More than 50 years ago The Doors’ very first recording went #1 and would eventually stay there for 17 weeks.
September 17, 1967…
As the story goes Sullivan had planned to book the band for several more shows, but when The Doors defied him the deal was killed and they, despite Jim Morrison’s sharp response, were stunned.
Or so we’ve been led to believe for 54 years.
Next Tuesday, October 12, Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger releases his new book Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying and Playing Guitar With the Doors that was co-written with Jeff Alulis where he touches on the Sullivan controversy. And It’s not exactly how keyboardist Ray Manzarek and drummer Robbie Densmore recall what took place.
RollingStone.com has an exclusive excerpt from the book you can read here.
At 7:00 tonight our mega-music blog will feature a birthday tribute to John Lennon.