Lee Dorman of Iron Butterfly, Dead at 70
Lee Dorman, the bassist for 1960’s psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, has died at age 70.
Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Gail Krause says Dorman was found dead in his vehicle in the driveway of his home on the morning of Friday December 21.
Foul play isn’t suspected, but a coroner’s investigation is still scheduled. Dorman was believed to have been on his way to a doctor’s appointment when he died.
Formed in the late 1960’s , Iron Butterfly gained fame with their second album, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” which featured the side long seminal track by the same name. It went on to sell more than 30 million copies. Over 17 minutes in length, the song was a classic of psychedelic rock. The track’s memorable riff has been featured in numerous films and TV shows including “The Simpsons,” ”That ’70s Show” and in the series finale of “RescueMe.”
Douglas Lee Dorman was born in September 1942 and had been living in Laguna Niguel, inSouthern California, when he died.