December 22nd, 2012 12:07 EST
'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida` Rocker Lee Dorman Dead At 70
"Lee Dorman, the bassist for `In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida` rockers Iron Butterfly, has died of apparent natural causes in California, a coroner said. He was 70.
More than 30 million copies of `In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,` featuring a 17-minute epic title track, have been sold over the years."
In a gadda da vida, baby
(In the Garden of Eden)
In a gadda da vida, honey
Don`t you know that I`m lovin` you
When members of the band wrote the lyrics to this stoner`s masterpiece they were probably as high as a kite. " In a gadda da vida", probably means "in the Garden of Eden."
But it`s all good, because most folks who treasure this song are weed lovers. I`ve never been to a stoner`s wedding where the full length version of this song wasn`t played.
Today not many people, not even potheads, have the patience or the time to listen to the 17-minute version of this classic.
Rest in peace dude, I`m sure you are in the Garden of Eden, smoking weed and just chilling.
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