Lee Dorman, Bassist for Iron Butterfly, Passes

Iron Butterfly bassist Lee Dorman passes
Lee Dorman

Lee Dorman, bassist for Iron Butterfly, died December 21 at his home. He was 70 and had suffered heart problems. Dorman joined the proto-heavy psychedelic band for its second album, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, the title track of which has long stood as its trademark song. The group disbanded in 1971, following the release of its fifth album, Metamorphosis, Dorman and bandmate/guitarist Larry Reinhart went on to form Captain Beyond. In the ensuing decades, Dorman played with various incarnations of Iron Butterfly. Reinhart died in 2012.

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