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The Doors
L to R: Morrison, Densmore, Manzarek, and Krieger, in a frequently used picture of the band.
L to R: Morrison, Densmore, Manzarek, and Krieger, in a frequently used picture of the band.
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genre(s) Rock, hard rock, blues-rock, acid rock
Years active 1965-1972 (Partial Reunions: 1978, 2001, 2003)
Label(s) Elektra, Rhino Records (for compilations)
Website The Doors.com
Members
Jim Morrison
John Densmore
Ray Manzarek
Robby Krieger

The Doors were an influential American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles by vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and guitarist Robby Krieger. They were a controversial band, due mostly to Morrison's cryptic lyrics and unpredictable stage persona. The band dissolved in 1972, one year after Morrison's death in 1971. They have sold over 45 million albums in the US alone, and still sell approximately 1 million annually. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... Acid rock is a form of psychedelic music and was the first form of it to achieve popular acclaim. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... For other persons named James or Jim Morrison, see James Morrison. ... John Paul Densmore (born December 1, 1944, in Los Angeles, California) is American drummer best known as the drummer of the rock group The Doors from 1965 to 1973. ... Raymond Daniel Manzarek or Manczarek (born February 12, 1939) is an American musician, singer, producer, movie director, writer, co-founder and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 to 1973, and the Doors of the 21st century (renamed Riders on the Storm) since 2001. ... Robby Krieger (born January 8, 1946) is an American rock and roll guitarist and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. ... This article is about the genre. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For other persons named James or Jim Morrison, see James Morrison. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Raymond Daniel Manzarek or Manczarek (born February 12, 1939) is an American musician, singer, producer, movie director, writer, co-founder and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 to 1973, and the Doors of the 21st century (renamed Riders on the Storm) since 2001. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... John Paul Densmore (born December 1, 1944, in Los Angeles, California) is American drummer best known as the drummer of the rock group The Doors from 1965 to 1973. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Robby Krieger (born January 8, 1946) is an American rock and roll guitarist and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. ... Persona literally means mask , although it does not usually refer to a literal mask but to the social masks all humans supposedly wear. ...

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1965-68

1965-66: Origins and formation

The Doors' music during the 1965-68 era was a fusion of hard rock, blues-rock, and acid rock. The origins of The Doors lay in a chance meeting between acquaintances and fellow UCLA film school alumni Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek on Venice Beach California in July 1965. Morrison told Manzarek he had been writing songs and, at Manzarek's encouragement, sang "Moonlight Drive". Impressed by Morrison's lyrics, Manzarek suggested they form a band. Hard Rock redirects here. ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... Acid rock is a form of psychedelic music and was the first form of it to achieve popular acclaim. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... A film school is a generic term for any educational institution dedicated to teaching moviemaking, including, but not limited to, film production, theory, and writing for the screen. ... For other persons named James or Jim Morrison, see James Morrison. ... Raymond Daniel Manzarek or Manczarek (born February 12, 1939) is an American musician, singer, producer, movie director, writer, co-founder and keyboardist of The Doors from 1965 to 1973, and the Doors of the 21st century (renamed Riders on the Storm) since 2001. ... ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Strange Days is also the title of a science fiction film Strange Days is an album released by The Doors at the end of 1967. ...


Keyboardist Ray Manzarek was in a band called Rick and the Ravens with his brother Rick Manzarek, while Robby Krieger and John Densmore were playing with The Psychedelic Rangers and knew Manzarek from yoga and meditation classes. In August, Densmore joined the group and, along with members of the Ravens and bass player Pat Sullivan (later credited using her married name Patricia Hansen in the 1997 box CD release), recorded a six-song demo in September 1965. This was widely bootlegged and appeared in full on the 1997 Doors box set. Robby Krieger (born January 8, 1946) is an American rock and roll guitarist and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. ... John Paul Densmore (born December 1, 1944, in Los Angeles, California) is American drummer best known as the drummer of the rock group The Doors from 1965 to 1973. ... For other uses such as Yoga postures, see Yoga (disambiguation) Statue of Shiva performing Yogic meditation Yoga (Sanskrit: योग Yoga, IPA: ) is a group of ancient spiritual practices originating in India. ... For other senses of this word, see Meditation (disambiguation). ...


That month the group recruited guitarist Robby Krieger, and the final lineup — Morrison, Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore — was complete. The band took their name from the title of a book by Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception (1954). The title for his book was in turn borrowed from a line in a poem by the 18th century artist and poet William Blake: "If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is: infinite".[1] Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. ... The Doors of Perception is a 1954 book by Aldous Huxley detailing his experiences when taking mescaline. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... For other persons named William Blake, see William Blake (disambiguation). ...


The Doors were unusual among rock groups because they did not use a bass guitar when playing live. Instead, Manzarek played the bass lines with his left hand on the newly invented Fender Rhodes bass keyboard, an offshoot of the well-known Fender Rhodes electric piano, playing other keyboards with his right hand. On their studio albums (with the notable exception of their eponymous first record), The Doors did use bass players such as Jerry Scheff, Doug Lubahn (who also played with Clear Light), Harvey Brooks, Kerry Magness, Lonnie Mack, Larry Knechtel, Leroy Vinnegar, and Ray Neapolitan. A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Fender redirects here. ... A Rhodes piano A Rhodes piano is an electromechanical musical instrument, a brand of electric piano. ... An electric piano (e-piano) is an electric musical instrument whose popularity started in the late 1960s, was at its greatest during the 1970s and still is big today. ... For the Tibetan meditation practice known in English as Clear Light see Ösel Clear Light Album cover Clear Light was a psychedelic rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1966. ... Harvey Brooks (born 1944, New York City) is an American bassist. ... Lonnie Mack (born Lonnie McIntosh, 18 July 1941, Harrison County, Indiana) is an influential rock and blues guitarist. ... Larry Knechtel (born Lawrence William Knechtel, on 4 August 1940, in Bell, California) is a legendary session musician best-known for his work with Simon and Garfunkel, The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds, Smile) and as part of the 1970s band, Bread. ... Leroy Vinnegar was an American jazz bassist, known for his mastery of walking bass. ...


