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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

JB - Doors: History

This is my research and a brief summary of The Doors background history.

  • The Doors are an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California 
  • The bands members were vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger
  • They got the name The Doors from Aldous Huxley's  book 'The Doors of Perception'.
  • RIAA say The Doors have sold over 32.5 million albums in the US alone, with 80-100 million albums worldwide
  • They had a record label with Elektra
  • 1967 was their breakthrough year with the single 'Light my Fire' becoming the first single for Elektra records to reach number 1 in the billboard hot 100 singles chart, selling over 1 million copies.
  • The Doors were seen as a very controversial band, due to Morrisons wild, poetic lyrics often having a lot of relevance to drugs
  • Their controvery later followed by Morrison being the first rock artist to be arrested by the police, following the incident in New Haven which he argued with a police officer then followed to belittle the police on stage as for why he was late

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