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The Doorways, perhaps one of the most influential and controversial rock rings from the 1960s, were formed in LA in 1965 by UCLA film students Ray Manzarek, keyboards, and Jim Morrison, vocals; with drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. The group under no circumstances added a bass participant, and their sound was dominated by Manzarek’s electrical organ function and Morrison’s deep, sonorous tone of voice, with which he sang and intoned his extremely poetic lyrics. The group agreed upon to Elektra Information in 1966 and released its initial album, The Doorways, featuring the strike “Light My Fireplace,” in 1967. Like “Light My Fireplace,” the debut record was an enormous strike, and endures among the most thrilling, groundbreaking recordings from the psychedelic period. Blending blues, traditional, Eastern music, and pop into sinister but beguiling melodies, the music group sounded like no various other. With his wealthy, chilling vocals and somber poetic visions, Morrison explored the depths from the darkest & most thrilling areas of the psychedelic encounter. Their first work was therefore stellar, actually, that the Doorways were hard-pressed to complement it, and even though their following few albums included an abundance of first-rate materials, the group also started running against the restrictions of the recklessly troubling visions. By their third record, they had tired their initial tank of compositions, plus some from the paths they hurriedly devised to meet up public demand had been clearly inferior compared to, and imitative of, their finest early work. FOR THE Soft Parade, the group attempted brass areas, with mixed outcomes. Accused (without very much merit) by a lot of the rock and roll underground as pop sellouts, the group billed back again hard with the ultimate two albums they documented with Morrison, which they drew upon stone-cold blues for a lot of their motivation, specifically on 1971’s L.A. Female. Right away, the Doorways’ concentrate was the charismatic Morrison, who demonstrated increasingly unstable on the group’s short profession. In 1969, Morrison was imprisoned for indecent publicity throughout a concert in Miami, an occurrence that almost derailed the music group. Nevertheless, the Doorways managed to end up some effective albums and singles through 1971, when, upon the conclusion of L.A. Girl, Morrison decamped for Paris. He passed away there, apparently of the medication overdose. The three making it through Doorways tried to transport on without him, but eventually disbanded. The Doorways’ music and Morrison’s tale continuing to fascinate being successful generations of rock and roll fans: within the middle-’80s, Morrison was as big a superstar as he’d experienced the middle-’60s, and Elektra provides sold numerous levels of the Doorways’ first albums plus reissues and produces of live materials over time, while publishers have got flooded bookstores with Doorways and Morrison biographies. In 1991, movie director Oliver Stone produced The Doorways, an attribute film regarding the group starring Val Kilmer as Morrison. The rest of the three members from the Doorways — Manzarek, Densmore, and Krieger — had been involved in different musical activities within the years following Morrison’s loss of life but never noticed successes getting close to the degrees of the original Doorways. After the switch of the millennium, Manzarek and Krieger performed live beneath the name Doorways from the 21st Hundred years with vocalist Ian Astbury from the Cult managing vocals; a legal fight ensued when Densmore submitted fit against his former bandmates over usage of the Doorways name. Ray Manzarek passed away in-may 2013 in Rosenheim, Germany after fighting bile duct tumor; he was 74 yrs . old. On Feb 12, 2016, Krieger and Densmore reunited like a tribute to Manzarek at the power concert Endure Cancer. Later on that year, the initial known live tapes from the Doorways had been released as London Fog 1966, and early in 2017 the Doorways celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a luxurious reissue of the debut album.

