Three days before the conversation you're about to read took place, the city of Los Angeles honored the 50th anniversary of a self-titled album that even now remains among the most acclaimed recordings in the history of rock and roll, officially declaring Wednesday, Jan. 4, the Day of the Doors at a rainy outdoor ceremony in Venice, Calif., where it all began.

The two surviving members—lead guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore—reunited on an outdoor stage and treated the crowd to a spirited take on "L.A. Woman," the title track to the final album they recorded with Jim Morrison before his tragic death, at 27.

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Jim Morrison by Stephan Beauvais

Jim Morrison Project

The Jim Morrison Project is an audio & visual anthology detailing the life of Jim Morrison through his poetry, films, art, spoken word & music with The Doors.