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.
Robby Krieger Recalls Doors’ Battle With ‘Waiting for the Sun’
Guitarist tells of friction over third album as success led to boredom and bad influences in 1968.
Doors Announce 'Waiting for the Sun' 50th Deluxe Edition
Just like the band's first two albums, their third is getting expanded for its golden anniversary.
Home Built for the Doors' Robby Krieger Listed for $13.9 Million
The unusually shaped house was later owned by Fred Durst, but don't let that stop you from looking at the pictures.
How Jim Morrison Evolved Into the Lizard King: Exclusive Video
Robby Krieger and John Densmore of the Doors recalled witnessing their shy and retiring singer Jim Morrison's transformation into his dynamic Lizard King persona.
Gary Burden, Cover Artist for Neil Young and the Eagles, Dies
Gary Burden's album artwork helped define the images of the California singer-songwriter scene of the '70s.
The Doors, 'Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970': DVD Review
More than 50 years after their debut LP, the Doors remain one of the most intriguing, distinct and powerful bands to ever roam the earth.
Doors' Last Filmed Show to Release as 'Live at the Isle of Wight'
Doors fans will have a belated opportunity to revisit one of the later chapters in the band's history with singer Jim Morrison in early 2018.
Concert Promoter Mike Belkin Dishes on the Doors: 'Where's Jim?'
Born in the back room of his family’s business, Mike Belkin and his brother Jules started to put together the first pieces of their future concert promotions empire in the mid '60s.