Welcome Back My Friends to the Boat Show That Never Ends / by Jeff Hunt

Member no. 71

It’s not that Iron Butterfly never broke up – it never even existed. It’s as if the only thing that exists is that one song:

"In a Gadda a Vida."

It entered our dimension through some appalling portal in 1968, an unspeakable Cuthulian horror that's never, ever going to leave. It skulks dormant and deep in the ocean, biding time until the humans to summon it via ritual invocation at the RV and Boat Show.

Follow the logic. Some desperate sadsack is going to be singing this abominable thing... in the 34th century.

Wikipedia entry:

List of Iron Butterfly band members

Iron Butterfly's lineup has changed regularly since its formation. Nobody has remained in Iron Butterfly throughout the band's entire existence. This is a list of past and present Iron Butterfly band members.

Lineups throughout the years:

(1966)

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Danny Weiss - guitar
* Greg Willis - bass
* Jack Pinney - drums

(1966)

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Danny Weiss - guitar
* Greg Willis - bass guitar
* Jack Pinney - drums
* Darryl DeLoach - vocals, percussion

(1966)

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Danny Weiss - guitar
* Jerry Penrod - bass, backing vocals
* Bruce Morris - drums
* Darryl DeLoach - vocals, percussion

(1966-1967)
(Line-up that recorded Heavy.)

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Danny Weiss - guitar
* Jerry Penrod - bass, backing vocals
* Darryl DeLoach - vocals, percussion
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion, backing vocals

(1967-1969)
(Line-up that recorded In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Ball, and Live.)

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Erik Braunn - guitar, vocals
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion, backing vocals

(1969-1971)
(Line-up that recorded Metamorphosis

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Mike Pinera - guitar, vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhart - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion, backing vocals

(1971)
(Manny Bertematti filled in briefly for an injured Bushy in 1971)

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Mike Pinera - guitar, vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhart - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Manny Bertematti - drums, percussion

(1971)
(The group disbanded after a farewell show on May 23, 1971)

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Mike Pinera - guitar, vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhart - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion, backing vocals

(1971-1974)

Group disbanded

(1974-1975) - reunion
(Line-up that recorded Scorching Beauty.)

* Erik Braunn - vocals, guitar
* Philip Taylor Kramer - bass, keyboards, vocals
* Howard Reitzes - keyboards, vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion, backing vocals

(1975-1977)
(Line-up that recorded Sun and Steel.)

* Erik Braunn - vocals, guitar
* Philip Taylor Kramer - bass, keyboards, vocals
* Bill DeMartines - keyboards, vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion, backing vocals

(1977-1978)

* Jimi Henderson - vocals
* David Love - guitar
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhart - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Larry Kirna - keyboards
* Kevin Karamitros - drums

(1978)

* Mike Pinera - vocals, guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* John Leimsider - keyboards
* Kevin Karamitros - drums

(1978)

* Mike Pinera - vocals, guitar
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhard - guitar
* Keith Ellis - bass
* Doug Ingle - keyboards, vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums

(1978)

* Mike Pinera - vocals, guitar
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhard - guitar
* Keith Ellis - bass
* Doug Ingle - keyboards, vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums

(1978)

* Mike Pinera - vocals, guitar
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhard - guitar
* Keith Ellis - bass(died 12/6/78 in Darmstadt, Germany while on tour)
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Doug Ingle - keyboards, vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums

(1979)

* Mike Pinera - vocals, guitar
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhard - guitar
* Erik Braunn - guitar, vocals
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Doug Ingle - keyboards, vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums

(1979)

* Mike Pinera - vocals, guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Doug Ingle - keyboards, vocals
* John Leimsider - keyboards
* Bobby Caldwell - drums

(1979)

* Erik Braunn - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* John Leimsider - keyboards
* Bobby Caldwell - drums

(1979)

* Mike Pinera - guitar, vocals
* Erik Braunn - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Nathan Pino - keyboards
* Bobby Caldwell - drums

(1980)

* Bobby Hasbrook - guitar, vocals
* Erik Brann - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Tom Kislan - keyboards
* Sam Johnson - drums
* Starz Vanderlocket - vocals, percussion

(1981-1982)

* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Randy Skirvin - rhythm guitar
* John Leimsider - keyboards
* Sam Johnson - drums
* Starz Vanderlocket - vocals, percussion

(1982)

* Mike Pinera - guitar, vocals
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Guy Babylon - keyboards
* Jan Uvena - drums

(1982)

* Mike Pinera - guitar, vocals
* Erik Braunn - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Guy Babylon - keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums

(1982)

* Mike Pinera - guitar, vocals
* Erik Braunn - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Doug Ingle - keyboards, vocals
* Guy Babylon - keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums (one gig...partial set only)
* John Shearer - drums
* Luke - percussion

(1982-1983)

* Mike Pinera - guitar, vocals
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Doug Ingle - keyboards, vocals
* Guy Babylon - keyboards
* John Shearer - drums
* Luke - percussion

(1983)

* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Doug Ingle - keyboards, vocals
* Guy Babylon - keyboards
* John Shearer - drums
* Luke (last name unknown) - percussion

(1983)

* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Doug Ingle - keyboards, vocals
* Guy Babylon - keyboards
* John Shearer - drums
* Jerry Sommers - drums, percussion

(1983-1984)

* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Doug Ingle - keyboards, vocals
* Rick Rotante - drums

(1984)

* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Doug Ingle - keyboards, vocals
* Lenny Campanero - drums

(1984-1985)

* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Steve Fister - guitar, backing vocals
* Doug Ingle - keyboards, vocals
* Lenny Campanero - drums

(1985)
(The band split up due to managerial problems after Kurtis Teal died on December 2 of a heart murmur.)

