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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.

Rockabye Baby
Rockabye Baby

Listen to Rockabye Baby’s ‘Lullaby Renditions of the Doors’

The Doors join the growing ranks of artists to receive the Rockabye Baby treatment with the April 28 release of Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of the Doors.

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George Stroud, Getty Images / Elektra / George Stroud, Getty Images
George Stroud, Getty Images / Elektra / George Stroud, Getty Images

‘The High School That Rocked!’ Trailer Teases Story of School That Hosted Rock Legends Like Cream, the Doors and the Yardbirds

Before touring became big business for promoters who elevated rock shows to an art, even name-brand bands played pretty much anywhere.

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Rhino
Rhino

The Doors Announce 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Debut Album

The Doors' self-titled debut, which was released 50 years ago today, will mark its golden anniversary with a three-disc deluxe edition.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

John Densmore and Robby Krieger on the Doors’ ‘London Fog,’ 50th Anniversary Plans

The Doors will follow up the new limited-edition 'London Fog 1966' box with more archival releases in 2017.

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Rhino
Rhino

The Doors’ ‘London Fog 1966′ Uncovers Previously Unreleased Early Live Performances

The Doors' 50th anniversary celebration gets off to an early start this December with the release of London Fog 1966.

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Elektra
Elektra

45 Years Ago: The Doors Continue Without Jim Morrison on ‘Other Voices’

What’s a band to do when their singer dies?

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Elektra Records
Elektra Records

The Stories Behind the Songs of the Doors’ Last Hurrah, ‘L.A. Woman’

On the anniversary of the release of 'L.A. Woman,' we look at the multitude of influences on Jim Morrison's swan song.

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The Doors’ Debut Album Gets the Deluxe Treatment – 50th Anniversary Collection Available Now

The Doors have released a deluxe edition of their debut in honor of its 50th anniversary.

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Bettmann, Getty Images
Bettmann, Getty Images

45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Moves to Paris

Hoping to reorient himself emotionally and creatively, Jim Morrison left the U.S. for a sabbatical in Paris on March 11, 1971. He never returned.

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Dade County Public Safety
Dade County Public Safety

The Day Jim Morrison Allegedly Exposed Himself Onstage

Did he or didn't he?

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