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.
Happy birthday, Jim Morrison of the Doors who would have been 73 years old if he was still alive today. As some of you know, I’m a huge Doors fan. Jim is an inspiration to my own singing and songwriting too. Many of my original songs were Doors inspired. They were a phenomenal band. Always loved them!
Today would have been Jim Morrison’s aka the Lizard King 71st birthday today. I’m a huge fuckin’ Doors fan. Always have been. I was meaning to get their music for my Ipod. I gotta download their albums from Itunes and will soon.
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.
Jim Morrison was found dead in a bathtub at his apartment in Paris, France, by his girlfriend Pamela Courson, 40 years ago. He maybe gone but his legacy still lives on. Like most people, I love the Doors as well. Always had. They are one of my favorite classic rock bands of all time. RIP Jim, where ever you are.
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