TotD: The Doors – The End

The Doors are not a progressive rock band, but definitely have had their influence on many a progressive rock band since 1970. Headed by the charismatic, strange and willful Jim Morrison, they released six albums between 1967 and 1971, when Morrision died at age 27. Rock, blues, and jazz influences characterise the music of this band, driven by the organs of Ray Manzarek and the guitar of Robby Krieger, carried by the drums of John Densmore – and haunting the audience through the lyrics and vocals of Morrison.

The track of the day today is The End, which made the band controversial from the day their first album was released, due to the theme of the lyrics.