Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dead Page: "In-A-Gadda" Man and "Rescue" Gal

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.

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