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The Doors Come Full Circle

John Tobler, Let It Rock, October 1972

ROCK JOURNALISTS ARE not born. Probably they’re not made either – it doesn’t work to tell someone that they’re a rock writer, although people do. The way to tell the real thing is whether a writer can communicate real enthusiasm for whoever he happens to be writing about. A pretty good percentage of those acts will have been favourites in prewriting days, and there remains with you a contagious excitement each time a new record is released, or a tour comes around. That’s especially so with American artists, and with my own favourites from pre-writing days the Doors.

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