Three Dog Nightmare: The Chuck Negron Story
The part about Chuck and Julia being at the house and the record is out in the open… is eerie to me. If I was famous like Chuck, and was hanging out, I wouldn’t want them to play my records. He probably wanted to hear some Skynrd or Allmans Bros.
You can buy Chuck’s book here. I recommend that you buy the $200 version. I don’t know why it’s so pricey, maybe it has a photo of him hanging out with Billy & Ron…. or, it comes with a lock of his hair or something.
When I write my bio, I’m just gonna blame everyone else and sugar coat everything bad that I did. None of this was my fault, man.
Part of a review:
Other celebrities pass through the book’s pages and, given the pervasiveness of drug abuse and Negron’s sometimes vindictive nature, most of them don’t come off well, either. Sly Stone and his heavies are depicted beating Three Dog Night’s road manager Bob Tomasso nearly to death over refusing to pay for a band member’s cocaine. The legendary porn star, John Holmes, is among the periphery of Negron’s junkie circle, who is ultimately implicated in the Wonderland murders, which take place at the home of a friend where Negron often shot up.
To his credit, Negron seems to recognize how deplorable his selfishness and self-indulgence are, and how serious the consequences have been for everyone in his life. That doesn’t make it any easier to read about his son, Chucky, being born addicted to heroin or his girlfriend deciding between an abortion or giving birth to a second addicted baby. And despite his candor, Negron seems lacking in introspection over what led to this destructive lifestyle, or what he could have done to prevent it. Had he used a Three Dog Night song title for the book, “My Impersonal Life” might have been appropriate.