Many of The Doors' original songs were group compositions, with Morrison or Krieger contributing the lyrics and an initial melody, and the others providing harmonic and rhythmic suggestions, or even entire sections of song (e.g. Manzarek's organ introduction to "Light My Fire"). Look up lyrics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity, and therefore chords, actual or implied, in music. ... For other uses, see Rhythm (disambiguation). ... This article is about The Doors song. ...


By 1966 the group was playing the London Fog club and soon graduated to the prestigious Whisky a Go Go, where they were the opening act for Van Morrison's group Them. On their last night together the two bands joined up for "In the Midnight Hour" and a twenty minute jam session of Them's "Gloria".[2] On August 10, they were spotted by Elektra Records president Jac Holzman who was present at the recommendation of Love singer Arthur Lee, whose group was on Elektra. After Holzman and producer Paul A. Rothchild saw two sets of the band playing at the Whisky a Go Go, they signed them to the Elektra Records label on August 18—the start of a long and successful partnership with Rothchild and engineer Bruce Botnick. The Whisky A Go-Go is a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, at 8901 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip. ... George Ivan Morrison OBE (generally known as Van Morrison) (born August 31, 1945) is a Grammy Award-winning Irish singer, songwriter, author, poet and multi-instrumentalist, who has been a professional musician since the late 1950s. ... Them is the English language third person plural pronoun used after a preposition or as the object of a verb. ... In the Midnight Hour is a song originally performed by Wilson Pickett in 1965. ... Them was a Northern Irish band formed in Belfast in April 1964, best known for the garage rock standard Gloria and launching singer Van Morrisons career. ... Gloria is a rock song written by Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrisons band Them in 1964 as the B-side of Baby Please Dont Go, which reached #10 on the UK charts. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Jac Holzman founded Elektra Records in 1950 and Nonesuch Records in 1964. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Arthur Lee has been the name of several notable men: Arthur Lee (1740-1792), U.S. envoy to France Arthur Lee, 1st Viscount Lee of Fareham (1868-1947), British soldier and diplomat Arthur Lee (born 1945), U.S. psychedelic rock musician Arthur Lee (born c. ... Paul A. Rothchild (d. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Audio engineering is the branch of engineering dealing with the production of sound through mechanical means. ... Bruce Botnick is a noted American record engineer and producer, best known for his work with The Doors, and with Love. ...


The timing was fortunate, because on August 21 the club fired the band after a profanity-filled performance of "The End". In an incident that foreshadowed the controversy that would follow the group, an acid-tripping Morrison raucously recited his own rendition of the Greek drama Oedipus Rex in which the play's protagonist Oedipus kills his father and has sex with his mother. Morrison's version consisted of "Father? Yes son? I want to kill you. Mother? I want to fuck you". The End is a song by The Doors. ... LSD redirects here. ... Oedipus the King (also known as Oedipus Rex and Oedipus Tyrannos) is a Greek tragedy, written by Sophocles around 427 BC. The play was the second of Sophocles three Theban plays to be produced, but its events occur before those of Oedipus at Colonus or Antigone. ...


Debut album

The Doors' self-titled debut LP was recorded in August 1966 and released in the first week of January 1967. It featured most of the major songs from their set, including the 11-minute musical drama, "The End". The band recorded the album in a few days in late August and early September 1966, almost entirely live in the studio with many songs captured in a single take.[citation needed] The Doors is the debut album by the band The Doors, released in 1967. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... The End is a song by The Doors. ...


Morrison and Manzarek directed a promotional film for the lead single "Break on Through (To the Other Side)", a significant advance in the development of the music video genre. The Doors track listing Break On Through (To the Other Side) Soul Kitchen The Crystal Ship Twentieth Century Fox Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) Light My Fire Back Door Man I Looked at You End of the Night Take It as It Comes The End Break On Through (To the Other... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


To promote the single, the Doors made their television debut on a Los Angeles TV show called Shebang miming to Break On Through. This clip has never been officially released by the Doors but can be seen on YouTube.


The second single, "Light My Fire", became a smash hit in mid-1967, sold 1 million records and reached #1 on the Billboard Charts. and established the group — in the vein of Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead — as one of America's vital counterculture bands. For AM radio airplay, the long middle organ and guitar solos were cut out from the song. This article is about The Doors song. ... Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the psychedelic rock movement. ... -1... Counterculture (also counter-culture) is a sociological word used to describe the values and norms of behavior of a cultural group, or subculture, that run counter to those of the social mainstream of the day,[1] the cultural equivalent of political opposition. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ...


