March 26, 2002 – Joe Schermie (Three Dog Night) was born Joseph Edward Schermetzler on February 12th 1946 in Menasha near Madison, Wisconsin.
He was the original bass player for Three Dog Night and played on most of the group’s 21 hits. Disillusioned with his role in the group, he left the band in ’73 and formed a group ‘S.S.Fools’ that included former members of Three Dog Night and Toto vocalist Bobby Kimball.
He later played some shows with former Three Dog Night vocalist Chuck Negron’s band.
He also worked with Stephen Stills, Yvonne Elliman and others.
Joe appeared on the cooking show Food Rules in 2000 with original Three Dog Night drummer Floyd Sneed.
He died of a heart attack on March 26, 2002 at the age of 56.