This song was written by Doug Ingle and was first recorded by Iron Butterfly in 1968. The song is over seventeen minutes long and was first released on the album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. An edited version, lasting under three minutes was released as a single in 1968. The B-side was Iron Butterfly Theme. The drumming on In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida influenced Ringo Starr’s drumming on The Beatles’ 1969 song The End.
Now Hear This : The End – The Beatles (1969)