How the Doors Harassed a Radio Station for Airplay More Than 100 Times to Get a 70s Hit; Professor of Rock Investigates

Professor Of Rock has released their new video, along with the following message:

"The revolutionary story of the rock classic "Break On Through (To The Other Side)" by The Doors. The song was Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore’s debut single, but it flopped. It only went to #126 but years later it has become one of their greatest songs and ushered in their rock meets psychedelic poetry. They rocked the end of the 60s into the 70s until lead singer Morrison’s death…"

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Let It Roll: The 20 Greatest Doors Songs, Ranked

Though they were only together five years, their catalog is arguably the most diverse and unique in music history. They didn't sound like anyone in 1967, and they don't sound like anyone today. They are 100% authentic—a band whose only influence was themselves.

by Asher Luberto
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Behind The Song Lyrics: “Strange Days,” The Doors

What a voice!

It really does sound like The Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison is calling out from beyond the heavens, beyond the grave, beyond consciousness—just beyond. The feeling, his vibe, of course, adds to the strangeness that permeates his band’s hit “Strange Days.”

by Jacob Uitti
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1960s Soulmates: The Friendship of Eric Burdon And Jim Morrison

Eric Burdon is one of the most powerful vocalists from the 1960s. Although he didn’t pen ‘The House of The Rising Sun’, his voice wraps around the words like the familiar strains of a writer singing his own work. And that’s exactly what we get on ‘The House of The Rising Sun’, The Animals’ blistering rendition of a blues standard.

by Eoghan Lyng

55 Years Ago Today Revisiting The Doors’ Eponymous Debut LP

Released in January of 1967 (1/4/67), the Doors’ self-titled debut album predates other monumental titles of the year—The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Jefferson Airplane‘s Surrealistic Pillow, Cream‘s Disraeli Gears, and Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced?—and effectively helped set the stage for a cultural/societal upheaval at this point in just its nascent stages.

by Doug Collette
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Classic Rock Magazine Spotlights Two Upcoming Genesis Editions

The latest issue of Classic Rock magazine delivers glowing reviews for two upcoming Genesis editions, A Guide to the Labyrinth: The Collected Works of Jim Morrison and Lenny Kravitz: The Formative Years, 1989-1993.

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The Doors: A Track-by-track Guide

Before the Doors made a record, they developed their signature sound onstage in front of audiences.

"A lot of the songs in the beginning, me or [Robby Krieger] would come in with a basic idea, words and melody," singer Jim Morrison told Rolling Stone in 1969. "But then the whole arrangement and actual generation of the piece would happen night after night, day after day, either in rehearsal or in clubs."

by Allison Rapp