Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hooked on The Doors

I've been hooked on The Doors for a month now - I  bought a CD for the car - I never buy CD's!!!  I bought a book and now I just ordered a documentary online today!    My obsession with The Doors started when we went to Prince Edward Island a few weeks ago, we saw a live production of Classic Albums Live - The Doors, LA Woman.  I didn't really know a whole lot about the band, my husband knew more than me, I knew that "Light My Fire" was a big hit song for them and that's about it.  Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and creates them live on stage, note for note, cut for cut - it's not a cover band, it's live music done by  professional artists that play across Canada and the United States - if you ever see a production offered and it's a band you enjoy, you really should buy a ticket.

So, now I've read the book on Jim Morrison and The Doors - the band was formed in 1965 and recorded up until 1971 - after reading the book, it's hard to imagine how they even recorded so many great songs and actually had six albums - it was a time of excessive drugs and alcohol -  Jim Morrison died in Paris in 1971 - at age 27.

Love Me Two Times - recorded in 1967   - listen here

People Are Strange - also recorded in 1967

Listen to The Doors biggest hit - Light my Fire  here


  1. The Doors are fantastic. My sister was obsessed with them when she was 17 (about 15 years ago).

    A cover band was playing one Friday night (way back then) and my sister was working at McDonalds. Our mom wanted to take her to see the band, and called to get her out of work (which turned into arguing with the McDonalds manger). My sister was so upset not knowing why we needed to get out of work she was crying by the time we picked her up (she thought something bad had happened). We told her we were taking her to see Jim Morrison and through tears her reply was "we're going to Paris?" Haha. What memories. :-)

  2. I used to love The Doors back in the day!

  3. I like how you go all out when you find something you like - cd, book, documentary! The Doors are great. Have you seen the 1991 movie The Doors with Val Kilmer and Meg Ryan? You might enjoy that!

  4. I was born in 1965, just two when 'People are strange' was released. Brilliant song. Jim Morrison....true rock God. They just don't make them like that anymore. RIP

  5. Ah yes, the Doors. They were big with the college crowd back in the late 80's. You are bringing back memories of my youth! Thanks for entering my giveaway. Good luck!