Iron Butterfly Performances


This list is by no means complete, nor error free.  If you have any corrections, please contact me via the link at the bottom of this page.

More often than not, if song times are listed they are actually track times, not necessarily the true length of the song.

FYI, you may notice that all listings below for IAGDVida's w/ times are indexed oddly; pre drum solo, drum solo, post drum solo.  I did this because I hate drum solos and it allows me to easily skip over them.




Here are links to my other list of group performances:





66-Sept-24:    Veteran's Memorial Hall - Oakland, CA

66-Dec-18:    Whisky A Go Go - Hollywood, CA

66-Dec_23-31:    Whisky A Go Go - Hollywood, CA

66-Dec-31:    New Years Eve Mad Mod Party,   Spectrum - Los Angeles, CA






Erik Braunn:
Ron Bushy:
Lee Dorman:
Doug Ingle:
Guitar
Drums
Bass
Keyboards, Vocals


1967:    Galaxy Club - Los Angeles, CA

1     Real Fright
2     Possession
3     Filled With Fear
4     Fields Of Sun
5     It's Up To You
6     Gloomy Day To Remember
7     Got To Ignore Evil Temptions
8     So-Lo
9     Gentle As It May Seem
10   Lonely Boy
11   Iron Butterfly Theme
12   You Can't Win











 
 

Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle

Note:   67-Nov-9 ?


67-Apr-28:    Avalon Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
67-Apr-29:    Avalon Ballroom - San Francisco, CA

67-May-19:    Valley Music Theater - Los Angeles, CA

67-June-9:    Middle Earth - Los Angeles, CA

67-July-3:    Civic Center - Santa Monica, CA         opening for The Doors

67-July-16:    Fantasy Farye & Magic Music Festival, Devonshire Meadows Raceway, Cal State - Northridge, CA

w/  Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe & The Fish, Butterfield Blues Band, Canned Heat, Grassroots, etc


67-July-19:    Shrine Auditorium or Shrine Exposition Hall - Los Angeles, CA

67-Oct-25:    Carousel Ballroom - San Francisco, CA





68-Jan-5+6:    The Cheetah - Los Angeles, CA

68-Jan-27:    Silver City, NM

68-Mar-2:    American Bandstand - Los Angeles, CA     (bcast date)

1 You Can't Win
2 Iron Butterfly Theme


68-Mar-15:    Valley Music Theatre - Woodland Hills, CA     w/  Canned Heat

68-Mar-17:    Pasadena Exhibition Hall - Pasadena, CA         w/  Jackson Browne + Canned Heat

68-Mar-23:    KPPC Benefit, Kaleidoscope - Hollywood, CA

68-Mar-30:    USC Bovard Auditorium - Los Angeles, CA         w/  Jefferson Airplane

68-Apr-11:    Fillmore Auditorium - San Francisco, CA

w/  Big Brother & The Holding Company, Booker T & The MG's


68-Apr-12:    Winterland - San Francisco, CA
68-Apr-13:    Winterland - San Francisco, CA

68-Apr-20:    Shady Grove Music Fair - Gaithersburg, MD

68-Apr-26:    Fillmore East - New York, NY         w/  Traffic + Blue Cheer
68-Apr-27:    Fillmore East - New York, NY         w/  Traffic + Blue Cheer

68-May-17:    Selland Arena - Fresno, CA

68-May-19:    Pasadena Civic Auditorium or Pasadena Civic Hall - Pasadena, CA

68-May-31:    Kaleidoscope - Hollywood, CA
68-June-1:    Kaleidoscope - Hollywood, CA

68-June 7-9:    Avalon Ballroom - San Francisco, CA

w/  The Velvet Underground + Chrome Cyrcus


68-June-29:    Avalon Ballroom

68-July-4-7:    Avalon Ballroom - San Francisco, CA

68-July-13:    Valley Music Center - Woodland Hills, CA     (moved to Pasadena, CA)

68-July-13:    Pasadena Civic Auditorium or Pasadena Civic Hall - Pasadena, CA

68-July-19/20:    The Shrine - Los Angeles, CA

68-July 26-28:    Kinetic Playground - Chicago, IL

68-July-29:    Mill Run Playhouse - Niles, IL

68-Aug-2:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  Canned Heat + Initial Shock
68-Aug-3:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  Canned Heat + Initial Shock
68-Aug-4:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  Canned Heat + Initial Shock

68-Aug-4:    First Annual Newport Pop Festival, Orange County Fairgrounds - Costa Mesa, CA

w/  Jefferson Airplane, Byrds, Big Brother.., Quicksilver MS.., GDead, Steppenwolf, Canned Heat, Country Joe, etc

Note:   I'm not sure this worked with the schedule show at the Fillmore, as they are shown on the ticket to be playing at the Fillmore on Aug-4 (Sunday). Maybe they played at Newport during the day and then flew back to San Francisco?


68-Aug-8:    Playboy After Dark     (originally bcast on 69-Jan-31)

In A Gadda Da Vida


68-Aug-15:    Murat Theater - Indianapolis, IN  (Eugene McCarthy Day Rally)

68-Aug-24:    Merriweather Post Pavillion - Columbia, Md     w/  Country Joe & The Fish

68-Aug-29:    Portland Civic Auditorium - Portland, OR         here is a  ticket  from the show

68-Sept-6:    Hollywood Bowl - Hollywood, CA     w/  Big Brother & The Holding Company

68-Oct-5:    American Bandstand - Los Angeles, CA     (bcast date)

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida


68-Oct-6:    Family Park, Santa Clara Fairgrounds - Santa Clara, CA

w/  Country Joe & The Fish, Traffic, ect


68-Oct-11:    Winterland - San Francisco, CA         supported by Sir Dougla Quintet + SeaTrain
68-Oct-12:    Winterland - San Francisco, CA         supported by Sir Dougla Quintet + SeaTrain

68-Oct-13:    Bullring By The Sea - Tijuana, Mexico

68-Oct-17:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  Sir Douglas Quintet + Sea Train
68-Oct-18:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  Sir Douglas Quintet + Sea Train
68-Oct-19:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  Sir Douglas Quintet + Sea Train

68-Oct-26:    San Francisco International Pop Festival - Alameda County Fairgrounds - Pleasanton, CA

w/  Eric Burdon & The Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Deep Purple, Canned Heat, José Feliciano, The Grass Roots, Jose Feliciano, The Chambers Brothers, Procul Harum


68-Oct/Nov:    Rock Pile - Toronto, Canada

68-Nov-2:    Shrine Auditorium or Shrine Exposition Hall - Los Angeles, CA

68-Nov-16:    Drew University - Madison, NJ

68-Nov-22:    Fillmore East - New York, NY         w/  Canned Heat
68-Nov-23:    Fillmore East - New York, NY         w/  Canned Heat

68-Nov-27:    Baltimore Civic - Baltimore, Md

Total Time:    33.42
1     Possession
2     Filled With Fear
3     Soul Experience
4     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 1
5     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 2
6     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 3
3.27
4.14
4.16
10.08
5.34
6.02
 




   drums
   (21.44 total)

Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


68-Nov-28:    Atlanta Municipal Auditorium - Atlanta, GA         w/  The Turtles

68-Dec-20:    Fillmore East - New York, NY

68-Dec-13:    Kinetic Playground - Chicago, IL
68-Dec-14:    Kinetic Playground - Chicago, IL

68-Dec-7:    Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo MI

68-Dec-20:    Grande Ballroom - Detroit, MI
68-Dec-21:    Grande Ballroom - Detroit, MI

68-Dec-27:    Grande Cleveland - Cleveland, OH

68-Dec-30:    Miami Pop Festival, Gulfstream Park - Hallendale, FL





69-Jan-23:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  James Cotton + AB Skhy
69-Jan-24:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  James Cotton + AB Skhy
69-Jan-25:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  James Cotton + AB Skhy
69-Jan-26:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  James Cotton + AB Skhy

69-Jan-31:    Fillmore East - New York, NY         w/  Led Zepplin + Porter's Popular Preachers  (who replaced The Move)
69-Feb-1:      Fillmore East - New York, NY         w/  Led Zepplin + Porter's Popular Preachers  (who replaced The Move)

Zeppelin opened for them at these shows and at least on Jan-31 received such a ositive response from the crowd that Iron Butterfly decided not to go on, though I'm not sure what the final outcome was. I can fully sympathize with IB, as Zep was on fire at this point and was certainly a more engaging group and already had a more exciting setlist than IB. Nothing against IB, but I would have certainly rather seen Zeppelin.

Have you ever noticed how similar IB's and LZ's names are?  Both refer to flying forms of metal.



"I was at the famous IB/Led Zep (their debut, of course) show at the Fillmore East in NY. At the time, I was a fairly regular attendee to the Fillmore, and I always collected (and still have) some of their handbills which listed upcoming shows. I don't recall The Move ever being listed on the bill. I seem to remember that for a brief time (perhaps in the very first listing of the show) the opening act for IB was listed as the "New Yardbirds" which, of course, was Zeppelin's early name. After that, the bill listed only Iron Butterfly and Led Zeppelin. Fillmore's shows were always at 8pm and 11pm on Friday and Saturday. I know I went to one of the early shows, but I'm not sure which day. I've read various reports of the audience walking out after Zeppelin, or IB refusing to go on, but to my knowledge, none of that occurred to the extent it was reported. At the show I attended, it looked like about 1/3 or less of the audience left before IB came on, most of them slightly older than I was (in 68 I was 15), who no doubt had come just based on the word of mouth about Page's new band. I think prior to that show, Zeppelin had only played one show in Boston. I hope that helps."
Phillippe LaVere



"There were 2 shows each night; 8.30 pm and 11.00 or 11.30 pm, depending on the venue. A typical warm-up act would usually play about 30 min, with a 1 song encore. The main act would usually come on around 9.45 pm and play for 50 min (two 25 min sets, with a 10 min break in between). The Fillmore had a capacity of about 3,000 or so. The first shows on Friday were always about half-full, but the late shows were generally sold-out or 90% full.

Everybody thought Zeppelin was from California. They had no following at all, and Iron Butterfly was big. Both bands were under Atlantic Records, Zeppelin (Atlantic) and Butterfly (ATCO). What I remember is, the first night Friday, both bands played well for the first show. The second show went on around midnight and ended around 2.30 am Though I'm a Zeppelin fan, both bands were pretty equal on the first night. After every late show, most of the fans hung out in front of the Fillmore, waiting for the bands to come out. The Move (a British rock band) though scheduled, did not play. I'm note sure why, it could have been a better gig or a dispute over fee. Bill Graham was notorious for not paying opening acts. He felt they should be thankful for just being on the bill. Like I said, the first night Zeppelin and Butterfly played equally well.

The truth about the Saturday show:

1   A black gospel group called "Porter's Popular Preachers" were the first warm-up act before Zeppelin. A bizarre act, as about 8 to 10 people wearing black robes with white undergarments performed.

2    I did not hear their act, as I was out front at the door.
3    Zeppelin was to (and did) follow next.

4   Saturday early shows were almost always sold out. This one was, because Butterfly had a huge following in lower New York. They had been at the Fillmore a couple of times in 68', and were great, that's why Bill Graham always had them there.



The Saturday show got off late, w/ "Porter's Popular Preachers" starting late and Zeppelin was slow getting it going and did not start at the scheduled 8:50 pm. Zeppelin played extremely loud for the capacity crowd, and they went very long in their set. The had the crowd going. Though I was up front at the door near the admission area, I can remember the place going crazy. The biggest problem that night was that Atlantic Records had a truck load of people there, trying to run the place. They were there for Zeppelin, and tried to take control. Our general manager Chris (last name?) was freaking out because they overtook the front area near the left side of the stage. Usually the headliner would close the show with around 10.30 pm, and it would take about a half-hour to clear out the 3,500 capacity theatre, so we could get ready for the second show that would start at 11.30 pm. This night was different. As Zeppelin went well past 10:00 pm, it was apparent that there wouldn't be enough time left for Butterfly to do their complete set, usually the headliner would play for about 50 min. Remember, we still had an 11:30 pm show to do, with about 3,500 people outside in the street, on a frigid January night. As Zeppelin's show went on (according to bootleg recordings), they played "How Many More Times", then Bonham went into an extended drum solo, which brought the house down."     ~  Paul Ceasare


69-Feb-1:    Erik Braunn appears on American Bandstand - Los Angeles, CA     (bcast date)

69-Feb-2:    Massey Hall - Toronto, Canada         w/  The Turtles

(excerpt fr a Toronto newspaper review by Ritchie Yorke, which was mainly geared towards Zeppelin's show at Rock Pile the same evening)
Iron Butterfly, who appeared at the Rock Pile three months ago, seemed slightly inhibited by the Massey Hall environment. And so did the audience. Perhaps it was because we'd seen the group before, complete with light show and the unique Rock Pile atmosphere.   Iron Butterfly prominently featured cuts from its new Atco album, Ball, complete with tinkly sound effects, as in Soul Experience. Its best song, by far, was In-a-Gadda-da-Vida, played faster than we'd heard previously, but with less vitality. The vocal was lost in an annoying sound hangup.   It was a show that never really got off the ground. It was interesting without being involving, technically good but emotionally unrewarding.
~  review supplied by Paul MacMahon


69-Feb-22:    Portland State University Gymnasium - Portland, OR

69-Mar-14:    Rose Palace - Pasadena, CA         w/  Steve Miller Band + Blues Image
69-Mar-15:    Rose Palace - Pasadena, CA         w/  Steve Miller Band + Blues Image

69-Apr-11:    Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL         supported by Blues Image

69-Apr-25:    Agricultural Hall - Allentown, PA         w/  American Dream

69-May-9:      Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
69-May-10:    Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA

69-May-17:    Anaheim Convention Center - Anaheim, CA         w/  Taj Majal + Blues Image (?)

