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The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. The band got its name, at Morrison's suggestion from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception, which itself was a reference to a quote made by William Blake, "If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite." They were unique and among the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison's lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison's death in 1971 at age 27, the remaining members continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973.

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John Densmore on 'King of the Sunset Strip' Mario Maglieri's Passing: 'The Doors Loved Mario'

On Thursday (May 4), fans and admirers of Los Angeles' storied Sunset Strip were saddened to find out that Mario Maglieri, the "King of...

via Billboard at May 6, 2017

Robby Krieger Talks Mistakes on The Doors' Debut, Confirms 50th Anniversary Reissue of 'Strange Days'

This week's expanded 50th anniversary edition of the Doors' self-titled debut album isn't the only one of the group's titles that...

via Billboard at March 30, 2017

Perry Farrell, The Doors' John Densmore, Shirley Manson to Celebrate Music & Activism with L.A. Concert

Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, Doors drummer John Densmore, Garbage singer Shirley Manson and visual artist Shepard Fairey will...

via Billboard at March 21, 2017

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