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The Doors: The Morrison Legacy

Report and Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, December 1978

JIM MORRISON'S body may lie a-moulderin' in his grave but his soul goes marching on. ...

The Doors: John Densmore

Interview by William Higham, New Musical Express, 1991

THE DOORS avalanche begins here! Word Up corners the band's drummer and chronicler JOHN DENSMORE, reviews his book and checks out an investigation into Morrison's ...

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Paul Rothchild Speaks, March 1967

Book Excerpt by Paul Williams, Outlaw Blues, 1967

This interview was taped in Englewood, New Jersey, in March 1967, shortly after the release of the first Doors album, which Paul Rothchild produced. Last ...

New Albums From The Doors, Roy Orbison, Sonny & Cher et al

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, April 1967

Orbison Gibson album — a fine LP but could be depressing... ...

The Doors: A Discussion of a Doors Song

Essay by Paul Williams, Crawdaddy!, May 1967

VERY FEW PEOPLE have the balls to talk about "rock and roll" anymore. Revolver made it difficult. Between the Buttons, Smile, and the Doors lp ...

The Doors: The Doors (Elektra)

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, May 1967

THE RAVING R&B musical content of their first single, 'Break On Through To The Other Side', falls well short of the high standard the Doors ...

Platter Chatter: New Albums from Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, The Doors et al

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, July 1967

SURREALISTIC PILLOW will make anyone with good musical taste a Jefferson Airplane admirer. A beautiful blend of vocal and instrumental harmonies flows through everything this ...

Interview with the Doors

Interview by Greg Shaw, Mojo Navigator, August 1967

MOJO NAVIGATOR: You just played in New York and Los Angeles and San Francisco. What are the differences you've found in the audiences in the ...

The Doors Are Different, Part 1

Interview by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, September 1967

PHRASES LIKE "the hottest group in town" or "everybody's talking about..." or "an exciting new sound" are used so indiscriminately that any editor with a ...

The Doors

Report by Danny Fields, Hullabaloo, October 1967

It was a different New York they returned to this time, and the underground they remembered seemed almost as remote as the subways in which ...

The Doors Are Different, Part 2

Interview by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, October 1967

We hope a lot of Hit Parader readers have been responsible for the good fortune the Doors are currently enjoying. The success of their first album and ...

Platter Chatter: Albums from the Doors, Sopwith Camel, Beach Boys, Procol Harum and Pink Floyd

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, February 1968

STRANGE DAYS, The Doors' second album, is another cauldron of energy, excitement and improvisation. (That's Review Number 34, Ray.) ...

Jim Morrison: Is He The American Mick Jagger?

Profile by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, August 1968

LOOK OUT, England! Jim Morrison is coming to get you! ...

The Doors/Jefferson Airplane: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Derek Grant, New Musical Express, September 1968

THE RUMOURS were flying. Doors drummer John Densmore was missing. The groups were arguing as to who would go on first. There was some speculation ...

The Doors: The Doors (Elektra); Strange Days (Elektra); Waiting for the Sun (Elektra)

Review by Miles, International Times, September 1968

Jim Morrison (Vocal); Ray Manzarek (Organ, Piano, Bass); Robby Krieger (Guitar); John Densmore (Drums). ...

An Interview with Jim Morrison and The Doors

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, October 1968

THE DOORS' OFFICE is in a brightly painted yellow stucco building set back off Santa Monica Boulevard. Located over an antique shop, it boasts a ...

An Interview with Jim Morrison and The Doors, Pt 2

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, November 1968

Q: Are you doing anything with films at the moment? ...

An Interview with Jim Morrison and The Doors, Pt 3: A Doors Rap

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, December 1968

Jim, Ray, Robby, and John rap about the similarities and differences between rock and jazz, commercialism, Waiting for the Sun, singles, and the Jim Morrison ...

Jim Morrison and the Doors, LA, 1968

Profile and Interview by Michael Lydon, New York Times, The, December 1968

"PLAY 'LIGHT MY FIRE’!" "Yeah, ‘Light My Fire.’" Out of the vastness of the Los Angeles Forum, its 18,000 seats filled on a December Saturday ...

The Doors: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, January 1969

20,000 Hear Doors Give Rock Concert In a Packed Garden ...

