According to TMZ.com, Lee Dorman, the bassist for psychedelic rock band IRON BUTTERFLY, has died at age 70.
Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Gail Krause says Dorman was found dead in a vehicle Friday morning. Foul play isn’t suspected. Krause said Dorman may have been on his way to a doctor’s appointment when he died.
Following is Dorman’s bio courtesy of the official Iron Butterfly website:
For over 30 years, bass player Lee Dorman has been the driving force of the legendary rock group Iron Butterfly. He discovered the rock groups BLUES IMAGE (of ‘Ride, Captain, Ride’ fame) and BLACK OAK ARKANSAS and successfully engineered recording contracts for both bands on the ATCO label (a subsidiary of Atlantic Records). He also co-produced the first Black Oak album, called Black Oak Arkansas. After touring with Iron Butterfly for seven years, he created the progressive rock band CAPTAIN BEYOND. Lee, who has had a major influence on bass players for the past 30 years, has also produced, written and arranged the music for a Harley Davidson promotional video.