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The Doors
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The Doors in 1966. From left to right: Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, US
Genres Rock, blues-rock, psychedelic rock, acid rock, hard rock
Years active 1965 – 1973
(Partial reunions: 1978, 1993, 2000, 2002-present)
Labels Elektra, Rhino
Past members Jim Morrison
John Densmore
Ray Manzarek
Robby Krieger

The Doors was an American rock band. They were one of the most popular rock groups of all time. Led by poet/drifter/failed film student, Jim Morrison, along with Ray Manzarek (keyboards), John Densmore (drums) and Robby Krieger (guitar), the group is thought of today as a major influence on rock music, and they are still just as popular as they ever were, if not more popular.

Morrison died in Paris, France, on July 3, 1971. His death is thought to have been caused by a heart attack.

There is a 1991 movie about them, also called The Doors. It was directed by Oliver Stone and starred Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison.


Studio albums
  • The Doors (1967)
  • Strange Days (1967)
  • Waiting for the Sun (1968)
  • The Soft Parade (1969)
  • Morrison Hotel (1970)
  • L.A. Woman (1971)
  • Other Voices (1971)
  • Full Circle (1972)

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