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Lee Dorman, 70, bassist for Iron Butterfly

This April 9 1969 phoshows members IrButterfly from left Erik Brann RBushy Lee Dorman Doug Ingle. Dorman bassist for psychedelic

This April 9, 1969 photo shows members of Iron Butterfly, from left, Erik Brann, Ron Bushy, Lee Dorman, and Doug Ingle. Dorman, the bassist for psychedelic rock band, has died at age 70. (Copyright Bettmann/Corbis/AP Images)

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Updated: January 24, 2013 6:45AM



LOS ANGELES — Lee Dorman, the bassist for psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly, has died at age 70.

Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Gail Krause said Mr. Dorman was found dead in a vehicle Friday morning. A coroner’s investigation is under way, but foul play is not suspected.

Krause said Mr. Dorman may have been on his way to a doctor’s appointment when he died.

Iron Butterfly was formed and rose to prominence in the late 1960s. Its second album, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” sold more than 30 million copies, according to the band’s website. The title track’s distinctive notes have been featured in numerous films and TV shows including “The Simpsons,” “That ’70s Show” and in the series finale of “Rescue Me.”

Douglas Lee Dorman
was born in September 1942 and had been living in Laguna Nigel, a coastal city in Southern California, when he died.

A message sent through the band’s website was not immediately returned.

AP



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