69-May-23:    Phoenix Memorial Coliseum - Phoenix, AZ         w/  Alice Cooper band + Blue's Image

1     Possesion
2     Filled With Fear
3     Soul Experience
4     You Can't Win
5     In the Time Of Our Lives
6     Are You Happy ?
7     In A Gadda Da Vida
8     Iron Butterfly Theme
9     Possesion








(re-played w/  Glen Buxton fr the Alice Cooper band joining on-stage)

Attendance was 10,633 out of a capacity of 14,870


69-June ?:    Sports Arena - Tacoma, WA ?

69-June-22:    Oakdale Theater - Wallingford, CT

Butterfly performed for 80 min w/ 2 encores
seating capacity: 1,800,   show time: 8pm,   band fee: $5,000,   revolving stage

~  Paul Ceasare


69-June-24:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  Cold Blood + Sanpaku
69-June-25:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  Cold Blood + Sanpaku
69-June-26:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  Cold Blood + Sanpaku

69-June-27:    Denver Pop Festival - Denver, CO         w/  Big Mama Thornton, The Flock, Three Dog Night + Frank Zappa

69-July-4/5:    Fillmore East - New York, NY

69-July-11:    Casino Ballroom - Hampton Beach, NH

69-July-13:    Music Carnival - Cleveland, OH

I got an autograph from Doug Ingle during intermission that evening. I was 16, it was summer, 80 degrees. I wore my favorite sleeveless mondrian dress, and Doug left his autograph on my bare arm ("You've got to have the sexiest smile in Cleveland - Love, Doug Ingle"). It was a great summer full of wonderful memories, even after all these years!      ~  Peggy Reilly Horgan


69-July-15:    Tanglewood Music Shed - Lenox, MA

69-July-20:    Carousel Theatre - Framingham, MA

69-Aug-1:    Atlantic City Pop Festival, Atlantic City Race Course - Mays Landing, NJ

69-Summer:    Civic Arena - Pittsburgh, PA

possibly early Fall


69-Summer ?:    Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum - Indianapolis, IN

69-Aug:    Merriweather Post Pavillion - Columbia, Md

Total Time:    29.45
1     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 1
2     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 2
3     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 3
4     Iron Butterfly Theme
5     Post Concert Sounds
6.21
7.46
10.56
4.23
.19
 

   drums
   (25.03 total)


Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


69-Aug 8 or 9:    Illinois State Fair - Springfield, IL

69-Aug-17:    Woodstock Music And Art Fair - Bethel, NY

Iron Butterfly was scheduled to perform but unable to get there - I've read stories that places blame on the Butterfly's manager or Woodstock organizers


69-Aug-29:    Civic Arena - Pittsburgh, PA         w/  Mind Garage + Rhinocerus

69-Aug-30:    Indiana Beach - Monticello, IN

69-Aug-31:    New Orleans Pop Festival, Baton Rouge International Speedway - Prairieville, LA

69-Sept-6:    Swing Auditorium - San Brenadino, CA

69-Sept-23:    The Red Skelton Show     (bcast date)

1 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
2 Soul Experience


69-Sept-26:    Agrodome - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

69-Oct-3:    Baltimore Civic Centre - Baltimore, Md

Total Time:    64.29
1     2001 Intro
2     Fields Of Sun
3     You Can't Win
4     Are You Happy?
5     In The Times Of Our Lives
6     Soul Experience
7     In A Gadda-Da-Vida
8     In A Gadda-Da-Vida
9     In A Gadda-Da-Vida
10   In A Gadda-Da-Vida
11   In A Gadda-Da-Vida
12   Iron Butterfly Theme
13   Post Concert Sounds
1.38
4.20
4.23
4.49
5.07
5.04
11.32
2.55
2.51
6.30
9.38
5.08
.29
 







   drums
   drums w/ guitar *
   drums
   (33.26 total !)


Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle

* has a very nice and unusual guitar jam

Note:   This must have been close to Erik's leaving the band


69-Nov-2:    Penn State University Rec Hall - University Park, PA

I remember at the Penn State concert they had to use the opening act's instruments because their van was held up at the Canadian/US border.  Eric looked pretty whipped at the end of the show.
~  Sandy


69-Nov-7:    Kinetic Playground - Chicago, IL

69-Nov-8:    Kinetic Playground - Chicago, IL     (cancelled as result of a fire)

My future wife and I were driving to the concert and we heard on the radio that the show was canceled due to a fire raging at the Kinetic Playground.  The news was that one of the fire pods that they were using misfired during set up/testing causing a huge fire that burned the place down.  I don't think that it was ever re-opened. Too bad, it was a cool place. It had a huge slanted wooden floor and no seating (you sat on the floor).  It also had a multi-screen set-up in the middle above the floor on which they projected movies, physadellic images, etc.  We saw Jerthro Tull and The Rotary Connection there.
~  Rich Buck

69-Nov-22:    Randolph-Macon College - Ashland, VA     (Steel Mill opened)




Erik Braunn leaves Iron Butterfly


Mike Pinera (Guitar, Vocals)  and  Larry 'Rhino' Reinhardt (Guitar)  join Iron Butterfly






Ron Bushy:
Lee Dorman:
Doug Ingle:
Mike Pinera:
Larry 'Rhino' Reinhardt:
Drums
Bass
Keyboards, Vocals
Guitar, Vocals
Guitar


1970:    California

1 Butterfly Bleu
2 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vidda


1970:    Sacramento Memorial Auditorium - Sacramento, CA

for all I know, the above unkown 1970 California show could this Sacramento show


70-Feb:    San Antonio, TX

70-Feb-6:    Dallas, TX

70-Feb-7:    Houston Coliseum - Houston, TX

70-Feb-14:    The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA         supported by Savoy Brown

70-Feb-20/21:    Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY

70-Feb-27:    Latrobe, PA

70-Mar-21:    Auditorium Theatre - Chicago, IL

1     Find My Rule Today ?
2     Easy Rider
3     New Day
4     Shady Lady
5     Butterfly Bleu
6     In A Godda Da Vida
   (probably incorrectly titled ?)

