Biography

The Doors was founded in 1965, by poet and singer Jim Morrison, drummer John Densmore, keyboarder Ray Manzarek – originally from the Rick And The Ravens band – and guitarist Robby Krieger. The musicians decided not to take a bassist for live acts, making a major accent of their work on the electric organ of Manzarek and mesmerizing vocals by Morrison. However, they invited many famous bassists for their studio sessions, among them – Harvey Brooks, Larry Knetchel and others. Since their first release to the final dissolution in 1972, The Doors was rightfully considered one of the mysterious and unusual rock commands ever on the world scene. Even after Morrison's strange death his albums are of immense success – one million discs is sold annually – while his poetic legacy still thrills the conscious of many people.

In 1966, The Doors started performing at a fashionable at that time club Whisky A Go Go. However, soon the band was fired with a scandal. Nevertheless, the musicians showed no sorrow about this case – they got down to the record of their debut The Doors, which was released in 1967. Winding and rocky Break On Through (To The Other Side) became the first single from the disc, it was followed by the love song Light My Fire, which made stars out of the command members. Morrison became the sex symbol for the youth, and The Doors itself got its rebellious image after a scandalous performance at the Ad Sullivan Show. The band continued its success with the dark and philosophic single People Are Strange. The second disc Strange Days that hit the shelves the same year presented the world with the eponymous hit single. The record of the third work Waiting For The Sun was accompanied with tension among the members, as Morison started drinking too much. In 1968, The Doors released an up-tempo single Hello, I Love You, which extricated hot debates in press, trying to charge musicians in plagiarism.

In 1969, the so-called Miami accident took place. Morrison shouted abusive phrases to the public, had emotional outbursts on the scene – in the end the show was closed. Morrison received a notice paper to appear in court, while The Doors had to cancel the scheduled tour. In October 1970, the singer was acquitted of two charges, but he appealed. His case was still on appeal, when Morrison died. In 1969, The Doors released a new album The Soft Parade, which featured the experimental material with the pop music slant. The lead single Touch Me was decorated with the saxophone party. Morrison's alcoholism progressed – he became very aggressive, which made problems in The Doors functioning. In 1970, the band released a powerful hard rock full-length Morrison Hotel, which was opened by the Roadhouse Blues song. The L.A. Woman disc, fulfilled in the best traditions of The Doors, followed. Jim Morrison died under strange circumstances in Paris and was buried there in July 1971. The Doors released two more albums after his death and disintegrated. Its former members still play the legacy of The Doors in other collectives, releasing the unpublished earlier musical material by the legendary group. This year they issued the unique live record of The Doors concert in Pittsburgh, titled Life In Pittsburgh.

Studio Albums

The Doors, L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition) mp3L.A. Woman (40th Anniversary Edition)
2012
  • Acid Rock
  • Blues Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
The Doors, Full Circle mp3Full Circle
1972
  • Blues Rock
  • Jazz-Rock
  • Progressive Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
The Doors, Other Voices mp3Other Voices
1971
  • Blues Rock
  • Progressive Rock
The Doors, Morrison Hotel mp3Morrison Hotel
1970
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Blues Rock
The Doors, Waiting for the Sun mp3Waiting for the Sun
1968
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Rock
  • Blues Rock
  • Acid Rock
The Doors, Strange Days mp3Strange Days
0
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Rock
  • Blues Rock
  • Acid Rock

Compilation albums

The Doors, The Future Starts Here: The Essential Doors Hits mp3The Future Starts Here: The Essential Doors Hits
2008
  • Acid Rock
  • Blues Rock
  • Pop/Rock
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Pop
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Rock
The Doors, Perception mp3Perception
2006
  • Hard Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Acid Rock
  • Blues Rock

Lives

The Doors, Live At The Bowl '68 mp3Live At The Bowl '68
2012
  • Psychedelic Rock
The Doors, Live in Vancouver 1970 mp3Live in Vancouver 1970
2010
  • Blues Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Rock
The Doors, Live at the Matrix mp3Live at the Matrix
2008
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Rock
The Doors, Live in Pittsburgh 1970 mp3Live in Pittsburgh 1970
2008
  • Blues Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
The Doors, Absolutely Live mp3Absolutely Live
1970
  • Psychedelic Rock
  • Acid Rock
  • Blues Rock