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The Doors

rock group

Rock group remembered for its dark, poetic lyrics, psychedelic guitars, and the drug-induced antics of singer Jim Morrison. Morrison met keyboardist Ray Manzarek at UCLA in the mid-sixties. They formed The Doors with guitarist Robbie Krieger and drummer John Densmore, with Morrison writing most of the lyrics. Their eponymous 1967 debut album did well, but Morrison had big problems with alcohol and drugs that seemed to follow the band onto the concert stage. By 1969 the group was pretty much done touring due to Morrison's arrest for exposing himself at a Miami concert. Morrison died in Paris of an apparent heart attack in 1971 at the age of 27. The band is still popular today, seemingly more so than when Morrison was alive.The band's recordings include The Doors (1967), Strange Days (1967) and L.A. Woman (1971).

Band members included

Jim Morrison

singer, songwriter
Born: 12/08/1943
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida
Died: 7/3/1971

Ray Manzarek

keyboardist
Born: 2/12/1935
Birthplace: Chicago

Robby Krieger

guitarist
Born: 1/8/1946
Birthplace: Los Angeles

John Densmore

drummer
Born: 12/1/1944
Birthplace: Los Angeles

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