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.
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.