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle, Pinera, Rhino


70-Mar-27_29:    Winters End Festival - Miami, FL

Note:   I'm not sure which day they played  (though Mar-29 looks unlikely)


70-Mar-29:    New Orleans, LA

70-Apr-5:    Tallahasse, FL

70-Apr-22:    Earth Day Event - Philadelphia, PA         w/  Country Joe & The Fish

70-Apr-25:    Roanoke, VA

70-May-2:    Anderson Arena, Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH

"it was the night before or the night after, that my friend and I went to a bar in up town BG. It's been a long time ago, so I can't remember the name of the bar, either, but it wasn't the famous Howard's and it was the only other bar that college kids went to, at that time. In any event, it was pretty slow there that night, and there were some guys there that looked exactly like the the people in the band; they were playing pool. My friend and I kept staring at them and they smiled back--I'm sure it was them. We didn't bother them, though."     ~  Anne Knott


70-May-6:    Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA         supported by Black Oak Arkansas

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle, Pinera, Rhino

Note:   "There were no tickets, it was a pay at the door"     ~  Dennis Slayton


70-May-23:    Will Rogers Coliseum - Fort Worth, TX

70-June-19/20:    Pirate's World - Dania, FL

Total Time:    65.33
1     Easy Rider
2     New Day
3     Shady Lady
4     Best Years Of Our Lives
5     Butterfly Bleu
6     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 1
7     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 2
8     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 3
9     Iron Butterfly Theme
3.49
2.53
4.02
5.25
16.56
5.23
11.21
11.30
4.12
 






   drums
   (28.14 total)

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle, Pinera, Rhino

Note:   The above recording is probably from the 70-June-19 show


70-July-25:    Valbonne France         w/  Gong, Amon Duul + Frank Zappa

70-Aug-8:    Stade Municipal - Saint Raphael, France         w/  Family, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Keef Hartley + Frank Zappa

70-Aug-22:    The Forum - Los Angeles, CA

1     Easy Rider
2     Best Years Of Our Life
3     Pinera & Rhino introduction
4     Shady Lady
5     New Day
6     Soldier In Our Town
7     Stone Believer
8     Butterfly Bleu
9     Announcement *

* Pinera explains why they can't play anymore and Dorman invites thousands of people to be on
   the guest list at a club which resulted in chaos at the club.

Note:   Tracks notes taken from the T-440 release


70-Aug-24:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  AUM + Black Arkansas
70-Aug-25:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  AUM + Black Arkansas
70-Aug-26:    Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA         w/  AUM + Black Arkansas

70-Aug-29:    Man Pop Festival, Winnipeg Stadium - Winnipeg, Canada         headlined by Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin was paid $50,000, and Iron Butterfly was paid $8,000.  Iron Butterfly songs included: Soul Experience, In The Times Of Our Lives and In A Gadda Davida.  A decent but realtively dull performance.  As per Winnipeg Free Press, Led Zeppelin was awful, Robert Plant blamed it on the sound system.  Other bands included The Youngbloods, Ides Of March and Chilliwack.
~  Paul Ceasare


70-Aug-31:    Paramount Northwest Theatre - Seattle, WA         w/  Sugarloaf

70-Sept 28-30:    Tea Party - Boston, MA

70-Oct-15:    David Frost Show - New York, NY     (bcast date)

70-Oct-17:    Commonwealth Convention Center - Louisville, KY

70-Nov-28:    "WVOK Fall Shower Of Stars"     Birmingham Municipal Auditorium - Birmingham, AL     (looks like there were 2 shows)

w/  Grass Roots, The Carpenters, Dawn, Tony Joe White, Kenny Rogers & The First Edition, Mike Nesmith

Mike McCullough kindly provided this info and a link to the WVOK 690 AM radio station that hosted the show that has concert posters going all the way back to 1959  (including the poster for this show).






71-Jan-8:    Stadsschouwburg - Eindhoven, Netherlands         supported by Yes

71-Jan-9:    Het Concertgebouw - Amsterdam, Netherlands         supported by Yes

71-Jan-10:    De Doelen - Rotterdam, Netherlands         supported by Yes

71-Jan-13:    Green's Playhouse - Glasgow, Scotland         supported by Yes + Da Da

71-Jan-14:    Newcastle City Hall - Newcastle, England         supported by Yes + Da Da

71-Jan-15:    University Of Lancaster - Lancaster, England         supported by Yes + Da Da

71-Jan-16:    Portsmouth Polytechnic - Southsea, England         supported by Yes + Da Da

71-Jan-17:    Colston Hall - Bristol, England         supported by Yes + Da Da

71-Jan-18:    Royal Albert Hall - London, England         supported by Yes + Da Da

71-Jan-19:    Town Hall - Birmingham, England         supported by Yes + Da Da

71-Jan-21:    Guild Hall - Southampton, England         supported by Yes + Da Da

71-Jan-23:    Vejlby Riskuvhallen - Arhus, Denmark         supported by Yes

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle, Pinera, Rhino


71-Jan-24:    Konsert Huset - Gothenburg, Sweden    (1st Set)         supported by Yes

Total Time:    47.41
1     Butterfly Bleu
2     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 1
3     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 2
4     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 3
23.12
7.53
6.14
10.21
 


   drums
   (24.29 total)

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle, Pinera, Rhino

Yes + Butterfly are reported to have done an encore jam at this show  (though recordings of it have not surfaced).


71-Jan-25:    Falkoner Teater - Copenhagen, Denmark         supported by Yes

Total Time:    78.30
1     Best Years Of Our Lives
2     Soldier In Our Town
3     Stone Believer
4     Easy Rider
5     Butterfly Bleu
6     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 1
7     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 2
8     In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 3
9     Encore Jam w/ Yes
5.22
4.00
5.04
3.18
23.56
8.50
5.41
11.29
10.46
 






   drums
   (26.00 total)
   w/ Yes

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle, Pinera, Rhino


71-Jan-28:    Beat Club" TV show - Bremen, Germany         (bcast on 71-Jan-30:    supported by Yes)

1     Easy Rider
2     Butterfly Bleu


71-Jan-29:    Lille, France         supported by Yes

71-Jan-30:    Lyon, France         supported by Yes

71-Jan-31:    Brussels, Belgium

71-Feb-1:    Palais Des Sports De Paris - Paris, France
71-Feb-2:    Palais Des Sports De Paris - Paris, France

71-Feb-8:    Liege, Belgium         supported by Yes

71-Feb-9:    Brussels, Belgium         supported by Yes

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle, Pinera, Rhino

This may have been Butterfly's last performance before reforming later in the 1970's.
The band supposedly sold their state of the art PA system to Yes after breaking up.


71-Spring:    ISU Mini-Dome - Pocatello, Idaho         supported by Black Oak Arkansas + ?

Bushy, Dorman ?, Ingle, Pinera, Rhino

"Had two opening acts.  Black Oak Arkansas played a great set just before Butterfly.  Not completely sure of the line-up, but I know Ingle, Pinera, Bushy, and Rhino performed.  I think Dorman was, too, but not positive.  They played an epic show of more than three hours.  This concert was promoted as the second to last ever for the band (penultimate), a nd I think the last show was going to be in Montana, of all places.  Heard it was cancelled, but my memory through all the chemicals (everybody at that Idaho show was on acid) could be a little bent."     ~  Derby ODonnell


71-May:    Central Oregon Community College - Bend, Oregon         supported by Black Oak Arkansas

"The band announced during the concert that they would be breaking up after the concert.  The line up was Ingle, Dorman, Bushy, Pinera and Rhino.  The opening band was Black Oak Arkansas, who had been touring with them.  IB was the best sounding "live" band I had ever heard.  They sounded fantastic live, as they had state of the art equipmentand and a lot of it.  Electronics I had never seen before.  PS about 20 years ago I worked with Alice Ingle, Doug Ingles first wife.  She had many interesting stories to tell.  The song "Possession" was written about her."     ~  Robert Curtis






1973  late Spring or Summer:    Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium - Atlanta, GA





1975:    After The Goldrush - Oklahoma City, OK         (from Steve's fuzzy memory !)