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Steve Fister - guitar, backing vocals
* Kurtis Teal - bass
* Lenny Campanero - drums

(1985-1987)

Group disbanded

(1987)

* Mike Pinera - vocals, guitar
* Kelly Reubens - bass
* Tim Von Hoffman - keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums

(1987)

* Mike Pinera - vocals, guitar
* Glen Rappold - vocals, guitar, alternate bass
* Kelly Reubens - bass
* Tim Von Hoffman - keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums

(1987)

* Mike Pinera - vocals, guitar
* Kelly Reubens - bass
* Ace Baker - keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums

(1987)
(Donny Vosburg substituted for shows Ron Bushy couldn't make.)

* Mike Pinera - vocals, guitar
* Kelly Reubens - bass
* Ace Baker - keyboards
* Donny Vosburg - drums

(1987)
(This line-up never got past the planning stages.)

* Erik Braunn - vocals, guitar
* Jim Von Buelow - guitar
* Sal Rodriguez - drums

(1987)
(This line-up rehearsed in September 1987 but never played shows.)

* Bill DeMartines - vocals, keyboards
* Doug Jackson - guitar
* Bob Birch - bass
* Lyle T. West - vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums

(1987-1988)
(Reunion of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida line-up.)

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Erik Braunn - vocals, guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums

(1988)
(This lineup played no gigs.)

* Erik Braunn - vocals, guitar
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Sal Rodriguez - drums

(1988-1989)

* Steve "Mick" Feldman - vocals
* Erik Braunn - vocals, guitar
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Derek Hilland - keyboards, backing vocals
* Kenny Suarez - drums, percussion

(1989)
The back-up vocalists played with Iron Butterfly for a few gigs in 1989.

* Steve "Mick" Feldman - vocals
* Erik Braunn - vocals, guitar
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Derek Hilland - keyboards, backing vocals
* Kenny Suarez - drums, percussion
* Joanne Montana - backing vocals
* Cecelia Noel - backing vocals

(1990)

* Steve "Mick" Feldman - vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Derek Hilland - keyboards, backing vocals
* Kenny Suarez - drums, percussion

(1990-1992)

* Robert Tepper - vocals
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Lee Dorman - bass, vocals
* Derek Hilland - keyboards, backing vocals
* Kenny Suarez - drums, percussion

(1993)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt - guitar
* Burt Diaz - keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(1993)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Mike Pinera - vocals, guitar
* Derek Hilland- keyboards, backing vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(1993)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Denny Artache - vocals, guitar
* Derek Hilland- keyboards, backing vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(1993-1994)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Mike Pinera - vocals, guitar
* Derek Hilland- keyboards, backing vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(1994)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Doug Bossey - guitar
* Derek Hilland - keyboards, backing vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(1994-1995)

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Doug Bossey - guitar
* Derek Hilland - keyboards, backing vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(1995-1997)

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Erik Barnett - vocals, guitar
* Derek Hilland - keyboards, backing vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(1997-1999)

* Doug Ingle - vocals, keyboards
* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Erik Barnett - vocals, guitar
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(1999)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Erik Barnett - vocals, guitar
* Damian Bujanda - vocals, keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(1999-2001)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Erik Barnett - vocals, guitar
* Larry Rust - vocals, keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(2001)
(I.B. sound man Oly filled in when Lee had a heart ailment and was briefly not able to play gigs.)

* Oly - bass
* Erik Barnett - vocals, guitar
* Larry Rust - vocals, keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(2001-2002)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Erik Barnett - vocals, guitar
* Larry Rust - vocals, keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(2002-2003)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Charlie Marinkovich - vocals, guitar
* Larry Rust - vocals, keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(2003)
(This lineup lasted one show.)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Charlie Marinkovich - vocals, guitar
* Derek Hilland - keyboards, backing vocals
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(2003-2005)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Charlie Marinkovich - vocals, guitar
* Larry Rust - vocals, keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(2005-2006)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Charlie Marinkovich - vocals, guitar
* Martin Gerschwitz - vocals, keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(2006)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Charlie Marinkovich - vocals, guitar
* Martin Gerschwitz - vocals, keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(2006)

* Ken Conlinpnik - bass
* Charlie Marinkovich - vocals, guitar
* Martin Gerschwitz - vocals, keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(2006)

* Dave Meros - bass
* Charlie Marinkovich - vocals, guitar
* Martin Gerschwitz - vocals, keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

(2006-present)

* Lee Dorman - vocals, bass
* Charlie Marinkovich - vocals, guitar
* Martin Gerschwitz - vocals, keyboards
* Ron Bushy - drums, percussion

* * * * *

It's noble to aim for joyously, redemptively and outstandingly stupid rock like The Monks.

But please, help stop this endless Iron Butterfly madness. The future depends on it… unless you’re in the market for a boat or an RV.

Iron Maiden? That’s an entirely different affair.

November, 2008
Atlanta, GA