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Wednesday, May 30th 2007

4:22 PM

Heart Transplant Fund Rock Festival to be Held..

  With age, comes compassion, I suppose... Three of the four original members of the psychedelic band Iron Butterfly have started a Heart Transplant Fund for the fourth member. Drummer Ron Bushy, guitarist Charlie Marinkovich, and keyboard player Martin Gerschwitz (together with a few friends) started a transplant fund for bass player Lee Dorman, who has had his share of heart problems over the last six years, who has continued to tour with the band, despite these problems.
A benefit concert in the name of Dorman will be held Sunday June 24th at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, next to the Honda Center.

  The benefit event will feature not only Iron Butterfly, but also four members of the latest version of The Animals, and local artists such as West Coast Strays, The Longhaired Lunatics, Vibe Tribe, Tricia Freeman Band, The Ravers, The De Luz Band, Phunkle, Sacrificial Slaughter, Barflys, Hanley Page, 12 year silence and Kimble & Kat. Gerschwitz will also perform with his band, Martin Gerschwitz & Friends. More info can be found here, if you're so inclined.
This is just too cool, and belies that myth that once a band splits up, they cease caring about each other(I remember the Doobie Brothers did much the same thing for their former drummer Keith Knudsen, on behalf of the National Veterans Foundation after he had passed away from pneumonia in 2005). If I lived in SoCal, I'd be there in a heartbeat, so to speak.


 
4 message(s) left at the beep.

Posted by David Amulet:

Ahhhh, you're here now--I'll have to update my links. Good post, I hadn't heard about this. Very cool!!

-- david
Thursday, May 31st 2007 @ 7:04 AM

Posted by Anonymous:

Darn it, Bruce! I wish you did live here! I am so all over this! Anaheim is about 30 minutes from me! Its cool that my new buddys, Vibe Tribe, are going to be there to!:)
Friday, June 1st 2007 @ 4:40 PM

Posted by Pure Evyl:

I would love to attend myself. But it is nice to see that they are helping their friend out.
Monday, June 4th 2007 @ 11:14 AM

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