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Iron Butterfly bassist Lee Dorman dies age 70

By James Wray Dec 22, 2012, 14:45 GMT

Iron Butterfly bassist Lee Dorman dies age 70

One of the definitive documents of the acid-rock era. The 17-minute title odyssey joins My Mirage; Flowers and Beads; Are You Happy , and the rest of their fuzzed-out 1968 classic!Iron Butterfly\'s 1968 album veritably defined the burgeoning genre of hard-rock, primarily by way of its utterly over-the-top title cut. Reportedly composed by keyboardist/lead singer Doug Ingle in such a stoned-out, numb-tongued condition that he couldn\'t properly pronounce its ...more

Iron Butterfly bassist Lee Dorman has passed away at the age of 70.

Dorman, who joined the psychedelic rock group in 1968, was found in his car outside his home on Friday.

The local sheriff’s spokesperson in Orange Country said an investigation was ongoing but that there were no suspicious circumstances.

The band’s debut album was called Heavy. However, it was their next album, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vid, which saw them gain popularity and eventually sell millions of copies.

Iron Butterfly’s guitarist Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt also passed away this year, he was 63.

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