Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wednesday Music #20: The Doors

The year is 1965, right in the midst of the psychedelic rock phase. The setting: Los Angeles, California, a bustling, modernly urban city by then. A new band is forming: The Doors. Ray Manzarek at the keyboard. Robby Krieger on the guitar. John Densmore playing the drums. And, of course, Jim Morrison for vocals.

It was Jim Morrison's hypnotizing, exotic songwriting and his devilishly interesting stage persona that boosted the band to fame. After his untimely death in '71, the rest of the band struggled on for a few years before ultimately breaking up in '73. In their rollercoaster ride of infamy, they created many huge hits that still make it on the playlists of younger students from high schools to colleges and older free spirits alike.

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