A new iPad app, released for sale Monday, May 6th, tracks the careers of the rock legends The Doors. The app features immersive multimedia, cloud integration with iTunes and a ready connection to Facebook – […]
The brief but extraordinary career of Doors frontman Jim Morrison is peppered with controversial moments, mostly in live settings with thousands of witnesses. The infamous (legendary?) Miami incident of 1969, however, stands tall above the rest of his shenanigans, and is made almost mythical based on the varying accounts of what actually happened.
In a lost interview conducted by Howard Smith in 1969, Jim Morrison revealed that he, like many other collegians, put on a lot of pounds and ponders why society has an obsession with being overweight. […]
Forty-six years ago today, The Doors released their self-titled debut LP under Elektra Records. The name of their record label was quite fitting, as the rock world practically turned upside-down with the fiery, volatile Jim Morrison and the eclectic, surprisingly literate brand of rock & roll the band brought to the forefront of the industry.
2012 saw the return of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Aerosmith and (sort of) Led Zeppelin. 2013 promises lots of great albums, films and tours from some of music’s greatest legends.
When most music fans hear the name “Ray Manzarek,” most likely they immediately think of The Doors. But he had a great “act 2″ in the ’80s, as producer for the legendary L.A. punk rock band X. He helmed their first four LPs: 1980′s Los Angeles, 1981′s Wild Gift, 1982′s Under The Big Black Sun and 1983′s More Fun In The New World.
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Ray Manzarek On The Doors’ “Live At The Bowl ’68″: “Those Four Guys Were The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse!”
With their second #1 single under their belt (“Hello, I Love You”; the first was “Light My Fire”) the Doors were on top of the world, having realized all their dreams of becoming rock stars in just a few short years. “The best laid plans of mice and men had not gone astray yet,” Manzarek muses. “We dreamed of putting a rock and roll band together on Venice Beach in the summer of 1965. This is now the summer of 1968 and we had attained the goal. We wanted to be as big as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and we had arrived at that place.”
Losing incendiary frontman Jim Morrison in 1971 did not stop The Doors from touring. They toured in support of 1972′s “Full Circle” during the summer of the album’s release, when the band stopped for an outdoor concert at the Boston Common on August 16.
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