Doors

They started the Summer Of Love a pop phenomenon and ended it in whirlwind of booze, LSD and out-of-control hedonism. Yet in between, The Doors still managed to make their unsung masterpiece… The Doors: the story of Strange Days and the madness of Jim Morrison Link to original article here

15th November 1966, The Doors officially signed with Elektra Records in a deal for the band to produce seven albums. The band also reluctantly agreed to release ‘Break On Through’ as their first single. The lyric "She gets high/she gets high/she gets high" was changed to ‘She gets/she gets/she gets" in order to secure radio […]

In August of 1970 during the middle of Jim Morrison's trial in Miami, Jim was given permission by the judge to leave the country to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival in England. On Aug. 29, 1970, The Doors played at the festival. It was The Doors' last filmed and recorded concert, and they […]

3rd August 1968, The Doors started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hello I Love You’, the group’s second US No.1. ‘Hello I Love You’, was also in the Top 5 at the same time as Jose Feliciano’s version of ‘Light My Fire’, giving The Doors two songs, written […]

29th July 1967, The Doors started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with an edited version of ‘Light My Fire’. The group’s first US No.1, it only reached No.49 on the UK chart. Eventually, many radio stations in the US would start playing the full six minute and fifty second […]

Back when The Doors were the opening act…. The Whisky A Go-Go was the place to be if you were in Los Angeles during the summer of 1966. Here is a newspaper ad that listed the bands playing. On July 13 and for the next 10 nights after you could have seen The Turtles. You […]

The Doors released their 3rd LP “Waiting For The Sun” on July 11, 1968. The album included the hit single “Hello, I Love You” which became a #1 song in the US and the album would also top the charts for 4 weeks, The song “Hello, I Love You” reminded a lot of people of […]

“Light My Fire” is 51 years old….. eleased the single of “Light My Fire” on June 3, 1967. The song was on their debut LP which came out in Jan of 67. The single was an edited version of the album cut. It would go on to be the #1 song in the US for […]

3rd June 1967, The Doors ‘Light My Fire’ was released in the US, where it went on to be No.1 on the singles chart two months later. When The Doors were booked to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show they were asked to change the line “girl, we couldn’t get much higher”, as the sponsors […]

20th May 2013, Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founder member of the The Doors died aged 74. Manzarek, who had suffered from bile duct cancer for many years, died in a clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, with his wife and brothers at his bedside. He formed The Doors with lead singer Jim Morrison in 1965 after […]


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