On September 14, 1967, The Doors came to Toronto and a live recording of "The End" for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) was taped from their concert at the O'Keefe (now The Sony Centre). Sometimes this clip would be seen on shows like IN CONCERT on ABC in the 1970s and it was heavily bootlegged and available at rock and roll record shows. It was not officially released by the Doors until The Doors Soundstage Performances DVD in 2002. Whether any more of this concert was taped is speculation. It is a long shot but a remote possibility exists that an entire early Doors performance rests in the CBC vaults. Radio-Canada redirects here. ...


On December 24, the Doors taped "Light My Fire" and "Moonlight Drive" live for the Jonathan Winters Show. From December 26 to December 28 the group played at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. An excerpt taken from Stephen Davis' book on Jim Morrison p. 219-220: Jonathan Harshman Winters III (born November 11, 1925 in Bellbrook, Ohio) is an American film and television actor. ... The Winterland Ballroom, often simply referred to as Winterland, was an old ice skating rink and 5,400 seat music venue in San Francisco, California. ...

The next night at Winterland, a TV set was wheeled onstage during the Doors set so the band could see themselves on the Jonathan Winters Show. They stopped playing Back Door Man when their song came on. The audience watched the Doors watching themselves on TV. They finished the song when their bit was done, and Ray walked over and turned the TV off. The next night was their last ever in Winterland.

They played two more dates in Denver on December 30 and December 31, capping off a year of almost constant touring.

Strange Days

The second Doors LP, Strange Days, was noted for its evocative lyrics and atmosphere and continued to explore the depths of acid rock. The closing track, "When the Music's Over", was, like "The End", lengthy and dramatic, and helped establish Morrison's reputation as the shaman of rock[citation needed]. The album was also commercially successful and featured now-classic Doors songs such as "People Are Strange" and "Love Me Two Times". Strange Days is the second album released by American rock band The Doors in late September 1967. ... Acid rock is a form of psychedelic music and was the first form of it to achieve popular acclaim. ...


Waiting for the Sun

In April, the recording of the third album was marred by tension as a result of Morrison's increasing dependence on alcohol. Approaching the height of their popularity, the Doors played a series of outdoor shows that led to frenzied scenes between fans and police, particularly at Chicago Coliseum on May 10. Booze redirects here. ... The Chicago Coliseum was a large building in Chicago, Illinois that served as a sports arena, convention center, and exhibition hall over the course of its history. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The band began to branch out from their initial form in their third LP, because they had exhausted their original repertoire and began writing new material. It became their first #1 LP and the single "Hello, I Love You" was their second and last US #1 single. There was a controversy with the release of the "Hello, I Love You" single in 1968, when the rock press pointed out the song's musical resemblance to The Kinks' 1965 hit "All Day and All of the Night". Members of the Kinks have concurred with music critics: Kinks guitarist Dave Davies has been known to add snippets of "Hello, I Love You" during solo live performances of "All Day and All of the Night" as a sarcastic commentary on the subject.[3] In concert, Morrison was occasionally dismissive of the song, and left the vocal chores to Manzarek. Hello, I Love You is a song by The Doors from their 1968 album Waiting for the Sun, and was release as a single that same year. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Kinks were an English rock group formed in 1963 by lead singer-songwriter Ray Davies, his brother, lead guitarist and vocalist Dave Davies, and bassist Pete Quaife. ... All Day and All of the Night was a hit 1964 rock song by the British Invasion band The Kinks. ... Dave Davies (born David Russell Gordon Davies, 3 February 1947, in Muswell Hill, London, England) was a singer and guitarist with the English rock band The Kinks, which he founded with Pete Quaife in 1963. ...


A month after riotous scenes at the Singer Bowl in New York, the group flew to Britain for its first dates outside of North America. They held a press conference at the ICA Gallery in London and played shows at The Roundhouse Theatre. The results of the trip were broadcast on Granada TV's The Doors Are Open which was later released on video. They played dates in Europe, including a show in Amsterdam without Morrison after he collapsed from a drug binge. Morrison returned to London on September 20 and stayed for a month[citation needed]. The Singer Bowl is a stadium that formerly stood in Flushing, Queens in New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... External view of the entrance to the ICA from the Mall. ... The Roundhouse was built in 1847 as a turntable engine shed for the London and Birmingham Railway at Chalk Farm (near Camden Town), in London, England. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


The group played nine more US dates and began to work, in November, on their fourth LP. 1969 started with a sold out show at Madison Square Garden in New York on January 24 and with a successful new single, "Touch Me", (released in December 1968), which hit US #3. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ...


The Miami Incident

The Miami incident was a Doors concert on March 1, 1969, at the Dinner Key Auditorium in Miami, Florida where Morrison gave a controversial performance. The restless crowd was subjected to Morrison's lack of interest in singing the songs that night, as well as his unconventional emotional outbursts, screaming challenges to the audience, and making irreverent social statements. The confusion and taunts led to some out of control situations involving Morrison, various staff as well as audience participants that resulted in an abrupt end to the show, shortly after one hour having been on stage. is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Miami redirects here. ...


At first the performance was simply seen as Morrison having been drunk beyond any saving grace, combined with his frustration over the trappings of rock stardom and his personal demons finally reaching a climax. But once a slanderous review of it was reported in the local press on March 3, Morrison's exhibitionism took on a snowball effect in the form of a media and legal firestorm. On March 5, a warrant was issued for Morrison's arrest on charges of indecency and obscenity, and one after another all the subsequent shows on The Doors upcoming tour canceled.


