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The Doors

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The Doors
The Doors in 1966. From left to right: Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison
The Doors in 1966. From left to right: Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, US
GenresRock, blues-rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, hard rock
Years active1965 – 1973
(Partial reunions: 1978, 1993, 2000, 2002-present)
LabelsElektra, Rhino
Past member(s)Jim Morrison
Ray Manzarek
Robby Krieger
John Densmore

The Doors were an American rock band. They were one of the most popular rock groups of all time. Led by singer Jim Morrison, along with Ray Manzarek (keyboards), Robby Krieger (guitar) and John Densmore (drums),[1] 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. [2]

Morrison died in Paris, France, on July 3, 1971. His death is thought to have been caused by a heart attack brought on by a drug overdose.

There is a 1991 movie about them, also called The Doors. It was directed by Oliver Stone and starred Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Hear The Doors (music and interviews) on the Pop Chronicles (1969).
  2. "Jim Morrison is charged with lewd behavior at a Miami concert".