You want a battle of big names to kick off the second monthly Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame election? OK... How about the Doors vs. David Bowie? Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
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.
The Doors' '67 self-titled release was only the first in their string of Top 10 albums. They continued to grow in popularity with singles like 'Light My Fire' and 'L.A. Woman' and yet, they were snubbed by the Grammys through
The Doors weren't just Jim Morrison's sexy, sweaty swagger and occasionally terrible poetry. They were also late-'60s musical adventurers, especially keyboardist Ray Manzarek. In fact, most Doors songs are instantly
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.
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.
One of the most visited locations in Paris is the grave site of Jim Morrison, lead vocalist of the Doors, who passed away in this beautiful city back in July 1971. Morrison's tomb sits in Pere Lachaise, the historic and beautiful cemetery which also contains the final resting places of such iconic personalities such as singer Edith Piaf, writer Oscar Wilde, composer Frederic Chopin and many others. It is truly a very special resting place for a man that considered himself more of a poet than a rock star.
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