Between the time Morrison returned from his post-Miami trip to Jamaica with The Doors and he recorded some of his poetry and began shooting HWY, an experimental film about a hitchhiker played by himself. The Doors set the poetry session to music for the 1978 album An American Prayer. HWY contains virtually no dialog and circulates among collectors. An American Prayer (sometimes as An American Prayer: Jim Morrison & The Doors) is a studio album by rock band The Doors. ...


The group's only public appearance was on a PBS television special recorded late in April and broadcast the following month. The group performed songs from the upcoming Soft Parade album. Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ...


The Doors resumed touring at Chicago Auditorium Theater on June 14 and played two dates at Aquarius Theatre in Hollywood on July 21 and July 22, both later released on CD. Morrison appeared heavily bearded, wearing casual hippie attire and tinted aviator glasses, sitting on a stool. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into The Doors. ... Earl Carroll Theatre, New York City, 1922 The Earl Carroll Theatre was the name of two theatres owned by Broadway impresario and showman Earl Carroll. ...


Once The Doors completed their fifth album Morrison Hotel and a tour to support it, Morrison and the band found their career consumed with the Miami trial. On October 30, 1970, Morrison was found guilty of two charges, profanity and indecent exposure. He was acquitted of the charge of drunkenness and the felony of lewd behavior. The verdict was contested and Morrison died in July 1971 while his case was still on appeal. is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


1969-71

The Soft Parade

Their fourth album, The Soft Parade (1969), released in July, further distanced the group from their core fan base, containing pop-oriented arrangements and horn sections. The lead single "Touch Me" featured saxophonist Curtis Amy. The Soft Parade is a studio album by the The Doors, released in 1969. ... Curtis Amy (October 11, 1929 - June 5, 2002) was an American musician known for his work on tenor saxophone. ...


While the band was trying to maintain their previous momentum, efforts to expand their sound gave the album an experimental feel, causing critics to attack their musical integrity. Morrison's drinking made him difficult and unreliable, and the recording sessions dragged on for weeks. Studio costs piled up, and The Doors came close to disintegrating[citation needed].


During the recording of their next album, in November 1969, Morrison found himself in trouble with the law after being abusive to airline staff during a flight to Phoenix, Arizona to see The Rolling Stones in concert. He was acquitted the following April after a steward mistakenly identified Morrison as his traveling companion, American actor Tom Baker[citation needed]. Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Tom Baker is an American actor who starred in the Andy Warhol movie Blow Job. ...


The group started 1970 in New York with two well-received nights at The Felt Forum, just prior to the release of "Morrison Hotel". This article is about the state. ...


Aquarius Theatre performances

The Doors gave two concerts at the Earl Carroll Theatre (then called the "Aquarius" theatre) on Sunset Bvd, Hollywood. Earl Carroll Theatre, New York City, 1922 The Earl Carroll Theatre was the name of two major theatres, one on Broadway in New York City and the other on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, owned by Broadway impresario and showman Earl Carroll. ... ...


The shows were performed on 21 and 22 July 1969. This was only a few months after the "Miami incident" in March of that year. The shows featured a more laid back, blues style of Doors music. Morrison appeared not as his trademark, "young lion" in black leather pants. Instead, he wore a beard and sported loose fitting carpenter-like pants.


The performances included Morrison sitting on a stool, belting out classics such as, "Back Door Man", "When The Music's Over", and "Light My Fire". "Build Me A Woman", "Mystery Train", and "Who Do You Love" showcased the softer side of The Doors. The usual theatrics from Morrison were much more subdued than from earlier stage performances - convulsing, writhing, and the orgasmic feeling were not present during these nights. But there was definitely an energy felt. The cathartic, spiritual feeling was present and the audience embraced it. Morrison focused on his singing and expressed himself more musically (even shaking maracas during many of the songs), and not on the sexual creature that had taken the stage the past three years. The Doors as a group played with a fluent, yet loose style that exemplified their live music talents and captured the audience with every note.


Some of the songs recorded here were released on The Doors' Absolutely Live album or on Alive, She Cried in 1983. Alternate Cover Absolutely Live is the first live album released by American rock band The Doors in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ... Alive, She Cried is a live album by the American rock band The Doors; the title of the album is taken from a line in the song When The Musics Over. The recordings are from various concerts during the period 1968-1970; they include Gloria, originally a hit for...


1970: Morrison Hotel and Absolutely Live

The Doors staged a return to form with their 1970 LP Morrison Hotel. Featuring a consistent, hard rock sound, the album's opener was "Roadhouse Blues". The record hit US #4 and revived their status among their fans and the rock press. It also saw Jim Morrison returning to the post as main songwriter, writing or co-writing all of the album's tracks, as opposed to the poppier "The Soft Parade", where Robbie Krieger had contributed an unusually large number of songs. For the former building in Chicago, see Morrison Hotel (Chicago). ...


The 40th Anniversary CD reissue contains outtakes and alternate takes, including a different version of "The Spy" as well as versions of "Roadhouse Blues" with Lonnie Mack on bass guitar and The Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian contributing a bluesy harmonica.


The band continued to perform at arenas throughout the summer. Morrison faced trial in Miami in August, but the group made it to the Isle of Wight Festival on August 29. They performed alongside artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis and Sly & The Family Stone. Two songs from the show were featured in the 1995 documentary Message To Love. In July 1970, The Doors released Absolutely Live. Poster for the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 - Artist: David Fairbrother Roe The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival was held on August 26 - 31, 1970. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, widely considered to be one of the most influential of the 20th century. ... Sly & the Family Stone was an American rock band from San Francisco, California. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Documentary of the Isle of Wight Festival 1970. ... Alternate Cover Absolutely Live is the first live album released by American rock band The Doors in 1970 (see 1970 in music). ...


