Iron Butterfly Drummer Ron Bushy Dead at 78. Article Author: Francisco Alexandre Oliveira

Iron Butterfly Drummer Ron Bushy Dead at 78

Ron Bushy, who played drums with Iron Butterfly, died on Sunday at age 79.

Died at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital after a battle with esophageal cancer.

The band’s statement:

“Ron Bushy, our beloved legendary drummer of Iron Butterfly, has passed away peacefully, with his wife Nancy by his side, at 12:05am on August 29th at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. All three of his daughters were also with him. He was a real fighter … He will be deeply missed!”

Ron joined Iron Butterfly in 1967 in time for their first single and was the only constant in the lineup across their six studio albums.

Those included 1968’s In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida featuring the iconic 17-minute heavy psych title track.