Joe Schermie

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Joe Schermie
Birth name Joseph Edward Schermetzler
Born (1946-02-12)February 12, 1946
Madison, Wisconsin
Died March 26, 2002(2002-03-26) (aged 56)
Los Angeles, California
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) musician
Instruments bass guitar
Years active 1960–2002
Associated acts Three Dog Night

Joseph Edward Schermetzler (February 12, 1946 – March 26, 2002), known as Joe Schermie, was an American musician, best known as the bass player for the 1970s American rock-pop group Three Dog Night.

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Schermie was born in 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 1973 and formed a group called 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. Schermie appeared on the cooking show Food Rules in 2000 with original Three Dog Night drummer Floyd Sneed. This was his last television appearance.

Schermie died of a heart attack in 2002, at age 56.[1]

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