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Chuck Negron
Background information
Birth name Charles Negron
Born June 8, 1942 (1942-06-08) (age 67)
Origin New York City, New York, USA
Genres Rock
Occupations Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1960Present
Labels Dunhill Records
Associated acts Three Dog Night
Website Official website

Charles "Chuck" Negron (born 8 June 1942) is an American singer-songwriter, best known as one of the three lead vocalists in the band Three Dog Night.



Negron was born in Manhattan. He grew up in The Bronx, New York City, where he sang in local doo-wop groups and played basketball both in schoolyard pick-up games and at Taft High School; the latter talent led to his being recruited to play college basketball in California at a small junior college named Hancock College , later he played at California State University, Los Angeles.[1]


He eventually joined singers Danny Hutton and Cory Wells to found Three Dog Night in 1968; that group became one of the most successful bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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 problem since the early 1970s. He overcame his addiction in September 1991 and embarked on a solo career, recording two albums: Am I Still In Your Heart (1995) "Joy to the World" (Christmas CD - 1996) and Long Road Back (1999). He also wrote a 1999 autobiography, Three Dog Nightmare. In the book, Negron attributes his recovery from heroin addiction to his turning to God in desperation, after dropping out of over 30 drug treatment facilities. His fourth solo effort was a double CD set titled Chuck Negron – Live In Concert, recorded at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and released on Sindrome Records, with sidemen Richard Campbell on bass guitar, Danny Mishkit on guitar, keyboards and saxophone, Frank Reina on drums and Terence Elliott on lead guitar.

Personal life

In 2006, Negron was featured on an episode of the A&E reality show, Intervention about his son, Chuckie, and grandson Noah Bryan Negron. His cousin is actor-comedian Taylor Negron. In addition to his son, he has a daughter, Annabelle Negron, with actress Kate Vernon. He also has two other daughters, Shaunti Ann Negron and Charlotte Rose Negron, who performed with him at the Key Club and at The Hollywood Bowl.


  • Negron, Chuck; Chris Blatchford (2000). Three Dog Nightmare: The Chuck Negron Story. Renaissance Books. 158063155X. 
  1. ^ Chuck Negron biography,

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