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45 Years Ago: Iron Butterfly Release ‘Ball’

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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.’

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The End of Iron Butterfly? Guitarist Charlie Marinkovich Resigns

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IronButterfly.com

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.'

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45 Years Ago: Iron Butterfly Release ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’

Atco Records
Atco Records

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.

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Iron Butterfly Vs. Fleetwood Mac – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Round One

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Ultimate Classic Rock

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.

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Rockers We’ve Lost In 2012: Iron Butterfly’s Lee Dorman

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Michael Ohs Archives/Getty Images

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

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Top 10 Iron Butterfly Songs

Atco Records
Atco Records

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

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Iron Butterfly’s Lee Dorman Dead at 70

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Iron Butterfly's Lee Dorman was found dead at his home on Friday, Dec. 21. The bassist, who also performed in the progressive rock group Captain Beyond, was 70.

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Iron Butterfly Guitarist and Captain Beyond Founder Larry Reinhardt Dies

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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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Iron Butterfly to Release Breakthrough 1968 Fillmore East Shows

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IronButterfly.com

In April 1968, 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida' was more of a tongue twister than one of the most recognizable psychedelic guitar jams ever recorded. Iron Butterfly took the stage at the Fillmore East in New York City looking to change that, and over four shows in two nights the rock quartet set the first paving stones toward a great rock career.

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