Remembering Jim Morrison Today on What Would Have Been His 74th Birthday (Born 12/8/43)
Morrison's lyrics, perfectly supported by the Doors' swirling, eclectic psychedelic rock, have assured him recruited from the Psychedelic Rangers, and the Doors were born; the name was Morrison's idea, taken from The Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley's book on mescaline, and its introductory William Blake (via AllMusic): As the lead singer and lyricist for the Doors, Jim Morrison is one of the most around and using it as a phallic symbol. As the Doors rose to stardom with their 1967 debut and The Doors
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 50 Years of The Doors’ Eponymous Debut Album
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 50 Years of The Doors’ Eponymous Debut Album Happy 50th Anniversary to The Doors’ Eponymous Debut Album, originally released January 4, 1967 Los Angeles, California, The DOORS! The Doors as a concept, band, or debut album, should have never disciplines, who proved himself proficient on both the Hammond B-3, and Fender Rhodes. The Doors were Fifty years ago, The Doors dropped a mind-blowing piece of work in the form of their self-titled debut album, which still stands the test of time. men, along with their first and best work, continue to be an army of one. The Doors unveiled their since. Let’s get back to what we’re really here for: The Doors. This was a debut album, brought to The Doors
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artists including Ryan Adams, The Beatles, Blur, The Doors, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, OutKast, Bruce
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notwithstanding, the group’s success also opened the doors of opportunity for a slew of hip-hop acts (Arrested
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other classic albums that surfaced in the first few months of 1967 (The Doors and Grateful Dead’s
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the garage rock-styled “Birdwatching,” Petty and the Heartbreakers-like “Fortune Teller,” and The Doors-sounding “The Ghost is Gone.” “That was the beginning of Tommy turning us loose in the studio
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yielded magnetic sway for me each time I walked through the doors: the imports-only station. Indeed
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of a song by the Doors, the pair raps, “Millions off my back, the black on black crisis is a myth
Remembering Layne Staley Today on What Would Have Been His 50th Birthday (Born 8/22/67)
Sabbath, the Doors, etc.), Staley switched to singing. He met guitarist Jerry Cantrell shortly
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of the intro piano and vocals from The Doors’ “Soft Parade.” Songs like “Subwoofer (Dumile)” (as in
Happy Birthday to Eddie Levert, Born June 16, 1942
sons around the industry while warning them that dad could help open the doors but it was themselves
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may think. It’s a cover of The Doors “Light My Fire.” This song has been covered by many, from Jose
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,” with its monastic vocal vibe seems to be an early classic case of self-indulgence, until the doors are well and truly kicked down by the blistering rock of “She Kissed Me.” It succeeds spectacularly in
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/ My cause tap all jaws, lay down laws / We taking what's yours, we do jux, rush the doors.” He also finishes the song with a marathon verse that may be his best ever, kicking rhymes like, “I was born to
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-based; in these cases, the former track appropriated snippets of the Doors' "Five to One," while the
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, covered by everyone from the Doors to Patti Smith. Lineup changes plagued the band throughout its lifespan release, Them's Morrison-penned "Gloria" endures among the true classics of the rock pantheon
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continuing to earn loyal devotees not just in the states, but worldwide. The group’s success also opened the doors of opportunity for a slew of hip-hop acts (Arrested Development and Boogiemonsters
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Crack" and Sonic Enemy's cassette release of Golden Feelings. But what really broke the doors open
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Brown, the Rolling Stones, the Doors, and especially Bob Dylan. She attended the Glassboro State
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