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Full Name The Doors
Died Ray Manzarek
Awards Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Music Film
Music Songs The End, Light My Fire, Riders On The Storm, Roadhouse Blues, People Are Strange, Break on Through, Touch Me, Hello, I Love You, L.A. Woman, Love Her Madly, Love Me Two Times, Love Street, The Crystal Ship, When the Music's Over, Five to One, Moonlight Drive, Back Door Man, Peace Frog, End Of The Night, The Unknown Soldier, Alabama Song, Soul Kitchen, Gloria, Celebration of the Lizard: Not to Touch the Earth, Ghost Song, The Changeling, I Looked at You, You Make Me Real, Spanish Caravan, Take It As It Comes, You're Lost Little Girl, Wishful Sinful
Albums Waiting for the Sun, Strange Days, Morrison Hotel, The Doors, The Soft Parade, Absolutely Live, Other Voices, L.A. Woman, An American Prayer, Full Circle, Alive, She Cried, Live at the Hollywood Bowl, In Concert, Live at the Matrix 1967, Live in Boston, Live at the Aquarius Theatre: The First Performance, Backstage and Dangerous: The Private Rehearsal, Live at the Aquarius Theatre: The Second Performance, Live in Hollywood: Highlights from the Aquarius Theater Performances, Live in Philadelphia '70, Live in Detroit, Live in Pittsburgh 1970, The Golden Scarab, Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine, The Best of The Doors, London Fog 1966, Center Coliseum, Seattle, June 5th, 1970 (Doxy Collection, Remastered, Live on Fm Broadcasting), Live at the Bowl '68, Live in Hollywood, American Nights - In Concert, The TV Collection (Live), Live New York, PBS Critique, Apr 28/29 1969, Broadcasts (Doxy Collection, Remastered, Live), On T.V. (Doxy Collection, Remastered, Live on Broadcasting), Live at the Center Coliseum, Seattle, 1970 (Fm Radio Broadcast), Live at the Aquarius Theatre: Live in Detroit, Legendary FM Broadcasts - Critique Show, PBS TV Studios New York 28th And 29th April 1969, Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, 1972 (Fm Radio Broadcast), Legendary FM Broadcasts - Late Show Stockholm Konserthuset, Sweden 20th September 1968, Live On Stage FM Broadcasts - Isle Of Wight Festival 29th August 1970, The Complete Stockholm Concert Sessions 1968, Live at the Pne Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada, 1970 (Fm Radio Broadcast)
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance


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#Fact
1 The Doors was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
2 Contrary to popular belief, the Doors did not disband when Jim Morrison died. The surviving band members recorded two additional albums, Other Voices and Full Circle.
3 Ranked #20 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.
4 The band's members were Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robby Krieger.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Apocalypse Now 1979 "The End" / performer: "The End"
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? 1979 performer: "People Are Strange"
Hot Summer in the City 1976 performer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited / writer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited
Sensuous Flygirls 1976 performer: "L.A. Woman" - uncredited
Joe Rock Superstar 1973 performer: "L.A. Woman" - uncredited
One Pair of Eyes 1972 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Two-Lane Blacktop 1971 performer: "Moonlight Drive" / writer: "Moonlight Drive"
In for Life 1970 performer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited
The Coming Thing 1970 performer: "Hello, I Love You", "Back Door Man", "Love Me Two Times", "Five to One", "End of the Night" - uncredited
Les Français écrivent aux Shadoks 1969 TV Series documentary short performer - 1 episode
Handicap 1968 Short performer: "I Looked at You", "Back Door Man", "End of the Night"
The Jonathan Winters Show TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1967 writer - 1 episode, 1967
I Call First 1967 performer: "The End" - uncredited
Malibu U. TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1967 writer - 1 episode, 1967
Vinyl 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Overspel 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Good Girls Revolt TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Blacklist 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Far Out 2015 performer: "The Crystal Ship", "The Spy", "5 to 1"
Atop the Fourth Wall 2014-2015 TV Series 3 episodes
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015 Video Game performer: "The End"
Fear the Walking Dead 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Minions 2015 performer: "Break On Through To the Other Side"
Mad Men 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Danny Says 2015 Documentary "Break On Through"
Ochéntame... otra vez 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Deliver Us from Evil 2014 performer: "People Are Strange", "Riders on the Storm", "Break On Through To the Other Side" / writer: "Soul Kitchen", "People Are Strange", "Riders on the Storm", "Break On Through To the Other Side"
Rage 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Comix Scrutinizer 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The World's End 2013 performer: "Alabama Song Whisky Bar"
Divorce 2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Bank Roll 2012 performer: "Backdoor Man"
Spise med Price 2012 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68 2012 Documentary performer: "When the Music's Over", "Alabama Song Whisky Bar", "Back Door Man", "Five To One", "Back Door Man Reprise", "The Wasp Texas Radio And The Big Beat", "Hello, I Love You", "Moonlight Drive", "Horse Latitudes", "A Little Game", "The Hill Dwellers", "Spanish Caravan", "Wake Up!", "Light My Fire", "The Unknown Soldier", "The End"
