Lee Dorman

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Lee Dorman
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Dorman with Iron Butterfly in Prague, 2012.
Background information
Born (1942-09-15)September 15, 1942
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died December 21, 2012(2012-12-21) (aged 70)
Laguna Niguel, California
United States
Genres Psychedelic rock, acid rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass
Years active 1967–1973, 1976–1985, 1987–2012
Associated acts

Douglas Lee Dorman (September 15, 1942 – December 21, 2012) was an American bass guitarist best known as a member of the rock band Iron Butterfly. He also played in the band Captain Beyond.[1] Dorman was from St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to San Diego, California in the 1960s. He began playing bass guitar in his teens. While recording In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Dorman assisted Erik Brann with the arrangement of Brann's song "Termination," and was given a co-writing credit. Dorman died of natural causes in his car in Laguna Niguel, California.[2]


  1. ^ Hill, Gary. "Biography: Lee Dorman". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Somaiya, Ravi (22 December 2012). "Lee Dorman, Bass Guitarist, Dies at 70". The New York Times. 

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