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The Doors are rock royalty. Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore reinvented rock 'n' roll in the 60s, and their influence can be felt even today. Now, for the first time, the living members of the band are opening up their personal archives to their fans, telling their story in their own words. This book is filled with untold anecdotes and never-before-seen photos from their private collections. Fans can learn first-hand what really went on in America's most enigmatic and mythical band.

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"L.A.'s answer to the British Invasion, the Doors burned brightly, burned out and left behind a clouded legacy. The continued fascination with the band has everything to do with Jim Morrison, of course, the charismatic singer who died young. Talented, inconsistent and a raging alcoholic, Morrison intentionally tried to channel the contradictory energies of the era and became its shaman stud. In this photo-rich volume, longtime music writer and former Rolling Stone editor Fong-Torres has expertly woven together a narrative from interviews with the band members — Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore — as well as Morrison's family and closest friends. Collaboration created the Doors' sound and songs, and the biographies of each musician bring perspective to the more famous Morrison story. While there are no shocking revelations, it's useful to discover just how talented Morrison's band mates were in an age of three-chord wonders. Now middle-aged, the remaining Doors are clearheaded about their youthful extravagances and don't waste time with character assassination. Drug use is discussed openly, although Morrison's death is left needlessly vague (when a 27-year-old dies with only his junkie girlfriend, it's a good bet that heroin was involved). For the most part, though, this understated work further elucidates this iconic band." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Marking the band's 40th anniversary, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore, the surviving members of The Doors--one of the most influential rock bands of all time--invite fans inside their world.

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The Doors gives an all-access intimate look inside the most enigmatic rock band of all time. Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore reinvented rock 'n' roll in the 60s, and their influence can be felt today. Now, for the first time ever, the living members of the band are opening up their personal archives to their fans, telling their story in their own words.

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gary carmain, April 5, 2007 (view all comments by gary carmain)
GREAT BOOK , WITH GREAT PHOTO'S , TOO !!!!! GOOD , AND , TRUE STORIE'S , ALSO !!!!! IF YOU LIKE , THE " DOORS" , THEN YOU NEED TO ADD THIS BOOK TO YOUR COLLECTION !!!!! YES I HAVE ALL THEIR RECORDS , AND , MOST POSTERS , FROM THEIR 60'S CONCERTS . AND HAVE VISITED , JIM'S , GRAVE !!!!!! GARY >
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781401303037
Author:
Fong-torres, Ben
Publisher:
Hyperion Books
Author:
Doors, The
Author:
Fong-Torres, Ben
Author:
Doors
Author:
Fong-Torres, Ben
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Rock musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Doors (Musical group)
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.625 x 11.3125 in 63.44 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "L.A.'s answer to the British Invasion, the Doors burned brightly, burned out and left behind a clouded legacy. The continued fascination with the band has everything to do with Jim Morrison, of course, the charismatic singer who died young. Talented, inconsistent and a raging alcoholic, Morrison intentionally tried to channel the contradictory energies of the era and became its shaman stud. In this photo-rich volume, longtime music writer and former Rolling Stone editor Fong-Torres has expertly woven together a narrative from interviews with the band members — Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore — as well as Morrison's family and closest friends. Collaboration created the Doors' sound and songs, and the biographies of each musician bring perspective to the more famous Morrison story. While there are no shocking revelations, it's useful to discover just how talented Morrison's band mates were in an age of three-chord wonders. Now middle-aged, the remaining Doors are clearheaded about their youthful extravagances and don't waste time with character assassination. Drug use is discussed openly, although Morrison's death is left needlessly vague (when a 27-year-old dies with only his junkie girlfriend, it's a good bet that heroin was involved). For the most part, though, this understated work further elucidates this iconic band." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Marking the band's 40th anniversary, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore, the surviving members of The Doors--one of the most influential rock bands of all time--invite fans inside their world.
"Synopsis" by , The Doors gives an all-access intimate look inside the most enigmatic rock band of all time. Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore reinvented rock 'n' roll in the 60s, and their influence can be felt today. Now, for the first time ever, the living members of the band are opening up their personal archives to their fans, telling their story in their own words.
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