A genuine giant of the bass guitar, with all the contrapuntal melodicism of James Jamerson. I turned on to the Butterfly when I was a kid and have stuck with them ever since (and that's a LONG time at this point). If any of Lee's family members happen to read this, I offer my sincere condolences.
Happy 71st Birthday Lee. We all miss you.
Bumming... Just heard. Gonna rib Charlie and Ron for not letting me know. Doug, if ya can read me... Thanks, can't help but think you helped make me who I am. Best to you as you find what ever is next. The world has surely lost one of the best. So glad I've had the pleasure to know you. Mike in CT.
Lee, Your music will always be a fine addition to our lives. Hope you are jamming with Erik, Rhino and even Daryl up there. You all made Iron Butterfly great beyond words.
My first real rock concert was Iron Butterfly at Agg Hall at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 4/25/69. I was mesmorized and will NEVER forget it. Lee was an integral part of a band that has influenced me to this day. Thanks big guy.
Rest In Peace Lee! It was a pleasure to have met you.
It was with pleasure that I met and knew you. Having hooked up a few times, I will surely miss you old friend. The band will never be the same without that Bass on Da Vida. Blast them with Erik and Rhino up there. R.I.P. my friend.
Love ya buddy, Ron.
You will be missed very much so You guys were great. never forget you guys!!!
My sympathy to Lee's family and friends.
May you live "In a Gadda da Vida" forever.
I will always treasure the music and conversation.
A toast to you with Bombay Blue. RIP
I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO TALK TO LEE DORMAN AT THE IRON BUTTERFLY REUNION TOUR. SHOW # 62. A GREAT SHOW, AND FOUND HE WAS INTERESTING PERSON. HE LIVES ON IN HIS LEGACY HE LEFT US. ANOTHER GREAT ONE FOR A ROCK N ROLL HEAVEN. Burl Artis.
May the God of all comfort be with the Dorman family.
May you Rest in Peace, Lee...not only were you a great talent but a beautiful kind soul!! You truly will be missed. Goodbye my friend....
Rest in peace lee dorman.and thank you for sharing your talent with us.i grew up with your music.
God bless all who new & loved Lee Dorman. I am glad to say I knew him for a short while. R.I.P. Lee you had an awesome gift.
Lee Dorman and Iron Butterfly were and always will be a legend to the music industry. It is a sad time now. Long live Lee! Thank you for the wonderful memories. R.I.P.
Thank you for all the wonderful music you made. To all the fans who enjoyed the music of Iron Butterfly, and it is great music, I urge you to seek out Lee Dorman's fantastic work on the Captain Beyond albums.
May the God of comfort be with the family and friends during this time of distress.
Da da da-da da da, da da da...
To Lee Dorman's family and band,
May knowing that Lee is peacefully sleeping, awaiting the day when he will rise again, help you endure this great sadness and pain. John 11:21-27
Being a huge Iron Butterfly fan during the 60's and on, I am so sad to hear this news.
He was great as was the band, one of my absolute favorites, there will never be any like them again. RIP Lee, I for one will miss you ! Jeanne Turpin
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Condolences to the Dorman family. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is one of my all time favorities. R.I.P.
Lee is In the "garden of Eden" may he rest in peace.
My memory of rocker Lee Dorman is him changing a broken bass guitar string at an Iron Butterfly concert in Framingham,Massachusetts and him telling the audience that during this , Neil Armstrong was taking his first Moon steps.
when it thunders from the heavens,it will be lee on his bass..rest in peace...
I still have the Ball album. This band was a very inportant par of my youth and I loved every minute of it! Thank you Lee and the rest of the band for my memories!
Lee"s Dorman"s music will live on forever+ ever in our hearts! I listened to his music and IRON BUTTERFLY!! R.I.P.brother!
So sad. Loved this band when I was in high school. May he RIP. Prayers to his family.
My heart felt condolences go out to the Dorman family and the members of the group. I was fortunate enough to see you guys perform and met Lee who was a very nice sincere man,not only a talented bass player but such a wonderful person. Peace my friend, may God rest your soul.
May the God of comfort be with the family and friends during this time of distress.
Condolences to Lee Dorman family - may he RIP. I grew up with Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida was and still is one of my all time favorites! You will live on thru your music. Sending prayers to the Dorman family thru this sad time.
