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'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' rocker Dorman dead
UPI ^ | December 22, 2012

Posted on 12/22/2012 8:25:11 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Lee Dorman, the bassist for "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" rockers Iron Butterfly, has died of apparent natural causes in California, a coroner said. He was 70.

Dorman, who had a history of heart problems, was found dead in his car Friday in Orange County, E! Online reported.

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1 posted on 12/22/2012 8:25:15 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Good thing he wasn’t driving down the road when it happened.


2 posted on 12/22/2012 8:27:02 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

RIP dude, ya done good.


3 posted on 12/22/2012 8:29:46 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

That record made a big impression on me 40 years ago.

4 posted on 12/22/2012 8:31:09 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: ConservativeStatement

As much as I enjoyed that song, it was even better when Bart Simpson slipped it into the church as “In The Garden Of Eden” and had them sing and play it for an exhausting 17 minutes.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 8:32:24 AM PST by eddie willers
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To: ConservativeStatement
I. Ron Butterfly.

I lifted up a lighter in memory. Good music, good days.

/johnny

6 posted on 12/22/2012 8:32:31 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ConservativeStatement; Joe Brower

http://youtu.be/UIVe-rZBcm4

Full 17 minute B&W concert video, 1968.

THAT was acid rock! Yeah, baby!


7 posted on 12/22/2012 8:32:48 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Would be more newsworthy if it were the drummer.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 8:35:29 AM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: eddie willers
it was even better when Bart Simpson slipped it into the church

True, but it cost the organ lady dearly ...

9 posted on 12/22/2012 8:36:29 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: SkyDancer

He may have been trying to get to a hospital.
My dad had one and drove there, before there were
cell phones.

What a great song.


10 posted on 12/22/2012 8:37:18 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I will listen to the 17 minute version today in memory.


11 posted on 12/22/2012 8:38:42 AM PST by Starstruck (Washinton is presently building a diving board on the fiscal cliff)
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To: eddie willers

12 posted on 12/22/2012 8:39:53 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: ConservativeStatement
That was the first album I ever bought. My mom was not impressed.
13 posted on 12/22/2012 8:40:08 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: SkyDancer
I want to die quietly in my sleep, just like grandpa!





Not screaming and crying like his passengers.
14 posted on 12/22/2012 8:40:54 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: eddie willers
As much as I enjoyed that song, it was even better when Bart Simpson slipped it into the church as “In The Garden Of Eden” and had them sing and play it for an exhausting 17 minutes.

Yup. Classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzty6SLKlIo

15 posted on 12/22/2012 8:42:05 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

16 posted on 12/22/2012 8:48:43 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Travis McGee

RIP - thanks for the link.


17 posted on 12/22/2012 8:48:52 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: billorites

One of my first albums. I even saw them live at the old Philly Spectrum (one of the parents drove us). And who can not admit to working out that drum solo on a sofa arm or table?

I am thankful that his passing was peaceful.


18 posted on 12/22/2012 8:53:00 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Remember seeing them at Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY back in the early seventies. Awesome show. It was their Metamorphosis Tour. The album had just been released and they were touring to promote it. Great album and of course they did all the old tunes. Guess what the last number was?


19 posted on 12/22/2012 8:54:25 AM PST by animal172 (RIP USA)
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To: eddie willers
As much as I enjoyed that song, it was even better when Bart Simpson slipped it into the church as “In The Garden Of Eden” and had them sing and play it for an exhausting 17 minutes.

A couple of years ago I heard the lead singer being interviewed, and he mentioned that the actual original title of the song was "In the Garden of Eden", but that when his publisher called him to get the name of the song he was so stoned that slurred the title.

And the rest is history.

20 posted on 12/22/2012 8:58:29 AM PST by The Duke
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To: SaxxonWoods

FYI ping


21 posted on 12/22/2012 8:58:43 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: animal172

“Freebird”? j/k.


22 posted on 12/22/2012 9:01:17 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Back in my younger days the 17 minute version of Inna Gadda Davida was my favorite table dance song at the Great Alaska Bush Company in Anchorage... IF the dancer was one of the better ones, that is.


23 posted on 12/22/2012 9:11:34 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The number one song of all time is MUSKRAT LOVE.

“Nibblin’ on bacon and chewin’ on cheese”

And what can compare to the synthesizer putting out those muskrat squeaks?

If Darrel Dragon had been stoned, it would have come out as MUSH HAT GLOVE and sold ten million copies.


