Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt
The death has been announced in Florida of Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt, one of the founders of Captain Beyond, on Jan 2. 2012 at the age of 63.
Having been with The Allman Brothers for a time, he was recruited by psych prog-rockers Iron Butterfly. After they broke up in 1971 Rhino formed Captain Beyond with Iron Butterfly bassist Lee Dorman, ex-Deep Purple vocalist Rod Evans and Johnny Winter band drummer Bobby Caldwell. Although the band never scaled the heights of some of the US prog rock outfits, they were nevertheless well regarded and retain a following amongst fans of the genre. The band was Evan’s last major rock outing (he did their first two albums), though Rhino continued to work albeit on much smaller scale projects right up until last year.
There is a Rod Evans family tree which looks at this part of his career on the DTB website.