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|Birth name||Douglas Lloyd Ingle|
September 9, 1945 |
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
|Instruments||Keyboards, Vocals, Acoustic guitar|
|Associated acts||Jeri and the Jeritones
The Palace Pages
Stark Naked & The Car Thieves
Douglas Lloyd "Doug" Ingle (born September 9, 1945 in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.) is a founding member and former organist, vocalist and primary composer for the band Iron Butterfly. He also had a short stint with the pop group Stark Naked and the Car Thieves in the early 1970s after he left Iron Butterfly.
Ingle's father Lloyd, a church organist, introduced him to music at an early age. Ingle moved from his native Nebraska within three months of his birth to the Rocky Mountains and later the family moved to San Diego, California.
His work is featured on Iron Butterfly albums Heavy, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Ball and Metamorphosis. Most famously, he authored the band's biggest hit, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida". He co-authored their remaining three hits ("Soul Experience", "In the Time of Our Lives", and "Easy Rider") with other members of the group. When he originally wrote "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", he had not intended it to run seventeen minutes long. The album and subsequent single release of the title track vaulted Ingle and the band to national prominence. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" received the first Platinum Record sales Award in the history of the Recording Industry and became a landmark record in psychedelic rock.
Ingle became physically and emotionally exhausted after several years of nonstop touring; he resigned from the group in 1971. While he has toured occasionally with his former band members since that time, he has not been involved with any of the group's later two album recordings "Scorching Beauty" & "Sun And Steel".
He currently lives in California with his third wife Cheri.
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