Jim Morrison https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/ en Flashback to The Doors' Performing 'Light My Fire' on American Bandstand in 1967 https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/flashback-to-the-doors-radiant-light-my-fire-on-american-bandstand-in-1967 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Flashback to The Doors&#039; Performing &#039;Light My Fire&#039; on American Bandstand in 1967</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1351" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">karajayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/04/2023 - 14:47</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2021-07/the-doors_0.jpg" width="1000" height="601" alt="the doors " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="doors" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a6625362-ac7c-4bc2-b13f-e7851b13484f" height="630" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/doors_3.jpg" width="1000" /><figcaption><em>The Doors. Photo by Central Press/Getty Images. </em></figcaption></figure><p>In 1967,<b> </b><a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/i-like-the-doors-playlist">The Doors</a><b> </b>scored their first No. 1 on the US singles chart with an edited version of <em>Light My Fire</em>, which spent three weeks in the top spot. The country loved the song so much that even the full six-minute and fifty-second album cut eventually made its way to the radio airwaves. </p> <p>As a testament to their success, the psychedelic rockers were invited to perform the single live on Dick Clark’s <i>American Bandstand</i> – a right of passage for any up-and-coming artist of the era. It would be a few months before the band’s infamous banning from <em>The Ed Sullivan Show </em>following  <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/jim-morrison-remembering-an-icon">Jim Morrison</a>'s refusal to change the lyric “Girl we couldn't get much higher” ... the rebel poet instead added extra emphasis to the contentious word.</p> <p>But Dick Clark wasn’t interested in taming the Lizard King’s radical fervor. Surely, Clark knew Morrison's gyrating leather-clad hips had the power to whip a 1960s audience to hysteria; in other words, it was the recipe for irresistible viewing. </p> <p>After The Doors kicked things off with a glorious rendition of <em>Crystal Ship</em>, the host took a moment to interview the band, wrapping up with: “Well, do the thing that set the whole music business on fire. Ladies and gentlemen, again, The Doors!”</p> <p>Watch the scintillating performance of <em>Crystal Ship</em> and <em>Light My Fire</em> below.</p> <p><b>The Doors | Live on <i>American Bandstand</i> in 1967</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-dtkpot2l7si" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/dTkPOt2L7sI?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>Over 50 years on, The Doors’ influence on culture and music is undeniable. Morrison combined the sultry intensity of <strong>Elvis</strong>, the metaphysical intellect of <strong>Bob Dylan</strong>, and an unwavering dedication to “break on through to the other side” that undoubtedly inspired the punk movement that would follow in his wake. </p> <h1 class="text-align-center"><a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">GET THE DOORS ALBUMS ON VINYL, HERE. </a></h1> <p>Listen to <a href="spotify:playlist:37i9dQZF1DX95gx8SY6DLX" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO19UBIk" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://music.apple.com/au/playlist/the-doors-essentials/pl.c805b077bfd0493abb0d12c0f7cef7ac" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Apple Music:</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *; fullscreen *" frameborder="0" height="450" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;" data-src="https://embed.music.apple.com/au/playlist/the-doors-essentials/pl.c805b077bfd0493abb0d12c0f7cef7ac" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/60s-0" hreflang="en">60s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/70s-0" hreflang="en">70s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-0" hreflang="en"> rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/blues-2" hreflang="en">blues</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/tv-0" hreflang="en">tv</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/flashback" hreflang="en">flashback</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">flashback-to-the-doors-radiant-light-my-fire-on-american-bandstand-in-1967</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">Kara Jayne</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Wed, 04 Jan 2023 03:47:59 +0000 karajayne 235101 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com Listen to a Previously Unreleased Song by The Doors https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/listen-previously-unreleased-song-doors-wm <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Listen to a Previously Unreleased Song by The Doors </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1351" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">karajayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/23/2022 - 12:22</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2022-11/doors.jpg" width="1000" height="612" alt="doors" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="doors" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="776acc49-c99a-4f76-9e26-ddc5a37aa6ba" height="612" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/doors_2.jpg" width="1000" /><figcaption><em>The Doors. Photo by Bettmann/Contributor/Getty Images. </em></figcaption></figure><p>A previously unreleased song by<b> The Doors </b>has been unveiled. Titled, <i>Paris Blues</i>, it’s the band’s "last known unissued studio recording."</p> <p>“‘Paris Blues’ traveled a long and winding path to its release, taking on a mythic quality among Doors’ fans along the way,” notes an accompanying statement. “An original blues song written by the band; the track was recorded during one of the band’s recording sessions for either <i>The Soft Parade </i>or <i>L.A. Woman</i> (no one seems to remember).”</p> <p>Meaning that <i>Paris Blues</i> was recorded sometime between 1968 and 1970. Listen below!</p> <p><b>The Doors | ‘Paris Blues’ [Official Video]</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-ums-ba8jvea" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/uMs-ba8jveA?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>“The master tape of the song was lost and the only surviving copy was given to Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek,” the statement continued. “Sadly, this copy was partially damaged by his son Pablo (a toddler at the time), who recorded over a few short parts. Now, through some creative editing, the song has been rescued from obscurity for the new album.”