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The Doors

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The Doors were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. They were among the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, partly due to Morrison's lyrics and voice, along with his erratic stage persona. The group is widely regarded as an important figure of the era's counterculture.The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception, itself a reference to a quote by William Blake. After signing with Elektra Records in 1966, the Doors with Morrison recorded and released six studio albums in five years, some of which are generally considered among the greatest of all time, including their self-titled debut (1967), Strange Days (1967), and L.A. Woman (1971). They were one of the most successful bands during that time and by 1972 the Doors had sold over 4 million albums domestically and nearly 8 million singles.Morrison died in uncertain circumstances in 1971. The band continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973. They released three more albums in the 1970s, one of which featured earlier recordings by Morrison, and over the decades reunited on stage in various configurations. In 2002, Manzarek, Krieger and Ian Astbury of the Cult on vocals started performing as "The Doors of the 21st Century". Densmore and the Morrison estate successfully sued them over the use of the band's name. After a short time as Riders on the Storm, they settled on the name Manzarek–Krieger and toured until Manzarek's death in 2013.

The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold LPs. According to the RIAA, they have sold 34 million albums in the United States and over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time. The Doors have been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by magazines including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 41st on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". In 1993, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Articles

October 11, 2021

Robby Krieger Aims to Get ‘Closer to the Truth’ About The Doors With His First Memoir

Robby Krieger's 'Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with the Doors' publishes on Oct. 12 through Little, Brown.

www.billboard.com

Discs

L.A. Woman (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

December 3, 2021

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The Changeling (2021 Remaster)

October 29, 2021

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L.A. Woman (Pt. 2) [L.A. Woman Sessions]

October 1, 2021

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Riders On The Storm (Sunset Sound Demo)

September 1, 2021

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Morrison Hotel (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

October 9, 2020

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Roadhouse Blues (Takes 1 & 2) [We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time] [2020 Remaster]

October 1, 2020

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Queen of the Highway (Various Takes) [2020 Remaster]

September 10, 2020

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Peace Frog/Blue Sunday (Take 4) [2020 Remaster]

August 20, 2020

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The Soft Parade (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

November 1, 2019

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Waiting for the Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

September 14, 2018

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Hello I Love You

July 31, 2018

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Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970

February 23, 2018

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Strange Days (50th Anniversary Expanded Edition) [2017 Remaster]

November 17, 2017

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Light My Fire

July 28, 2017

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The Doors (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

March 31, 2017

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London Fog 1966 (Live)

December 16, 2016

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Breakn' A Sweat (Zedd Remix)

February 7, 2012

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The Doors (Original Soundtrack Recording)

January 1, 1991

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An American Prayer

January 1, 1978

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Full Circle

July 17, 1972

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Other Voices

October 18, 1971

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L.A. Woman

April 19, 1971

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Absolutely Live

July 20, 1970

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Morrison Hotel

February 9, 1970

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The Soft Parade

July 21, 1969

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Waiting for the Sun

July 3, 1968

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Strange Days

September 25, 1967

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The Doors

January 4, 1967

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Light My Fire / Crystal Ship

January 1, 1967

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