Jim Morrison predicted EDM in 1969

In 1969, Jim Morrison gave a series of interviews over a week to Rolling Stone scribe Jerry Hopkins, which became the most detailed and illuminating profile of the star published during his short life.

While he wasn’t able to predict his own demise, nor the run of abominable albums The Doors would make after his death, he did presciently see a future of stadium-filling EDM stars.

"A lot of people like Mozart were prodigies; they were writing brilliant works at very young ages," he begins.

“That’s probably what’s going to happen: some brilliant kid will come along and be popular. I can see a lone artist with a lot of tapes and electrical—like an extension of the Moog synthesiser—a keyboard with the complexity and richness of a whole orchestra, y’know? There’s somebody out there, working in a basement, just inventing a whole new musical form.”

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