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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.

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  • 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

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