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The Doors

The Doors came out of Los Angeles’ rock scene in the mid ‘60s playing a mix of music that sounded unlike any of their peers’. Pulling together jazz, blues, garage, rock and pop, the band staked its ground with Ray Manzarek’s jazz-noir keyboard runs and the Beat-inspired poetry of singer Jim Morrison. They were an immediate hit, with the single ‘Light My Fire’ reaching No. 1 and their self-titled debut album making it to No. 2. Over the next four years they released five more albums, all of which hit the Top 10. During their brief career, they became one of rock’s most controversial groups, including a 1969 incident in which Morrison may have exposed himself to a concert audience. On July 3, 1971, Morrison died at the age of 27 from an alleged heroin overdose. The rest of the group continued for a few years before calling it quits.

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Illumination Pictures / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

New ‘Minions’ Trailer Features a Doors Classic

Minions, a prequel and spin-off of the popular Despicable Me animated franchise, will hit theaters.

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The Doors
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45 Years Ago: The Doors Banned from Detroit’s Cobo Arena

The Doors got banned from Detroit's Cobo Arena after their concert on May 8, 1970.

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Elektra
Elektra

44 Years Ago: The Doors Release ‘L.A. Woman’

The Doors released their last album with Jim Morrison, 'L.A. Woman,' on April 20, 1971.

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Doors Bass Players
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The Secret History of the Doors’ Bass Players

The Doors did not have a bass player.

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Jim Morrison
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45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Dragged Offstage in Boston – ‘Would You Like to See My Genitals?’

By the spring of 1970, Doors frontman Jim Morrison had already been through plenty of scrapes with the law, and the band had developed a reputation for a sometimes dangerously unpredictable live act.

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Dade County Public Safety
Dade County Public Safety

46 Years Ago: The Doors’ Jim Morrison Allegedly Exposes Himself on Stage

Did he or didn't he?

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Scott Travis Vs. John Densmore March Drum Madness
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Scott Travis Vs. John Densmore: March Drum Madness

In what might be the oddest clash of musical styles from the sixteen first-round match-ups of our March Drum Madness competition, Judas Priest's Scott Travis takes on John Densmore of the Doors.

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Hulton Archive / Theo Wargo / Central Press, Getty Images

Lou Reed Slams the Beatles and Doors in New Video

Even though Lou Reed died in October 2013, the highly opinionated artist is still making waves with his comments.

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Elektra
Elektra

45 Years Ago: The Doors Get Back To Basics With ‘Morrison Hotel’

The Doors had gotten sloppy, self-absorbed and a little off course by the time they released their fourth album, 'The Soft Parade,' in mid 1969.

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Ultimate Classic Rock
Ultimate Classic Rock

Doors Inducted Into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame

The Doors have easily earned induction into the 100-percent fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, brushing aside Jimi Hendrix along the way.

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