The Doors

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    Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
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The poetry's headiness and the rock's accessibility, bound together in a hazy acid fever-dream.

The Doors' fusion of jazz, psychedelic rock and blues was elevated to mythic status by their love of chaos and the darkly volatile Morrison.


Hall of Fame Essay


Paul A. Rothchild & Danny Sugerman

The Doors are somewhat of an anomaly in the rock pan­theon.

They weren’t part of the peace and love Airplane-Dead-Quicksilver acid-rock movement of San Francisco. They had nothing to do with the English invasion, or even conventional pop music for that matter. Even in their hometown of Los Angeles they were considered a world apart from the predominantly folk-rock peerage of the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and Mamas and Papas.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 1993
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1993 Inductee Jim Morrison
You gotta roll, roll, roll, You gotta thrill my soul, alright.
Roadhouse Blues

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