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Win Ultimate Doors 20-Record Singles Set!

Wow, I just came down with a virulent case of vinyl envy. If you have a door to call your own anywhere in North America, then register below before midnight ET October 8th to win one of five 2-CD versions of The Doors: The Singles, all twenty US singles from “Light My Fire” to “Riders on […]

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Doors “Light My Fire” 50th Anniversary of #1

The top 10 list of rock game-changing debut albums is short but breathtaking. Among them : Are You Experienced? , Led Zeppelin 1 , Music from Big Pink , Ramones , Please Please Me , Never Mind the Bollocks …(more)

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Doors- L.A. Woman- the late Ray Manzarek

 In this classic rock interview with Doors co-founder/ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, we find that the dream of the 1967 Summer of Love, embodied by The Doors’ “Light My Fire“, had by 1971 run headlong into the reality of Richard Nixon’s America. Lead singer Jim Morrison had been arrested and eventually charged with lewdness at a […]

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The Doors- Who Do You Love- 1970

In Summer 1970 the double disc set Absolutely Live was the first in-concert release by The Doors.  At the time the Los Angeles-based band of (l to r) guitarist Robbie Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek,  drummer John Densmore, and singer Jim Morrison were easily one of the most successful American bands, with a string of five Top […]

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When the Music’s Over-Doors Co-Founder Ray Manzarek

With a very sad heart, I must notify you that Doors co-founder, keyboard player, and keeper of the Doors legacy, Ray Manzarek  passed away at age 74 earlier this year. The second Doors  album Strange Days came barely nine months after their ground-breaking debut in 1967, and was uncanny in capturing seismic changes already underway […]

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Doors-Strange Days 45th anniversary-pt2- Ray Manzarek

The Doors‘ debut only nine months earlier remains more often written about, mostly because it was so startlingly fully formed and sounding unlike anything else. But Strange Days actually is an even stronger second effort, with eight tracks of fuller arrangements instead of just four, and a wealth of A-list songs including “People Are Strange”,” […]

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Men At Work- Business as Usual 35th Anniversary- Colin Hay

Men At Work managed to occupy the peak slot in America for 15 weeks. Thirty-five years ago the songs “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Down Under” followed the Business As Usual debut album from Men At Work to #1 sales for all three in the U.S., something never before done by a rookie band, not even the Beatles.