Jim Morrison was the proud owner of this legendary 1967 Shelby GT500. The car was something of a reward and was gifted to Morrison by Electra Records in celebration of The Doors' successful debut in 1967.
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Missing Legends: 19 Rare Cars That Were Lost And Never Found

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY ARUN PUNDIR AND PUBLISHED BY HOTCARS.COM ON NOVEMBER 1, 2018.

If one comes to think about it, what exactly are cars? Basically, they are transportation machines meant to ferry passengers from here to there… right? Some do it in style, some in grandeur, while some cars are the most basic and the cheapest of the lot, doing their job in the simplest possible way.

And yet, cars fascinate us. Cars have become more than just technical possessions; some manage to capture hearts and souls. People want to have the best their money can buy, and if they've got hordes of money to spend, they can afford to get the rarest and the most delectable of automobiles.

Some of the cars become rare because only a very limited number were produced. Some become collectibles because of the people who formerly drove them, like celebrity's cars that often sell for princely sums at auction. Some other cars become rare because of their presence in a movie.

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American rock group The Doors, from left to right: John Densmore (drummer), Robby Krieger (guitarist), Ray Manzarek (organist), and Jim Morrison (singer), posed for Elektra Records publicity photos in New York City, New York in November 1966. Photo by Joel Brodsky.
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame made one of its biggest blunders in 1993

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY TROY L. SMITH AND PUBLISHED BY CLEVELAND.COM ON NOVEMBER 1, 2018.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wasn’t shy when it came to first ballot Hall of Famers in 1993, inducting four of them (the most since the inaugural ceremony). But they still managed to miss one obvious choice.

Our “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Remixed” series re-examines every year of Inductions, righting wrongs and re-evaluating resumes. We’ll be the first to admit the Rock Hall’s actual Class of 1993 was impressive.

However, our Remixed version centers on one band the Rock Hall missed that year—Pink Floyd.

Fiction vs. Reality: The Rock Hall went ahead and inducted CCR, The Doors, Sly and the Family Stone and Van Morrison during their first years of eligibility. No argument here. But where was Pink Floyd?

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10 Great Rock Driving Songs

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY NOE GOLD AND PUBLISHED BY BEST CLASSIC BANDS ON OCTOBER 31, 2018.

As the Stones were wont to say about the swelter season, the most tune-a-licious prospects for the well-appointed classic rocker are just down the road apiece. All you need to do is get in your car and drive. 

Love Her Madly
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The Doors’ ‘Love Her Madly’ Perfection

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY BEST CLASSIC BANDS ON OCTOBER 29, 2018.

Ask a classic rock fan to name their favorite song from The Doors and you’re bound to get plenty of different candidates. One of their two U.S. #1 hits, perhaps, “Light My Fire” or “Hello, I Love You”? Or maybe one of several other Top 40 hits like “Touch Me,” “Riders on the Storm”?

Some may choose a favorite LP cut, such as “L.A. Woman,” “When the Music’s Over” or “Roadhouse Blues.” There are no wrong answers.

After a string of hit singles, from 1967-1969, the Doors had been largely absent from Top 40 radio.

That changed with “Love Her Madly.” The song, written by the band’s guitarist, Robby Krieger, was the first single from 1971’s L.A Woman, the band’s sixth studio album.

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When Jim Morrison of The Doors Stayed at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY LEE WALLENDER AND PUBLISHED BY INVISIBLE THEMEPARK ON OCTOBER 27, 2018.

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta, built in 1967, is famous as one of the first—if not the first—example of a large atrium hotel. The inside of this 22 story hotel is scooped out, with rooms facing each other and public spaces below.

Built by John Portman, the Hyatt Regency—originally Regency Hyatt House—is an architecturally significant building that has now been rubber-stamped all across America thousands of times over. But at the time, it was a big deal—big enough that even Jim Morrison of The Doors stayed in it.

Morrison and Lisciandro in Atlanta

In May 1969, Morrison and pal Frank Lisciandro attended the Atlanta International Film Festival to accept an award for the Doors’ documentary Feast of Friends. He and Frank attended a rent party in a nearby old Victorian home (rent parties…for the uninitiated, were designed to raise emergency funds to keep the landlord at bay and have a good time in the process)… Morrison was ‘open, approachable, funny, and friendly at the party.’ He helped out in the kitchen preparing snacks, picked out albums, changed records, passed out beers, and listened to complaints about cops.

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