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Iron Butterfly bassist died of natural causes

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Coroner's officials say Lee Dorman, bass guitarist for the 1960s psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, died of natural causes in Southern California and there won't be an autopsy.

A statement from the Orange County coroner's office says Dorman was under the care of a physician when the 70-year-old was found dead in his car Friday at his home in the coastal town of Laguna Niguel.

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Authorities have said Dorman may have been on his way to a doctor's appointment when he died.

No services have been announced.

Iron Butterfly rose to prominence in the late 1960s. According to the band's website, its second album, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," sold more than 30 million copies. The title track's distinctive notes have been featured in numerous films and TV shows.

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Dec 23, 2012 8:00PM
Dec 23, 2012 3:47PM
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RIP Lee

The Butterfly put on a great show at the Dallas Electric Ballroom in 1974. It was cool seeing 3 Canadian guys in a band called Rush, open the show.

Dec 23, 2012 1:05PM
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R.I.P. Lee Dorman, and thanks for your and Iron Butterfly's musical contributions to an era of American History that helped shape the landscape for so many worthy causes, especially human rights.
Dec 23, 2012 1:05PM
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R.I.P. Lee Dorman, and thanks for your and Iron Butterfly's musical contributions to an era of American History that helped shape the landscape for so many worthy causes, especially human rights.
Dec 23, 2012 10:29AM
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RIP...Condolences to friends and family members.

 

The story of the song is fun as the lyric's where "In the garden of eden", and came out as the song we all know and love today.

Thank You Lee, and members of I.B.

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