Picture this as a headline in your local newspaper….. “IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA” IS…

Written by on June 15, 2018


Picture this as a headline in your local newspaper…..

“IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA” IS 50 YEARS OLD!!”

Iron Butterfly released their second album “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” on June 14, 1968. The LP peaked at number 4 on the Billboard charts and was given the distinction of being the first album to be awarded platinum status when the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) began that achievement level in 1976. Today it has sold over 30 million copies worldwide.

It was the biggest selling album for the year 1969 in the USA, and it was also Atlantic Records’ biggest selling album until it was surpassed by Led Zeppelin IV.

Do you remember the first time you heard not only the album, but the legendary drum solo?

Happy 50th Birthday to what started out as “In The Garden Of Eden” and ended up as “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vidda”!!

(how many of you have been playing the drum solo with your hands while reading this?)




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