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.
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.