Join Baker & Taylor for a discussion with Chuck Negron, formerly of the band Three Dog Night, about the release of his autobiography Three Dog Nightmare, The Chuck Negron Story.
Three Dog Nightmare is not only Chuck’s story, it’s also the story of one of the most successful rock groups ever, Three Dog Night. Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed in 1973 about Three Dog Night, “More Gold than The Stones! Bigger Crowds than Creedence! Fatter Purses than Elvis!” The band scored a succession of 21 hit singles, including eleven Top Tens, and twelve consecutive gold albums from 1969 to 1975, including “Joy To The World,” “Mama Told Me Not To Come”, and “One.” They also earned 12 gold albums and recorded 21 consecutive Billboard Top 40 hits.
Unlike so many rock bios, this is much more than a self-indulgent paean to sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.
I lay there shaking like a Vegematic and sweating through the blankets. I prayed, 'Please let me die or give me one minute of peace from this sickness.' Then it happened. I knew then, and I still know now, that God did something for me that I could not do for myself. It was a gift. I was weak, alone, desperate, dying, and afraid. I surrendered. I prayed. He saved me. That's the only way I can explain what for me was the beginning of a miracle.
Three Dog Nightmare is a profoundly moral tale, an inspiring story of recovery and resurrection. Chuck Negron's is a story that seems at times almost too painful to read in its devastatingly sad portrayal of wasted talent, ruined chances, and burned lives. That he survived at all is a miracle; that he has his career back on track and a new life devoted to helping other drug abusers is an inspiration.
Originally published in 1999, this is a newly updated edition with additional chapters and pictures, exclusively available from Baker & Taylor.
Please join us on Thursday, April 26 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT to talk with Chuck about his amazing journey.