1967-1973 is generally considered to be the most potent years in rock music. The later Beatles years, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones classic era.. the list goes on! 1967 also saw the debut of The Doors with a record that could be considered one of the greatest debut albums of all time and was recorded in just over six days at Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood with producer Paul A. Rothchild and engineer Bruce Botnick who would both be behind the majority of the band’s production work until 1971’s ‘LA Woman’ which saw Botnick take over the producer role.
The keyboard intro that shot them to the top of the charts in hit ‘Light My Fire’.
The band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore and released several acclaimed albums until Morrison’s death in 1971 and credit the success of the album to being able to work the songs out night after night at The Whiskey a Go go and London Fog nightclubs in LA.