Iron Butterfly bass player Lee Dorman dies

The musician passed away at age 70 from natural causes

Iron Butterfly bass player Lee Dorman dies
Lee Dorman, bass player with classic psychedelic rock group Iron Butterfly, has died at the age of 70 in California.

Billboard reports that Gail Krause of the Orange County Sheriff's Department said that Dorman was found dead in a vehicle on the morning of December 21.

The vehicle was outside Dorman's home in Laguna Niguel. The LA Times states that Dorman died of natural causes. There will be no autopsy.

Iron Butterfly were best known for their 1968 track 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida', which was taken from the best-selling album of the same name, which has, to date, sold over 30 million copies. Click below to listen to the song.

Dorman was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1942 and moved to California when he was a teenager.

His bandmate, guitarist Larry Reinhardt, died at the start of this year, at the age of 63.

After Iron Butterfly broke up, Dorman and Reinhardt formed Captain Beyond with Rod Evans from Deep Purple and Bobby Caldwell from Johnny Winter. The band split in 1977.

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