Promotional photo of the Doors in late 1966  (l–r: Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison)

Promotional photo of the Doors in late 1966
(l–r: Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison)

In 1967, the Doors were well-known in the Los Angeles music scene.  As the house band for Whiskey a Go Go on the Sunset Strip, the Doors had a large local following and were building a strong buzz in the industry.

The Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip

The Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip

On tour, they typically received third billing but that was soon to change.  With their debut album, The Doors, the first song released as a single failed to climb the charts but the follow up release, “Light My Fire” became number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 29, 1967.  As a result, The Doors and its legendary lead singer, Jim Morrison became international pop stars.

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2 responses

  1. Birgit says:

    They were such a great band and Jim Morrison smolders! Too bad he was such a drugged out addict and died so young

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  2. jazzfeathers says:

    If you listen to 1960s for a while, you really can hear how different The Doors were.
    Love this song 🙂

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