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Monday, May 27, 2024

Doug Ingle, the frontman and organist of US rock band Iron Butterfly who wrote their major hit In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida, has died aged 78.



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And take my hand
Oh, won't you come with me
And walk this land
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#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-05-27 12:30 PM | Reply

In the garden of Eden, mama.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-05-27 01:22 PM | Reply

RIP Princes of Iron.

Was a huge fan, even have an Iron Butterfly story.

My '67 Firebird had one of those new-fangled 8 track tape players.... which was promptly stolen not long after I got it, along with several new tapes, from right in front of my house.

Called the cops, and they were taking a list of the titles of the stolen tapes. When I told them one was, "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida", the cop writing the titles looked at me and said, "In a Godamn... what?".


#3 | Posted by Corky at 2024-05-27 01:32 PM | Reply

I wore out my original vinyl copy of In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida. I replaced it with a HQ vinyl version. I still put it on the turntable from time to time.

In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida was a most popular tune back in my college days when WNEW-FM ruled the free-format progressive rock airwaves.

R.I.P. Doug Ingle.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-05-27 06:37 PM | Reply

I remember listening to the long version playing on a 4 track... it would break in the middle near the "drum solo" part... the 4 track would churn and click... then the song resumed playing. The vinyl was definitely the way to go... especially if you were burning something organic. This Iron Butterfly album is where it started for me

It's funny how some songs defined an era
White Rabbit
Inna Gadda Da Vida
Purple Haze
Born to be Wild
Light My Fire

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2024-05-28 08:39 AM | Reply

First concert I saw was Canned Heat opening up for Iron Butterfly in L.A. Great concert, good and loud.
This was right after Iron Butterfly had dumped the original guitarist and put a couple of harder edged guitarists in. Way different sound.
But they played Inna Godda Davida just fine.

#6 | Posted by shoeless at 2024-05-28 11:21 AM | Reply

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