</p> <p><a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/the-doors-50-years-50-extraordinary-facts">READ MORE: THE DOORS: 50 EXTRAORDINARY FACTS</a></p> <h1 class="text-align-center"><a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors">GET THE DOORS ALBUMS &amp; MERCH, HERE. </a></h1> <p>Listen to <a href="spotify:album:7qotTIEVC9DQ78NAFX03nT" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/7qotTIEVC9DQ78NAFX03nT" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to<a href="https://music.apple.com/us/album/paris-blues-single/1653967896" rel=" noopener" target="_blank"> The Doors</a> on Apple Music: </p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *; fullscreen *; clipboard-write" frameborder="0" height="450" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;" data-src="https://embed.music.apple.com/us/album/paris-blues-single/1653967896" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/60s-2" hreflang="en"> 60s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/70s-2" hreflang="en"> 70s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-0" hreflang="en"> rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/blues-0" hreflang="en"> blues</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/psychedelic-0" hreflang="en">psychedelic</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">listen-previously-unreleased-song-doors-wm</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">I Like Your Old Stuff</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Nov 2022 01:22:41 +0000 karajayne 237281 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/listen-previously-unreleased-song-doors-wm#comments Flashback to The Doors’ 'Hello, I Love You' Live At Hollywood Bowl in 1968 https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/flashback-to-the-doors-hello-i-love-you-live-at-hollywood-bowl-in-1968 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Flashback to The Doors’ &#039;Hello, I Love You&#039; Live At Hollywood Bowl in 1968</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 07/03/2022 - 14:34</span> <div class="field field--name-field-newsid field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">75151</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2020-08/jim-morrisson-1968.jpg" width="1000" height="612" alt="Flashback to The Doors’ “Hello, I Love You” Live At Hollywood Bowl in 1968" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure class="align-center" role="group"><img alt="jim Morrison, 1968" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5713e0ab-d7e7-47f5-9ec3-04ff6318a529" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/jim-morrisson-1968.jpg" /><figcaption><em>Jim Morrison of The Doors performs at the Hollywood Bowl, July 5, 1968. Photo by Ed Caraeff/Getty Images.</em></figcaption></figure><p>On July 5<sup>th</sup>, 1968, the <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/the-blues-roots-of-the-doors">Doors</a> performed at the prestigious Hollywood Bowl, in their hometown Los Angeles. As they took to the stage on the back of their 3rd album, <i>Waiting For The Sun </i>to perform the lead single <em>Hello, I Love You</em>, <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/the-doors-jim-morrison-rock-idol-or-cursed-poet">Jim Morrison</a> was at his enigmatic best. Doors’ shows were synonymous with boundary-pushing, mind-altering antics, but this one – of only two professionally recorded live performances of the band in colour – is memorable for the opposite. The power of this performance comes from polished control and lush, dynamic musicianship, capturing the icons in peak form. </p> <p>Just under a month later, on this day in 1968, <em>Hello, I Love You</em> hit the No. 1 spot on the US singles charts and stayed there for a number of weeks. At the same time, a version of <em>Light My Fire</em> by Jose Feliciano's was also in the top 5, giving the Doors two songs at the top of the charts simultaneously. Watch below as they deliver an outstanding rendition of the hit single at one of their most memorable moments. </p> <p><b>The Doors | “Hello, I Love You” [Live At The Bowl '68]</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" frameborder="0" height="480" id="ytplayer-c1huruo6wj0" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/c1huRuo6Wj0?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1" width="854"></iframe></div> <p>Doors manager, Jeff Jampol once described the band’s live performances as “a shamanistic journey into dark rock and roll psychedelic theatre -- a swirling mixture of rock ‘n’ roll heat, poetry, danger, drama and unbridled musical virtuosity.”</p> <p>Check out The Doors Live at Hollywood Bowl ‘68 concert film, <a href="https://www.rhino.com/article/the-doors-live-at-the-bowl-68" target="_blank">here.</a> </p> <h1 class="text-align-center"><a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">GET THE DOORS ALBUMS ON VINYL, HERE. </a></h1> <p>Listen to <a href="spotify:playlist:37i9dQZF1DX95gx8SY6DLX" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO19UBIk" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://music.apple.com/us/album/live-at-the-bowl-68/564061338" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Apple Music:</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; 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Mixing new songs written on the road with some penned before the band’s debut, the Elektra collection benefits from an increased budget, access to an eight-track recorder and additional time to experiment in the studio.</p> <p>“We all thought it was the best album,” producer Paul Rothchild once said of <i>Strange Days</i>, and while there's strong competition for that title, give the platinum-certified set another spin and you may be inclined to agree.</p> <p><b>The Doors | ’When the Music's Over’</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-nojsmxsfcwk" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/nOJSmXSFCWk?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p><b>The Doors | ‘Love Me Two Times’ [Live In Europe, 1968]</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-pcas-i79wye" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pcAS_i79WYE?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <h1 class="text-align-center"><a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors">GET THE DOORS ALBUMS &amp; MERCH, HERE. </a></h1> <p>Listen to <a href="spotify:album:6v5IVMmY1IvWtbfnQoiFSf" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/6v5IVMmY1IvWtbfnQoiFSf" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://music.apple.com/us/album/strange-days-50th-anniversary-deluxe-edition/1287538882" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Apple Music: </p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *; fullscreen *" frameborder="0" height="450" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;" data-src="https://embed.music.apple.com/us/album/strange-days-50th-anniversary-deluxe-edition/1287538882" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/60s-2" hreflang="en"> 60s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-0" hreflang="en"> rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/blues-2" hreflang="en">blues</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/classic-rock-1" hreflang="en">classic rock</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">revisit-the-doors-strange-days-at-55</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">Via Rhino </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Wed, 02 Mar 2022 00:00:11 +0000 karajayne 236171 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com The Doors: 50 Extraordinary Facts https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/the-doors-50-years-50-extraordinary-facts <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Doors: 50 Extraordinary Facts</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Site Factory admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 02/12/2022 - 11:18</span> <div class="field field--name-field-newsid field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News id</div> <div class="field__item">64426</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2022-02/doors.jpg" width="1000" height="637" alt="doors" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure class="align-center" role="group"><figcaption><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="doors" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="450c3317-2743-4c8d-a356-28a44f2ba93c" height="637" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/doors_1.jpg" width="1000" /><figcaption><em>The Doors. Photo by Estate of Edmund Teske/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.