The Doors: 50 Years, 50 Extraordinary Facts

It’s an astounding 50 years since The Doors unleashed their self-titled debut, the album which introduced us to the swaggering Jim Morrison’s bacchanalian brooding and dark Oedipal poetry. To celebrate the album notching up half a century, a deluxe 3CD/1LP edition of the album has today been released. We’ve compiled 50 intriguing facts to absorb while you reacquaint yourself with the psychedelic blues of The Doors.

1. In 1968, frontman Jim Morrison was asked by New York Magazine how he prepared for stardom. “I stopped getting haircuts,” he answered.

2. The Doors’ self-titled album was recorded in six days from start to finish.

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