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Los Angeles, California, United States (1965 – 1973)

The Doors were an American band which formed in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1965. The band consisted of Jim Morrison (vocals), Ray Manzarek (organ), Robby Krieger (guitar) and John Densmore (drums). In this configuration, the band released six albums, all of which were successful and released two US #1 hit singles - 1967’s “Light My Fire” and 1968’s “Hello, I Love You”. After Morrison’s death at his apartment at 17 Rue Beautraillis Paris in 1971, the band continued on as a trio, releasing two more albums that were ignored commercially and disliked critically before disbanding in 1973.

UCLA film school students Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek had known each other at college and met by chance on Venice beach in July 1965. Morrison told Manzarek he had been writing songs and, at Manzarek’s encouragement, sang “Moonlight Drive”. Manzarek immediately suggested they form a band.

Keyboardist Ray Manzarek was already in the band called Rick And The Ravens with Morrison and his brother Rick Manzarek while Robby Krieger and John Densmore were playing with The Psychedelic Rangers, and knew Manzarek from shared meditation instruction. In August Densmore joined the group and, along with members of the Ravens and an unidentified female bass player, recorded a six-song demo on September 2. This was widely bootlegged and appeared in full on the Doors box set.

That month the group recruited talented guitarist Robby Krieger and the final lineup—Morrison, Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore—was complete. Manzarek solved their lack of bassist by playing bass on a Fender Rhodes bass keyboard with his left hand and keyboards with his right hand.

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  • SamiiuraiChris

    no eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn - mr. mojo risin

    8 hours ago Reply
  • Arnar_Valgeir

    love The Doors, aside from a few cringe worthy snake/indian Jimbo moments, they were one of the best, People are Strange is one of my favorite songs ever

    5 Sep 10:53pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    I'm a bit surprised they do not have as many shouts as The Beatles. Oh well! Classic band!

    4 Sep 4:09am Reply
  • kti-ta

    the doors ♥ .... is great ♬

    2 Sep 4:02am Reply
  • BeerBoozer

    Summer's Almost Gone

    31 Aug 1:32pm Reply
  • Krisaoo

    Windows > The Doors

    30 Aug 6:57pm Reply
  • RazorGothMetal

    Deliver Us from Evil

    30 Aug 1:42pm Reply
  • ResisT

    Try to set the night on fire.

    28 Aug 4:19am Reply
  • Angel_Blue-

    I know your deepest secret fear [2]

    26 Aug 8:36pm Reply
  • Adhikazzz1993

    That's My god JIM MORRISON !!!!!!!!!

    23 Aug 12:57pm Reply
  • perezhivem

    @HaHaHaYoureDead, прост люди выскочки.лишь бы насрать где нить.не понимая что вообще происходит вокруг.

    20 Aug 8:14pm Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    вот как раз джим поэтом и не был, он был скорее сценическим деятелем потрясающей силы, ну и просто героем-романтиком. вообще, не советую не слышавшим группу развешивать уши во время разговоров о поэтических достоинствах - послушав любой из их альбомов впервые, вы потом жутко обломаетесь.

    20 Aug 7:06pm Reply
  • muerto14

    *_*

    20 Aug 4:56pm Reply
  • RockNRoll8O

    |Light My Fire|

    19 Aug 1:14am Reply
  • perezhivem

    вообще что за дискриминация?)пусть иноязычники переводят.

    16 Aug 11:10am Reply
  • LivioCFH

    We want the world and we want it......Now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    15 Aug 11:54pm Reply
  • tygergurl72

    Before my time, but thankfully...college in the 1990's....got introduced to the magic that is The Doors. Had a big poster of Jim in my dorm room too. Wish I had a time machine....

    15 Aug 4:16pm Reply
  • Psychoclone

    Viva the doors!

    14 Aug 5:58pm Reply
  • r3fuse

    We want the world and we want it...

    13 Aug 11:15pm Reply
  • AksHoward

    и да, Each damn song is a masterpiece [15]

    13 Aug 7:03pm Reply
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