</em></figcaption></figure><p><strong>We’ve compiled 50 intriguing facts to absorb while you reacquaint yourself with the psychedelic blues of The Doors.</strong></p> </figcaption></figure><p>1. In 1968, frontman <strong>Jim Morrison</strong> was asked by New York Magazine how he prepared for stardom. “I stopped getting haircuts,” he answered.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->2. The Doors’ self-titled album was recorded in six days from start to finish.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->3. Hairstylist, Jay Sebring gave Jim Morrison his famed ‘Alexander The Great’ haircut in 1967. He was shot dead by Charles Manson’s acolytes in 1969 at the home of his friend, actress Sharon Tate.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->4. Keyboardist Ray Manzarek’s surname was actually spelt Manczarek, but he amended the Polish name after the formation of <strong>The Doors</strong>.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->5. Record label executive, Jac Holzman signed The Doors to Elektra after <strong>Love</strong>’s Arthur Lee tipped him off about the up-and-coming Californians playing at the popular club Whisky A Go-Go.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->6. After hearing Morrison perform his songs a cappella for the first time, an awed Manzarek told his friend “we’re gonna make a million dollars.”</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->7. Jim Morrison had an affair with <strong>The Velvet Underground</strong>’s German vocalist <strong>Nico</strong>. <strong>Andy Warhol</strong> wanted to film them having sex for his film, <em>Fuck</em>. Jim turned him down with a ‘Fuck off, Andy’.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->8. After the 1970 death of his former lover <strong>Janis Joplin</strong>, Morrison would tell bar buddies “You’re drinking with the next one.”</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->9. Due to Morrison’s early shyness, Ray Manzarek sang most songs at the earliest Doors gigs.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->10. While recording the first album, Morrison is said to have exclaimed “We don’t have enough original songs”. Guitarist <strong>Robby Krieger</strong> turned up with <em>Light My Fire</em> the next day.</p> <p><strong>The Doors | 'Light My Fire'</strong></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-mbj1rfaoylk" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/mbj1RFaoyLk?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->11. A cover of <strong>Willie Dixon</strong>’s <em>Backdoor Man</em> was included on <em>The Doors</em> as a nod to Morrison’s anal sex obsession. In Mick Wall’s <em>Love Becomes A Funeral Pyre</em> biography, it’s said: “Every groupie on Sunset was now privately complaining about how Jim was pestering them for it.”</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->12. Playing the Fillmore in 1967, Morrison expertly knocked down famous San Francisco promoter Bill Graham with a mic he had been swinging wildly.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->13. Still a few years away from the heights of his ‘70s fame, <strong>Alice Cooper</strong> was a Jim Morrison drinking buddy during 1968.</p> <p><img src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/58ddeed56d93c.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->14. <em>No One Here Gets Out Alive</em>, an early biography of The Doors, stated Errol Flynn’s daughter, Rory was a Doors groupie during their 1966 house band stint at the Whisky A Go-Go.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->15. Morrison’s father, Steve Morrison was an elite US fighter pilot in WWII. Steve earned a Bronze Star in the Korean War for ‘heroic achievement’ in a combat zone.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->16. When Ray Manzarek first met Jim while studying film at UCLA, the future rock god was described as an overweight outcast.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->17. An advertisement for The Doors’ self-titled album was the first rock billboard erected on Sunset Strip.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->18. Morrison was a nervous child who wet the bed. It has been reported his mother would force him to sleep in the wet sheets as punishment.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->19. During their 1968 European tour, The Doors performed their Amsterdam show without their frontman, who was obliterated on local substances. The crowd were said to have barely registered the absence.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->20. When <em>Hello I Love You</em> became a hit for The Doors in 1968, <strong>Ray Davies</strong>’ publishers went after the band for ripping off <strong>The Kinks</strong>’ 1965 hit <em>All Day And All Of The Night</em>. “My publisher wanted to sue,” Davies later told <em>Rolling Stone</em>. “I was unwilling to do that. I think they cut a deal somewhere.”</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->21. Despite being employed by the Whisky A Go-Go in 1967 as the house band, not even the Whisky’s founder Elmer Valentine was spared in Morrison’s routine verbal tirades. Morrison would scream “Fuck you, Elmer!” from the stage during his binges.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->22. Morrison went to George Washington High School with Ellen Cohen, who would later find fame as <strong>Mama Cass Elliot</strong> in <strong>The Mamas &amp; The Papas</strong>.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->23. The last time Jim Morrison ever saw his mother was at The Doors’ performance at the Washington Hilton in 1967. Seated in the front row, Morrison fixed his eyes on her during the climactic “Mother, I want to fuck you” line in <em>The End</em>, then never spoke to her again.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->24. Morrison’s first mugshot was taken when he was arrested for public drunkenness at a football game in Tallahassee, Florida in September 1963.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->25. After their first album was released, The Doors were offered a lucrative deal with Buick to use <em>Light My Fire</em> in a commercial. While the rest of the band had approved the offer, Morrison flew into a rage when told of the plan to change the lyric to “Come on Buick, light my fire.” The deal was cancelled at the last minute.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->26. Dennis Jakob’s autobiography <em>Summer With Morrison</em> book describes Jim spending nights in Venice Beach as a teenage peeping tom, watching through neighbourhood windows for hours.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->27. In the band’s first bio for Elektra, Morrison (incorrectly) stated his parents were both dead.