The recent Midwest floods may have wreaked havoc on entire communities and any scheduled entertainment in the region, but for former Three Dog Night singer Chuck Negron, it presented an interesting opportunity.
Three Dog Night canceled a show at the Wild Rose Casino and Resort in Emmetsburg after a nearby gig at Freedomfest was canceled because of the flooding. The casino contacted Negron to step in.
Negron and Three Dog Night have a long, storied history. Negron, who sang "Joy To The World" and other hits of the band’s era, struggled many years as a homeless drug addict, even pawning his gold records for a fix. He made a heroic recovery and decided to tour again, but was not welcomed back into the band.
He began a solo career and a long, sensitive battle over how to bill himself ensued. He currently goes by "Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night."
So Negron was called on to perform a mix of Three Dog Night songs and new songs.
"Chuck was happy to do the show so the TDN fans would not be disappointed," Negron manager John Regna told Pollstar.