Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly, Captain Beyond)

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A melodic and pocket player, Lee Dorman anchored (at least) two classic ensembles and immortal slabs – Iron Butterfly’s In A Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) – wherein his motif on the title track is legend, and the watershed Captain Beyond (1972) which featured ex-Deep Purple singer Rod Evans, drummer Bobby Caldwell, and his former Butterfly bandmate Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt.


Dorman participated in several Butterfly reunions until his passing in 2017.


Lee Dorman Sound & Vision:


Iron Butterfly: “In a Gadda-Da-Vida” https://youtu.be/UIVe-rZBcm4


Captain Beyond: “Dancing Madly Backwards” https://youtu.be/2e2kGl2y6Lk