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John Densmore


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Los Angeles, California, United States (December 1, 1944 – present)

John Paul Densmore (born December 1, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, United States) is an American musician, drummer, filmmaker and songwriter. He is best known as the drummer of the group The Doors from 1965 to 1973. Densmore continued his collaboration with his bandmates after Jim Morrison’s untimely demise.

In the early 19, he pursued a new passion () with Robby Krieger in The Butts Band before the genre had much impact in the U.S.

The three surviving members of The Doors reunited in the late ‘ for An American Prayer, an album of new music set to recordings of Morrison’s poetry. Densmore joined Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger for The Doors’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

Densmore has also expanded the global reach of his music by collaborating with () master Reza Derakshani, producing and playing on the latter’s forthcoming album, Ray of the Wine.

He had expressed a desire to return to his roots as a jazz drummer and in 2006, his new band, Tribaljazz, released their first album of original work.

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