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“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” – Iron Butterfly (1968)

An iconic 60’s song for ya….this album was on everyone’s turntable (didn’t have CDs back in the day).   The improv was wonderful and the light shows were spectacular (for those days…can’t compare to today’s technology, of course).  This band hailed from San Diego in 1966 with  Doug Ingle (vocals, organ), Jack Pinney (drums), Greg Willis (bass), and Danny Weis (guitar).  They were  joined by tambourine player Darryl DeLoach and used DeLoach’s parents’ garage on Luna Avenue served as the site for their almost nightly rehearsals.  The list of band members over the years is longer than that of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, though not nearly as impressive.

Ask a hippie for a tune they remember and this is likely to be mentioned, along with “Born to Be Wild” from Steppenwolf (and the movie Easy Rider).

Lee Dorman, bassist, recently passed at age 70.

Lyrics here.

More info here.

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Days of Flower Power

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