A few years ago January 4th was declared “Day Of The Doors” by Los Angeles. The date was not randomly chosen, but the day The Doors, the band who had been making an infamous name for themselves along the Sunset Strip, released their self-titled debut album.
The passion and energy that exuded from vocalist Jim Morrison, drummer John Densmore, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and guitarist Robby Krieger in their first album put the band on the global map. Soul Kitchen, Break On Through (To The Other Side), Light My Fire, and Twentieth Century Fox were just some of the album’s titles that became mainstream hits still gaining radio airplay 55 years later.
The Doors is often considered The Doors’ finest work selling over 20 million copies for over five decades and reaching no. 42 on Rolling Stone’s list of the most influential albums of all time (and no.1 for the most influential albums in 1967).
Watch The Doors perform Break On Through (To The Other Side) here: