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The Doors

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Biography

Promotional photo of the Doors in late 1966 (l–r: Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison)

Source: Wikipedia

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception, which itself was a reference to a William Blake quote: "If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite." They were among the most controversial, influential and unique rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison's lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison's death on 3 July 1971, aged 27, the remaining members continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973.

Fact file

  • Origin: Los Angeles, California
  • Genres: Psychedelic rock blues rock acid rock hard rock jazz rock
  • Years active: 1965–73 (Reunions: 1978, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2011)
  • Labels: Elektra Rhino
  • Associated acts: Rick & the Ravens The Psychedelic Rangers Butts Band Nite City Manzarek–Krieger
  • Website: thedoors.com
  • Past members: Jim Morrison Ray Manzarek John Densmore Robby Krieger

Read more about The Doors at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Nirvana's Krist Novoselic to Perform With The Doors' John Densmore and Robby Krieger at Homeward Bound
Billboard, 2020-01-21 18:48:20
Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic will join The Doors’ John Densmore and Robby Krieger for a special performance for the...

Calendar Feedback: '50 songs': Bonus Tracks
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-12-14 01:29:29
Calendar Feedback: '50 songs': Bonus Tracks; Letters to the editor; Mister Rogers; The Doors

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Variety, 2019-12-10 01:32:13
In today’s film news roundup, one-night showings of a Ray Manzarek tribute and the season premiere of “Doctor Who” have been set for 2020, and the MPAA hires a copyright expert. ONE-NIGHT SHOWINGS The Doors and Trafalgar Releasing are teaming on the worldwide Feb. 12 release of “The Doors: Break ...

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