Tim Hardin: Hobnobbin' With The Superstars

Report by Tom Nolan, Rolling Stone, April 1969

LOS ANGELES – The Chateau Marmont is one of the nicest places and reasons to stay in Los Angles. It retains the charm of old ...

Column: Around About, And Then Some

Report by Anne Moore, World Countdown News, June 1969

I HAVE JUST attended a happening, one that in a year or less will become another legend in the cycle of Jim Morrison. The event ...

The Doors: Felt Forum, New York NYC

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, June 1970

The Doors Draw Active Audience. Rock Group's Singer Has to Be Saved From Fans. ...

The Isle of Wight Festival: Five Days That Rocked Britain

Report by Chris Welch, Michael Watts, Richard Williams, Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, September 1970

MM's Richard Williams, Chris Welch, Michael Watts and Mark Plummer present a five-page report on an amazing weekend of music and other scenes... ...

The Isle of Wight Festival: 5 Days of Peace, Music and Love

Report by uncredited writer, Mick Farren, International Times, September 1970

2011 note: this report on the 1970 IoW festival is led off by Mick Farren but includes contributions by other, unnamed IT writers. The title ...

Over His Dead Body: Memories of Jim Morrison

Obituary by Al Aronowitz, New York Post, 1971

WE ALL MAKE our deals with the devil. I suppose Jim Morrison must have realized that he made his. Listen to Jac Holzman, the president ...

The Doors: Thirteen

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, March 1971

THE UNFORTUNATE situation epitomized here is that of the record company which has to resort to the "greatest hits" ruse when a band doesn't meet ...

The Doors: L.A. Woman (Elektra)

Review by Hugh Nolan, International Times, August 1971

TITLE TRACK sounds like a typical Ballard fantasy — 'Woman viewed as linear plan of the City' or something — a beautifully imperceptible change from ...

The End of Jim Morrison

Obituary by Al Aronowitz, Fusion, September 1971

WE ALL MAKE our deals with the devil. I suppose Jim Morrison must have realized that he made his. Listen to Jac Holzman, the president ...

Elektra: The House That Jac Built

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Melody Maker, September 1972

The story of Elektra, one of rock's most influential labels. As told to Loraine Alterman by founder JAC HOLZMAN ...

The Doors Come Full Circle

Review by 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 Doors: When The Music's Over

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, October 1973

HELPING HIMSELF to one of my British cigarettes and inhaling deeply, Ray Manzarek coldly and without emotion spoke about why The Doors finally decided to ...

The Doors: An Interview with Ray Manzarek

Interview by Steven Rosen, Sounds, December 1973

SR: THE BREAKING up of the Doors was kind of a mysterious circumstance and I'm sure not many people know really what happened. ...

Jim Morrison: Remembering Morrison

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Fusion, June 1974

THE rock world was still staggering from the back-to-back deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin when they were suddenly and mysteriously joined in pop ...

The Life And Death Of The Butts Band

Report and Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, December 1974

DEFUNCT GROUPS are not normally my stock in trade, or that of ZigZag in general, but very occasionally the opportunity arises to learn something of ...

The End Is Always Near: Dread, Drunkenness and The Doors, Pt. 1

Retrospective by Lester Bangs, unpublished, 1975

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF the Doors should not be underestimated; it has been too often already. When you consider that they represented, in the positivist context ...

The End Is Always Near: Dread, Drunkenness and The Doors, Pt. 2

Retrospective by Lester Bangs, unpublished, 1975

HE BEGAN, like all drunks who have arrived at this stage of the movie, to get in trouble. Havoc on planes, arrested in airports. Pulling ...

The Doors: Strange Days

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, January 1975

WAS THIS ALBUM WEIRD? You bet yer snakeskin mitts it was. ...

The Doors (part 1): The Hunting of the Lizard King

Retrospective by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, September 1975

Visionary? Poet? Revolutionary? Or was he simply a narcissist with a drink problem? Either way he created a considerable legend. In the first of a ...

The Doors (part 2): Incident in Miami

Retrospective by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, October 1975

...and JIM MORRISON'S FINAL DECAY. Fame may have made him crazier but the money hardly affected him – all it meant was he could buy ...

