Lee Dorman, bass guitarist (Iron Butterfly)
Iron Butterfly

Lee Dorman

September 15, 1942, St. Louis, MO ~ December 21, 2012

He first made his appearance as a professional bassist with Iron Butterfly. He was their original bassist from the time of their origin in 1968. When that group broke up, he was one of the founding members of Captain Beyond. He has been the bassist on all three of their albums. He has suffered from heart problems for some time and has ended his music career. ~ Allmusic: Lee Dorman ~ retrieved September 10, 2013 © Allmusic

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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.’ ~ Huffington Post: Lee Dorman Obituary ~ December 21, 2012 © Huffington Post/Associated Press

Iron Butterfly

some band info might not apply to Dorman, member from 1967 through 1971

Sure, the music of Iron Butterfly had a Psychedelic flavor that probably would not get them the slightest bit of attention today from a record company, nor do many of the current generation seem to get them. But what can't be ignored is that Iron Butterfly was a Hard Rock band when there really weren't that many and they were one of the first to crack the mainstream on any level. ~ Not In Hall Of Fame: Iron Butterfly ~ retrieved September 12, 2013 © Not In Hall Of Fame

Iron Butterfly ~ In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) ~ #356 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time

Iron Butterfly ~ In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida ~ Named one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll in 1995.

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