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->28. Drummer John Densmore and Ray Manzarek first met at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s transcendental meditation class in Santa Monica. The Maharishi would later gain pop culture infamy when The Beatles travelled to India to study with him in 1968.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->29. Sharing a surname and a stage, Morrison sang <em>Gloria</em> with <strong>Van Morrison</strong> during Them’s Whisky A Go-Go gig in 1966.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->30. Ray Manzarek considered the perfect joints Morrison rolled during their UCLA years to be “works of art”.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->31. Two jams developed during The Doors’ regular slot at the dive bar London Fog in 1966 – <em>Latin Shit #1</em> and <em>Latin Shit #2</em> - would respectively evolve into <em>Light My Fire</em> and <em>"Break On Through</em>.</p> <p><strong>The Doors | 'Break on Through (To The Other Side)'</strong></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-ycohm-ciluy" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/YCohm_CilUY?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->32. Before forming The Doors, a drunk Jim gatecrashed a set by Manzarek’s 1965 band <strong>Rick &amp; The Ravens</strong> and sang a shambling version of <em>Louie Louie</em> with them.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->33. A lifelong fan of taunting behaviour, Morrison was kicked out of cubs for mocking his scout leader.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->34. Morrison had originally asked for his name to be billed as James Phoenix on The Doors’ second album so his father’s military career wasn’t affected. He was talked out of it before the album artwork went to print.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->35. The Doors were photographed by Linda Eastman before she became <strong>Mrs Paul McCartney.</strong> Morrison spent the night with her. “She exhausted me,” Jim said of the blonde photographer. “We were like upside down and sideways.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/58ddf25ac003c.jpg" width="100%" /><br /><em>(Photo by Linda Eastman)</em></p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->36. After trying to force her face into his lap at a party, Janis Joplin broke a bottle of Southern Comfort over Morrison’s head.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->37. The Doors were eventually fired from their regular slot at the Whisky A Go-Go due to the offensive Oedipal lyrical finale to <em>The End.</em></p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->38. Guests at The Doors’ first London show at Roundhouse in 1968 included <strong>Paul McCartney</strong>, <strong>George Harrison</strong>, <strong>Mick Jagger</strong>, <strong>Keith Richards</strong>, <strong>Terrence Stamp</strong> and <strong>Julie Christie</strong>.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->39. After failing to get a job in film after completing studies at UCLA, Morrison was so poverty-stricken he was forced to sleep on a friend’s roof.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->40. When <strong>Lou Reed</strong> – who also went out with Morrison’s one-time paramour Nico – was told of Morrison’s 1971 death in Paris, he was said to exclaim: “He died in a bathtub? How fabulous.”</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->41. An early fan of the band, <strong>Paul Newman</strong> had been interested in the band writing a theme tune for <em>Cool Hand Luke</em>.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->42. During their Winterland Ballroom show in San Francisco in 1967, the band stopped the set to watch their pre-recorded Jonathan Winters TV show appearance on a television set up beside the stage.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" height="314" src="//www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/mu3oWQFa65Y" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->43. Elektra head Jac Holzman offered each of The Doors a gift when <em>Light My Fire</em> went to number one. John Densmore was given a thoroughbred horse.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->44. On Long Island in April 1968, Jim drank 26 vodkas and orange between 4pm and 8pm. He attempted to get up and sing during <strong>Jimi Hendrix</strong>’s set, but was (unsurprisingly) too drunk to stand.</p> <p><img src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/58ddf81d5ed3c.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->45. Aspiring carpenter Harrison Ford helped lug filming equipment during The Doors’ Live At The Hollywood Bowl recording in 1968.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->46. Jim and <strong>Grace Slick </strong>had a sexual escapade involving strawberries during a European tour featuring The Doors and <strong>Jefferson Airplane</strong>.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->47. Morrison, intent on provocation, notched up numerous acts of public urination during his UCLA years. He pissed in the university library, on the carpet at house parties and in school lockers.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->48. A lamb was brought onstage at a Florida show to promote vegetarianism, but Morrison undermined the message by rating, “I’d fuck her but she’s too young.” He then incited the audience to get naked – thousands took him up on his offer. <em>Rolling Stone</em>’s review of the show was headlined “Jim’s Organ Recital”.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->49. Michu Meszaros, the small man on the ˆ album cover, also worked as <strong>ALF </strong>in the 1980s and as a stunt baby in <em>Look Who’s Talking</em>.</p> <p><!-- [if !supportLists]-->50. Steve Morrison became youngest admiral in US Navy at 47 years of age, just as his son’s breakthrough hit <em>Light My Fire</em> sat at number one in the chart.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">###</p> <p>The Doors found their mojo (and <i>Mr. Mojo Risin’</i>) in November 1970 as they recorded <i>L.A. Woman </i>over six days at the Workshop, the band’s rehearsal space on Santa Monica Boulevard. A success both critically and commercially, the album was certified double-platinum and contains some of the band’s most enduring music, including the Top 20 hit <i>Love Her Madly</i>, <i>Riders On The Storm</i>, and the title-track.</p> <p>To commemorate the album’s 50-year anniversary, a 3-CD/1-LP set twas released in December last year. <i>L.A. WOMAN: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION</i> includes the original album newly remastered by The Doors’ longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, two bonus discs of unreleased studio outtakes, and the stereo mix of the original album on 180-gram virgin vinyl. Included is a previously unheard original demo of <i>Riders On The Storm</i> from the early recording sessions for the album which was discovered on an unmarked tape reel in the band’s vault, having been assumed lost for decades. The new expanded collection also includes, along with the album,  has been expanded with more than two hours of unreleased recordings, allowing the listener to experience the progression of each song as it developed in the studio. The outtakes capture Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, and Ray Manzarek working in the studio. <a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors">Get<i> L.A. Woman (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)</i>, here. </a></p> <p> </p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors/l-a-woman-50th-anniversary-deluxe-edition" rel=" noopener" target="_blank"><img alt="las woman" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7ee70582-42ef-45da-8b5b-0cb1102c7952" height="321" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/la%20woman%20_0.jpg" width="350" /></a> <figcaption><em>'<a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors">L.A. Woman (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)</a>'</em></figcaption></figure> <p>Engineer and mixer, Bruce Botnick said: “The previously unreleased reels here – serial takes of <em>The Changeling</em>, <em>Love Her Madly</em>, <em>Riders On The Storm</em>, and <em>L.A. Woman</em> – depict a band obsessed with groove while executing turns and flourishes with the precision of a well-drilled soul combo…The idea was to go from song to song, to let it flow.”