Three Dog Night’s Jimmy Greenspoon has passed away at the age of 67. He was one of the founding members of the band that formed in the late 60s and had many hits on the Billboard charts.
He died after a tough battle with cancer, and he was diagnosed with the disease last year. He told fans a brain tumor was removed in October and diagnosed as a metastatic melanoma, but further tests found three spots on his right lung and one on his liver.
As a member of Three Dog Night, he played the keyboard and provided vocals on numerous hits. In 1968, the band was formed with vocalists Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron and Cory Wells, guitarist Michael Allsup, bassist Joe Schermie, and drummer Floyd Sneed.
Today God took another for his All Star Rock and Roll Band in heaven. Jimmy Greenspoon left us today, after a… http://t.co/xFq1dNADwx
— Chuck Negron (@ChuckNegron) March 11, 2015
Three Dog Night is most well known for their hit “Joy To The World,” and Greenspoon’s voice can also be heard on songs such as “Black and White” and “Never Been To Spain.
The band had a series of hit albums, and was also able to get 21 consecutive hits on Billboard Top 40. Jimmy Greenspoon was a pivotal member of the band, and continued to tour with them until his health issues started in recent years.
In addition to his work with Three Dog Night, Greenspoon also played with legendary rock musicians such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, and Stephen Stills, and many more.
The band announced the passing of Jimmy Greenspoon via Facebook, saying that he died peacefully while surrounded by family.
Three Dog Night member Jimmy Greenspoon also provided the music for some big films such as Field Of Dreams and Die Hard. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, and died in his home in Montgomery County, Maryland.