The Doors Consumers' Guide, Part 1

Discography by Max Bell, New Musical Express, October 1975

"There are things that are known and things that are unknown; in between are the doors." ...

The Doors Consumers' Guide, Part 2

Guide by Max Bell, New Musical Express, October 1975

"This is the strangest life I've ever known" ...

The Doors: The Best Of (Elektra)**

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, October 1976

DOES THE WORLD honestly need another Doors compilation? The policy makers at Elektra appear to think so. And they could be right. But The Best ...

The Doors: "I Looked Into Her Eyes And Pretty Much Felt That Jim Was Dead"

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, July 1977

FOR SOME YEARS now, I've had this big problem. One which often leads to incredulity in those to whom I explain it. It concerns my ...

Danny Fields: The Fields Connection

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, July 1977

The Doors, MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, John Cale, Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers and The Ramones — without them the last ten years of ...

The Doors: An American Prayer

Review by Nick Tosches, Rolling Stone, January 1979

WHAT JIM MORRISON wanted more than anything – more than fame, more than wealth, more than the women's wet submission that fame brought with it ...

The Doors: Stoned Immaculate

Review and Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, March 1979

"The man's been dead for seven years — or gone for seven years — and he's still causing trouble!" — Ray Manzarek ...

Jim Morrison: Bozo Dionysus A Decade Later

Essay by Lester Bangs, Musician, August 1981

WE SEEM TO BE in the midst of a full-scale Doors Revival. It had been picking up steam for a while, but when Jerry Hopkins' ...

Jim Morrison: An Hour For Magic

Book Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, June 1982

"BY THE TIME he left for Paris in March of 1971", Jim Morrison: An Hour for Magic tells us, "the friends he could depend on ...

The Doors: Alive, She Cried

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, January 1984

WHAT WAS that he said? "No time to wallow in the mire." Tell that to the folks who have somehow managed to turn a band ...

The Doors: Velvet Menace and Sudden Rage

Retrospective by Mat Snow, Q, November 1990

Oblique visionaries, pioneering musicians, "missionaries of apocalyptic sex", The Doors cast a giant shadow forward over the new wave music and have come to symbolize ...

James Douglas Morrison, 1943-1971

Essay by Nick Tosches, Foreword to David Dalton's 'Mr. Mojo Risin'', 1991

JERSEY CITY, June 1968. 'Hello, I Love You'. I remember not only where I was but also whom I was with when it came through ...

Jim Morrison: Last Meeting With a Fallen Star

Memoir by Ben Fong-Torres, San Francisco Chronicle, 1991

NEAR THE END of his 27-year life, was Jim Morrison – as depicted in Oliver Stone's new movie, The Doors – a fat, abusive, alcoholic, ...

The Doors: a profile of Jim Morrison

Profile by Simon Witter, Sky, 1991

IN THREE YEARS Jim Morrison went from being a rock icon to dying a bloated alcoholic at just 27 years old. But in that time ...

The Doors: When The Movie's Over

Report by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, March 1991

Did you have a good world when you died?Enough to base a movie on?– Jim Morrison ...

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Retrospective by Steve Turner, Independent, The, March 1991

PÈRE-LACHAISE CEMETERY is bizarre enough in itself – 100,000 sepulchres crowded into a busy Paris suburb and rolling down hillsides like an invading army from ...

John Densmore: Riders On The Storm

Book Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, April 1991

GOD PRESERVE US from brilliant pricks. John Densmore played drums alongside one in The Doors for six years and he's still attempting to recover from ...

Jim Morrison: The Anatomy Of Madness

Essay by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, April 1991

This year's superstar is a bloated, bearded would-be poet who died 20 years ago. SIMON REYNOLDS investigates the dark influence and deep fascination JIM MORRISON ...

The Doors: The Doors in Concert

Review by Tom Graves, Rock & Roll Disc, Spring 1991

AS MUCH AS I would feel vindicated by a kick-ass live set by the Doors, who I have defended against some of rock criticism’s biggest ...

The Doors

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, MOJO, July 1995

Tell us about the new American Prayer. ...

