Lee Dorman, Iron Butterfly's bass player, was found dead on December 21st. He was 70 years old. Lee Dorman also played for the progressive/psychedelic rock group Captain Beyond. According to TMZ, the bassist had a history of heart trouble, he was found dead in his car and authorities don't believe there is anything suspicious about his death.

Dorman joined Iron Butterfly before the release of their album 1968's In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, a massive hit best known for its 17-minute long title track. He performed on their next two records before they temporarily disbanded in 1971. He rejoined the reunited group in 1977, and except for a few hiatuses, performed with them regularly over the next three decades. Iron Butterfly declared him their "driving force" and "a major influence on bass players for the past 30 years" on their official website.

Source: ultimateclassicrock.com
Band profile: Iron Butterfly
Posted: 22.12.2012 by AndMetalForAll


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Lit. - 22.12.2012 at 18:32  
Olli - 22.12.2012 at 18:37  
R.I.P, at least this guy got to a good age.
Cynic Metalhead - 22.12.2012 at 19:26  
Here we go again.

It's feels pathetic to see musicians passing away like anything. Srs, how many we have to see more before 2012 finishes?
AndMetalForAll - 22.12.2012 at 21:29  
It's definitely one of the most influential musicians in the 70's, a real innovator..
Ocean Sage - 22.12.2012 at 23:54  
This is sad. I literally came home from buying In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, this is weird. What does it mean?

These guys meant more to me than just one song. They were innovators and gave us amazing music. Goodbye Sir.
LICH - 23.12.2012 at 01:15  
Ahh rip dude
The Shape 1973 - 23.12.2012 at 01:23  

Nuff said.
Identitarian - 23.12.2012 at 02:55  
His beautiful music will live on forever. May his soul rest in peace.

LeChron James - 23.12.2012 at 10:59  
It's strange to read "found dead in his car" and "nothing suspicious about his death" in the same sentence.

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