All four members were big Elvis Presley fans when they were teenagers.
The Doors have sold over 76 million albums and still sell about 1 million per year.
Morrison has stated that his favorite song that he wrote is "The End."
The Doors were all big Chuck Berry fans in their youth.
In the song "L.A. Woman," "Mr. Mojo Risin'" is an anagram for "Jim Morrison."
The song "Riders On The Storm" was the last song that The Doors recorded with Jim Morrison. The Doors went on and produced two more albums without Morrison.
The album version of The Doors' song "The End" is a combination of two recordings.
Buick offered The Doors $100,000 to use the song "Light My Fire" in a commercial. Buick wanted the lyrics to be "Come on Buick, light my fire." The band, without Jim, decided to go ahead with the deal until Jim Morrison found out and said "no."
In the later years of Jim Morrison's life Jim started to gain weight and had a beard. Elektra had to use earlier photos of the band for the album Absolutely Live LP because of Jim's then-current appearance. The album was released in 1970.
During a performance on March 1, 1969 in Miami, Florida, Jim Morrison exposed himself onstage and was later arrested and spent a year and a half on trial.
Jim Morrison wrote most of The Doors' songs.
The Doors are #32 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock.
Rolling Stone magazine's '500 Greatest Albums of All Time' included three of The Doors' albums. At # 42 was The Doors, #362 was L.A. Woman, and #407 was Strange Days.
Rolling Stone magazine also ranked The Doors at #41 on their '100 Greatest Artists of All Time.'
In 1998 VH1 ranked The Doors at #20 on 'Greatest Artists of Rock and Roll.'
In 2000 VH1 ranked The Doors' song, "Light My Fire," at #7 on '100 Greatest Rock Songs.'
In 2001 VH1 ranked The Doors' album, The Doors, at #60 in '100 Greatest Albums.'
In 2002 VH1 ranked The Doors' lead singer, Jim Morrison, at #7 on '100 Sexiest Artists.'
The Doors' last performance with Jim Morrison was in New Orleans in November of 1970.
The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
Lead singer, Jim Morrison, died at age 27 on July 3, 1971. He reportedly died of a heart attack and was found in his bathtub in an apartment in Paris. There are rumors that he died from a heroin overdose, that he drank himself to death, that he was assassinated, and that he actually faked his own death. Jim's girlfriend, Pamela Courson, died from overdosing on heroin in 1974.
The Doors formed in the year 1965.
When The Doors were on The Ed Sullivan Show, they were told not to sing the word "higher" when they performed their song "Light My Fire." Jim Morrison sang it anyway. The Doors were never invited back to the show.
The Doors never officially hired a bass player.
The Doors took their name from the title of a book, "The Doors of Perception."
Robby Kreiger: In The Doors we have both musicians and poets, and both know of each other's art, so we can effect a synthesis.
Jim Morrison: If our poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.
Jim Morrison: You could say it was an accident that I was ideally suited for the work I am doing It's the primary feeling of a bowstring being pulled back for 22 years and suddenly being
let go. I am primarily an American, second a Californian, third a Los Angeles resident. I've always been attracted to ideas that were about revolt against authority. I like ideas about breaking away or overthrowing of established order. I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me that the road toward freedom, external revolt, is a way to bring about internal freedom. Rather than starting inside, I start outside, reach the mental through the physical. I am a sagittarian, if that has anything to do with it, the Centaur, the archer, the hunt, but the main thing is we are the Doors.
Ray Manzarek: I think The Doors is a representative American group. America is a melting pot and so are we. Our influences spring from a myriad of sources which we have amalgamated, blending divergent styles into our own thing. We're like
the country itself. America must seem to be a ridiculous hodgepodge to an outsider. It's like The Doors. We come from different areas, different musical areas. We're put together with a lot of sweat, a lot of fighting. All of the
things people say about America can be said about The Doors.