The Doors in 1966. From left to right: Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, US|
|Genres||Rock, blues-rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, hard rock|
|Years active||1965 – 1973
(Partial reunions: 1978, 1993, 2000, 2002-present)
The Doors was an American rock band. They were one of the most popular rock groups of all time. Led by poet/drifter/failed film student, Jim Morrison, along with Ray Manzarek (keyboards), John Densmore (drums) and Robby Krieger (guitar), the group is thought of today as a major influence on rock music, and they are still just as popular as they ever were, if not more popular.
The group was widely known for its lead singer, Jim Morrison, who was famous for his love of alcohol and illegal drugs. Morrison often sang at concerts after using alcohol and drugs, sometimes so drunk that he could not remember the words to his own songs. Once, Morrison was said to have shown his private parts to the audience, and he was charged with a crime.