Braunn, Bushy  (again Steve is a little unclear)

Possibly 1976, but not as likely as 1975.


75-Jan-24:    Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL         w/  Spirit

75-Mar-6:    Long Beach Arena - Long Beach, CA         w/  Humble Pie + Journey

75-Mar-9 ? :    Sacramento Community Center Exhibit Hall - Sacramento, CA         w/  Humble Pie

"This was the first concert I attended (the first of hundreds; the only one of either band), which is why I remember it.  I can picture it like it was yesterday … sort of.  Ha-ha.  Fairly small crowd and there were no seats.  Just an empty long hall with a small low stage.  Looking back, it's one of the strangest venues I've ever seen.  I didn't know the exact date, but I found it listed on a Humble Pie list of shows.  I'm fairly certain it's accurate; I know it was around that date.  I've got the ticket somewhere …."     ~  Laurie McCabe


75-Dec-27:    Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL         w/  Ted Nugent + Artful Dodger





77-Sept-3:    First Rider Open Air Festival - Scheesel, Germany         (Iron Butterfly did not perform)

Apparently 23 or so bands were scheduled (including Camel, Quicksilver Messanger Service, Steppenwolf, The Byrds, Golden Earring), but when only 5 of the bands were to actually perform riots riots broke out and the stage burnt down, causing damage of more than a million marks and putting the festival on hold for years.
~  Frank Schindler - Offenburg, Germany






78-May-17:    Mike's Valley Vue - Pittsburgh PA

1     Stone Believer
2     unknown
3     Fantasy
4     Drifting In Open Space
5     Alone With You
6     The Point Of It All
7     Butterfly Bleu
8     New Day
9     unknown
10   unknown
11   Breath Of Fire
12   Take Me Higher
13   In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Dorman, Rhino,  ?

78-Oct-14:    Hirsch Memorial Coliseum - Shreveport, LA         w/  Steppenwolf + Cactus





79-July-3:    Pip's - Chicago, IL

Braunn, Dorman, Pinera






80-Dec-30:    Center Stage - Canton, MI         (possibly 80-Dec-3)

Braunn, Dorman






81-Sept-5:    Ector County Coliseum - Odessa, TX         opened for Spirit





82-Mar-8:    Coral Gables - East Lansing, MI         w/  1.1  (a band from Grand Rapids)





83-May-8:    Gaumont Theatre - Ipswich, England

83-Sept:    Stage East - Florida         last date of tour

Dorman, Ingle, Ryno

1983:    Imperial Garage - Niagara Falls, NY

possibly early 1984






84-May-26:    Stadium Swap Meet - San Diego, CA

Dorman, Ingle, Ryno






85-Feb-10:    Akron Civic Theatre - Akron, OH

1     Are You Happy ?
2     It's So Cold
3     Easy Rider
4     Butterfly Bleu
5     In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Dorman, Ingle


85-Sept-23:    D & B Studios - Van Nuys, CA         (Rehearsal)

1     Iron Butterfly Theme
2     Are You Happy ?
3     My Mirage
4     Butterfly Bleu

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle, Fister






87-Mar-8:    De Anza Theater - Riverside, CA

1     Lee Dorman & Rhino 1978 interview Miami, FL
2     Jerry Penrod 1985 interview San Diego, CA
3     Darryl DeLoach 1985 interview San Diego, CA
4     Danny Weis speaking part in the movie The Rose

5     Opening Intro
6     Easy Rider
7     Soul Experience
8     Pay My Dues
9     Don't Hurt The One You Love
10   Ride Captain Ride
11   Iron Butterfly Theme
12   In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
13   Applause Lee Dorman introduction
14   Just Another Lifetime Away

Bushy, Pinera, ?    (Lee Dorman in audience)


87-Mar-21:    Celebrity Theatre - Phoenix, AZ         w/  Vanilla Fudge + War

87-Apr-19:    The Omni - South Jersey, NJ         (Late Show  -  possibly 87-Apr-18)

1     (opening intro)
2     Easy Rider
3     Soul Experience
4     Pay My Dues
5     Don't Hurt The One You Love
6     Ride Captain Ride
7     Leavin' My Troubles Behind
8     School's Out
9     Iron Butterfly Theme
10   In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Bushy, Dorman, Pinera, ?

Note:   Tracks 6-8 with Donny Vosburg on drums


87-Dec-17:    Madame Wong's - Santa Monica, CA         (1st show or rehearsal)

1     Iron Butterfly Theme
2     In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle

Note:   "New Wings" 1st Show - complete aud recording warm up gig






88-Feb-12:    Network Club - Balitmore, MD         possibly 88-Feb-13 ?

Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


88-Feb-14:    "20th Anniversary Dance Party Celebration",  Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA

w/  Spirit, The Chambers Brothers, Dave Mason, Spencer Davis Group, Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers, The Philly All-Stars, Flamin Harry and possibly Bricklin


Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


88-Feb-19:    Fillmore East - New York, NY         possibly 88-Feb-18

1     Are You Happy ?
2     Possession
3     Flowers And Beads
4     Soul Experience
5     My Mirage
6     Most Anything You Want
7     Her Favorite Style
8     So-Lo
9     Fields Of Sun
10   Filled With Fear
11   Unconscious Power
12   In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
13   Iron Butterfly Theme

Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle

Note:   Track info taken from the T-848 release


88-Apr-7:    Rock n' Roll Heaven - Toronto, ON

1     (opening intro)
2     Are You Happy ?
3     Possession
4     Flowers And Beads
5     Real Fright
6     Soul Experience
7     My Mirage
8     Her Favorite Style
9     Unconcious Power
10   So-Lo
11   Fields Of Sun
12   Filled With Fear
13   In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


88-Apr-25:    Diamond Jennys - Coco Beach, FL

Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


88-Apr-26:    Tampa Theatre - Tampa, FL

1     Are You Happy ?
2     Possession
3     Flowers And Beads
4     Real Fright
5     Soul Experience
6     My Mirage
7     Her Favorite Style
8     Unconscious Power
9     So-Lo
10   Fields Of Sun
11   Filled With Fear
12   In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
13   Iron Butterfly Theme

Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


88-May-5:    Somerville Theatre - Somerville, MA

Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


88-May-14:    Atlantic 40th Anniversary Concert, MSG - New York, NY

Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle






89-May-14:    Frankfurt, Germany

Braunn, Dorman, Rhino


89-May-17:    Grosse Freiheit 36 (?) - Hamburg, Germany

Braunn, Dorman, Rhino


89-May-18:    Berlin, Germany

Braunn, Dorman, Rhino


89-Aug-13:    "Psychedelic Sunday", Molson Park - Barrie, Ontario, Canada

"Iron Butterfly more-or-less headlined, while other Woodstock acts played throughout the day."