24 posted on 12/22/2012 9:34:06 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SueRae

Ah, the Spectrum. I saw many shows there- The Who, The Dead, Dylan, Clapton with Muddy Waters, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, BOC, Rush, The Outlaws, Neil Young, and many others. We called it the Rectum.


25 posted on 12/22/2012 9:50:54 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Freestate316

Lol...We did, too. Also saw Johnny Winters, Allman brothers a number of times, even the Stones. Remember the concerts had the $3. “Dance Floor” tickets...those were some fun days.


26 posted on 12/22/2012 10:00:35 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: MileHi

My friend had the album and we used to listen to it under the influence of smoke back in the days of foolish youth.
The bass and drums on that song were very distinctive.


27 posted on 12/22/2012 10:21:18 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: ConservativeStatement; All
Don't forget the original bassist for Iron Butterfly, Philip Taylor Kramer - who after he left the band got a night degree in engineering and worked on the MX missile guidance systems, cutting-edge video compression technology, and - some claim - "faster-than-light communications" and a fascimile of the "Star Trek Transformer".

He disappeared when meeting an "investor" at LAX and his remains were found 4 years later near Malibu. Some think he was killed by a competitor or the Russians. The gov't called his death a "suicide".

DETAILS

28 posted on 12/22/2012 10:26:05 AM PST by montag813
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To: ConservativeStatement

Not a big rock fan myself, but, yes, once upon a time, way back when (and for quite a long while, too) you literally could NOT go anywhere in America without hearing this song coming out of a radio or loudspeaker.

An American rock icon checks out.


29 posted on 12/22/2012 10:35:48 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Freestate316

You mentioned The Grateful Dead—speaking of bass players Phil Lesh was an absolute creative freak on the instrument.


30 posted on 12/22/2012 10:42:42 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: ConservativeStatement

RIP.


31 posted on 12/22/2012 10:59:09 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bummer.
He was great in Captain Beyond.
RIP


32 posted on 12/22/2012 11:15:26 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

Dorman on bass and Bobby Caldwell on drums {Capt Beyond) were a bone rattling Rock and Roll Force.


33 posted on 12/22/2012 11:18:57 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Under appreciated band. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNgibn5s3Tw

With Rod Evans original vocalist for Deep Purple. I have all three of their LP’s and the 3D cover on the first.


34 posted on 12/22/2012 11:22:13 AM PST by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: montag813

That is interesting. Thanks.


35 posted on 12/22/2012 11:25:47 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Not a bad song but got more airplay than it would have due to it’s length. DJs said that they would use the song to go on bathroom breaks, especially if the radio station didn’t have one, get fast food, and do other things they didn’t want interrupted for a while ;)


36 posted on 12/22/2012 11:31:43 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: tflabo

I saw the Dead about 85 Times. I remember the “make Phil sing” signs. I was at Hampton Roads Coliseum in 85? when he finally sang Box of Rain live for the first time in years.


37 posted on 12/22/2012 11:42:34 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: SueRae

Saw the Stones and Live Aid at JFK, and a lot of great shows at the Tower- The Dead, Guess Who, Steppenwolf, Steven Stills, Spyrogyra, Jerry Garcia Band, and others. It was great growing up in the 70s!


38 posted on 12/22/2012 11:49:51 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Freestate316

That was the venue for the very last performance by The Grateful Dead before Jerry Garcia died, and that was the song, too. I’ve always loved “Box Of Rain.”. Beautiful, very affecting for me personally.


39 posted on 12/22/2012 11:50:05 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

It was always one of my favorites as well.


40 posted on 12/22/2012 11:56:46 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: ConservativeStatement; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

The worst album of all time (in all categories)!


41 posted on 12/22/2012 11:58:42 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t remember it; I was too stoned.
;^)


42 posted on 12/22/2012 12:39:01 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: billorites

We listened to it every day after high school for weeks.


43 posted on 12/22/2012 1:11:54 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

Merry Christmas from The HE5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRdT9_dHc1k

Stick with it to 1:59


44 posted on 12/22/2012 1:57:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

Merry Christmas from The HE5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRdT9_dHc1k

Stick with it to 1:59


45 posted on 12/22/2012 1:58:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: bleach

Captain Beyond was a stunning underrated band.


46 posted on 12/24/2012 2:21:14 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXz-UIaauqQ


47 posted on 12/24/2012 2:25:57 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All
Captain Beyond~ Bright Blue Tango
48 posted on 12/24/2012 5:49:59 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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