Rolling Stone Premiere: The Doors Only Mix of “Touch Me”

Read the whole article at Rolling Stone. When the Doors’ producer, Paul A. Rothchild, suggested adding orchestral strings and horns to guitarist Robby Krieger’s song “Touch Me,” Krieger was not happy. It was two years after Sgt. Pepper, and he says he was wary of the band being seen as copycats. “I said, ‘Oh, God. Now we’re copying the Beatles,’ and the Stones had just done their version of the orchestra thing,” he recalls. Read More …

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THE DOORS THE SOFT PARADE: 50th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION

The Doors’ fourth studio album, The Soft Parade, became the band’s fourth straight Top Ten album when it was released 50 years ago today on July 18, 1969. Despite featuring one of the group’s biggest hits – “Touch Me” – it remains the most-polarizing record of The Doors’ career thanks to the brass and string arrangements that embellish several tracks. To commemorate the album’s 50th year anniversary, Rhino reimagines The Read More …

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Record Store Day 2018 Release: An American Prayer

The final studio album by the Doors, originally released November 1978, is to be released as a 40th Anniversary edition (almost to the day), for Record Store Day Black Friday 2018. Seven years after Jim Morrison died, and five years after the remaining members of the band broke up, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore reunited and recorded backing tracks over Morrison’s poetry (originally recorded in 1969-1970). This numbered, Read More …

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John Densmore to Perform ‘L.A. Woman’ at LA Philharmonic Gala

JOHN DENSMORE CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUEST AT THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC OPENING NIGHT CONCERT & GALA: CALIFORNIA SOUL AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL THE KICK OFF TO THE LA PHIL CENTENNIAL SEASON ALSO FEATURES CHRIS MARTIN, CORRINE BAILEY RAE, ELECTRIC VIOLINST TRACY SILVERMAN AND THE UNVEILING OF REFIK ANADOL’S WDCH DREAMS POST-CONCERT PARTY INCLUDES DJ JASON BENTLEY AND PINK MARTINI  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018, AT 7PM The 2018 LA Phil Read More …

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Hello I Love You

August 3 Marks the 50th Anniversary of “Hello, I Love You” Reaching #1

  “Hello, I Love You” became the band’s second #1 hit when it topped the Billboard singles chart for two weeks beginning on August 3, 1968. Exactly 50 years later, a new 7” version of the single with its original b-side “Love Street” is available now. This anniversary release features the rare mono radio mixes of the songs that were given exclusively to radio stations for airplay in 1968.  This version of “Hello, I Read More …

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LA celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Doors’ “Love Street” with a cultural first through Shazam

On July 22, 2018, the city of Los Angeles honored The Doors with the first ever cultural marker granted to a band or song with a pair of signs recognizing “Love Street.” Furthermore, Councilman David Ryu announced that the portion of Rothdell Trail that passes the house where Jim Morrison lived and wrote the poem that eventually became the song will be renamed Love Street. The Laurel Country Store will also Read More …

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The Doors to be honored at 2018 Love Street Festival in Los Angeles, CA on July 22, 2018

Now in its sixth year, the Love Street Festival will honor The Doors on the 50th Anniversary of the release of their Number One song “Love Street.” A dedication ceremony and special performances will take place on Sunday, July 22nd 2018 at 2100 Laurel Canyon Blvd, above and below the Canyon Country Store. The event is a fundraiser to preserve Laurel Canyon’s open space and wildlife corridor. Artists that helped define the Read More …

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Waiting for the Sun Deluxe

“Waiting for the Sun” 50th Anniversary Edition Coming September 14

Pre-order your copy of Waiting for the Sun 50th Anniversary Edition here. Waiting for the Sun was originally released in August, 1968. It was the band’s third platinum album in less than two years, and the first to top the album chart. Since its debut, the album has sold millions of copies around the globe and contributed to the Doors’ legendary canon with classics like “The Unknown Soldier,” “Five To One” Read More …

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