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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Spotify Faces Stepped-Up Legal Pressure from Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, Steve Perry, The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan…
Spotify is now facing legal pressure from some of the largest musicians and songwriters in the world. Earlier this week, Spotify was served with multiple lawsuits demanding hundreds of millions in unpaid royalties. But the list of prominent…
via Digital Music News at September 15, 2017
To mark the 50th anniversary of "Light My Fire" hitting No. 1, Fresh Air listens back to an interview with the band's keyboardist, who died in 2013. Originally broadcast in 1998.
via NPR at July 28, 2017
Today, news from VICE Media announced the closure of their electronic news and culture outlet Thump. Launched in 2013, Thump quickly became a leading and trusted voice in the mainstream and underground electronic world. The site and brand created an…
via EARMILK at July 21, 2017
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