Timeless Singles By THE DOORS And ARETHA FRANKLIN – 55 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past

3 June 2022

Band: THE DOORS
Single: LIGHT MY FIRE
Released in the USA 55 years ago today – 3 June 1967.
It reached the top of the charts 2 months later.

The hit featured on their self-titled debut LP.

Come on, baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire


THE DOORS: Story

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Artist: ARETHA FRANKLIN
Single: RESPECT
More than 400 million streams on Spotify.
Score: No 1 on the US Singles Charts
55 years ago today – 3 June 1967

The song was written an originally
recorded by Otis Redding in 1965.

Respect when I need it
Got to, got to have it
We got to have it
Got to, got to have it
Give it to me when I want it
Give it to me when I need it
Give it to me with respect, ah
Give it to me when I want it

ARETHA: Story

THE DOORS – Special Edition Of ‘LIVE AT THE BOWL 1968’ Soon In Cinemas For One Day

21 September 2021

On November 4th in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Doors final studio
LP L.A. WOMAN (released 19 April 1971), The Doors: Live At The Bowl ’68 Special Edition will transform movie theaters into concert venues.

It’ll give Doors fans around the world the closest experience to being there live alongside Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, who stated, “the magic that has been done to enhance the picture and sound quality of this show will make everyone feel
as though they have a front row seat at the Hollywood Bowl.”

Get your tickets here.

A 50th-anniversary Deluxe Edition of L.A. Woman
comes out on December 3. All info here.

Stream original LP here…

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THE DOORS: Website

THE DOORS Bring 50th Anniversary Edition For ‘L.A. WOMAN’ – Listen To The Original ‘RIDERS ON THE STORM’ Demo

2 September 2021

Band: THE DOORS (Los Angeles)
Active: 1965–1973, 1978 / 9 albums

Anniversary album: L.A. WOMAN – 6th LP
Released: 19 April 1971 – 50 years ago today
Three months after the release, on July 3,
Morrison
was found dead.
Score: #1 in Holland, #11 in Canada,
#9 in the US, #28 in the UK

Deluxe Edition: 3-CD/1-LP 50th anniversary deluxe edition featuring
the original album, newly remastered by the Doors’ longtime engineer
and mixer Bruce Botnick, two bonus discs of unreleased studio outtakes,
and the stereo mix of the original album on vinyl.
Out: 3 December 2021 via Rhino

Along with this announcement comes the original demo
version of the band’s classic Riders On The Storm

Original LP via Spotify…

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THE DOORS: WebsiteAll Albums

THE DOORS – Sixth Album ‘L.A. WOMAN’ Came Out 50 Years Ago Today

Back in time…

19 April 2021

Band: THE DOORS (Los Angeles)
Active: 1965–1973, 1978 / 9 albums

Album: L.A. WOMAN – 6th LP
Released: 19 April 1971 – 50 years ago today
Three months after the release, on July 3,
Morrison
was found dead.

Score: #1 in Holland, #11 in Canada, #9 in the US, #28 in the UK

Review: “In terms of what they’re after here the Doors as a band never falter and there isn’t one bummer cut on the entire album obviously a first for them… It’s also the first time since “The End” and “When the Music’s Over” that they’ve been able to pull off anything interesting in the way of long cuts. And there are two of them here, “L.A. Woman” (with maybe the best Chuck Berry riffs since the Stones and a hell of a lot more Sixties Seventies American flavor) and “Riders on the Storm” (signaling the return to Del Shannon from whence the Doors’ mysterioso-hood was largely derived to begin with), both of them minor monsters. You can kick me in the ass for saying this (I don’t mind): this is the Doors’ greatest album and (including their first) the best album so far this year. A landmark worthy of dancing in the streets.

Turn Up The Volume: One of the best bands ever (as if you didn’t know this) with
one of their best albums ever (as if you didn’t know this), including two of their best
songs ever (as if you didn’t know this) with Love Her Madly and Riders On The Storm.

– RIDERS ON THE STORM –

– LOVE HER MADLY –

Full LP…

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THE DOORS: WebsiteAll Albums


Back sleeve…

LIV STRANGE Covers THE DOORS With A Wayward Version Of ‘PEOPLE ARE STRANGE’

6 January 2021

LIV STRANGE is a Chicago born, Los Angeles based artist whose music has both a melodramatic and enigmatic sonority. Her cover of The Doors‘ classic People Are
Strange
says it all, as she turns the song into a slo-mo electro groove with a Gothic
touch and somber vocals. Wayward and arresting. But also weirdly sensual and
overall ghostly.

“I decided to cover ‘People Are Strange’ because I’ve always been enamored by the oddities
of the ‘average’ individual, the hidden secrets and twisted mind of your next door neighbor.
We are all strange in our own way. In knowing that, it can either keep us connected to our personal freedom or burdened by its ghastly shadow,”
says Strange.

Be strange here…

LIV STRANGE: Facebook