John Densmore Reminisces About 1966 with the LA Times

Read the entire article at the LA Times. What’s the most innovative  year ever for rock ’n’ roll? Fans, critics and academics have any number of watershed years they can point to in the more than six decades of post-World War II popular music broadly defined as rock. There’s 1954, the year Bill Haley & His Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” signaled the flashpoint of rock ’n’ roll, and Elvis Presley first Read More …

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10 Things You (Maybe) Didn’t Know About L.A. Woman – Rolling Stone

The Doors had crammed several lifetimes into just five years as band, and by late 1970, the psychic toll of Jim Morrison’s addiction and legal hassles threatened to overwhelm the group. Any attempts at making an album under these conditions should have met with unmitigated disaster, but on L.A. Woman – the final Doors LP released during Morrison’s lifetime – the band succeeded almost in spite of themselves. Self-produced and Read More …


Plan To Get Your Copies Of The Doors RSD 2016 Releases

As has become tradition, The Doors will be participating in the annual music holiday – Record Store Day – on April 16, 2016! This year, there are two releases: Live At The Aquarius Theatre: The First Performance 3-LP set The 1969 show available for the first time ever on vinyl Includes a previously unreleased soundcheck On clear vinyl (180g) Limited & numbered “The old quartet was back in its prime!” Read More …


John, Robby, and Alt-Rock Royalty Light Up The Fonda In Celebration of Ray Manzarek

“Is everybody in?” John Densmore of the Doors asked the crowd gathered Friday night at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Standing beside him was his old friend and musical partner, guitarist Robby Krieger, who added, “Let the ceremony begin.” SIDEBAR Ray Manzarek Through the Years » The words were lifted from the band’s 1970 tune “Celebration of the Lizard,” arriving halfway into a night of music marking the birthday of their Read More …


THE DOORS’ Robby Krieger & John Densmore To Honor Ray Manzarek at LA Concert!

‘A Celebration For Ray Manzarek’ concert will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles On Friday, February 12th. Show to feature Robby Krieger, John Densmore, Rami Jaffee, Robert Deleo, John Doe, Exene, Stephen Perkins, plus very special surprise guests! All proceeds will benefit Stand Up To Cancer. WHAT: A Celebration for Ray Manzarek will take place on the evening of Friday, February 12th 2016, which would have been Read More …