The remaining members of The Doors are reportedly planning an epic 50th anniversary celebration for the band. The event is set to take place on January 4 at the intersections of Pacific and Windward Avenues in Los Angeles and Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore will be in attendance, along with the families of Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison.
Los Angeles will celebrate legendary rockers the Doors with "Day of the Doors" on January 4 in Venice, where it all began 50 years ago. It's amazing to think it's been that long since the self-titled album came out. Surviving Doors members Robby Krieger and John Densmore will be joined by family members of Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek at the public celebration set to take place near the "Venice" sign. Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin will be doing the proclamation.
WE WERE sitting in his green Toyota Camry after he snuck over at midnight and handed me a mix CD complete with album art and cute little liner notes with inside jokes. It was half songs to introduce me to his diverse (Tool) music (Tool) tastes (Tool) and half "Wonderwall." Standard high-school mixtape. We popped it in and scooted to the backseat to get busy. Then, of course, "People Are Strange" came on.
It is hard to believe that The Doors released their self-titled debut album nearly 50 years ago. To celebrate the January 4th, 1967 Elektra Records release of the now legendary album, the Los Angeles-based band will be honored by the city’s Mayor, Eric Garrett, and Councilmember Mike Bonin.
The year 2017 is a big one for 50th anniversaries: June alone marks a half-century since the release of Sgt. Pepper, and the first major rock festival, Monterey Pop. That year also gave us debut albums from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, the Velvet Underground and The Doors, whose self-titled shocker of an intro was released only days into the new year, January 4, 1967, on Elektra Records.
There's not going to be a Jim Morrison landmark in West Hollywood any time soon now that the building where the Doors rocker lived has been dismantled, with parts sold off to collectors. The owner of 8214 Norton Avenue, the site where Morrison lived from 1969 to 1971, decided to withdraw a petition that was pending before the Historic Preservation Commission and, instead, take to Craigslist to start hawking everything from the broken shower heads to the literal dirt ground he may have walked on ($10 per bag).
The rise and fall of The Doors is quite the captivating story, emerging from UCLA and becoming a nationwide phenomenon before Jim Morrison's untimely death at the age of 27. The Doors captured a sound like no other, as Morrison's poetry was brought to life by the musicianship of Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore.
They're called the Doors, they helped to create the "San Francisco sound" and if you haven't heard their latest Elektra LP (called simply The Doors), you just aren't tuned in! But hold on! What's happened here?!
THE JETLINER gently touched the ground and taxied into the arrival area, its red tail light and wing lights blinking hypnotically. The first-class passenger door opened and the travelers began to file into the area. A tall, lean young man with a long, shimmering mane of light brown hair slowly ambled through the archway…
Lyrics: Hello, I Love You (As recorded by The Doors on Elektra Records.) (© Copyright 1968 by Nipper Music Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Words and Music by The Doors.)
ONCE UPON A TIME in the great big city of New York a very lovely young teenager named Eliza Bergman saw a picture of a very lovely young man named Jim Morrison…
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