The Doors were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965. They were a quartet consisting of vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore.
The band started their career with a residence at the LA Club London Fog from February to May 1966, before moving on to be the house band at Whiskey A Go Go later that year, where they were spotted by Elektra Records.
The band released their debut album The Doors in January 1967, shortly after which their second single Light My Fire reached number one on the Billboard chart, selling over a million copies. This success marked the start of a string of hit singles and albums that would become regarded as classics. The Doors created an intense, unique relationship with their audience to challenge and confront them through their intoxicating music.
The Doors went on to release six albums in five years, some of which are regarded as being the greatest of all time including Strange Days and L.A. Woman. By 1972 they had sold over 4 million albums and 8 million singles. Jim Morrison sadly died in 1971 aged 27 in unexplained circumstances. The band continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973.
The Doors were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1993.
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Jim Morrison, The Doors onstage at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles in July 1968.
Jim Morrison captured inside his limo whilst parked outside The Doors office in LA in 1967