The Doors
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The Doors Biography (Wikipedia)

The Doors were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. The band got its name at Morrison's suggestion from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception, which itself was a reference to a quote made by William Blake, "If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite." They were unique and among the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison's lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison's death in 1971, the remaining members continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973.

The group signed with Elektra Records in 1966 and released its first album, The Doors, featuring the hit "Light My Fire", in 1967. The Doors released eight albums in five years. All but one hit the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 and went platinum or better. The Doors (1967), their self-titled debut album, was the first in a series of Top 10 albums in the United States, followed by Strange Days (also 1967), Waiting for the Sun (1968), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971), with 20 Gold, 14 Platinum, 5 Multi-Platinum and 1 Diamond album awards in the United States alone. By the end of 1971, it was reported that the Doors had sold 4,190,457 records domestically and 7,750,642 singles. The band had three million-selling singles in the U.S. with "Light My Fire", "Hello, I Love You" and "Touch Me". After Morrison's death in 1971, the surviving trio released two albums Other Voices and Full Circle with Manzarek and Krieger sharing lead vocals. The three members also collaborated on the spoken word recording of Morrison's An American Prayer in 1978 and on the "Orange County Suite" for a 1997 boxed set. Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore reunited in 2000 for an episode of VH-1's Storytellers and subsequently recorded...

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Light My Fire
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Love Her Madly
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Love Her Madly
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Hello I Love You
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Hello I Love You
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Riders on the Storm
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Riders on the Storm
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L.A. Woman
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L.A. Woman
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Riders On The Storm (Remastered)
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Riders On The Storm (Remastered)
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Touch Me
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Touch Me
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Hello, I Love You (Mono Radio Version) (Remastered)
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Hello, I Love You (Mono Radio Version) (Remastered)
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The Unknown Soldier
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The Unknown Soldier
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Peace Frog
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Peace Frog
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The Changeling
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The Changeling
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Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
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Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
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People Are Strange
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People Are Strange
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Ship of Fools
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