The Doors

Formed 1965. Disbanded 1972
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The Doors

The Doors Biography (Wikipedia)

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, 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.

Signing with Elektra Records in 1966, the Doors released eight albums between 1967 and 1971. All but one hit the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 and went platinum or better. Their self-titled debut album (1967) was their 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 albums 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 VH1's "Storytellers" and subsequently recorded Stoned Immaculate: The Music of The Doors with a variety of vocalists.

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Riders on the Storm
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The Crystal Ship
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The Crystal Ship
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Hello I Love You
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Hello I Love You
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Five to One
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Five to One
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Soul Kitchen
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Soul Kitchen
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Hyacinth House
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Hyacinth House
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L.A. Woman
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L.A. Woman
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People Are Strange
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People Are Strange
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Light My Fire
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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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Break On Through
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Break On Through
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Love Street
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Love Street
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Peace Frog
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Peace Frog
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Summer's Almost Gone
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Summer's Almost Gone
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Spanish Caravan
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Spanish Caravan
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Love Me Two Times
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Love Me Two Times
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Break on Through
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Break on Through
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When the Music's Over
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