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Oliver Stone

The Doors, the psychedelic blues band formed by Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore in 1966, had the stuff of the movies encoded in their music. Morrison and Manzarek were former film students, having studied under Josef von Sternberg, of all people, at UCLA, and their music, with its variable tempos, wildly imagistic and fragmented lyrics, and emphasis on creating aural atmosphere, probably shares more with the churning imagery of Sternberg, Fellini, Paradjanov, Cocteau, Anger, and other druids of cinema than with Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen, in spite of Morrison's poetic pretences. The band's best songs, like "The End," "Riders on the Storm," "Five in One," or "LA Woman," seem innately cinematic, filled with word-pictures and aural landscapes plucked from imaginary epics and subterranean relics or designed to fuel some roaring montage spliced together by some overheated future movie savant: indeed, Francis Coppola did just that with Apocalypse Now (1979). Morrison's brief, bristling, calamitous spell of fame became one of the most immediate reference points for the mystique of rock 'n' roll and late '60s hedonism for anyone inclined to lionise or denigrate either, and Morrison's stature is the very image of the Dionysian, doomed rock hero.

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Nico and Jim

Not much is known by Doors fans about Nico, in most biographies about Jim Morrison she appears in licentious escapade with Morrison cavorting naked on a parapet of 'The Castle' in L.A. In Oliver Stone's The Doors she appears as a German accented amalgam of Andy Warhol's Factory groupies, but if Nico's and Jim Morrison's words can be believed their relationship was much deeper. Nico died July 18, 1988.

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This is the full unedited interview with The Warehouse founder Bill Johnston.

Jessy Williamson. (2014, July 18). The Warehouse - Bill Johnston. Retrieved July 19, 2014, from www.youtube.com
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Jim Morrison NYC 1967

James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida. The American musician, actor, poet and director was the lead singer of the rock band The Doors and is regarded as one of the most influential frontmen in history. He is ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Singers of All Time' list. Morrison started out early on the rock and roll life. From living on canned beans and LSD on a rooftop in 1965 right down to allegedly exposing himself at a 1969 concert in Miami.

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I think I'm a very poor piano player.