89-Aug-16/17:    Woodstock '89 - White Lake, NY

Braunn, Dorman, Rhino


89-Oct-25:    Carousel Ballroom - Los Angeles, CA

Braunn, Dorman, Rhino


89-Nov-5:    Simi Valley

1     Do Or Die
2     Walk In The Wild
3     Unconscious Power
4     Get A Gun
5     Someday
6     Soul Experience
7     Easy Rider
8     New Day
9     Stone Believer
10   Where The Vultures Fly
11   Big Love
12   (band intro)
13   In A Gadda Da Vida

Braunn, Dorman, Rhino






93-March:    The Sting - New Britain, CT

1     Are You Happy ?
2     Unconscious Power
3     Flowers And Beads
4     Soul Experience
5     In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Bushy, Dorman, Pinera


93-Mar-13:    The Wetlands - New York, NY

Bushy, Dorman, Pinera


93-Mar-18:    Graffiti - Pittsburgh, PA

Bushy, Dorman, Pinera


93-Dec-19:    Ballard Firehouse - Seattle, WA

Bushy, Dorman, Pinera








94-July-28:    Party On The Plaza - Houston, TX

Bushy, Dorman


94-Sept-25:    Adam's Ave Street Fair - San Diego, CA

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle








95-Apr-14:    Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


95-Oct-27:    Maritime Hall - San Francisco, CA

1     Are You Happy ?
2     Unconscious Power
3     Flowers And Beads
4     Stone Believer
5     Silent Screaming
6     Butterfly Bleu
7     In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida


95-Oct-31:    Baccahanal - San Diego, CA

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle








96-May-25:    Illinois State Fairgrounds Coliseum - Springfield, Il         w/  Black Oak Arkansas + Mountain

"My ticket stub reads "Soild Gold Productions presents Black Oak Arkansas, Iron Butterfly & Mountain.  Cost $15.00".  I dont really remeber much but i don't think they played Inagaddadavida this night.  Good time and show by all 3 bands."     ~  Jaime


96-June-27:    3 Rivers Stadium - Pittsburgh, PA

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


96-June-30:    Pine Knob - Clarkston, MI

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


96-Aug-2:    Valley Forge Music Fair - Devon, PA

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle








97-Mar-23:    Metropol (?) - Berlin, Germany

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


97-Apr-4:    Kaiserslautern, Germany

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle


97-Apr-18:    Substage - Karlsruhe, Germany

Total Time:    94.18
1     Iron Butterfly Theme
2     Unconscious Power
3     In The Times Of Our Lives
4     Flowers And Beads
5     Silent Screaming
6     Easy Rider
7     Butterfly Bleu
8     Secrets Of Life
9     Interactive Man
10   In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 1
11   In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 2
12   In A Gadda Da Vida Pt 3
13   Are You Happy ?
14   Stone Believer
6.15
2.57
4.50
4.15
6.00
4.47
13.54
7.16
12.03
7.36
3.38
7.57
5.06
7.39
 










   drum solo
   (19.11 total)
   encore 1
   encore 2

Ron Bushy:
Lee Dorman:
Doug Ingle:
Eric Barnett:
Derek Hilland:
Drums
Bass
Keyboards, Vocals
Guitar
Keyboards


97-Apr-19:    Stadthalle - Kehl, Germany

97-Apr-20:    Hirsch - Nurnburg, Germany

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle








98-July-3:    Syracuse, NY

98-Sept-9:    Life Club - New York, NY

Bushy, Dorman, Ingle








99-July-17:    Burg-Herzberg-Festival - Breitenbach am Herzberg, Germany

1     Iron Butterfly Theme
2     Unconscious Power  (?)
3     In The Times Of Our Lives
4     Soul Experience
5     Flowers And Beads
6     Easy Rider
7     Butterfly Bleu
8     In A Gadda Da Vida
7.15
3.27
5.31
6.07
3.21
6.14
15.17
23.50


99-July-18:    Aschaffenburg, Germany





00-Apr-8:    Northwest Talent Review - Seattle, WA

00-Aug-19:    Cortland, NY

Bushy, Dorman








01-July-14:    Indian Motorcycle Rally - Springfield, Ma

01-Aug-12:    Big Boulder - Poconos, PA

1     Iron Butterfly Theme
2     Unconscious Power
3     Stone Believer
4     Easy Rider
5     Butterfly Bleu
6     Jam
7     In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Bushy, Dorman






02-Oct-3     Darryl DeLoach dies from liver cancer at the age of 55


02-Nov-8:    BB King's - Hollywood, CA

02-Nov-23:    The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA

02-Dec-13:    Estadio Chile - Santiago, Chile





03-Mar-5:    Mancuso Harley Davidson - Houston, TX


03-July-25:    Erik Braunn dies from cardiac failure at the age of 52


03-Aug-14:    Rockin' By The River - Bakersfield, CA





04-June-5:    June Reunion Vietnam Veterans - Greentown, IN

04-June-13:    Arrow Rock Fest - Lichtenvoorde, Holland

04-June-14:    Spirit of '66 - Verviers, Belgium

04-June-16:    Bosuil - Weert, Holland

04-June-17:    Robin 2 - Wolverhampton, England

04-June-18:    Mean Fiddler - London, England

04-June-19:    The Brook - Southampton, England

04-June-20:    Patti Pavillion - Swansea, England

04-July-24:    California Harley-Davidson - Harbor City, CA





05-Apr-27:    Lagerhalle - Osnabruck, Germany

05-Apr-28:    Capitol - Paderborn, Germany

05-Apr-29:    Alte Spinnerei - Chemnitz, Germany

05-Apr-30:    Stadthalle - Osterrode, Germany

05-May-1:    Jolly Joker - Braunschweig, Germany

05-May-3:    Live-Club Barmen - Wuppertal, Germany

05-May-4:    Stadtgarten - Bunde, Germany

05-May-5:    Substage - Karslruhe, Germany

05-May-6:    Rheinaue - Bonn, Germany

05-May-7:    Alte Weberei - Nordhorn, Germany

05-May-8:    Stadthalle - Olsberg, Germany

05-May-10:    Oberrheinhalle - Offenburg, Germany

05-May-12:    Z-7 - Pratteln, Switzerland

05-May-13:    Hessenhalle - Giessen, Germany

05-May-14:    Melibokushalle - Zwingenberg/Darmstadt, Germany

05-May-15:    Tonhalle - Munchen, Germany

05-May-16:    Kultur-Pur - Siegen, Germany

05-May-17:    Excellenzhaus - Sommerbuhne Trier, Germany

05-June-4:    Lake Chelan Motorcycle Rally - Manson, WA

05-June-17:    Galaxy - Alzey, Germany

05-June-18:    Gelande Wurth Open Air Festival - Kunzensaul, Germany

1     Iron Butterfly Theme
2     Unconscious Power
3     Flowers And Beads
4     Easy Rider
5     Butterfly Bleu
6     In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Bushy, Dorman


05-June-19:    3 Days Of Peace & Love Festival, Rockpalast Loreley Festival - Shausen, Germany

05-June-20:    Spectrum - Augsburg, Germany

05-June-21:    The Village Club - Habach, Germany

05-June-22:    Tennishalle - Baumholder, Germany

05-June-23:    Messehalle - Offenburg, Germany

05-June-24:    Thuringenhalle - Erfurt, Germany

05-June-25:    Music Hall - Worpswede, Germany ?

