Theme Times – The Doors

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The Doors were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. They were among the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison’s lyrics and his erratic stage persona, and the group was widely regarded as representative of the era’s counterculture.

The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception, itself a reference to a quote by William Blake. After signing with Elektra Records, the Doors released eight albums in five years, some of which are considered among the greatest of all time, including The Doors (1967), Strange Days (1967), and L.A. Woman (1971). By 1972 the Doors had sold over 4 million albums domestically and nearly 8 million singles.

Morrison died in uncertain circumstances in 1971. The band continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973. They released three more albums in the 1970s, two of which featured earlier recordings by Morrison, and over the decades reunited on stage in various configurations. In 2002, Manzarek, Krieger and Ian Astbury of the Cult on vocals started performing as the Doors of the 21st Century. Densmore and the Morrison estate successfully sued them over the use of the band’s name. After a short time as Riders on the Storm, they settled on the name Manzarek–Krieger and toured until Manzarek’s death in 2013.

The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold LPs. According to the RIAA, they have sold 33 million records in the US and over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. The Doors have been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by magazines including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 41st on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. In 1993, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Doors are dedicated to Kristian of Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table

Ah, The Doors, totally awesome, who cannot like, Light My Fire, Roadhouse Blues, Riders on the Storm, Break on Through, Hello I Love You, People are Strange … the list of mine is endless … however, how about you? Are You a Doors Fan, or are the only ones you like is the sound they make when slamming shut? do not adjust your set, if anything turn it up!

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1 – Light My Fire – 1967

2 – Break on Through – 1967

3 – The Crystal Ship – 1967

4 – The End – 1967

5 – L.A Woman – 1971

6 – When The Music’s Over – 1967

7 – Love Me Two Times – 1967

8 – Riders on The Storm – 1971

9 – Touch Me – 1969

10 – People Are Strange – 1967

11 – Hello I Love You – 1968

12 – Roadhouse Blues – 1970

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So there we go folks, my personal top 12 tracks of The Doors, now what about you? Let me know below in the comment section.

4 thoughts on “Theme Times – The Doors

        1. That is a real gritty bit of excellence l totally agree, l was listening to that when l was writing everything up, at one point l was pretty convinced the whole post may have only been roadhouse ha ha 🙂

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