Back in Miami for his trial, Morrison took the stand on September 16, but the jury returned a guilty verdict for profanity and indecent exposure on September 20. Morrison was sentenced to eight months' custody but was allowed to go free pending an appeal. is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


December 8: Morrison's poetry session and December 12, 1970: The Doors' last public performance

On December 8, 1970, his 27th birthday, Morrison recorded another poetry session. This would end up on An American Prayer: Jim Morrison in 1978 with music, and is currently in possession of the Courson family. is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Doors' tour to promote their upcoming album "LA Woman" would comprise only two dates. The first was held in Dallas, Texas on December 11th, and reportedly went well. During the Doors' last public performance, at the "Warehouse" in New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 12, 1970, Morrison apparently had a breakdown on stage. Midway through the set he slammed the microphone numerous times into the stage floor until the platform beneath was destroyed, then sat down and refused to perform for the remainder of the show. Drummer John Densmore recalls the incident in his biography "Riders On the Storm", where after the show he met with Jim's bandmates and they decided that the The Doors would end their live act, citing their mutual agreement that Morrison was ready to retire from performing. Shortly thereafter while finishing up the recording of their album, Morrison decided he would move to Paris with his girlfriend Pamela. New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


April 1971: L.A. Woman

The Doors looked set to regain its crown as a premier act with L.A. Woman in 1971. It contained two top 20 hits and has gone on to be their second best-selling studio album, surpassed in sales only by their debut. The album explored their R&B roots, although during rehearsals they had a falling-out with Rothchild. Denouncing the new repertoire as "cocktail music," he quit and handed the production to Botnick. The result is considered a classic Doors album. The singles "L.A. Woman", "Love Her Madly" and "Riders on the Storm" remain mainstays of rock radio programming. During the sessions, a short clip of the band performing Crawling King Snake was filmed. So far as known, this is the last clip of the Doors performing with Jim Morrison. L.A. Woman was the last Doors album released with Jim Morrison before his death. ... L.A. Woman was the last Doors album released with Jim Morrison before his death. ...


1971-72: The post-Morrison years

March-July 1971: Before and after Morrison's death

In 1971, following the recording of L.A. Woman, Morrison decided to take some time off and moved to Paris with girlfriend, Pamela Courson, in March. He had visited the city the previous summer and seemed content to write and explore the place. This article is about the capital of France. ... Pamela Susan Courson (December 22, 1946-April 25, 1974) was best known as the common-law wife of late Doors vocalist Jim Morrison. ...


By June, he was again drinking heavily. On June 16, the last known recording of Morrison was made when he befriended two street musicians at a bar and invited them to a studio. The results were released in 1994 on a bootleg CD titled The Lost Paris Tapes. The Lost Paris Tapes are likely the final recordings of Doors vocalist Jim Morrison. ...


Morrison died under mysterious circumstances on July 3, 1971. His body was found in the bathtub of his apartment. It was concluded that he died of a heart attack, although it was later revealed that no autopsy had been performed before Morrison's body was buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery on July 7. is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Looking down the hill at the Père-Lachaise cemetery The cimetière du Père-Lachaise (pronounced pierre la-sh-ez) is the largest cemetery in the city of Paris (there are larger cemeteries in Paris suburbs). ...


There are persistent rumors that Morrison faked his death to escape the spotlight or died at a nightclub and that his body had been surreptitiously taken to his apartment. However, in his book Wonderland Avenue, Morrison's former associate Danny Sugerman states that during his last meeting with Courson — which took place shortly before her own death from a heroin overdose — she confessed that she had introduced Morrison to the drug and because he had a fear of needles, she had injected him with the dose that killed him. The coroner saw him and witnessed no needle marks. He also saw that he had blood in his nose caused from what he said was a hemorrhage brought on from a heart attack, which in turn was brought on by drinking that night and the hot bath. It was also noted that he had signs of tuberculosis. There is a strange coincidence in the fact that Jim Morrison died at age 27; the same age as Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, and Kurt Cobain. Danny Sugerman (October 11, 1954 - January 5, 2005) was the second manager of the Los Angeles based rock band The Doors, and wrote two books about Jim Morrison and The Doors, No One Here Gets Out Alive co-authored with Jerry Hopkins, and Wonderland Avenue. ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or Tuberculosis) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... The 27 Club, also occasionally known as the Forever 27 Club, is a popular culture name for a group of influential rock and blues musicians who all died at the age of 27, sometimes under mysterious circumstances. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Janis Lyn Joplin (19 January 1943 – 4 October 1970) was an American singer, songwriter, and music arranger, from Port Arthur, Texas. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... For other persons named Brian Jones, see Brian Jones (disambiguation). ... Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. ...


June 1971-August 1972: Other Voices and Full Circle

The surviving Doors continued for some time, initially considering replacing Morrison with a new singer. It has been reported that Iggy Pop was one of the singers considered as a possible replacement. Instead, Krieger and Manzarek took over on vocals and released two more albums, recording for Other Voices took place during the summer of 1971 (in June-August), was released in October of 1971 and recording for Full Circle took place during the spring of 1972, was released in August 1972 and went on tour after the release of Other Voices and Full Circle. Both albums sold less than the Morrison era releases, and The Doors stopped performing and recording at the end of 1972. The last album expanded into jazz territory. While neither album has been reissued on CD in the US, they have been released on 2-on-1 CDs in Germany and Russia. James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... Other Voices is a studio album by rock band The Doors. ... Full Circle is the second album The Doors released without Jim Morrison and also their last. ...


