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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.

Doors’ Self-Produced 1968 Documentary Finally Set for Official Release

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Eagle Rock

The trailer for the Doors' long-lost self-produced rock documentary 'Feast of Friends' has the effect of stripping away four decades of mythology, revealing the group as flesh-and-blood collaborators and friends -- rather than rock demigods.

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Doors Albums, Ranked From Worst to Best

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Express Newspapers, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The Doors did more in a short period of time than almost any other classic rock band.

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Filed Under: Category: Lists, Original Features, Worst to Best

45 Years Ago: The Doors Stumble Through an Experimental ‘The Soft Parade’

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

'The Soft Parade,' a wildly uneven affair, went platinum anyway - but likely only because of the Doors' earlier successes.

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Todd Rundgren, Edgar Winter, and Lou Gramm Join All-Star Doors Tribute Album

Todd Rundgren, Edgar Winter, and Lou Gramm
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A large group of classic rockers will be involved in a Doors tribute album that will arrive on June 24.

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The Doors Join College Friend Michael C. Ford on New Album

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1-2, 4 photos: Jerod Harris/Jason Merritt/David Livingston, Getty Images. 3 photo: YouTube.com.

Poet Michael C. Ford met Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek at UCLA in the early 1960s.

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The Rolling Stones vs. The Doors – Clash of the Titans

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This week's Clash of the Titans pits the Rolling Stones' 'Let's Spend the Night Together' against 'Light My Fire' by the Doors.

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Bonnaroo SuperJam To Include Members Of The Doors And The Grateful Dead

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Spencer Platt / Jesse Grant, Getty Images

Skrillex will collaborate with classic-rock superstars Robby Krieger and Mickey Hart.

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2014 Record Store Day: The Doors, Jimi Hendrix Lead Classic Rock Releases

The Doors and Jimi Hendrix
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This year's list of exclusive Record Store Day releases includes a bumper crop of limited-edition finds for classic rock lovers.

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The Doors’ Jim Morrison Gets the Setlist Wrong – Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories

The Doors Spinal Tap Story

 

One of the reasons why 'This is Spinal Tap' continues to resonate is because it's not only heavy metal groups on the downside of their career that experience real-life 'Spinal Tap' stories, but also bands that are trying to make a name for themselves on the road to classic rock immortality. Years before the brain trust behind the movie even came up with the concept, the Doors had a moment that could found its way into the script. 

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How Jim Morrison Inspired Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ Catchphrase

Matthew McConaughey and Jim Morrison
Jason Merritt, Getty Images / BeachedMiami

For years now, the easiest way to do a Matthew McConaughey impression has been to imitate his 'Dazed and Confused' character, David Wooderson, by saying "Alright, alright, alright" in a goofy Southern drawl -- something McConaughey himself acknowledged when he uttered those magic words while picking up his Oscar and Golden Globe awards for 'Dallas Buyers Club.' And as it turns out, we have Doors frontman Jim Morrison to thank for all of it.

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