|Studio album by|
|Released||June 14, 1968|
|Recorded||First half of 1968 (side two was recorded on May 27 '68)|
|Studio|| Gold Star Studios, Hollywood, CA |
Ultra-Sonic Studios, Hempstead, NY
|Genre||Acid rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock|
|Iron Butterfly chronology|
|Singles from In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida|
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is the second studio album by the American rock band Iron Butterfly, released in 1968. It is most known for the title track which occupies the whole of Side B. The album is also available in a deluxe edition CD.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.
Iron Butterfly is an American rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music. Formed in San Diego, California, among band members who used to be "arch enemies", their heyday was the late 1960s, but the band has been reincarnated with various members with varying levels of success, with no new recordings since 1975. The band's seminal 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is among the world's 40 best-selling albums, selling more than 30 million copies. Iron Butterfly is also notable for being the first group to receive an RIAA platinum album award.
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is a song recorded by Iron Butterfly and written by bandmember Doug Ingle, released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
The In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida LP peaked at number 4 on the Billboard albums chart [ citation needed ]It was first officially certified a Platinum and 4× Multi-Platinum album in the United States on January 26, 1993 , and achieved worldwide sales of over 30 million copies. It was the biggest selling album for the year 1969 in the US. It was also Atlantic Records' biggest selling album until it was surpassed by Led Zeppelin IV .
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List of notable events in music that took place in the year 1969.
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|1.||"Most Anything You Want"||Doug Ingle||Ingle||3:44|
|2.||"Flowers and Beads"||Ingle||Ingle||3:09|
|4.||"Termination"||Erik Brann, Lee Dorman||Brann||2:53|
|5.||"Are You Happy"||Ingle||Ingle||4:31|
|8.||"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (single version)||Ingle||Ingle||2:53|
Erik Keith Brann, also known as Erik Braunn, was an American guitarist with the 1960s acid rock band Iron Butterfly. He is featured on the band's greatest hit, the 17-minute In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968), recorded when he was 17.
Ron Bushy is the drummer of the rock band Iron Butterfly. He is the only member of the group to appear on all six of their studio albums.
Douglas Lee Dorman was an American bass guitarist best known as a member of the rock band Iron Butterfly. He also played in the band Captain Beyond. Dorman was from St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to San Diego, California in the 1960s. He began playing bass guitar in his teens. While recording In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Dorman assisted Erik Brann with the arrangement of Brann's song "Termination," and was given a co-writing credit. Dorman died of natural causes in his car in Laguna Niguel, California.
All arrangements by Iron Butterfly
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|1968||"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"||Billboard Hot 100||30|
|United States (RIAA)||4× Platinum||4,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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