Iron Butterfly bassist Lee Dorman dies at age 70

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member VIP

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    He was not with the band when they formed or recorded their first album. He joined the band when they recorded In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida in the period of 1967-69. He and drummer Ron Bushy have been with band on and off ever since.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lee Dorman, the bassist for psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, has died at age 70.

    Orange County sheriff's spokeswoman Gail Krause says Dorman was found dead in a vehicle Friday morning. A coroner's investigation is under way, but foul play is not suspected.
    Krause said Dorman may have been on his way to a doctor's appointment when he died.
    Iron Butterfly was formed and rose to prominence in the late 1960s. Its second album, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," sold more than 30 million copies, according to the band's website. The title track's distinctive notes have been featured in numerous films and TV shows including "The Simpsons," ''That '70s Show" and in the series finale of "Rescue Me."
    Douglas Lee Dorman was born in September 1942 and had been living in Laguna Niguel, a coastal city in Southern California, when he died.
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    MyLazyHand Pressing the Reset Button VIP

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    "Run to the Hills" is a pretty good song.
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    iron butterfly had other songs aside from In A Gadda?
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    Is this the guy Howard married Beff for?
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    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    Fun fact.....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

    "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is a song by Iron Butterfly, released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

    At slightly over 17 minutes, it occupies the entire second side of the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida album. The lyrics are simple, and heard only at the beginning and the end. The track was recorded on May 27, 1968, at Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island, New York.

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    The video track was recorded on May 27,1968, at Ultrasonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island, New York

    On that very same day one mile away Negros were beating up a 14 year old Howard Alien Stern in Roosevelt.

    [video=youtube;UIVe-rZBcm4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIVe-rZBcm4[/video]
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    thats iron maiden
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    such a young man, cut down in the prime of life with so much potential
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    What's your point? I was just making an observation.
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    ..........[​IMG]
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    One of my favorite songs from that era.
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    Lee Doorman- good night, little Funny Man
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    We hardly knew ye...
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    VC not VietCong Vacation Curse.
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    Lee Dorman's other band.

    [video=youtube_share;iXz-UIaauqQ]http://youtu.be/iXz-UIaauqQ[/video]
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    Good call Potroast, I was just about to post that the best band he was actually in was "Captain Beyond"..VERY underrated band, I was just listening to their first album last week...
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    [video=youtube;fZoRyFUsyYU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZoRyFUsyYU[/video]
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    some trivia from wiki
    The recording that is heard on the album was meant to be a soundcheck for engineer Don Casale while the band waited for the arrival of producer Jim Hilton. However, Casale had rolled a recording tape, and when the rehearsal was completed it was agreed that the performance was of sufficient quality that another take was not needed. Hilton later remixed the recording at Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles. The single reached number 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

    The song is considered significant in rock history because, together with music by Blue Cheer, Jimi Hendrix and Steppenwolf, it marks the time period when psychedelic music began to form heavy metal. In 2009, it was named the 24th greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1.

    A commonly related story says that the song's title was originally "In the Garden of Eden", but at one point in the course of rehearsing and recording, singer Doug Ingle got drunk and slurred the words, creating the mondegreen that stuck as the title.

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    You're a little confused here. That's not Lee, it's his little brother Les.
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    Nibbler Life's A Gas Gold

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    Guess he's in a gadda da vida now
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    don't forget what the doorman said: feed your head

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