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The Doors
The Doors
$45.00
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • Oct.25.2006
  • 9781401303037
  • Hyperion

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In 1967, the Doors broke through with their debut album, and one critic declared: “The Beatles and the Stones are for blowing your mind, but the Doors are for afterwards, after your mind is already gone.” Said another: “The Doors are the new group by which all other new groups must, for a time at least, be measured.” Well, time has passed. And, forty years later—that is, today—Chester Bennington of Linkin Park writes: “They’re one of the biggest bands in the world. Certain types of music and certain groups will go on forever.” The Doors By the Doors, like no other book about the band, explains the phenomenon. Written with Ben Fong-Torres of Rolling Stone, who conducted the last interview Morrison ever gave, the book features first-person accounts from guitarist Robby Krieger (who composed the band’s greatest hit, “Light My Fire”), keyboardist Ray...
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In 1967, the Doors broke through with their debut album, and one critic declared: “The Beatles and the Stones are for blowing your mind, but the Doors are for afterwards, after your mind is already gone.” Said another: “The Doors are the new group by which all other new groups must, for a time at least, be measured.” Well, time has passed. And, forty years later—that is, today—Chester Bennington of Linkin Park writes: “They’re one of the biggest bands in the world. Certain types of music and certain groups will go on forever.” The Doors By the Doors, like no other book about the band, explains the phenomenon. Written with Ben Fong-Torres of Rolling Stone, who conducted the last interview Morrison ever gave, the book features first-person accounts from guitarist Robby Krieger (who composed the band’s greatest hit, “Light My Fire”), keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and drummer John Densmore. And, for the first time ever, members of Jim Morrison’s family offer their recollections and insights. Add three hundred photographs from the band’s private vault, and you have an unprecedented, all-access, backstage look at the band that defied all rules and eschewed all conventions. A band of revolutionaries.

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About Ben

Ben Fong-Torres was born in Alameda, California, in 1945, and raised in Oakland’s Chinatown, where his parents owned a restaurant. Due to the Chinese Exclusion Act, Fong-Torres’ father, Ricardo Fong-Torres (born Fong Kwok Seung), changed his surname to Torres and posed as a...

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