05-June-26:    Hutbergbuhne - Kametz, Germany

05-June-27:    Downtown Blues Club - Hamburg, Germany

05-June-29:    Huxley’s - Berlin, Germany

05-June-30:    Stattbahnhof - Schweinfurt, Germany

05-July-1:    Haberkasten - Mühldorf, Germany ?

05-July-2:    Legends Of Rock - Wiesen, Austria

05-July-3:    Orpheum - Graz, Austria

05-July-7:    Treibhaus - Innsbruck, Austria

05-July-8:    Outdoor Festival - Schwandorf, Germany

05-Aug-20:    The Cannery Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV

05-Sept-23:    Eldorado Hotel - Reno, NV
05-Sept-24:    Eldorado Hotel - Reno, NV

05-Oct-15:    Cotee River Bike Fest - New Port Richey, FL

05-Oct-30:    Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park - San Francisco, CA ?

05-Nov-23:    Stadthalle - Torgelow, Germany

05-Nov-24:    Congresspark - Wolfsburg, Germany

05-Nov-25:    Stadthalle - Bremerhaven, Germany

05-Nov-26:    Grugahalle - Essen, Germany





06-Feb-4:    Succop Theater - Butler, PA

1     Iron Butterfly Theme
2     Unconscious Power
3     In The Times Of Our Lives
4     Flowers And Beads
5     Easy Rider
6     Butterfly Bleu
7     In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
8     Are You Happy ?


06-Feb-4:    Butler County CC, Succop Theater - Butler, PA

06-Mar-17:    Emerald Queen Casino - Tacoma, WA

06-May-10:    Germany     (reschedule for 06-June-23)

06-June-23:    Germany         w/  Canned Heat, Ten Years After + Country Joe McDonald

Iron Butterfly did not perform because Lee Dorman was in Hospital in Offenburg with heart-problems.  Doug Ingle and Ron Bushy were at the Venue to apologize.


06-July-22:    Lovely Days Festival - St Polten, Austria

06-July-25:    Opatija Summer Stage - Opatija, Croatia

06-July-29:    Piberstein-Graz, Austria

06-July-30:    Piazza - Cosenza, Italy

06-July-31:    Souno Dal Salento Festival - Copertino (Lecce), Italy ?

06-Aug-2:    Blues Sotto Le Stelle - L'Aquila, Italy

06-Aug-4:    Baloma Bikers - Cercemaggiore, Italy

06-Aug-5:    Festa Della Birra - Canterano, Italy

06-Aug-6:    Festa Dell' Unita - Paliano, Italy

06-Aug-19:    St. Louis County Fairgrounds - Chisholm, MN

06-Sep-22:    Jake's Tavern - Gillette, WY

06-Sep-29:    Wildwood Springs Lodge - Steelville, MO

06-Oct-4:    Ram's Head - Baltimore, MD

06-Oct-6:    Scottish Rite Cathedral - West Reading, PA





07-Feb-18:    Cypress Garden Adventure Park - Winterhaven, FL

07-Feb-20:    State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL

07-Feb-24:    Wild Adventures Theme Park - Valdosta, GA

07-Mar-15:    Hippiefest - Newark, NJ

07-Mar-16:    Paradise Club - Blasdell, NY

07-June-16:    Brandt's Harley Davidson - Wabash, IN

07-June-24:    Phoenix Club - Anaheim, CA

07-June-28:    Copia - Napa, CA

07-July-21:    Galt Airport - Greenwood, IL

07-Aug-4:    Cessna Stadium - Wichita, KS

07-Aug-5:    Nokia Live Theatre - Grand Prairie, TX

07-Sept-30:    Woofstock - Eureka, CA

07-Oct-4:    Palm Desert Civic Center Park - Palm Desert, CA





08-May-19:    En Chordias - Tripoli, Greece

08-May-20:    En Plo - Agrinio, Greece

08-May-23:    Principal Club Theater - Thessalonica, Greece

08-May-24:    Kyttaro Live Club - Athens, Greece
08-May-25:    Kyttaro Live Club - Athens, Greece

08-June-28:    Hutchinson, KS





09-April-10:    Cowan Civic Center - Lebanon, Missouri

09-July-1:    San Diego County Fair - San Diego, CA

09-July-2:    The Brixton South Bay - Redondo Beach, CA

09-July-3:    The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano, CA

09-Aug-09:    Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel - Jackson, CA            cancelled





12-May-13:    Mt Tabor Theater - Portland, OR

1     Iron Butterfly Theme
2     Unconscious Power
3     In The Time Of Our Lives
4     Stone Believer
5     Flowers And Beads
6     Easy Rider
7     Butterfly Bleu
8     (band intro)
9     In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Bushy, Dorman







Iron Butterfly: Personnel


Iron Butterfly I     (1966 - 1968)

Ron Bushy:
Darryl DeLoach:
Doug Ingle:
Jerry Penrod:
Danny Weis:
Drums, Vocals
Vocals
Keyboards, Vocals
Bass
Guitar
(b: 45-Sept-23     Washington, DC)
(b: 47-Sept-12     Santa Barbara, CA   __   d: 02-Oct-3     San Diego, CA)
(b: 46-Sept-9     Omaha, NE)
(b: 46-Sept-25     San Diego, CA)
(b: 48-Sept-28     Huntington Park, CA)


Album:     'Heavy'     (1968)

1 Possession.......... 2.45    Ingle
2 Unconscious Power.......... 2.32    Bushy, Ingle, Weis
3 Get Out Of My Life, Woman.......... 3.58    Toussaint
4 Gentle As It May Seem.......... 2.28    DeLoach, Weis
5 You Can't Win.......... 2.41    DeLoach, Weis
6 So-Lo.......... 4.05    DeLoach, Ingle
7 Look For The Sun.......... 2.14    DeLoach, Ingle, Weis
8 Fields Of Sun.......... 3.12    DeLoach, Ingle
9 Stamped Ideas.......... 2.08    DeLoach, Ingle
10 Iron Butterfly Theme.......... 4.34    Ingle



Danny Weis and Jerry Penrod leave to join Rhinoceros



Iron Butterfly II     (1968 - 1969)

Erik Braunn *:
Ron Bushy:
Lee Dorman:
Doug Ingle:
Guitar
Drums
Bass
Keyboards, Vocals
(b: 50-Aug-11     Boston, MA   __   d: 03-July-25)

(b: 45-Sept-19     St Louis, MO)


* aka Erik Brann


Album:     'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'     (1968)

Total Time:    36.15
1 Most Anything You Want.......... 3.44    Ingle
2 Flowers And Beads.......... 3.09    Ingle
3 My Mirage Ingle.......... 4.55    Ingle
4 Termination.......... 2.53    Braunn, Dorman
5 Are You Happy.......... 4.29    Ingle
6 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.......... 17.05    Ingle

