Cory Wells was one of three members who sang lead for Three Dog Night, a band who recorded a multitude of memorable hits in the late 60s and 70s. The band's songs still enjoy frequent airplay. The members of band functioned as a unit that not many people who heard the music seemed to know the names of the members. At least I didn't. Wells was a native of Buffalo. He sang lead on the novelty song "Mama Told Me Not To Come" about a man who went to an out of control party in spite of his mother's warning.