Tag Archives: The Doors

Today is a day of remembrance of four important musicians: John Lennon, Dimebag Darrell, Jim Morrison and Gregg Allman…

John Lennon’s death date: Dec. 8th, 1980

Dimebag’s death date: Dec. 8th, 2004

Jim Morrison birthday: Dec. 8th, 1943

Gregg Allman birthday: Dec. 8th, 1947

Dec. 8th will always be a very important day for music simply for these 4 geniuses. I love all 4 of them. They may be gone but the music is not forgotten.

Kev

Robby Krieger, guitarist of the Doors, shows you the real way how to play “Roadhouse Blues”…

With America shutdown and stuck at home, that means the music industry is closed too. That also means all the famous musicians in America are stuck at home and bored like the rest of us. Since musicians are stuck at home, they’re still trying to find other ways to provide entertainment for all of us and trying to help us defeat boredom and stuff.

A lot of famous musicians have been doing some pretty cool stuff like live stream performances, Q&A sessions and even guitar lessons.

Well, here is Robby Krieger, giving you lessons on how to play the Doors hit, “Roadhouse Blues”. There are many tabs out there on sites like Ultimate Guitar and I’m sure many tabs on the internet of this song are inaccurate at best. I’m sure many cover bands in America that cover the song all play it wrong. Well, if you want to play the song correctly, you learn from Robby the man himself and he is here to teach you the whole song.

I thought this video was very cool.

Kev

Do you like the Doors? If so… you’re gonna LOVE this app!!!

To all you Ipad and Iphone users, if you like the Doors, then this app is definitely worth a look:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-doors/id609344635?mt=8

The preview maybe free but to get the full app would cost like $2.99, I think. Not too bad.

The Warner Bros. label did a great job with that app. I was actually pretty impressed with it. Lots of detailed history on the band. Band photos. Lyrics. All kinds of goodies!

You can even listen to all of their albums on there but of course, you have to buy the albums from Itunes if you wanna listen to the full albums on there.

This app makes me wanna buy the Doors music for my Ipod.

I’ve always been a huge fan of the Doors myself.

The app is not just for die-hards… it can be for newbies too. If you’re not into the Doors that much or never listen to them… that app is a great opportunity to learn more about the band.

I know this app came out last year but Warner Music is promoting this app again now ’cause they made some updates with it.

Definitely check this app out!

I hope they start making apps like this for other legendary bands like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Allman Brothers, Black Sabbath, etc.

Kev

RIP: Ray Manzarek 1939 – 2013

Today is a sad day in the world of rock n’ roll music. Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist for the Doors has passed away today. Ray Manzarek was an important member of the Doors because he was the one who started the band himself and wrote most of the Doors song catalog. The formation of the Doors all started when Ray first met Jim Morrison on Venice Beach in California where the two met for the very first time. Jim had written some songs and Ray wanted to hear them so Jim sang them to him. Ray loved them too much that he wanted to form a band with Jim. Then they met drummer Jon Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger later on. Ever since Ray’s first meeting with Jim, the two have been best friends ever since. When the Doors first formed, they didn’t have a bass player and didn’t know where to find one, so Ray used his piano for the bass lines, and he used an organ as well.

The Doors have made a total of 9 successful studio albums and have made tons of radio hits: “Break On Through The Other Side”, “L.A. Woman”, “Riders On the Storm, “People Are Strange”, “The End”, “Moonlight Drive”, etc.

After the Doors broke up in 1973, a few years after Jim Morrison’s death, Ray Manzarek brought the Doors back (minus, Jim Morrison, of course) in 2000 for a special VH1 Storytellers performance where they would have a variety of special guest singers from Ian Astbury, Travis Meeks, Scott Weiland, Scott Stapp, and others.

This is a real shame, and this passing devastates me, ’cause I’m a huge fan of the Doors. The Doors happened because of Ray, there wouldn’t be a Jim Morrison without him. I’ve listened to the Doors for years, and they were an inspiration for my own music as well. Ray was a genius of a pianist and keyboardist. He really was proud of the Doors music and loved what he did which is part of why he got my respect. He may have not gotten along well with the surviving members of the Doors over the years, but he was a talented musician no matter what you think of him. I’m sure Ray will be up in heaven with Jim now. There are two members of the Doors left; they are Robby and Jon. This really sucks. The music world lost another great one. Ray Manzarek died of cancer at a hospital in Germany, he was 74 years old.

Kev