Notes:  With its endless, droning minor-key riff and mumbled vocals, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is arguably the most notorious song of the acid rock era. According to legend, the group was so stoned when they recorded the track that they could neither pronounce the title "In the Garden of Eden" or end the track, so it rambles on for a full 17 minutes, which to some listeners sounds like eternity. But that's the essence of its appeal -- it's the epitome of heavy psychedelic excess, encapsulating the most indulgent tendencies of the era. Iron Butterfly never matched the warped excesses of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," either on their debut album of the same name or the rest of their catalog, yet they occasionally made some enjoyable fuzz guitar-driven psychedelia that works as a period piece. The five tracks that share space with their magnum opus on In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida qualify as good artifacts, and the entire record still stands as the group's definitive album, especially since this is the only place the full-length title track is available.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine  ~  All Music Guide


Album:     In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida     (1995, Deluxe Rhino)

Total Time:    57.59
1 Most Anything You Want.......... 3.44    Ingle
2 Flowers And Beads.......... 3.09    Ingle
3 My Mirage.......... 4.55    Ingle
4 Termination.......... 2.53    Braunn, Dorman
5 Are You Happy.......... 4.29    Ingle
6 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.......... 17.05    Ingle
7 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Live).......... 18.51    Ingle (supposedly fr the 1970 Live lp)
8 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Single).......... 2.53    Ingle

Notes:  Rhino Records reissued In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida as a deluxe edition, containing two bonus tracks (a live version and a single edit of the title cut) plus a booklet filled with interviews, liner notes, and photographs.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine  ~  All Music Guide


Album:     'Ball'     (1969)

Total Time:    41.29
1 In The Times Of Our Lives.......... 4.50    Bushy, Ingle
2 Soul Experience.......... 2.52    Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle
3 Lonely Boy.......... 4.56    Ingle
4 Real Fright.......... 2.44    Braunn, Bushy, Ingle
5 In The Crowds.......... 2.13    Dorman, Ingle
6 It Must Be Love.......... 4.26    Ingle
7 Her Favorite Style.......... 3.13    Ingle
8 Filled With Fear.......... 3.46    Ingle
9 Belda-Beast.......... 5.50    Braunn
10 ..Deceive You, Little Girl.......... 3.34    Ingle
11 To Be Alone.......... 3.05    Edmondson, Ingle

Notes:  Following the huge success of their second record, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Iron Butterfly scored a second straight Top Five album with Ball. While it didn't have any acid rock freak-out to compare with the epic "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", Ball was a more ambitious album, as the group experimented with shorter, more melodic songs. Like any Iron Butterfly album, the quality of the material is wildly inconsistent, yet cut for cut, Ball is a more consistent album than their two previous records, as the group trimmed away some of the acid rock excesses of their earlier records while retaining their brutally loud trademark heavy guitars.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine  ~  All Music Guide


Album:     'Live'     (1970:    recorded in 1969)

Total Time:    36.53
1 In The Times Of Our Lives.......... 4.23    Bushy, Ingle
2 Filled With Fear.......... 3.27    Ingle
3 Soul Experience.......... 3.55    Braunn, Bushy, Dorman, Ingle
4 You Can't Win.......... 2.48    DeLoach, Weis
5 Are You Happy.......... 3.20    Ingle
6 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.......... 19.00    Ingle



Iron Butterfly III     (1970 - 71-May-23)

Ron Bushy:
Lee Dorman:
Doug Ingle:
Mike Pinera:
Larry 'Rhino' Reinhardt:
Drums, Vocals
Bass, Guitar, Piano
Keyboards, Vocals
Guitar, Vocals
Guitar



(b: 48-Sept-29     Tampa, FL)
(b: 48-July-7     Florida)


Album:     'Metamorphosis'     (1971)

Total Time:    40.49
1 Free Flight.......... .40    Iron Butterfly
2 New Day.......... 3.08    Iron Butterfly
3 Shady Lady.......... 3.50    Iron Butterfly, Edmonson
4 Best Years Of Our Life.......... 3.55    Iron Butterfly
5 Slower Than Guns.......... 3.37    Iron Butterfly, Edmonson
6 Stone Believer.......... 5.20    Iron Butterfly
7 Soldier In Our Town.......... 3.10    Iron Butterfly, Edmonson
8 Easy Rider.......... 3.06    Iron Butterfly,Edmonson
9 Butterfly Bleu.......... 14.03    Iron Butterfly

Notes: On Ball, Iron Butterfly began to expand its sound, attempting to write more concisely. On Metamorphosis, the group continued its musical explorations, adding a layered production to its sound. This ambition, highlighted by a handful of strong tracks, particularly the single "Easy Rider" makes for an interesting listen, since Iron Butterfly's albums can be weighed down by their relentless heaviness.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine  ~  All Music Guide



Iron Butterfly disbands


Iron Butterfly IV     (1974 - 1975 reformed)

Erik Braunn:
Ron Bushy:
Phil Kramer:
Howard Reitzes:
Guitar, Vocals
Drums, Vocals
Bass
Keyboards, Guitar


(b: 52-July-12     Youngstown, OH)
(b: 51-March-22     Southgate, CA)


Album:     'Sun And Steel'     (1975)

1 Sun And Steel.......... 4.01
2 Lightnin'.......... 3.01
3 Beyond The Milky Way.......... 3.38
4 Free.......... 2.40
5 Scion.......... 5.02
6 Get It Out.......... 2.53
7 I'm Right, I'm Wrong.......... 5.27
8 Watch the World Going By.......... 2.59
9 Scorching Beauty.......... 6.44


Album:     'Scorching Beauty'     (1975)

Total Time:    37.29
1 1975 Overture.......... 4.18    Iron Butterfly
2 Hard Miseree.......... 3.42    Braunn
3 High On A Mountain Top.......... 4.00    Kramer
4 Am I Down.......... 5.19    Braunn
5 People Of The World.......... 3.23    Braunn
6 Searchin' Circles.......... 4.35    Braunn
7 Pearly Gates.......... 3.26    Anderson, Bushy
8 Lonely Hearts.......... 3.12    Braunn
9 Before You Go.......... 5.34    Braunn, Reitzes




Iron Butterfly disbands again


Iron Butterfly V     (1988 reformed)

Erik Braunn:
Ron Bushy:
Lee Dorman:
Doug Ingle:
Guitar, Vocals
Drums, Vocals
Bass, Guitar, Piano
Keyboards, Vocals



This reformed Mark II version of Iron Butterfly toured in various clubs, culminating at the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden.



Iron Butterfly VI     (1993 reformed)

Ron Bushy:
Lee Dorman:
Derek Hilland:
Mike Pinera
Drums, Vocals
Bass, Guitar, Piano
Keyboards, Vocals
Guitar, Vocals



Iron Butterfly VII     (1997 reformed)

Eric Barnett:
Ron Bushy:
Lee Dorman:
Derek Hilland:
Doug Ingle:
Guitar
Drums
Bass
Keyboards
Keyboards, Vocals






This list of shows was sourced from:
  •     My own research
  •     Paul Ceasare
  •     John Stout
  •     A LOT of very cool people that have kindly given me additional information along the way

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