“Hello, I Love You” The Doors

Those of us who lived the 1960s have basically faint memories about old flames, life transitionings from from black and white to a full spectrum of color.

Could it have been that many of us were hustling ourselves into the future as we departed from traditions, our families and relationship bonds? The exchange can be viewed from wherever we are today, individually or collectively. We should be thankful that life gives us the mind and perspective (thru memories) to look back, learn, appreciate or change our human selves. (AOC)

Where were you when…???

On 5 July 1968 The Doors took to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for a concert that has since passed into legend. The Doors were performing on the back of their 3rd album release “Waiting For The Sun” and the US No.1 single “Hello, I Love You”. They had been honing their live performances over the previous 2 years and were on absolute peak form.

Now for the first time the original film footage from the Hollywood Bowl has been digitally scanned and restored to present the show better and more complete than it’s ever been seen before, with 2 previously cut tracks returned to the running order and with sound newly remixed and mastered from the original multitrack tapes by The Doors’ engineer and co-producer Bruce Botnick. This is now the definitive edition of this famous performance. YT

WITH THE DOORS THERE WAS MUCH: crazy concerts, arrest, recognition, death…

The third post-Morrison album, An American Prayer, was released in 1978. It consisted of the band adding musical backing tracks to previously recorded spoken word performances of Morrison reciting his poetry. The record was a commercial success, acquiring a platinum certificate.An American Prayer was re-mastered and re-released with bonus tracks in 1995.

The three played together on Krieger’s 1982 album Versions.

In 1993, the Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For the ceremony Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore reunited once again to perform “Roadhouse Blues”, “Break On Through” and “Light My Fire”. Eddie Vedder filled in on lead vocals, while Don Was played bass.

For the 1997 boxed set, the surviving members of the Doors once again reunited to complete “Orange County Suite”. The track was one that Morrison had written and recorded, providing vocals and piano.

The Doors reunited in 2000 to perform on VH1’s Storytellers. For the live performance, the band was joined by Angelo Barbera and numerous guest vocalists, including Ian Astbury (of the Cult), Scott Weiland, Scott Stapp, Perry Farrell, Pat Monahan and Travis Meeks. Following the recording the Storytellers: A Celebration, the band members joined to record music for the Stoned Immaculate: The Music of The Doors tribute album.

On May 29, 2007, Perry Farrell’s group the Satellite Party released its first album Ultra Payloaded on Columbia Records. The album features “Woman in the Window”, a new song with music and a pre-recorded vocal performance provided by Jim Morrison.

“I like to say this is the first new Doors track of the 21st century”, Ray Manzarek said of a new song he recorded with Robby Krieger, John Densmore and DJ/producer Skrillex (Sonny Moore). The recording session and song are part of a documentary film, Re:GENERATION, that recruited five popular DJs/producers to work with artists from five separate genres and had them record new music. Manzarek and Skrillex had an immediate musical connection. “Sonny plays his beat, all he had to do was play the one thing. I listened to it and I said, ‘Holy shit, that’s strong,’” Manzarek says. “Basically, it’s a variation on ‘Milestones’, by Miles Davis, and if I do say so myself, sounds — great, hot as hell.”The track, called “Breakn’ a Sweat”, was included on Skrillex’s EP Bangarang.

In 2013, the remaining members of the Doors recorded with rapper Tech N9ne for the song “Strange 2013”, appearing on his album Something Else, which features new instrumentation by the band and samples of Jim Morrison’s vocals from the song “Strange Days”.

In their final collaboration before Manzarek’s death, the three surviving Doors provided backing for poet Michael C. Ford’s album Look Each Other in The Ears.

February 12, 2016, at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, John Densmore and Robby Krieger reunited for the first time in 15 years to perform in tribute to Ray and benefit Stand Up to Cancer. That day would have been Ray’s 76th birthday. The night featured Exene Cervenka and John Doe of the band X, Rami Jaffee of the Foo Fighters, Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert Deleo, Jane’s Addiction’s Stephen Perkins, Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara, Andrew Watt, among others. wiki

10 thoughts on ““Hello, I Love You” The Doors

    1. Nice to know Beth. We appreciate your visit today. Cheers!


  1. Great music. Morrison had a lot of talent but his personal habits caused a lot of issues for the rest of the band. However, that is often the case with great rock bands.

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    1. Indeed great music from amazing talents that came together when the world had become one big stage of cultural change. Interesting how Morrison and Manzarek, the most influential of the group, met as film students. I am glad that Morrison is given respect, no matter what his bad habits were. Fame is a known killer fir many successful artists.

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    1. Jim could have but I give the band’s successes to Ray. Afterwards, with Krieger and Densmore , it is pretty much history of them loved and remembered. 🤔

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      1. Very true, but the lyrics are Jim’s, and they are brilliant. I sometimes simply re-read his poetry – pure genius. Not even to mention his presence on stage…

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