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This Blog post is dedicated to the American rock band The Doors. When writing a Blog for a door company it doesn't seem right to ignore such an obvious topic! And we're a musical lot anyway.
The band, The Doors, was formed in 1965 in California and they had a number of successful albums in the 1960's and 70's before they disbanded in 1973. Members of the band were Jim Morrison (vocalist), Ray Manzarek (keyboard), John Densomore (drummer) and Robby Krieger (guitar).
Apparently, a line from the book “The Doors of Perception” which was written by Aldous Huxley inspired the bands name.
‘The Doors' first album was recorded in August 1966. The self-titled album features singles including "Break on Through (To the Other Side)" and "Light My Fire".
During a live concert in 1967, Morrison was arrested. He was dragged from the stage and was the first rock artist to be arrested during a public performance. It is claimed that there were tensions within the group due to Morrison's addiction to alcohol and drugs.
Despite the arrest on stage, this was not the most controversial concert by the Doors. Morrison caused outrage at a performance in Miami in 1969 when Morrison was arrested for exposing himself, using abusive language and being drunk whilst on stage.
Jim Morrison died on 3rd July 1971 at the very young age of 27. The remaining members of the Doors attempted to continue, following his death, with Krieger and Manzarek taking over the vocals. They managed to release two further albums before disbanding in 1973.
There have been a number of re-releases of The Doors' albums and various live versions. In fact they are still releasing albums with the launch of "Live at the Bowl '68", including previously unreleased hits. They also continue to receive significant awards and praise. This is a band that has achieved some amazing accolades in their time.