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

The Doors and Jimi Hendrix
Rhino / Legacy

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

Jim Morrison Mug Shot
BeachedMiami

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’

The Doors
Express Archive, Getty Images

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’

Express Newspapers, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

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

Jim Morrison
Elektra

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

The Doors
Express Newspapers, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

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

Jim Morrison mugshot New Haven 1967
MySpace

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

Robby Krieger John Densmore
Scott Wintrow / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

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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