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The Doors

 
This article is about the band. For the album, see The Doors (album). For other uses, see Door (disambiguation).
The Doors
Doors electra publicity photo.JPG

Promotional photo of The Doors in late 1966
(l–r: Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison)
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Psychedelic rock, blues rock, acid rock, hard rock, jazz rock[1]
Years active 1965–1973
(Reunions: 1978, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2011)
Labels Elektra, Rhino
Associated acts Rick & the Ravens, The Psychedelic Rangers, The Butts Band, Nite City, Manzarek–Krieger
Website thedoors.com
 
Past members Jim Morrison
Ray Manzarek
John Densmore
Robby Krieger

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley‘s book The Doors of Perception,[2] which itself was a reference to a William Blake quotation, from his famous work The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.”[3] They were among the most controversial, influential and unique rock acts of the 1960s and beyond, mostly because of Morrison’s wild, poetic lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison’s death in 1971, the remaining members continued as a trio until finally disbanding in 1973.[4]

They were signed to Elektra Records in 1966. The 1967 release of The Doors was the first in a series of top ten albums in the United States, followed by Strange Days (1967), Waiting for the Sun (1968), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971), with 21 Gold, 14 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone.[5]

Although the Doors’ active career ended in 1973, their popularity has persisted. According to the RIAA, they have sold 36.6 million certified units in the US[6] and over 100 million records worldwide,[7] making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.[8] The Doors has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 41st on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[9] The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold and platinum LPs.[10]

Three of the band’s studio albums, The Doors (1967), L.A. Woman (1971), and Strange Days (1967), were featured in the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, at positions 42, 362 and 407 respectively.

The band, their work, and Morrison’s celebrity continue to be considered inexorably embedded within the larger counterculture of the 1960s.[11][12][13][14][15]

In 1993, The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Morrison’s death

Jim Morrison’s grave at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

Morrison died on July 3, 1971. In the official account of his death, he was found in a Paris apartment bathtub by his girlfriend Pamela Courson. Pursuant to French law, no autopsy was performed because the medical examiner claimed to have found no evidence of foul play. The absence of an official autopsy and the death certificate’s having no reason of death besides heart failure, have left many questions regarding the cause of death. Morrison was buried in the “Poets Corner” of Père Lachaise Cemetery on July 7. The epitaph on his headstone bears the Greek inscription “ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ”, literally meaning “According to his own daimōn” and usually interpreted as “True to his own spirit”.[63][64]

Morrison died at age 27, the same age as several other famous rock stars in the 27 Club. In 1974, Morrison’s girlfriend, Pamela Courson, also died at the age of 27.

The Doors – L.A Woman Album (make music part o your life series)


LA Woman is the sixth studio album by the American rock band The Doors, released in April 1971. Was the last album recorded by singer Jim Morrison who died París.En three months in 2003, Rolling Stone placed it at number 362 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all tiempos.Es an album almost exclusively of blues, a style which in previous work had not been more than an influence, although increasingly marked and already dominant in the previous “Morrison Hotel“.
00:00  The Changeling
04:21   Love Her Madly
07:43  Been Down So Long
12:23   Cars Hiss by My Window
16:36   LA Woman
24:28   L’America
29:08  Hyacinth House
32:20  Crawling King Snake
37:20  The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)
41:40  Riders On The Storm
48:53  Orange County Suite
54:38  (You Need Meat) Don’t Go No Further

The Doors – L.A Woman (make music part of your life series)


The DoorsL.A Woman

They have taken the right away for me to play the audio for this video, however I am going to argue the removal because this song has been played all over by many radio stations and other online communities and YouTubers should have the right to listen to it too.

Another High Quality Music Release From OutsiderGamer

The Doors – L.A Woman – L.A. Woman 40th Anniversary – 2007

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YouTube Viral (Published on Feb 4, 2014/128,222 views): Jimi Hendrix on The Experience | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios


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Jimi Hendrix on The Experience | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios

Published on Feb 4, 2014

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The final interview. London, 9/11/1970
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MUSIC by Jimi Hendrix
Trash Man 
Hush Now
Straight Ahead
Come on (Let The Good Times Roll)

 

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