The Doors: Absolutely Live (Elektra)

Review and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Harvey Kubernik, MOJO, January 1997

THOUGH IT EMERGED to mixed reviews in July 1970 – not least from the band, who thought the set middling – Absolutely Live is an ...

10 Questions for The Doors’ Ray Manzarek

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, December 1997

EVER SINCE Jim Morrison’s death there have been many Elvis-style, alive-and-well-and- pumping-gas ‘sightings’. Has it ever crossed your mind they may be right? ...

The Doors: The Doors Box Set

Review by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, December 1997

4-CD grab-bag of rarities, outtakes, live recordings and fave tracks selected by the surviving Doors ...

The Doors: Box Set

Review by Max Bell, Uncut, December 1997

History of the LA group ...

The Doors Of Perception

Interview by Alan Paul, Revolver, April 2000

It's the rock legend that everyone can recite by heart, but that no one can agree on. The surviving members of the Doors and their ...

The Doors: The Lizard King's life's work digitally remastered and packaged as vinyl replicas

Review by Nick Hasted, Uncut, November 2000

Strange DaysWaiting For The SunThe Soft ParadeMorrison HotelLa WomanEssential Rarities ...

Asbolutely Dead: How the Jim Morrison Industry lives on

Essay by The Rev. Al Friston, Rock's Backpages, June 2001

"Well, we’re all in the cosmic movie, you know that! That means the day you die, you gotta watch your whole life recurring eternally forever, ...

Jim Morrison: Death On The Instalment Plan

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, MOJO, September 2001

JIM MORRISON LAY IN A BATHTUB FULL OF WATER drawn from the same mystic spring that fed Brian Jones's swimming pool. The flesh over his ...

The Doors: Bright Midnight/Live In America (Elektra)

Review by Ian Penman, Uncut, September 2001

ONE BRIGHT MIDNIGHT: 2 songs from 1969 & 14 songs from 1970, a moment of magickal cusp, a genuine celebration, a true revelation, a breathtaking ...

The Doors: Dead Cat Bounce

Retrospective and Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, September 2001

CITY OF LIGHT OR CITY AT NIGHT? It is 1968, maybe '69, and we are walking through the throngs of people crowding the Sunset Strip. ...

The Doors: The Scream Of The Butterfly

Retrospective and Interview by Alan Paul, Guitar World, February 2003

IGNITED BY THE success of 'Light My Fire,' the first two Doors albums introduced rock audiences to the tortured mind of Jim Morrison and his ...

The Top 10 Psychedelic Moments in Rock

Comment by Lenny Kaye, Harp, May 2005

Mind expansion. The walls are breathing. Herewith, a personal list of a trip into the whirlpool of creation. ...

The Doors: Strange Days

Sleevenotes by Barney Hoskyns, Rhino Records, 2006

WHO, HAVING HEARD IT, could forget the creepy line that opens the title track of the Doors’ second album? Recorded at the height of the ...

The Doors

Retrospective and Interview by Kris Needs, Clash, May 2007

IN EARLY 1967, John Peel started playing tracks from the debut album by a new Californian group called The Doors. With no knowledge of the ...

The Doors In 1967: From Zeroes To Heroes In Six Months Flat

Retrospective by Dave Thompson, Goldmine, August 2007

"I've always been attracted to ideas that were about revolt against authority. When you make your peace with authority, you become an authority. I like ...

Ray Manzarek on the Doors' 1970 Boston concerts

Report and Interview by Gillian G. Gaar, Goldmine, December 2007

ON FRIDAY, April 10, 1970, The Doors were scheduled for two shows at the Boston Arena. The 7 p.m. show was respectable enough, beginning with ...

The Doors' Summer of Love

Retrospective by Martin Aston, MOJO, Summer 2007

ED SULLIVAN has an awful lot to answer for. It's a delicious irony that the stiff-necked, neo-conservative host of The Ed Sullivan Show, the country's ...

Cars Hiss By My Window: The Doors' L.A. Woman landmarks

Retrospective and Interview by Barney Hoskyns, unpublished, February 2012

Sunset Sound Recorders, 6650 Sunset Blvd.The Doors had made their first two albums in this celebrated Hollywood studio, but it was also here that L.A. ...

see also Butts Band, The

see also John Densmore

see also Ray Manzarek

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