1978 reunion

The third post-Morrison album, An American Prayer, was released in 1978. It consisted of the band adding a musical track to recently rediscovered spoken-word recordings of Morrison reciting his poetry. The record was a commercial success.


1979-2001: Legacy

In 1979 Francis Ford Coppola, who attended the film school at UCLA with Morrison, released Apocalypse Now with "The End" used prominently in the sound track. Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is a five-time Academy Award winning American film director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning American film set during the Vietnam War. ... The End is a song by The Doors. ...


In 1983, The Doors released Alive, She Cried, a collection of live performances which also has the rock anthem "Gloria", recorded at a soundcheck at the Aquarius Theatre on July 22, 1969. Alive, She Cried is a live album by the American rock band The Doors; the title of the album is taken from a line in the song When The Musics Over. The recordings are from various concerts during the period 1968-1970; they include Gloria, originally a hit for... Gloria may be: Gloria (song), any one of several songs from the history of popular music Gloria in Excelsis Deo, the main doxology of the Roman Catholic Mass Vivaldis Gloria, a musical setting of the doxology Gloria Patri, a relatively short, common doxology Gloria, Oriental Mindoro, a municipality in...


In 1991, director Oliver Stone released his film The Doors, starring Val Kilmer as Morrison and with cameos by Krieger and Densmore. British vocalist Ian Astbury of The Cult was Stone's preferred choice to play Morrison, but Astbury chose not to appear in the film. Kilmer's impersonation and the film itself were praised by critics, despite its inaccuracies. Members of the group criticized Stone's portrayal of Morrison as an out-of-control sociopath. Singer Billy Idol had a cameo in the film and recorded a cover of "L.A. Woman." William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award winning film director and screenwriter. ... The Doors is a 1991 film about Jim Morrison and The Doors. ... Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... Ian Astpurie (born May 14, 1962, in Heswall, Cheshire) is an English rock singer and lyricist. ... The Cult is a British punk rock, goth, heavy metal, and grunge band originally formed in 1982 as Southern Death Cult and later Death Cult before settling on their current name. ... Billy Idol (born William Michael Albert Broad) is a British hard rock singer-songwriter and musician. ...


In 1993, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, and Robby Krieger reunited for their induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam, sang vocals. The group performed three songs, Roadhouse Blues, Break on Through, and Light my Fire. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, showing Lake Erie in the background The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum and institution in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated, as the name suggests, to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential... This article is about the rock group. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Doors track listing Break On Through (To the Other Side) Soul Kitchen The Crystal Ship Twentieth Century Fox Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) Light My Fire Back Door Man I Looked at You End of the Night Take It as It Comes The End Break On Through (To the Other... This article is about The Doors song. ...


In 2001, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robby Krieger reunited again to perform The Doors' hits as part of the VH1 Storytellers series. Singing with the band were guest lead vocalists, including The Cult's Ian Astbury, Creed's Scott Stapp, Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland, Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell and Days of the New's Travis Meeks. The show was later released on DVD as VH1 Storytellers - The Doors (A Celebration). The Cult are an English rock band, who appeared in their earliest form in Bradford during 1981. ... Ian Astpurie (born May 14, 1962, in Heswall, Cheshire) is an English rock singer and lyricist. ... For other uses, see Creed (disambiguation). ... Scott Stapp (born Anthony Scott Stevus Flippen, August 8, 1973, in Orlando, Florida) is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead singer of the rock band Creed. ... Stone Temple Pilots (abbreviated STP) is an American rock band consisting of Scott Weiland (vocals), brothers Robert (bass guitar, vocals) and Dean DeLeo (guitar), and Eric Kretz (drums, percussion). ... Scott Weiland (born Scott Richard Kline on October 27, 1967) is an American musician, lyricist, and vocalist for the popular American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. ... Janes Addiction is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Perry Farrell (born Peretz Bernstein in New York City on March 29, 1959) is a musician who, as the frontman of Janes Addiction, was one of the pioneers of alternative rock. ... Days of the New is a post-grunge rock band from Charlestown, Indiana (later relocated to Louisville, Kentucky), formed in 1995. ...


Fatboy Slim's 2000 album halfway between the gutter and the stars featured the song Sunset (Bird of Prey) with samples of "Bird of Prey" from the An American Prayer: Jim Morrison sessions. The single peaked at number 9 in the UK charts. FatBoy Slim (born Quentin Leo Cook on July 31, 1963,[1] also known as Norman Cook) is a British big beat musician. ... Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars is the third studio album by Fatboy Slim. ... Sunset (Bird of Prey) is the title of a remix by Fatboy Slim, which uses samples from a recording by Jim Morrison. ...


Later in the same year, rap producer Kanye West produced a song called Takeover for Jay-Z for the latter's 2001 critically acclaimed album The Blueprint. The song heavily sampled The Doors's song "Five To One", including the background music and Jim Morrison's vocals. Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Takeover is an album track recorded by Jay-Z for his 2001 hip hop album The Blueprint. ... Jay-Z (aka the Jigga, HOV and Hova, born Shawn Carter on December 4, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American rapper/hip hop artist and record label executive; one of the most popular and successful rappers of the late 1990s and early 2000s. ... For other uses, see Blueprint (disambiguation). ...


