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The Stories Behind the Songs of the Doors’ Last Hurrah, ‘L.A. Woman’

On the anniversary of the release of 'L.A. Woman,' we look at the multitude of influences on Jim Morrison's swan song.

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The Story of the Doors’ Back-to-Basics ‘Morrison Hotel’

The Doors had gotten sloppy, self-absorbed and a little off course by the time they released their fourth album, 'The Soft Parade,' in mid 1969.

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48 Years Ago: The Doors Stumble Into ‘Strange Days’

"Strange days have found us," Jim Morrison sang on the title track of this 1967 sophomore release by the Doors -- and it was undeniably true.

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48 Years Ago: The Doors Banned From ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

It was a clash of mainstream culture vs. the counterculture when the Doors were booked to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show on Sept. 17, 1967.

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Doors’ First Two Post-Jim Morrison Albums Reissued

Long out-of-print, the first two albums released by the Doors after Jim Morrison died are set for expanded reissue later this year.

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50 Years Ago: The Doors Record Their First Demo Under a Different Name

No one could have guessed what would come of the combo that wandered into Los Angeles' World Pacific Studios on Sept. 2, 1965.

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46 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Clean Up Jim Morrison’s Mess After Disastrous Concert

Led Zeppelin were on the rise in the summer of 1969, while Doors frontman Jim Morrison was in the midst of a long and painful public downward spiral. On July 27, the two bands met going in opposite directions.

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46 Years Ago: The Doors Stumble Through the Experimental ‘The Soft Parade’

'The Soft Parade,' a wildly uneven affair, went platinum anyway - but likely only because of the Doors' earlier successes.

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The Secret History of the Doors’ Bass Players

The Doors did not have a bass player.

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45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Dragged Offstage in Boston – ‘Would You Like to See My Genitals?’

By the spring of 1970, Doors frontman Jim Morrison had already been through plenty of scrapes with the law, and the band had developed a reputation for a sometimes dangerously unpredictable live act.

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46 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Turns Himself in to the FBI

Jim Morrison surrendered to the FBI on charges relating to the Doors' infamous Miami concert on April 4, 1969.

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Italian Pair Jailed After Claiming Credit for Doors, Paul McCartney and Queen Songs

There'll be jail time for a pair of Italian crooks who tried to swipe royalties for famous songs written by Paul McCartney, Queen and the Doors.

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