Doors

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 […]

Did he or didn’t he? On March 1, 1969, The Doors played a concert at Miami’s Coconut Grove Auditorium. During the show, Jim Morrison allegedly exposed himself to the crowd. The others on stage said he was no doubt drunk, disinterested, and verbally taunting the audience, but he never, as Ray Manzarek once said ‘whipped […]

The Doors founding member and keyboardist / vocalist / song writer Ray Manzarek would have been celebrating his 79th birthday today. Ray is mainly known for his work with The Doors, but he also released solo projects, both musical and written word, worked with many other artists, directed films etc. We had the privilege to […]

On Feb 9, 1970, The Doors released their 5th LP titled “Morrison Hotel”. Morrison Hotel consists of music recorded between August 1966 and November 1969. The cover photo was taken at the actual Morrison Hotel located at 1246 South Hope Street in Los Angeles by the legendary photographer Henry Diltz. The band asked the owners […]

The Doors wouldn’t do it. Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley wouldn’t do it. But The Rolling Stones did…. The Rolling Stones were the musical guest on the Ed Sullivan Show on Jan. 15, 1967. The Stones were set to play their big hit “Let’s Spend the Night Together” on the show. But, as he was […]

One of The Doors founding members, guitarist and songwriters, Robby Krieger has 72 candles on his birthday cake today. Robby started his music career playing trumpet and some piano. While he was attending a private school, Menlo School in Menlo Park, California, as a boarding student, there was study time at night that allowed him […]


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