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Mar
08

Urban Legend: In the Garden of Eden

http://www.jango.com/stations/8462093;tunein?u=0&song_id=66187

The classic album Ina Gadda Da Vida, by Iron Butterfly was released in”July of 1968 … featuring the 17:05 minute side-long track that shook the entire music industry with its phenomenal reception. ‘Vida outsold every record in the history of recorded music within the first year of its release (over eight million copies sold) and therefore outgrew and outsold the standard of the music industry’s “Gold Album” award. For this achievement, Iron Butterfly was subsequently awarded: The Industry’s Very First “Platinum Album”! This historic award was created and presented by then-president of ATCO Records Ahmet Ertegun, who went on to become the current CEO of the WEA Group. Most recently, “Vida” received the Multi-Platinum award.

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, stayed on the charts for 140 weeks, with 81 weeks in the Top Ten. To date the album has sold in excess of 30 million copies and remains an undisputed classic in the archives of rock with DJ’s and audiophiles worldwide.”  http://www.ironbutterfly.com/biography.php

According to urban legend, the song developed out of a drunken attempt by the writer Doug Ingle to sing the song he’d written “In the Garden of Eden” to fellow band member and drummer Ron Bushy, who interpreted his slurred words as “Ina Gadda Da Vida.”

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