A Rockapaedia Obituary
Band: Three Dog Night
Jimmy Greenspoon died aged sixty-seven from cancer on 11th March 2015 in North Potomac, Maryland,U.S.A. . In 2014, Jimmy had been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, and at that time stopped touring with Three Dog Night.
Jimmy Greenspoon was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in Beverly Hills. His musical training began at the age of seven with classical piano lessons encouraged by his mother, Mary O'Brian, who was a silent screen actress.
Jimmy attended Beverly Hills High School along with Richard Dreyfuss, Bonnie Franklin and his childhood friend producer, Michael Lloyd.
Lloyd and Jimmy had their first chart success with the surf group The New Dimensions, in 1963.
Jimmy Greenspoon attended the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and studied with west coast piano instructor, Harry Fields.
Jimmy Greenspoon performed and recorded with Linda Ronstadt, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, America, The Beach Boys, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Nils Lofgren, Lowell George, Kim Fowley, Donovan, Buddy Miles, Stephen Stills, Jeff Beck, Chris Hillman, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, James Burton, Hal Blaine, Leon Russell, The Wrecking Crew, Osibisa, Shaun Cassidy, Cheech & Chong, and Redbone.
Jimmy Greenspoon worked on the Sunset Strip in the 1960s with the groups Sound of the Seventh Son and The East Side Kids.
His bands held residence at The Trip, Stratford on Sunset, Brave New World, Bidos Litos, Ciros, and The Whiskey.
In late 1966, Jimmy Greenspoon moved to Denver, Colorado, with the members of The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band and formed the group Superband.
In 1968, he moved back to Los Angeles, where he met Danny Hutton, and subsequently formed Three Dog Night.
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song: 'Mama Told Me Not To Come' by Three Dog Night