WE: A Collection of Individuals 2012 performer: "Whiskey, Mystics and Men" / writer: "Whiskey, Mystics and Men"
The Watch 2012/I performer: "People Are Strange"
Mulatschag 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Californication 2007-2012 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Some Jerk with a Camera 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Alphas 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fringe 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 1 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Por Toda Minha Vida 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Noruwei no mori 2010 performer: "Indian Summer"
Udaan 2010 writer: "Break on Through To the Other Side"
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Cold Case 2005-2010 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
So You Think You Can Dance 2009 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game performer: "Five to One"
Crash 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Uvolnete se, prosím TV Series music - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2009 lyrics - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2009
Taking Woodstock 2009 performer: "Maggie M'Gill"
The Bob Zula 2009 Short performer: "Maggie M'Gill" / writer: "Maggie M'Gill"
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned 2009 Video Game performer: "Five to One"
Top Gear 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sputnik TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game performer: "Love Me Two Times" / writer: "Love Me Two Times"
Desperate Housewives 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
60/90 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Spisok korabley 2008 Documentary performer: "Crystal ship"
The Simpsons TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1999 - 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Blodigt jävla helvete 2008 performer: "Wintertime Love"
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2006-2007 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Banda sonora TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2007 TV Series 1 episode
The Sopranos 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage TV Series 1 episode, 2004 performer - 3 episodes, 2005 - 2007
Supernatural 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ha-Shminiya TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2006
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse 2006 TV Special performer: "The End" - uncredited
Alias 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Druckfrisch 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Wasteland 2005 Video Game performer: "Peace Frog"
Jarhead 2005 performer: "Break on Through" / writer: "Break on Through"
Without a Trace 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Burnout Revenge 2005 Video Game music: "Break on Through to the Other Side"
Corporate Vampires 2005 Video performer: "Riders on the Storm" sample
Rail Kings 2005 Video performer: "Riders on the Storm"
Need for Speed: Underground 2 2004 Video Game performer: "Riders On The Storm Fredwreck Remix"
Saturday Night Live 1984-2004 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Ramones Raw 2004 Documentary writer: "Take It As It Comes"
El Deseo 2004 TV Series writer: "Light my fire"
Tony Hawk's Underground 2 2004 Video Game performer: "Break on Through"
Woyzeck 2004 TV Movie performer: "Light my Fire"
Skeppsholmen 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
School of Rock 2003 "Touch Me"
The Dreamers 2003 performer: "Maggie M'Gill", "The Spy" 1970 / writer: "Maggie M'Gill", "The Spy" 1970
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary performer: "Soul Kitchen" / writer: "Soul Kitchen"
Tabloid Tales 2003 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Banger Sisters 2002 performer: "The Crystal Ship" / writer: "The Crystal Ship"
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' 2001 Video documentary performer: "Hello, I Love You"
Tatort TV Series 1 episode, 2001 performer - 1 episode, 2001
Copperfield: Tornado of Fire 2001 TV Special "Touch Me"
Someone Like You... 2001 performer: "I'm a Tree"
VH1 Storytellers 2000 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Girl, Interrupted 1999 performer: "Roadhouse Blues"
Me and Will 1999 performer: "Queen of the Highway"
Superstar 1999 performer: "I'm a Tree"
Virtual Sexuality 1999 performer: "I Am A Tree"
That '70s Show 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The '60s 1999 TV Movie performer: "Five to One", "Peace Frog" / writer: "Five to One", "Peace Frog"
The Waterboy 1998 performer: "Peace Frog"
Charmed 1998 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train 1998 performer: "Break On Through To the Other Side"
Verano del '98 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1998 writer - 1 episode, 1998
Knoflíkári 1997 performer: "The End"
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1997 Documentary performer: "When the Music's Over", "The End" / writer: "When the Music's Over", "The End"
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Strange Days 1995 writer: "Strange Days"
The Basketball Diaries 1995 performer: "Riders On The Storm"
Nico Icon 1995 Documentary writer: "The End"
Forrest Gump 1994 performer: "Soul Kitchen" 1966, "Hello, I Love You" 1968, "People Are Strange" 1967, "Break On Through To The Other Side" 1966, "Love Her Madly" 1971 / writer: "Soul Kitchen" 1966, "Hello, I Love You" 1968, "People Are Strange" 1967, "Break On Through To The Other Side" 1966, "Love Her Madly" 1971