Rest in Peace ...Ball is my favorite Butterfly LP ...Soul Experience is my favorite song . Lee's bass line is what made it unique . Thanks for some great music !
RIP- In the Garden of Eden-In A Gadda Da Vi Da - the greatest 17 min. Rock song ever written!
It is obvious that you, the Family, have experienced a tremendous loss. May the peace promised in God's Word Second Corinthians 1.3,4 sustain all of you and help you endure. Trust in God, He is there and will provide whatever you may need to get through this very tough time of pain and sorrow. Please accept my sincere condolences, along with the prayers of my family.
I grew up on his music in the Gadda-Da-Vida, was my favor song of the band he will be miss RIP Biz In K.C
In-A-Gadda-De-Vida was the one song that stood out for me. In fact my older brother gave me the album...it was my first. Thank you for the toons. Sorry to see you leave so close to Christmas.
I wqs 14 when I first heard Iron Butterfly and their music shaped my musical tastes RIP Lee
Godspeed Lee Dorman.In the Time of Our Lives your music defined a Generation. You will not be forgotten.
To Lee Dorman family sincere condolences. Ps146:3,4.
Thank you for the beautiful music. Jam with my dad while your there in heaven.
Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of and may your family find comfort in John 17 vs. 28-29.
Met Lee once in the late 70s, great guy. Saw Butterly several times with him always on bass, excellent shows. Wish I'd seen Capt Beyond live. Such a loss. R.I.P. Mr Dorman, your music lives on forever.
last time i saw lee was in 1972. They were playing out at the state line gardens, stateline idaho,( by Spokane wa.,where 19 was still the drinking age...R.I.P. Lee
To the family of Lee Dorman - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
LEE DORMAN LEFT US ALL WITH GREAT MEMORIES WHICH IN LIFE THAT IS ALL YOU REALLY CAN LEAVE SOMEONE . THANKS LEE
Your music will live forever Lee. RIP. Iron Butterfly always.
Dude, RIP, What an amazing band, and IGDV would not be what it is with out the bass line...I am sorry for your loss.
When I was 17 I listened to Iron Butterfly constantly especially In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. Great band. Rest in peace Lee and God bless you.
R.I.P. in ROCK & ROLLS HEAVENLY BAND. And MANY thanks for all the happy memories.
RIP. What a unique style for Bass. He will be missed by many seasoned musicians and so many fans.
What a nice man. Peace.
Metamorphosis has carried me thru my life. My tears are shed in sorrow of losing this beloved musician. Sincerely, Carole Cox, guitarist, drummer for 35 years.
Saw you play in IB, but I've been hooked on Captain Beyond since 71', saw you twice with them. Thanks for the memories and make sure your spiritual jam session with Rhino is shared by your fellow souls.
What a great legend and how super you made our youth! RIP
R.I.P. Lee Dorman! What a great bassist from a great band.'Wont you take my hand'
Thanks for the great music Lee. Peace be with you on your journey after here.
Captain Beyond is for real now!
In the time of our life...
he passed on yesterday.
Maybe there is a golden Mosrite awaiting you there.
I am sorry for your loss. Take comfort in Jesus' words to Martha after Lazarus' death. Your brother will rise. John 11:23 sarah watson/ohio
Great bass player. Had the pleasure of seeing him live in the '60's. Rest in peace Lee.
Thanks, Lee for all the great music, as well as one of the greatest bass riffs of all time.
Lee may you rest in eternal peace. You will never know just how much I have enjoyed talking with you about music and all other things over the last few years. And you will never know just how much I valued your friendship. You will most definitely be missed, but your music will play on forever!
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," was the favorite of all my buddies in the psychedelic days of old. May you R.I.P. my friend with all the late great artists. We will get to meet someday and kick back and jam.
There is an album, I think it is named Metamorphosis, with a coffin on the front. Not extremely well known but, one of my favorites of all time.
Thank you Lee for the many years of beautiful music and the memories....
Another great legend gone to soon. God Bless!
To: Lee Dorman
Memory can tell us only what we were,
In company with those we loved;
It cannot help us find out what each of us,
Alone, must now become.
Yet, no person is really alone;
Those who live no more still echo
Within our thoughts and words,
And what they did has become
Woven into what we are.
HE WILL PLAY HIS MUSIC IN HEAVEN