Who was having a ball in February 1969? Why, the members of Iron Butterfly, that’s who, as they collectively unveiled their hotly anticipated third album, which they chose to christen simply as ‘Ball.’
The recently dormant Iron Butterfly might finally be grounded for good. In announcing his own departure, guitarist Charlie Marinkovich all but confirmed the end of the group most famous for 'In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida.'
Over the last 45 years, Iron Butterfly's 'In-A- Gadda-Da-Vida' has become a comic punchline, a whipping boy for the overblown and pretentious aspects of rock and roll. But, strip away the years of abuse and you have a genuine rock classic.
Fleetwood Mac are one of the most popular, constantly evolving bands in rock history. Iron Butterfly were one of first acts to prove that complex hard rock could break through to a large audience. Sadly, only one of these two groups can move onto the second round of this month's UCR Hall of Fame election.
Lee Dorman, bassist for the legendary Iron Butterfly, died at his home on Friday, Dec. 21. He was 70 years old. Dorman joined Iron Butterfly before the release of their breakthrough album, 1968′s ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.' He remained
Much more than your average "one hit wonder," Iron Butterfly, in many ways, epitomized late '60s hard rock, specifically the moment where psychedelia spawned the somewhat media driven, somewhat accurate, and somewhat silly moniker of "acid rock." So sit back, dim the lights and do whatever it is you have to do to
Larry 'Rhino' Reinhardt, a man considered by those who knew him best to be amongst the top southern rock guitarists of all time, died on Monday. The one-time Iron Butterfly guitarist and co-founder of '70s rock group Captain Beyond died of sclerosis of the liver, his longtime significant other Tracey Hooper told the Bradenton Herald. Reinardt was 63-years-old.
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