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The Doors took their name from Aldous Huxley’s The Doors Of Perception - a book in which Huxley recollects an afternoon of psychedelic drug use in an attempt to ‘unlock’ those doors. A fitting link.
But beneath the cloud of booze and acid that followed the band from its most creative and experimental to its darkest hours - culminating with Jim Morrison calling a 12,000-strong crowd a “bunch of fucking idiots” in 1969 - lies a prolific poet and charismatic talisman.
"Jim Morrison." (From Keir, Zach and Garry via Facebook, thanks)
"Why hasn't anybody said Ozzy Osbourne yet? Also, James Hetfield, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, James Brown, Freddy Mercury, Ronnie James Dio, Bruce Dickinson to name but a few of whom I would vote for.” (From Dimebag via Facebook, thanks)