2002–present

In 2002 Manzarek and Krieger reunited and created a new version of The Doors, called "The Doors of the 21st Century." The lineup was fronted by Astbury, with Angelo Barbera from Krieger's band on bass. At their first concert, the group announced that drummer John Densmore would not perform, and it was later reported that he was unable to play because he suffered from tinnitus. Densmore was initially replaced by Stewart Copeland of The Police, but after Copeland broke his arm falling off a bicycle, the arrangement ended in mutual lawsuits, and he was replaced by Ty Dennis, drummer with Krieger's band. Densmore subsequently claimed that he had in fact not been invited to take part in the reunion. In February 2003, he filed an injunction against his former band mates, hoping to prevent them from using the name "The Doors of the 21st Century." His motion was denied in court in May. Manzarek publicly stated that the invitation for Densmore to return to the group still stood. It was also reported that both Morrison's family and that of Pamela Courson had joined Densmore in seeking to prevent Manzarek and Krieger from using The Doors' name. In July 2005, Densmore and the Morrison estate won a permanent injunction, causing the new band to switch to the name "D21C." It now plays under the name Riders on the Storm, a song by The Doors released in 1971 as the last track on the final Morrison-Era album, L.A. Woman. They are allowed to play under names such as "former Doors" and "members of The Doors." Later in July 2007 Densmore said that he would not rejoin The Doors unless it was fronted by Eddie Vedder. Densmore says, "I play with Jim. If there's someone of that level, OK. I'm not gonna join them with Ian. That's not to diss Ian, he's a good singer - but he's no Jim Morrison. Eddie Vedder? My God, there's a singer." Tinnitus (pronounced or ,[1] from the Latin word for ringing[2]) is the perception of sound in the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound(s). ... Stewart Armstrong Copeland (born July 16, 1952) is an American musician, best known as the drummer for the band The Police and is an influential drum stylist. ... The Police was a three-piece British pop band which was strongly influenced by reggae, and came to prominence in the wake of the punk rock phenomenon and rose to become one of the most popular groups in the world from the late 1970s to the mid- 1980s. ... L.A. Woman was the last Doors album released with Jim Morrison before his death. ... Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III on December 23, 1964 in Evanston, Illinois) is the lead singer and one of three guitarists for the rock band Pearl Jam. ...


Densmore has been steadfast in refusing to license The Doors' music for use in television commercials, including an offer of $15 million by Cadillac to lease the song "Break on Through (to the Other Side)," feeling that that would be in violation of the spirit in which the music was created. Densmore wrote about this subject for The Nation. He later gave an interview about this to LA Times: The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... For other uses, see Cadillac (disambiguation). ... The Nation logo The Nation is a weekly left-liberal periodical devoted to politics and culture. ...

People lost their virginity to this music, got high for the first time to this music. I've had people say kids died in Vietnam listening to this music, other people say they know someone who didn't commit suicide because of this music…. On stage, when we played these songs, they felt mysterious and magic. That's not for rent.[4]

Ray Manzarek was quoted as saying, "We're all getting older. We should, the three of us, be playing these songs because, hey, the end is always near. Morrison was a poet, and above all, a poet wants his words heard." When Morrison was asked what he would most like to be remembered for, he responded, "My words, man, my words."[5] Virgin redirects here. ...


On February 16, 2007 Ian Astbury quit Riders on the Storm, and relaunched his old band The Cult. On March 14, 2007 Brett Scallions, former lead singer of the band Fuel, was announced as the new lead singer of Riders on the Storm. On July 24, 2007, The Doors released a live 3-Disc album, recorded at Boston Arena on April 10, 1970.[1] On March 8, 2008, The Doors released another live album, recorded at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena on May 2, 1970, and to top it off, at the near end of 2007, The Doors released a 2-Disc collection named The Very Best of The Doors, this was the second version, the first version was released in 2001, this collection highlights 34 great songs from the Morrison Era. is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Ian Astpurie (born May 14, 1962, in Heswall, Cheshire) is an English rock singer and lyricist. ... The Cult are an English rock band, who appeared in their earliest form in Bradford during 1981. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Brett Allen Scallions (born on December 21, 1971 in Brownsville, Tennessee) is an American musician. ... Fuel is a rock band formed by guitarist/songwriter Carl Bell and bassist Jeff Abercrombie in 1989. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Matthews Arena, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is the worlds oldest indoor hockey arena. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... The Mellon Arena (known as Civic Arena from 1961-1999, also known as the Igloo) is an indoor arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Very Best Of The Doors is a compilation album by The Doors, released in the USA in 2001. ...


In 2007, Manzarek described the band's sound as "Bauhaus" music. "It's clean, it's pure. There is a keyboard on one side, a guitar on the other, drums in the middle, a bass line underneath that and the singer up front and you can hear the words. That's one of the reasons why The Doors' sound is still important today. It's perfectly modern. That's what we wanted."[6] Strange Days, Morrison Hotel, and L.A Woman incorporate different styles, including psychedelic pop, hard rock, and blues. For information about British rock band, see Bauhaus (band). ... For psychedelics, see psychedelic drug. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Blues music redirects here. ...


