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Legends of Rock & Roll - The Doors [Kindle Edition]

James Hoag
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"It's All About the Music!"

Welcome to another in the Legends of Rock & Roll series.

This is, like the others, a mini-biography of one the greatest of American bands, The Doors.

The Doors were one of most intense and radical rock groups of the Sixties and their legacy can still be felt today, 40 years after the death of Jim Morrison.

Their career was short, only about 6 years, but they fit a lifetime of music into those 6 years.

This was the Sixties, the generation that gave us LSD, hippies, protests of the Vietnam War, flower children, and free love. Jim Morrison and the Doors wrote and sang about all of that. They were as interesting to watch on stage as they were to listen to.

This book is about the group, but even more importantly, it's about the music. This series is my way of honoring the people that have brought so much joy to our lives over the years.

It is an unauthorized fan tribute.

Inside you'll find:

Introduction - Remarks about The Doors in general and a kick-off for the book.
In the Beginning - A brief biography of each of the four members of the Doors and how they came together.
Birth of the Doors - The beginning of the band. Do you know how they got their name?
The London Fog - Their first job prior to moving up to the big time and getting a record contract.
The First Album: "The Doors" - This album contains their signature song "Light My Fire", their first number one.
The Ed Sullivan Show - In the late Sixties, no one stood up to Ed Sullivan. Jim Morrison did.
"Strange Days" - The Doors release a second album with a "strange" cover.
New Haven, Connecticut - Did you know Jim Morrison was the first performer to be arrested during a concert? Find out why.
"Waiting for the Sun" - The Doors third album is their only album to reach number one.
Jim Morrison Begins to Self-Destruct - The drinking and the drugs were finally catching with with Jim.
Meltdown in Miami - Jim Morrison is arrested again. Did he really do what they said he did?
"Morrison Hotel" - Jim's life continued to spin out of control. He is arrested again and their fifth album is released.
"L.A. Woman" - The last album Jim Morrison actively participated in also contains some of the group's best work.
Paris - What really happened the night Jim Morrison died?
The 27 Club - Do you know how many performers and writers have died during their 27th year?
After Jim Morrison - The band tries to move on without Jim, but finds they can't really do it.
"An American Prayer" - the last Doors album is recorded using old recordings of Jim reciting his poetry,
Taking It Up to the Present - Various events that have happened between the late Seventies and today.
Legacy of The Doors - Every Legends book has a Legacy section where we review the awards and contributions of the artist.
Afterword - My closing thoughts
Selected Discography - A list of the major works by The Doors.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 128 KB
  • Print Length: 57 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B51M0LA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating 31 Mar. 2013
By Martin
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A fascinating insight into the hedonistoc, drug-filled world of the Doors. Almost beyond belief what these bands get up to! Well researched.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative 30 Mar. 2013
By A.Rose
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This is the first book I have read by James Hoag and I really enjoyed the informative read as I didn't even know that the Doors existed apart from the ones that I walk through lol!. James book brings so many diferent events together into one entertaining and educational read.I look forward to reading other books by James.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Factual read 15 Mar. 2013
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I found this book was very factual and easy to read. I would of liked it to be a little more detailed, as I'm sure some of the events that happened would of had more depth to them. But if you want good music facts about the doors then this is your book.
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For anyone looking to dip their toe into the world of the doors this books for you. What I like most about these books is they're a lightweight version that contain all the facts you could ever want to know without bogging you down. Makes me want get my doors albums out again for another listen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really great narrative 2 Feb. 2013
By Michael Finlayson TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I have to admit that I'm not that familiar with the Doors, but as I've read some of the authors other books I thought that it was worth reading, and I was right. This is a very interesting, well written book that really draws draws you through the history of the Doors. This is great for any fans, and it's also great for anyone with an interest in music.
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