A Closer Look At...The Doors

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Each week, A Closer Look At... is intended to help you find out a little more about the featured artist and their concert. Or, if you're already a die-hard fan, it's a chance to remind yourself of the talent and spectacle on offer! So if you're wondering why you should subscribe at Gigseen to watch this concert...here's a couple of reasons..

The Doors, one of the most influential and controversial rock bands of the 1960s, were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by UCLA film students Ray Manzarek - keyboards, and Jim Morrison - vocals, with drummer Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. The group never added a bass player as their sound was dominated by Manzarek's electric organ work and Morrison's deep, sonorous voice and highly poetic lyrics. The group signed to Elektra Records in 1966 and released their first album, The Doors, featuring the hit Light My Fire, in 1967.

Like Light My Fire, the debut album was a massive hit, and endures as one of the most exciting, groundbreaking recordings of the psychedelic era. Blending blues, classical, Eastern music, and pop into sinister but beguiling melodies, the band sounded like no other. With his rich, chilling vocals and somber poetic visions, Morrison explored the depths of the darkest and most thrilling aspects of the psychedelic experience. Their first effort was so stellar, in fact, that The Doors were hard-pressed to match it, and although their next few albums contained a wealth of first-rate material, the group also began running up against the limitations of their recklessly disturbing visions.

The Doors managed to turn out a series of successful albums and singles through 1971, when, upon the completion of L.A. Woman, Morrison decamped for Paris. He died there, apparently of a drug overdose. The three surviving Doors tried to carry on without him, but ultimately disbanded.

The song Riders On The Storm was the last song that The Doors recorded with Jim Morrison. The Doors went on and produced two more albums without Morrison and in 1993, were inducted into the prestigious Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

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