Mistah 1994 performer: "Hello, I Love You", "The Unknown Soldier", "Riders On The Storm", "Break On Through To The Other Side", "The End"
Koskenkorva Cowboys 1992 writer: "Light My Fire", "Hello I Love You"
The Doors: The Soft Parade 1991 Video documentary writer: "The Changeling", "Build Me a Woman", "Unknown Soldier", "Hello, I Love You"
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse 1991 Documentary performer: "The End"
The Doors 1991 performer: "Riders on the Storm", "Hello, I Love You", "Love Street", "Break On Through", "Light My Fire", "The Crystal Ship", "The End", "Alabama Song", "Strange Days", "Not to Touch the Earth", "Love Me Two Times", "Wild Child", "The Soft Parade", "Roadhouse Blues", "End of the Night", "Back Door Man", "You're Lost Little Girl", "People Are Strange", "When the Music's Over", "Touch Me", "Five to One", "Dead Cats, Dead Rats", "L.A. Woman", "Indian Summer", "Ghost Song" / writer: "Riders on the
L.A. Takedown 1989 TV Movie writer: "L.A. WOMAN"
Rude Awakening 1989 performer: "Roadhouse Blues" / writer: "Roadhouse Blues"
The Wonder Years 1988-1989 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
True Believer 1989 performer: "Crystal Ship"
Jane B. par Agnès V. 1988 performer: "The Changeling"
The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1987 Video documentary writer: "When the Music's Over", "Five to One", "Moonlight Drive", "Horse Latitudes", "Celebration of the Lizard", "Spanish Caravan", "Light My Fire", "The End", "Unknown Soldier"
Less Than Zero 1987 performer: "Moonlight Drive"
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987 TV Movie documentary performer: "FIVE TO ONE"
The Lost Boys 1987 writer: "People Are Strange"
Gardens of Stone 1987 performer: "Break on Through To the Other Side" / writer: "Break on Through To the Other Side"
Family Ties TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1987 writer - 1 episode, 1987
Trancado por Dentro 1986 Short performer: "L.A. Woman"
The Doors: Dance on Fire 1985 Video documentary arranger: "Adagio" / writer: "Break on Through", "People Are Strange", "Light My Fire", "L.A. Woman", "Unknown Soldier", "Roadhouse Blues", "Texas Radio and the Big Beat", "Love Me Two Times", "Horse Latitudes", "Moonlight Drive", "Crystal Ship", "Riders on the Storm"
Miami Vice 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vagabond 1985 performer: "The Changeling"
Storm Riders 1982 Documentary performer: "Riders On The Storm"
Neighbors 1981 performer: "Hello, I Love You"
Taps 1981/I performer: "Light My Fire" / writer: "Light My Fire"
American Pop 1981 performer: "People Are Strange"
Altered States 1980 performer: "Light My Fire" - uncredited
More American Graffiti 1979 performer: "Light My Fire"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Garbage Can Man Show 2016 TV Mini-Series
Riders on the Storm 2014 TV Movie composition
The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68 2012 Documentary
The Windows 1996 Short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Doors: When You're Strange 2009 Documentary music producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
VH1 Storytellers TV Series documentary acknowledgment - 1 episode, 2000 very special thanks - 1 episode, 2000
The Doors 1991 special thanks
Miami Vice 1985 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breaking Through the Lens 2014 Documentary Themselves
The Doors: R-Evolution 2014 Themselves
The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68 2012 Documentary Themselves
Echoes from the Bowl 2012 Documentary short Themselves
Reworking the Doors 2012 Documentary short Themselves
You Had to Be There 2012 Documentary short Themselves
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'N' Roll Classics: Rockin' the Sixties 2004 Video Themselves
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary Themselves
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2003 TV Series Themselves
Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival 1997 Documentary Themselves
The Full Moon Show 1991 TV Series documentary Themselves
The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl 1987 Video documentary The Band
Feast of Friends 1970 Documentary Themselves
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1968 TV Series Themselves
The Jonathan Winters Show 1967 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
The Ed Sullivan Show 1967 TV Series Themselves
Malibu U. 1967 TV Series Themselves
New American Bandstand 1965 1967 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Themselves
I'm in a Rock 'n' Roll Band 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Themselves
Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics: The 60s 2009 TV Movie Themselves
The Doors: When You're Strange 2009 Documentary Themselves
Sputnik 2008 TV Series Themselves
Summer of Love 2007 TV Series documentary Themselves
Joy Division: Under Review 2006 Video documentary Themselves
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Themselves
Pop 2000: 50 Jahre Popmusik und Jugendkultur in Deutschland 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Themselves
Rage 1997 TV Series Themselves
From the Beatles to Oasis: Forty Years of Granada Pop 1996 TV Movie Themselves
Rock & Roll 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Themselves
X-Large 1991 TV Series documentary Themselves
Rock 'N' Roll Goldmine: The Sixties 1986 Documentary short Themselves
KTLA at 40: A Celebration of Los Angeles Television 1986 TV Movie Themselves
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on February 28, 2007 at 6901 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Visual Effects · Bonnie Brae
· Bemo
· Jeff Dotson
· Erik Lee
· Skrillex (artist)


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