Three non-album tracks have been released, the b-sides "Who Scared You," "Tree Trunk," and a cover of Willie Dixon's "(You Need Meat) Don't Go Further" sung by Ray. "Who Scared You" and "(You Need Meat) Don't Go Further" appeared on the 1972 compilation Weird Scenes Inside The Goldmine. "Who Scared You" was also released on CD in the 1997 box set and "You Need Meat" was included on the new "Perception" box set. "Tree Trunk" has seen no other official release. Additional songs have been only performed live.


On April 20, 2008 members of The Doors Manzarek and Krieger got together in the Colombian capital city of Bogotá to celebrate the band's 40 years of existence with a reunion concert. Both are performing with the name "Riders on the Storm" with Ty Dennis in the drums and Phil Chen playing the bass.[7] Bogota redirects here. ...


Awards

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New material

In 1997 the first archive material was included on the release of The Doors box set, a 4-CD set, one of which was a "greatest hits" type CD. Some of the material had been previously available on bootlegs. A notable inclusion on the compilation was a CD of highlights from the 1970 Felt Forum concert and a cleaned-up recording of the (edited) 1969 "Rock Is Dead" session. The surviving members again re-united to add new musical backing to the solo Morrison song "Orange County Suite".


In November 2000 came the announcement many fans had dreamed of when The Doors announced the creation of Bright Midnight Records, a label through which 36 albums and 90 hours of previously unreleased Morrison-era Doors material would be made available on CD. This was launched with a sampler of forthcoming material, mostly from live concerts. The first full release was a 2-CD set of the May 1970 show at Detroit's Cobo Arena, notable for being, according to Doors manager Danny Sugerman in its liner notes, "easily... the longest Doors' set ever performed." It was followed by two CDs of interviews, mostly with Morrison, and the two 1969 Aquarius shows and one of the rehearsals. A 4-CD set "Boot Yer Butt" included bootleg quality material but sold out nevertheless.[citation needed] It was notable for the inclusion of the only known performances of songs from L.A Woman including the title track and "The Changeling" from The Doors' final recorded show in December 1970, Dallas, Texas. In 2005 a 2-CD concert from Philadelphia in 1970 was released. Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Cobo Arena Cobo Arena is an indoor arena in Detroit, Michigan adjacent to the Cobo Conference Center. ... Danny Sugerman (October 11, 1954 - January 5, 2005) was the second manager of the Los Angeles based rock band The Doors, and wrote two books about Jim Morrison and The Doors, No One Here Gets Out Alive co-authored with Jerry Hopkins, and Wonderland Avenue. ... For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...


Many bootleg recordings are available of the group. Most impressive is a wealth of shows from March 1967 at the legendary Matrix Club in San Francisco. Many shows are available from 1968 when the band reached the height of its popularity, notably two shows in Stockholm, Sweden. The infamous Miami show has become widely available while many 1970 shows, notably a radio broadcast of the June 5 Seattle and June 6 Vancouver show, make the rounds. The complete 1969 Rock Is Dead studio jam was discovered in the mid 1990s. The Matrix was a club in San Francisco in the late 1960s. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ...


While the 1999 Complete Studio Recordings box set only included the first six studio albums (omitting Other Voices & Full Circle), the Perception box set was released on November 21, 2006, and contained those albums plus about two hours of mostly unheard studio outtakes. Each album was represented by two discs: a CD of the album and the bonus tracks, and a DVD-Audio with both stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes (produced and mixed by Bruce Botnick) in 96kHz/24-bit LPCM, Dolby Digital, and DTS as well as mostly previously released video footage. The discs were accompanied by new liner notes by Botnick and articles from several music critics and historians for each album. DVD-Audio is a digital format for delivering very high-fidelity audio content on a DVD. DVD-Audio includes no video and should not be confused with video DVDs containing concerts and music videos. ... Bruce Botnick is a noted American record engineer and producer, best known for his work with The Doors, and with Love. ... Linear pulse code modulation (LPCM) is a method of encoding audio information digitally. ... Dolby Digital is the marketing name for a series of lossy audio compression technologies by Dolby Laboratories. ... DTS Coherent Acoustics is the full name for the audio format standard usually known as just DTS. It is covered in U.S. Patent 5,956,674. ...


Band members

(1965-1971)
  • Jim Morrison - lead vocals
  • Robby Krieger - guitar, vocals
  • Ray Manzarek - keyboards, keyboard bass, vocals
  • John Densmore - drums, percussion
(1971-1972)
  • Robby Krieger - guitar, vocals
  • Ray Manzarek - keyboards, keyboard bass, vocals
  • John Densmore - drums, percussion

Current line-up -- "Riders on the Storm"

  • Brett Scallions - lead vocals, guitar (formerly of Fuel)
  • Robby Krieger - guitar
  • Ray Manzarek - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ty Dennis - drums, percussion
  • Phil Chen - bass guitar

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Discography

Main article: The Doors discography

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See also

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Further reading

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References

  1. ^ "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
  2. ^ Whiskey a Go Go 1971
  3. ^ Loyal Pains: The Davies Boys Are Still at It
  4. ^ Riders on the Storm
  5. ^ Drummer Nixes Doors Song for TV Ad
  6. ^ Thomas, Graeme. "After Death do us Part". The Word Magazine, February 2007
  7. ^ (Spanish) Last FM: Riders on the Storm
  8. ^ The Doors. Marilyn Manson. Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone.
  9. ^ The Immortals: The First Fifty. Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone.

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