</p> <h1 class="text-align-center"><a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">GET THE DOORS ALBUMS &amp; MERCH, HERE. </a></h1> <p>Listen to <a href="spotify:playlist:37i9dQZF1DZ06evO19UBIk" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/playlist/37i9dQZF1DZ06evO19UBIk" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-doors-essentials/pl.c805b077bfd0493abb0d12c0f7cef7ac" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Apple Music:</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *; fullscreen *" frameborder="0" height="450" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;" data-src="https://embed.music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-doors-essentials/pl.c805b077bfd0493abb0d12c0f7cef7ac" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-1" hreflang="en">rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/60s-0" hreflang="en">60s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/lists-0" hreflang="en">lists</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-home-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Home Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2022-04/doors_1.jpeg" width="1000" height="637" alt="doors" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">the-doors-50-years-50-extraordinary-facts</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">Scott McLennan </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">On</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-header-carousel-order field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Header Carousel Order</div> <div class="field__item">3</div> </div> Sat, 12 Feb 2022 00:18:58 +0000 Site Factory admin 226856 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com See Rare Studio Footage of the Doors Recording ‘Wild Child’ in 1968 https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/see-rare-studio-footage-of-the-doors-recording-wild-child-in-1968 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">See Rare Studio Footage of the Doors Recording ‘Wild Child’ in 1968</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1351" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">karajayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/05/2022 - 14:06</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2022-01/the-doors.jpg" width="1000" height="618" alt="the doors" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img"><img alt="the doors " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="75409cc7-3504-4e27-8af5-cd9b14ed9111" height="618" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/the-doors_3.jpg" width="1000" /><figcaption><em>(Image via YouTube)</em></figcaption></figure><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ArhHUvlY7w&amp;t=20s%C2%A0">The Doors</a> may have emerged from the mid-60s Californian flower power scene, but at the heart of their free love facade was the brooding origins of revolutionary rock. When <i>Life</i> journalist Fred Powledge decided to profile the band, and their enigmatic frontman <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/jim-morrison-remembering-an-icon">Jim Morrison</a>, he summed up this duality perfectly, writing: “Once you see him perform, you realise that he also seems dangerous, which, for a poet, may be a contradiction in terms.” </p> <p>Powledge wasn’t a music journalist, instead, he was focused on covering the civil rights movement from a political perspective, meaning his choice to even write about the band strengthens his point.  </p> <p>“Morrison is a very good actor and a very good poet, one who speaks in short, beautiful bursts, like the Roman Catullus,” Powledge continued. “His lyrics often seem obscure, but their obscurity, instead of making you hurry off to play a Pete Seeger record that you can <i>understand</i>, challenges you to try to interpret. You sense that Morrison is writing about weird scenes he’s been privy to, about which he would rather not be too explicit.”</p> <p>The clip below stands to further prove Powledge’s assessment as we see the band channel that seismic energy into their studio recordings, as enthusiastically as they would in front of a packed stadium crowd. We’re offered a priceless record of the legendary band capturing that visceral wildness on tape as they lay down the anthemic <i>Wild Child </i>from their 1969 album, <i>The Soft Parade. </i>Watch below!</p> <p><b>The Doors Recording ‘Wild Child’ in 1968</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-7arhhuvly7w" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/7ArhHUvlY7w?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>The Doors are clearly in peak form here, conjuring historic rock alchemy on the spot. Perhaps Morrison summed it up best when he said, “I’m interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom.”</p> <p>To commemorate the 50-year anniversary of The Doors' final album, <i>L.A. Woman</i>, a 3-CD/1-LP deluxe set was released in December last year. <i>L.A. Woman: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition </i>includes the original album newly remastered by The Doors’ longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, two bonus discs of unreleased studio outtakes, and the stereo mix of the original album on 180-gram virgin vinyl, plus many more awesome extras. <a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors/l-a-woman-50th-anniversary-deluxe-edition">Check it out, here.</a></p> <p> </p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors/l-a-woman-50th-anniversary-deluxe-edition" rel=" noopener" target="_blank"><img alt="la woman" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="959cffa2-373b-4598-9bcf-c21abe565fcd" height="319" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/la-woman_0.jpeg" width="400" /></a> <figcaption><em>'L.A. Woman: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition'</em></figcaption></figure> <h1 class="text-align-center"><a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors">GET THE DOORS ALBUMS, HERE.