The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, California, with
vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and
guitarist Robby Krieger. The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley's book
The Doors of Perception, hich itself was a reference to a William Blake quotation: "If
the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is,
infinite." They were among the most controversial rock acts of the 1960s, due mostly
to Morrison's wild, poetic lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona.
After Morrison's death in 1971, the remaining members continued as a trio until
finally disbanding in 1973.