The Doors topped the Los Angeles Times Magazine's list of the Fifty Greatest L.A. Bands, narrowly beating out fellow classic rockers such as Buffalo Springfield and Guns N' Roses.

California surf and hot-rod legends the Beach Boys came in at No. 2 behind Jim Morrison and company, with the Byrds in the third spot, just ahead of Buffalo Springfield. You have to wonder if the latter band, which paired Neil Young and Stephen Stills for a brief but highly influential run in the mid-'60s, got a boost in the rankings due to their recent comeback tour.

Guns N' Roses -- speaking of short but important reigns -- came in at the lucky seven spot, followed in short order by legendary West Coast groups such as Crosby Stills and Nash, Metallica (who some may call a San Francisco-area band, but whatever...) and Van Halen.

You can check out the whole list here, and be sure to let us know what you think they got right and wrong in the comments section below.  We'll give you three guesses what song we chose to feature for this article, and the first two don't count!

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