Lee Dorman

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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 moved from the pocket to a melodic foil in both bands which were a constant presence on FM radio in the 1960s-70s.