicians. Sneed joined their new band, Three Dog Night, which became a commercial success in the late 1960s and early to mid 1970s. Sneed sang backup on only one song with the band; he did the deep vocal on "Joy to the World", singing the lyric "I wanna tell you." After Three Dog Night broke up in 1977, he continued to work with other groups, including an extended tour with The Ohio Players. He and other backing musicians from Three Dog Night worked together in a short-lived group named SS Fools. He reappeared briefly with the reincarnated Three Dog Night in the mid-1980s. In 1990, he had a minor role playing a drummer in a Chong film, Far Out Man . In 2002, he toured and recorded with the band K.A.T.T., and has formed his own band called Same Dog New Tricks.
Sneed and original Three Dog Night bassist Joe Schermie appeared on the cooking show Food Rules starring Tom Riehl in 2000. This was Schermie's last television appearance.
Sneed is descended from the original black settlers to Alberta's Amber Valley, Alberta– their migration to Canada under Clifford Sifton's campaign to entice US farmers to settle in the prairies led Canada to implement racist policies that lasted until 1962.
Three Dog Night is an American rock band formed in 1967, with founding members consisting of vocalists Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, and Chuck Negron. This lineup was soon augmented by Jimmy Greenspoon (keyboards), Joe Schermie (bass), Michael Allsup (guitar), and Floyd Sneed (drums). The band had 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1975, with three hitting number one. Three Dog Night recorded many songs written by outside songwriters, and they helped to introduce mainstream audiences to writers such as Paul Williams and Hoyt Axton.
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.
Naturally is the fifth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1970. It produced two top ten hits: "Joy to the World" and "Liar" (#7). "One Man Band" reached the top 20 (#19). The only original by the band is the instrumental "Fire Eater".
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".
Seven Separate Fools is the eighth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1972. The LP version of the album was released with seven large playing cards as an extra bonus. Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson, who contributed "Time to Get Alone" to the pre-TDN vocal trio Redwood, placed the LP at No. 3 among his all-time Top Ten favorite records in a 2016 conversation with Esquire's Middle East branch. Wilson succinctly stated, "Danny Hutton’s vocals are truly on point."
Around the World with Three Dog Night is a double live album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1973.
Hard Labor is the eleventh album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1974.
American Pastime is the fourteenth album by American rock band Three Dog Night, released in 1976.
The Best of 3 Dog Night is the fifteenth album by the American rock band, Three Dog Night and is a double album. released in 1982. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on May 1, 1996.
Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965–1975 is a two-CD anthology of Three Dog Night recordings released in 1993 which includes some pre-3DN material from co-lead singers Danny Hutton and Cory Wells, as well as an unreleased track "Time to Get Alone", penned and produced by Brian Wilson from the band's brief "Redwood" incarnation. It covers all of the band's singles, as well as some album tracks, in the band's career.
Michael Rand Allsup is an American guitarist, best known as a member of the rock and roll group Three Dog Night.
Daniel Anthony Hutton is an Irish-American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night. Hutton was a songwriter and singer for Hanna-Barbera Records from 1965–66. Hutton had a modest national hit, "Roses and Rainbows", during his tenure as a recording artist for Hanna-Barbera Records. Hutton is the father of Dash Hutton, the former drummer in the American rock band Haim.
Cory Wells was an American singer, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night.
Amber Valley is an unincorporated community in Alberta, Canada, about 160 kilometres (99 mi) north of the capital Edmonton. Its elevation is 608 m (1,995 ft). Originally named Pine Creek, Amber Valley was among several Alberta communities settled in the early 20th century by early black immigrants to the province from Oklahoma and the Deep South of the United States. About 1,000 African Americans emigrated to Alberta from 1909-1911. Amber Valley is the location of the Obadiah Place provincial heritage site, a homestead of one of the first African-American settler families.
Joseph Edward Schermetzler, known as Joe Schermie, was an American musician, best known as the bass player for the 1970s American rock-pop group Three Dog Night.
20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Three Dog Night is a compilation album of hits released by Universal Music as part of their 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection series. Released on May 16, 2000 with hits from the 1970s American rock and roll band Three Dog Night with no new material recorded for the compilation. As of August 2013, the album has sold 1,136,000 copies in the US.
"The Family of Man" is a song written by Paul Williams and Jack Conrad, produced by Richard Podolor. It was most famously performed by Three Dog Night and featured on their 1971 album, Harmony.
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