</a></h1> <p>Listen to <a href="spotify:playlist:37i9dQZF1DX95gx8SY6DLX">The Doors</a> on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX95gx8SY6DLX" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-doors-essentials/pl.c805b077bfd0493abb0d12c0f7cef7ac" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Apple Music:</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *; fullscreen *" frameborder="0" height="450" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;" data-src="https://embed.music.apple.com/us/playlist/the-doors-essentials/pl.c805b077bfd0493abb0d12c0f7cef7ac" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/60s-0" hreflang="en">60s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-0" hreflang="en"> rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/classic-rock-1" hreflang="en">classic rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/psychedelic-0" hreflang="en">psychedelic</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">see-rare-studio-footage-of-the-doors-recording-wild-child-in-1968</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">I Like Your Old Stuff</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Wed, 05 Jan 2022 03:06:30 +0000 karajayne 235931 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/see-rare-studio-footage-of-the-doors-recording-wild-child-in-1968#comments The Doors’ 'L.A. Woman' Turns 50 https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/the-doors-la-woman-turns-50 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Doors’ &#039;L.A. Woman&#039; Turns 50</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1351" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">karajayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/20/2021 - 15:54</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2021-04/jim-morisson.jpg" width="1000" height="600" alt="jim morrison" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="jim morrison " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bd94cdfd-40eb-491e-859a-181452151895" height="600" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/jim-morisson.jpg" width="1000" /><figcaption><em>Jim Morrison of the Doors. Photo by Tom Copi/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.</em></figcaption></figure><p><a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/the-doors-announce-morrison-hotel-50th-anniversary-reissue">The Door</a>’s sixth studio album, <i>L.A. Woman </i>celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It was the biggest album of the band’s career on the strength of the singles <em>Riders On The Storm</em>, <em>LA Woman</em> and <em>Love Her Madly</em>. It<em> </em>was also the Doors’ last album to feature their iconic lead singer, <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/the-most-extensive-collection-of-jim-morrison-writings-ever-published-set-for-release">Jim Morrison</a> who died at the age of 27 just three months after the album’s release.</p> <p><i>L.A. Woman </i>was co-produced by the band and longtime sound engineer Bruce Botnick after a fallout with producer, Paul A. Rothchild over the quality of the band's studio performances. With the Doors at the helm, the album ultimately became their best-seller. </p> <p>Botnick set up with a makeshift recording studio at the band's private rehearsal space in L.A. to record the album. Morrison famously recorded his vocals in the studio bathroom to compensate for the lack of a vocal isolation booth. The songs were completed in a few takes, committing their shaministic pefromances to tape in just six days. In contrast to the lush orchestration of 1969’s <i>Soft Parade</i>, the Doors continued the blues-rock trajectory of 1970’s <i>Morrison Hotel</i>, and their stripped-back arrangements were celebrated by critics who lauded the Doors' return to their blues roots. Despite the troubles in Morrison's personal life at the time, his stunning vocal delivery on the record is remembered as one of his best, making for a fitting final bow. </p> <p><strong>The Doors | 'Love Her Madly'</strong></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-5iqfxagliq8" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/5iqfXaGliq8?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>The album release was proceeded by the single “Love Her Madly” followed by “Riders on the Storm” which remains one of the Doors’ most iconic tracks of all time. </p> <p><b>The Doors | “Riders on the Storm”</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-7g2-fplvy58" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/7G2-FPlvY58?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p><i>“Our last record turned out like our first album: raw and simple,” </i>drummer John Densmore wrote in his autobiography. <i>“It was as if we had come full circle. Once again we were a garage band, which is where rock &amp; roll started.”</i></p> <p>To commemorate the 50-year anniversary of <i>L.A. Woman</i>, a 3-CD/1-LP deluxe set will be released on December 3rd. <i>L.A. Woman: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition </i>includes the original album newly remastered by The Doors’ longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, two bonus discs of unreleased studio outtakes, and the stereo mix of the original album on 180-gram virgin vinyl. The music will also be available from digital and streaming services the same day, as will a new Dolby Atmos mix of the original album by Botnick. <a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors/l-a-woman-50th-anniversary-deluxe-edition">Pre-order, here. </a></p> <p> </p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors/l-a-woman-50th-anniversary-deluxe-edition" rel=" noopener" target="_blank"><img alt="la woman" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e2c42fee-8009-49ca-bcb6-022e15cd3b39" height="319" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/la-woman_0.jpg" width="400" /></a> <figcaption>-</figcaption></figure> <p>In the collection’s extensive liner notes, veteran rock journalist David Fricke explores the whirlwind making of the album, which would be the last with Morrison, who died in Paris a few months after its release. “Morrison may never have come back to The Doors,” he writes. “But with his death, L.A. Woman became rebirth, achievement, and finale, all at once. It’s the blues too – original blues, as Morrison promised. Fifty years later, there is still nothing like it.”</p> <h1 class="text-align-center"><a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors" target="_blank">GET THE DOORS ALBUMS ON VINYL, HERE. </a></h1> <p>Listen to <a href="spotify:album:7IKUTIc9UWuVngyGPtqNHS" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/7IKUTIc9UWuVngyGPtqNHS" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://music.apple.com/au/album/l-a-woman/639380805" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Apple Music: </p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *; fullscreen *" frameborder="0" height="450" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;" data-src="https://embed.music.apple.com/au/album/l-a-woman/639380805" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/60s-2" hreflang="en"> 60s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/70s-0" hreflang="en">70s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-0" hreflang="en"> rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/psychedelic-0" hreflang="en">psychedelic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/blues-2" hreflang="en">blues</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/anniversary-1" hreflang="en">anniversary</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">the-doors-la-woman-turns-50</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">Kara Jayne</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Wed, 20 Oct 2021 04:54:50 +0000 karajayne 234501 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com Hear The Doors’ Previously Unreleased ‘Riders On The Storm’ Demo https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/hear-the-doors-previously-unreleased-ridres-on-the-storm-demo <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Hear The Doors’ Previously Unreleased ‘Riders On The Storm’ Demo</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1351" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">karajayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 09/06/2021 - 13:04</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2021-09/the-doors.jpg" width="1000" height="612" alt="the doors" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="the doors" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b2d3a019-077c-46dd-996b-0e8c81077b4d" height="612" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/the-doors_2.jpg" width="1000" /><figcaption><em>The Doors. