The doors

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The Doors were formed in Los Angeles in 1965. Two UCLA film students Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek created the band after leaving Manzarek’sfirst band idea behind, which was having an RnB band named Rick And The Ravensask with his two brothers. The reason that this first concept could notwork out was that Manzarek’s brothers were unhappy after the outcome of six recorded Morrison songs. Ray Manzarek himself was, on the other side,very impressed as soon as he heard Morrison singing a song he had written, called “Moonlight Drive”. The recruited drummer John Densmore stayed bytheir side and the two brothers were soon replaced by Densmore’s friend, guitarist Robbie Krieger. A bass player was never found, it would behandled by both Krieger and Manzarek. Jim Morrison thought the band needed a new name, he suggested The Doors, influenced by a novel entitled as “TheDoors of Perception”, by Aldus Huxley, which was a reference to the “unlocking” of “doors” of perception through psychedelic drug use. Everyonewas excited, and the band would continue as The Doors from that day on.
They achieved national recognition after signing with Elektra Records, in1967. The band released its first and self-titled album that same year. It was a huge success and continues to be one of the most popular albumsof that era. Introducing the band’s fusion of rock, blues, classical, jazz and poetry, The Doors caused quite a rage amongst the 60’s generation.