The Doors was an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1965. The band consisted of Jim Morrison (vocals), Ray Manzarek (keyboards), Robby Krieger (guitar), and John Densmore (drums). They are known for their psychedelic and blues-influenced sound, as well as Morrison's enigmatic and often controversial stage presence.
The Doors released their self-titled debut album in 1967, which became an instant success and spawned several hit singles, including "Light My Fire" and "Break On Through (To the Other Side)." The album's success helped to establish The Doors as one of the leading bands of the psychedelic rock movement and cemented Morrison's reputation as a rock icon.
The band continued to release successful albums throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Strange Days (1967), The Soft Parade (1969), and L.A. Woman (1971). Their music combined elements of blues, jazz, classical, and rock and roll, and their lyrics often explored themes of love, sex, death, and the occult.
Despite their success, The Doors' career was plagued by controversy, particularly surrounding Morrison's erratic and often confrontational behavior. He was arrested several times on charges of public intoxication and indecency, and his lifestyle of drugs and alcohol abuse took a toll on his health.
In 1971, Morrison died suddenly in Paris at the age of 27. His death was officially ruled as a heart attack, but the circumstances surrounding it remain shrouded in mystery. The remaining members of The Doors decided to disband shortly after his death, bringing an end to one of the most successful and influential bands of the 1960s.
Despite the tragic end to their career, The Doors' legacy lives on. Their music continues to be celebrated by fans and critics alike, and their impact on the rock music genre can still be felt to this day.