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images. </em></figcaption></figure><p><a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/flashback-to-the-doors-hello-i-love-you-live-at-hollywood-bowl-in-1968">The Doors</a>’ classic 1971 album <i>L.A. Woman</i> turned 50 this year. To mark the occasion, a special 50th anniversary deluxe edition, featuring a newly remastered version of the original album by the Doors’ longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, plus stacks of unreleased studio outtakes, demos and more, has been announced for release later this year. <a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/the-doors/l-a-woman-50th-anniversary-deluxe-edition" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">Pre-order, here. </a></p> <p>The collection of outtakes includes some classic blues covers, like <strong>John Lee Hooker</strong>’s <i>Crawling King Snake</i> and <strong>Junior Parker</strong>’s <i>Mystery Train</i>, an early demo for <i>Hyacinth House</i> recorded at Robby Krieger’s home studio in 1969. </p> <p>The release has been previewed with a previously unheard original demo of <i>Riders On The Storm</i> from the early recording sessions for the album at Sunset Sound studios. The demo was recently discovered on an unmarked tape reel in the band’s vault after being assumed lost for decades. Listen to the earliest known recording of <i>Riders on The Storm</i>, below. </p> <p><b>The Doors | <i>Riders on the Storm</i> [Sunset Sound Version - Original Demo]</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-bumqgggw0oc" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/bUmqGggw0oc?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>The Doors found their mojo (and <em>Mr. Mojo Risin’</em>) in November 1970 as they recorded <i>L.A. Woman</i> over six days at the Workshop, the band’s rehearsal space on Santa Monica Boulevard. A success both critically and commercially, the album was certified double-platinum and contains some of the band’s most enduring music, including <i>Love Her Madly</i>, <i>Riders On The Storm</i>, and the title track.</p> <p>The band's longtime producer Paul Rothchild famously quit on the band during the recording of L.A. Woman referring to the new songs as “cocktail” music, which created an opportunity for the band to relocate to their rehearsal studio to record the album themselves with longtime engineer Bruce Botnick. </p> <p><i>The L.A. Woman 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition</i> is a 3-CD/1-LP set that includes the original album newly remastered by Botnick, two bonus discs of unreleased studio outtakes, and the stereo mix of the original album pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Extensive liner notes from veteran rock journalist David Fricke explores the whirlwind making of the album, which would be the last with Morrison, released just months before his death in Paris. </p> <p>“Morrison may never have come back to The Doors,” ricke writes. “But with his death, L.A. Woman became rebirth, achievement, and finale, all at once. It’s the blues too – original blues, as Morrison promised. Fifty years later, there is still nothing like it.”</p> <p><i>L.A. Woman 50th Anniversary Deluxe Version </i>is out on December 3rd, pre-order below. </p> <h1 class="text-align-center"><a href="https://thedoors.lnk.to/50LAWoman" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">PRE-ORDER <em>L.A. WOMAN (50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION)</em>, HERE. </a></h1> <p>Listen to <a href="spotify:album:1BACmY6WDin5YIka2FPJrC" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/1BACmY6WDin5YIka2FPJrC" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://music.apple.com/us/album/l-a-woman-50th-anniversary-deluxe-edition/1583624237" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Apple Music:</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *; fullscreen *" frameborder="0" height="450" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;" data-src="https://embed.music.apple.com/us/album/l-a-woman-50th-anniversary-deluxe-edition/1583624237" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/70s-2" hreflang="en"> 70s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-0" hreflang="en"> rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/classic-rock-1" hreflang="en">classic rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/anniversary-1" hreflang="en">anniversary</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/reissue-2" hreflang="en">reissue</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">hear-the-doors-previously-unreleased-ridres-on-the-storm-demo</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">I Like Your Old Stuff</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Mon, 06 Sep 2021 03:04:03 +0000 karajayne 235291 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com The Doors Guitarist Robby Krieger is Publishing a Tell-All Memoir – Set The Night On Fire https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/the-doors-guitarst-robbie-krieger-is-publishing-a-tell-all-memoir-set-the-night-on-fire <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Doors Guitarist Robby Krieger is Publishing a Tell-All Memoir – Set The Night On Fire</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1351" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">karajayne</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/15/2021 - 13:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Thumbnail</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/2021-07/the-doors.jpg" width="1000" height="615" alt="the doors " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Body</div> <div class="field__item"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="charset=utf-8" /><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="the doors " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c51178ee-7dc2-4365-8fe2-c293b6cce902" height="615" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/the-doors_0.jpg" width="1000" /><figcaption><em>The Doors. Photo by Central Press/Getty Images.</em></figcaption></figure><p>The Doors’ guitarist, Robby Krieger has promised to share “never-before-told stories from The Doors’ vital years" in his first-ever memoir,  <i>Set The Night On Fire: Living, Dying, And Playing Guitar With The Doors</i> that was announced this week. </p> <p>The news follows the announcement earlier this week of a new documentary in the works, focused on the artistry of the Doors’ captivating frontman Jim Morrison (<a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/theres-a-jim-morrison-documentary-in-the-works">see here</a>).</p> <p>As reported <a href="https://consequence.net/2021/07/the-doors-robby-krieger-memoir/" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">Consequence Of Sound</a>, Krieger’s memoir will uncover priceless anecdotes from the Doors’ mythical career. A description of the 300+ page book promises readers  “never-before-told stories” and fresh perspectives of some of the band's most legendary moments.</p> <p><i>Set The Night On Fire: Living, Dying, And Playing Guitar With The Doors </i>arrives October 12 via Little, Brown and Company. <a href="https://www.amazon.com.au/Set-Night-Fire-Living-Playing-ebook/dp/B09877S5FZ/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1YZDVCAUEVJW3&amp;dchild=1&amp;keywords=set+the+night+on+fire&amp;qid=1626318133&amp;sprefix=set+the+night+on+fire%2Caps%2C460&amp;sr=8-5" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">You can pre-order it, here. </a></p> <p> </p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="set the night on fire" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a836701b-517a-4fc7-b041-aa3f3a2060a4" height="460" loading="lazy" src="/sites/g/files/g2000009801/files/inline-images/set-the-night-on-fire.jpg" width="291" /><figcaption>-</figcaption></figure><p>Robbie Krieger was responsible for writing many of the Doors’ biggest hits, including “Light My Fire,” “Love Me Two Times,” “Touch Me” and “Love Her Madly.” </p> <p><strong>The Doors | "Love Me Two Times"</strong></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-pcas-i79wye" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pcAS_i79WYE?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>Last year, Krieger released his first solo album in a decade, and ninth of his career, <i>The Ritual Begins At Sundown. </i>Listen below. </p> <h1 class="text-align-center"><a href="https://store.warnermusic.com.au/artists/robby-krieger" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">GET ROBBIE KRIEGER’S SOLO ALBUM, HERE. </a></h1> <p>Listen to<a href="spotify:album:0AKm7Lm3IUhVVkxKqZUjR2" rel=" noopener" target="_blank"> Robbie Krieger</a> on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/0AKm7Lm3IUhVVkxKqZUjR2" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://music.apple.com/us/album/the-ritual-begins-at-sundown/1499340239" rel=" noopener" target="_blank">Robbie Krieger</a> on Apple Music:</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; 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Photo by Mark and Colleen Hayward/Getty Images.</em></figcaption></figure><p>We’re remembering <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/i-like-the-doors-playlist">the Door</a>’s legendary frontman <a href="https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/i-like-the-doors-playlist">Jim Morrison</a> who passed away 50 years ago this week, on July 3rd 1971. At just 27, Morrison’s time on Earth was brief but he left an enduring and untouchable legacy. He was a poet, lyricist, singer and icon with a spirit that embodied rock and roll. </p> <p>Despite their spending only a few short years together, the Doors burned brightly with a run of classic albums, <i>The Doors</i> and<i> Strange Days</i> in 1967, <i>The Soft Parade</i> in 1968 and <i>Morrison Hotel </i>in 1970. Morrison's stage presence was alluring and dangerous, a dynamic like nothing the proceeded it, was on full display during the band’s appearances on <i>The Ed Sullivan Show</i> and their Hollywood Bowl show in 1968.</p> <p>Marking the 50th anniversary of Morrison’s passing, we’re going back to that legendary performance on July 5th, 1968. The hometown show found the Doors at their pinnacle, taking to the stage on the back of their 3rd album, <i>Waiting For The Sun </i>and its massive lead single “Hello, I Love You”, Morrison was at his enigmatic best. </p> <p><b>The Doors | “Hello, I Love You” [Live At The Bowl '68]</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-mtu1gqsyq4i" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/mTu1GQSyq4I?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>Just under a month later, the Doors would hit No. 1 on the US singles chart  “Hello, I Love You” hit the No. 1 spot on the US singles charts and stayed there for a number of weeks. At the same time, a version of “Light My Fire” by Jose Feliciano's was also in the top 5, giving the Doors’ two songs at the top of the charts simultaneously. Watch them deliver an outstanding rendition of the track below. </p> <p><b>The Doors | “Light My Fire”</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-edq9egdwpqi" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/edq9egDwPQI?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>Jim Morrison was famous for his boundary-pushing, mind-altering antics, and while this one – of only two professionally recorded live performances of the band in colour – is polished and controlled, his energy seems readied to explode at any moment; even more captivating for that fact it doesn’t. </p> <p><b>The Doors | “Moonlight Drive” [Live At The Bowl '68]</b></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" id="ytplayer-t4i2-9cajuw" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/t4i2-9CaJuw?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1"></iframe> </div> <p>RIP to the rock, poet, icon Jim Morrison. </p> <h1 class="text-align-center"><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3g8r11ddnE" target="_blank">GET THE DOORS ALBUMS ON VINYL, HERE. </a></h1> <p>Listen to <a href="spotify:playlist:37i9dQZF1DX95gx8SY6DLX" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Spotify:</p> <p><iframe allow="encrypted-media" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="380" width="300" data-src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX95gx8SY6DLX" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> <p>Listen to <a href="https://music.apple.com/au/playlist/the-doors-essentials/pl.c805b077bfd0493abb0d12c0f7cef7ac" target="_blank">The Doors</a> on Apple Music:</p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *; fullscreen *" frameborder="0" height="450" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" style="width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;" data-src="https://embed.music.apple.com/au/playlist/the-doors-essentials/pl.c805b077bfd0493abb0d12c0f7cef7ac" class="optanon-category-C0003"></iframe></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tag-tier2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags Tier 2</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/60s-0" hreflang="en">60s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/70s-0" hreflang="en">70s</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rock-0" hreflang="en"> rock</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/blues-2" hreflang="en">blues</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/tags/rip-0" hreflang="en">RIP</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-slu field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Slug URL</div> <div class="field__item">jim-morrison-remembering-an-icon</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author-name field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author Name</div> <div class="field__item">Kara Jayne</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isfeaturednews field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Header Carousel</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> </div> Mon, 05 Jul 2021 07:16:19 +0000 karajayne 234946 at https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com https://www.ilikeyouroldstuff.com/news/jim-morrison-remembering-an-icon#comments