LEE DORMAN, 70
Bassist with the psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly. Died Dec. 21st. Their second album was massive and with that long, long song "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" and that long drum solo. Almost made me take up the drums.
FANTELLA BASS, 72
Grew up and lived in St. Louis. Had some minor hits "Don't Mess Up a Good Thing" and "You'll Miss me (When I'm Gone)." Died Dec. 26th.
But the real big hit was "Rescue Me" one of my favorites. It went to #1 R&B and #4 on the pop charts. Drummer on the song as Maurice White who went on to game in Earth, Wind & Fire. Minnie Ripperton was one of the backup singers.