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45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison of the Doors Allegedly Exposes Himself on Stage

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Did he or didn't he? The late Doors frontman Jim Morrison was charged with exposing himself before a stunned audience in Florida on March 1, 1969, though he vehemently denied the allegation. Bandmate Robby Krieger still says that no photographic evidences exists to prove it.

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Artists Line Up for ‘A Psych Tribute to the Doors’

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The Doors have already been the subject of multiple tribute albums, but the folks at Cleopatra Records have put together a new one that promises to see "the original riders on the psychedelic storm get their own minds blown by the leaders of the new psych rock movement."

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44 Years Ago: The Doors Release ‘Morrison Hotel’

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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. A few months later, when they returned to the studio to record the follow-up LP, 'Morrison Hotel,' they were leaner, tougher and more focused than they had been since their breakthrough 1967 debut.

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Jim Morrison’s Apartment Furnishings for Sale

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Well, here's something interesting for Doors fans: According to a recent Craiglist posting, the owner of the Los Angeles building that's said to be Jim Morrison's last known U.S. residence is selling furnishings from his apartment.

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47 Years Ago: The Doors’ Debut Album Released

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When the Doors entered a Hollywood recording studio to make their debut album at the end of August 1966, they knew what they wanted. Months of serving as house band at the Whisky a Go Go had sharpened their playing and performing skills to the point where one member of the quartet could abruptly swerve toward a new direction and the others would follow without missing a beat.

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46 Years Ago: Jim Morrison of the Doors Maced and Arrested in New Haven

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One of the most mythologized and romanticized figures in rock history, Doors front man Jim Morrison possessed a deep-seated anti-authoritarian streak that repeatedly landed him in trouble. On Dec. 9, 1967, the rebellious rocker was arrested at a Doors gig in New Haven, Conn., earning him the dubious distinction of being, as far as we know, the first rock star ever arrested onstage during a performance.

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John Densmore and Robby Krieger Perform Together in Los Angeles

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On Thursday (Dec. 5), John Densmore and Robby Krieger, the two surviving members of the Doors, made music together for the first time in 15 years. The performance was an event at the Los Angeles County Musuem of Art called, "An Evening With the Doors."

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Doors Documentaries Streaming Free for Jim Morrison’s Birthday

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Jim Morrison would have turned 70 on Dec. 8, and while it's impossible to imagine what he might have done over the past few decades if he hadn't passed away in 1971, he'd probably have Internet access if he were still alive -- which he could use to stream a trio of free Doors films from Qello.

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Black Friday Record Store Day 2013: Guide to Classic Rock Releases

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Limited edition rarities collections from Bob Dylan and the Doors are among the treasures that will await you at your local independent record store this year on "Black Friday."

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44 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Arrested in Arizona

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There's no denying that Doors singer Jim Morrison was one of the most charismatic front men of his generation. Unfortunately he was one of the most troubled, too. The singer had a terrible alcohol problem that played a big role in his repeated arrests, including one on Nov. 11, 1969 in Arizona that resulted from Morrison and a friend drunkenly heckling a flight crew on a commercial airliner.

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