The Doors

ROCK  LEGEND


   This piece of artwork shows Jim Morrison's unique expression of music, poetry, personality, and above above all stage performance.  

Biography

         The Doors united as a band on July 8, 1965 in L.A. California, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger.  The band met on the Venice beach while taking classes at UCLA film college. As they became more well known the band decided on their official name, “The Doors” and decided on their first goal of making 1 million dollars as acid rock musicians. During their creative song writing, many of them got in trouble with the law, drugs and alcohol. While at a gig in New Haven, Connecticut, Jim Morrison was escorted off stage for acting under the influence in public. This was one of his most famous incidents which was filmed an posted on many internet sites today.

        Some of their most famous songs consist of LA Women, Backdoor Man, Riders of the Storm, The End, and Hello, I love you.  These great artists changed rock history with their amazing lyrics, and are very well known on lot of rock-genre sites. Jim Morrison, in particular, is very well known for his charismatic and persona on stage.

         The Doors were not like any other band in that era in music, in fact they were high above the norm of the regular music. The members all had different interests. Morrison was into poetry on a blues soundtrack, Manzarek was a classically trained keyboard artist, Krieger had a background of Chicago Blues and flamenco style guitar, and Densmore would listen to John Coltrane. Their backgrounds together influenced the creative, unique music people love.

        Jim Morrison, or James Douglas Morrison, was born on December 8, 1943. In Melbourne, Florida, and he lived in places like Clearwater, Florida, and San Diego, California. His favorite singers were Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. He also has three books, including Wilderness. Jim died from a heart attack due to an overdose at the young age of 27 while Paris.

         Ray Manzarek was born on February 12, 1939 in Illinois. He was a basketball player but quit when he was traded positions. He is not necessarily as popular as Morrison, but is still very important to the band and the music world. He is still alive today.

        John Densmore was born on December 1, 1944. He studied ethnic music under jazz cellist Fred Katz. He frequently said that the band should stop touring, due do Morrison's destructive behavior, but the other band-mates insisted they continue.

          Robby Krieger was born January 8, 1946 in Los Angeles, California. He experimented with different instruments like the trumpet and thought he like classical until age 10. He then heard music like Elvis Presley which led him to the rock genre.  He is currently alive.

              After Morrison's death on July 3, 1971, the other band-members acted as a trio until disbanding in 1973. They were considered a controversial and influential band, due mostly to Morrison's cryptic lyrics and unpredictable stage persona. According to the RIAA, they have sold over 32.5 million albums in the US alone. The Doors were unusual among rock groups because they did not use a bass guitar when playing live.

                     The Doors are in rock history as one of the most influential bands, no matter what the incidents. Their music is very popular today, and keeps the music of the 70's alive.

           

Album Covers

All album covers are listed at the website below:

Songs

List of all their songs:

Hello, I Love You
Moonlight Drive
Go Insane
My Eyes Have Seen You
End of the Night
Summer's Almost Gone
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The Doors

Break On Through
Soul Kitchen
The Crystal Ship
Twentieth Century Fox
Alabama Song
Light My Fire
Back Door Man
I Looked at You
End of the Night
Take It As It Comes
The End
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Strange Days

Strange Days
You're Lost Little Girl
Love Me Two Times
Unhappy Girl
Horse Latitudes
Moonlight Drive
People are Strange
My Eyes Have Seen You
I Can't See Your Face in My Mind
When the Music's Over
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Waiting for the Sun

Hello, I Love You
Love Street
Not to Touch the Earth
Summer's Almost Gone
Wintertime Love
The Unknown Soldier
Spanish Caravan
\My Wild Love
We Could be so Good Together
Yes, the River Knows
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The Soft Parade

Tell All the People
Touch Me
Shaman's Blues
Do It
Easy Ride
Wild Child
Runnin' Blue
Wishful Sinful
The Soft Parade
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Morrison Hotel

Roadhouse Blues
Waiting for the Sun
You Make Me Real
Peace Frog
Blue Sunday
Ship of Fools
Land Ho!
The Spy
Queen of the Highway
Indian Summer
Maggie M'Gill
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L.A. Woman

The Changeling
Love Her Madly
Been Down So Long
Cars Hiss by my Window
L.A. Woman
L'America
Hyacinth House
Crawling King Snake
Texas Radio and the Big Beat
Riders on the Storm



Top 3  Songs

1. L.A. Woman

2. Break on Through

3. The End

Personal Interpretations

L.A. Woman- This song is talking about Hollywood at night and how lonely it can be for an L.A. Woman.

Break on Through- This song is describing the feelings of being trapped and getting up the courage to break through.

The End- I think this song is talking the end of the world and death. Weird things happening, and things unexplainable. .


Art Inspired

This mural was painted in Venice Beach as a dedication to the Doors and lead vocalist, Jim Morrison. The two band-mates, Morrison and Manzarek, met on the beach here. This mural is still a specticle for the public.

This is a chaotic painting dedicated mainly to Jim Morrison, or to The Doors over all.

This dark painting is of Jim Morrison and gives a very deep undertone.

Interveiw

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