—Ray Manzarek

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  • 40 Second Wonder ;)
  • A Night With Jim Morrison at The Alta Cienega Motel
  • Adolf Hitler is still alive
  • Aldous Huxley interview-1958 (FULL)
  • Alice Cooper-Desperado (Live)
  • Back Door Man- The Doors( Live in Seattle ) RARE
  • Blondie Vs The Doors - Rapture Riders'88 (7-inch mix edit)
  • Cartoon About Governor Charlie Crist's Pardon of The Doors Singer Jim Morrison
  • Charlie Crist wants  to give The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison a full pardon:)
  • Dawn's Highway Trailer Small.mov
  • Doors On Backtrax-Interview On Jim Morrison Pt.2
  • Doors On Backtrax-Interview On Jim Morrison Pt.3
  • Doors On Backtrax-Interview on Jim Morrison Pt.1
  • Doorstown: Jim Morrison and The Doors Documentary
  • Feast Of Friends - The Doors Documentary
  • Jim Morrison   The Last 24 Hours - documentary
  • Jim Morrison & Women
  • Jim Morrison Alta Cienega Motel Room 32
  • Jim Morrison Backstage at "Bakersfield Civic Center " 1968 Footage
  • Jim Morrison Pere Lachaise Cemetery Valeri's Cupcake Medallion #4
  • Jim Morrison in "Florida State University: Toward a Greater University"
  • Jim Morrison in an Airplane
  • Jim Morrison on Why Fat is Beautiful | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios
  • Jim Morrison pardon on track
  • Jim Morrison receives pardon in Florida
  • Jim Morrison, The Weird Dawn of Dreams
  • Jim Morrison: His Final Hours - "Final 24"
  • John Densmore On taking Acid With Jim Morrison.
  • Members of The Doors Discuss The Genesis of "Mr. Mojo Risin'"
  • Patricia Kennealy-Morrison on Jim Morrison
  • Rare Live Footage of The Doors and Jim Morrison
  • Riders on the Storm - The Doors HD
  • STORY OF THE DOORS AT NEW ORLEANS, WAREHOUSE DECEMBER 10, 1970 {HD}
  • Salli Stevenson & Jim Morrison 1970 Interview
  • THE DOORS - Rare promo video of Light my fire
  • THE DOORS IN HD - JIM MORRISON - THE END - LIVE IN CONCERT - AMAZING !!!!
  • THE DOORS ROBBY KRIEGER TALKS JIM MORRISON PARDON
  • THE doors - Live at the Bowl `68
  • The Doors   Soundstage Performances 1969
  • The Doors "Rock Is Dead" Rare The Complete Session! 1969
  • The Doors (The Crystal Ship)
  • The Doors (Wild Child rare version)
  • The Doors - Bakersfield 1970 (Synced footage)
  • The Doors - GLORIA - dirty version (music video, fantasy cut)
  • The Doors - L.A. Woman - HQ (official music video)
  • The Doors - Let It Slide
  • The Doors - Light My Fire (Live In Europe 1968)
  • The Doors - Light My Fire [HD]
  • The Doors - Love Street
  • The Doors - Moonlight Drive [HD]
  • The Doors - No One Here Gets Out  Alive A Tribute to Jim Morrison
  • The Doors - R-Evolution 2013 (Official DVD Release)
  • The Doors - Riders On The Storm (ORIGINAL!) - driving with Jim
  • The Doors - Roadhouse Blues (Live)
  • The Doors - Roadhouse Blues, BEST version (live in N.Y. 1970) [music video]
  • The Doors - Ships With Sails (HQ Audio)
  • The Doors - Spanish Caravan (From "Live In Europe 1968" DVD)
  • The Doors - The Changeling Live RARE 8mm Home Movie
  • The Doors - The Future Starts Here - full album / video collection (the doors essential hits)
  • The Doors - The Soft Parade
  • The Doors - Touch Me
  • The Doors - Waiting for the sun
  • The Doors - When The Music's Over (LIVE IN EUROPE 1968)
  • The Doors - Wishful Sinful
  • The Doors - rare - backstage before a concert
  • The Doors Are Open (Full Movie)
  • The Doors Aura Studio Demos (1965) [Early recordings of the Doors]
  • The Doors Back Door Man Live at Matrix "San Francisco" 1967
  • The Doors Break On Through "Promotional & Publicity Film" 1966 HD New Footage
  • The Doors Break On Through at "She-Bang" 1967 New Good Quality
  • The Doors Break on Through Live at "Boston" 1970
  • The Doors Build Me a Woman Live at Aquarius Theater "Private Rehearsal" 1969
  • The Doors Five to One Live at Cleveland Public Auditorium August 3 1968
  • The Doors Five to one / Spanish Caravan Live at "Philadelphia Arena" 1968
  • The Doors Full Concert at "Cleveland Public Auditorium" Cleveland 1968
  • The Doors Live 1968
  • The Doors Live at "Felt Forum" NY 1970 First Night HQ Early Show
  • The Doors Live at Beat Club 1972 Full TV Show
  • The Doors Live at Chicago "Chicago Coliseum" 1968 Full Concert Bootleg
  • The Doors Morrison Hotel Silent 8mm Film Footage 1969 The Changeling 12 11 70
  • The Doors PBS Studio 1969 Full concert
  • The Doors When the Music's Over Live at Matrix "San Francisco" 1967
  • The Doors at '"Murray the K In New York" Full Outtakes 1967
  • The Doors | People Are Strange (Official Video)
  • The Doors, Mr. Mojo Risin The Story Of LA Woman
  • The Doors, Spanish Caravan Live, Madison Square Garden, New York Jan 24, 1969
  • The Doors- Five to One
  • The Doors- Light My Fire Official Live
  • The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin - The Story of LA Woman extras
  • The Doors: When You're Strange
  • The Warehouse - Bill Johnston
  • Turn out the Lights - Jim Morrison's last night on stage
  • When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors (HD Theatrical Trailer)
  • the doors live light my fire hollywood bowl 1968

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The Doors On The Road
by Greg Shaw provides a comprehensive timeline of live performances, reviews of the shows, stage antics of the performers, gossip related to the events, and recording sessions.

Music is very erotic. One of the functions is a purgation of emotion. To call our music orgasmic means that we are able to move people to a kind of emotional orgasm through the medium of words and music. A concert clicks when the musicians and the audience reach a kind of united experience. It is stirring and satisfying to know that the various boundaries which separate people from other people are lowered the space of an hour.

—Jim Morrison

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