Ron Bushy

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Ron Bushy
Bushy performing in 2005
Bushy performing in 2005
Background information
Born(1941-12-23)December 23, 1941
Washington, D.C., U.S.
DiedAugust 29, 2021(2021-08-29) (aged 79)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
GenresPsychedelic rock, acid rock, hard rock, instrumental
Occupation(s)Musician, graphic artist
Years active1966–2021
LabelsAtlantic ATCO
Associated actsIron Butterfly

Ron Bushy (December 23, 1941 – August 29, 2021) was an American rock drummer. He was best known as a member of the rock band Iron Butterfly. He was the drum soloist on the band's iconic song "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (1968). He was the only member of the group to appear on all six of their studio albums.

On August 29, 2021, Bushy died at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California from esophageal cancer, at the age of 79.[1][2]

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  1. "Iron Butterfly Drummer Ron Bushy Dead at 79". Retrieved August 29, 2021.
  2. Newman, Jason (2021-08-29). "Iron Butterfly Drummer Ron Bushy Dead at 79". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2021-08-29. "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," the band said in a statement.

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