Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|The Doors' song 'The End' is featured in the opening scene of what movie about the Vietnam War?||Behind The Doors
Apocalypse Now. Saving Private Ryan and The Longest Day took place during World War II. Full Metal Jacket was a Vietnam film but did not feature music by the Doors.
|Ray Manzarek of the Doors played keyboards on some recordings for which seminal Los Angeles 80's punk band featuring John Doe and Exene Cervenka?||Behind The Doors
|What other artist released a hit single version of 'Light My Fire'?||Behind The Doors
|What musical instrument is part of the standard instrumentation of the Doors?||Behind The Doors
electric organ. The Doors were unusual for a rock band in that their lineup was Jim Morrison, vocals, Robby Krieger, guitar, Ray Manzarek, keyboards, and drummer John Densmore. Instead of a bass player, Manzarek played the bass parts on a Fender Piano Bass.
|According to the Doors hit single, how often does the singer wish to be loved?||Behind The Doors
|Jim Morrison got into major legal trouble for improper stage conduct in April 1969 in what American city?||Behind The Doors
|According to 'Break On Through', where do the Doors wish to break on through?||Behind The Doors
|According to the Doors' song 'When the Music's Over', what should you do when the music's over?||Behind The Doors
Turn out the lights. Lemmings jump off cliffs. Schrodinger should let the cat out, if he is alive.
|What psychiatric condition is explored in the eleven minute Doors' opus 'The End'?||Behind The Doors
Oedipal Complex. 'Manic Depression' was immortalized in song by the late Jimi Hendrix. 'Vertigo' is an Alfred Hitchcock film. Suicidal Tendencies is an eighties punk band.
|Who played the role of Jim Morrison in Oliver Stone's film 'The Doors'?||Behind The Doors
Val Kilmer. Johnny Depp most recently appeared in 'The Ninth Gate'. Tom Cruise appeared in Stanley Kubrick's last film 'Eyes Wide Shut' and the more commercially successful, 'Mission Impossible-2' Don Knotts is most remembered for his virtuoso performance in 'The Incredible Mr. Limpett' and a supporting role on 'The Andy Griffith Show'.
Touch Me. 'I Touch Myself' was recorded by the Divinyls. 'Touch of Gray' was released by the Grateful Dead. We have Genesis to thank for 'Invisible Touch'.
|What science fiction film shares a title with a Doors album and song title?||Behind The Doors
The Lizard King. 'The Lion King' was a Walt Disney film.
|What Doors song lyrics did the producers of the 'Ed Sullivan Show' not want Morrison to sing on the show?||Behind The Doors
Girl, we couldn't get much higher.. The producers of the 'Ed Sullivan Show' did not want Morrison to sing 'Girl, we couldn't get much higher' because it was considered a blatant drug reference. 'Father, I want to kill you' is from the Doors'song 'The End' which is totally inappropriate in its entirety for TV. 'One pill makes you larger, one pill makes you small' is from 'White Rabbit' by Jefferson Airplane. 'Ain't singing for Pepsi, Ain't singing for Coke' was from 'This Note's For You' by Neil Young which was banned by MTV.
Naval Officer. Jim's family had a long tradition of military service.
Theatre Arts. Jim entered the Theatre Arts department at UCLA in 1964. It was at UCLA that he met future bandmate Ray Manzerak.
|Who wrote 'The Doors of Perception' which described the author's experiences with mescaline?||Behind The Doors
Aldous Huxley. Aldous Huxley is most famous as the author 'Brave New World'. The title of Aldous Huxley's 'The Doors of Perception" is widely regarded as having been inspired by William Blake's poem ( If the doors of perception were cleansed /All things would appear as infinite... ) William James was the author of 'The Varieties of Religious Experience'. Timothy Leary was a former Harvard psychology professor who became most famous as an apologist for the used of mind expanding drugs. Sigmund Freud is of course the Father of Psychoanalysis and writings of such beloved books as 'Moses and Monotheism' and countless others.
Stronger than dirt. Jim can be heard saying the Ajax slogan, "stronger than dirt," at the end of "Touch Me."
Morrison Hotel. Numerous explanations for this exist; arguably, the most plausible one is that the song was not complete enough for inclusion on the "Waiting for the Sun" album.
Alabama Song. "Break On Through" isn't on any of the known recordings of the Doors' infamous Miami concert, but it was the first song they played that night. Speculation is that someone began taping when Morrison started ranting during the second song, "Backdoor Man."
London. The Doors' first European tour was in September 1968. They performed on "Top of the Pops" in London on September 5, then played four sold out shows the next two nights at London's Roundhouse.
American Bandstand. The Doors appeared on American Bandstand on July 22, 1967, lip synching "Crystal Ship" and "Light My Fire." Their Ed Sullivan appearance was September 17 of that year (interesting fact: the same night as the Who's epic performance on the Smothers Brothers, also on CBS). Their first television appearance was on KTLA's Shebang show on January 1, 1967, but that was not a national broadcast.
Economics. Ray Manzarek earned a Bachelors degree in economics from DePaul University before moving to California, where he earned a Masters degree at UCLA's film school and met Jim.
George Washington. Jim graduated from George Washington High School in 1961, but did not attend his graduation ceremony. Ellen Cohen, later Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas, attended the same school.
|"Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding..." The incident described in this lyric occurred in what state?||Jim Morrison and the Doors
New Mexico. On a family vacation in New Mexico in 1947, the Morrison's car came upon an accident involving a truckload of Indian workers. Seeing the scared and dying Indians affected Jim deeply - he said that the soul of one of them entered him - and he later incorporated the incident into the song "Peace Frog."
|The following lyrics are from what song?
"I think that you know what to do
Impossible? Yes, but it's true
I think that you know what to do, yeah
I'm sure that you know what to do"||The Doors - "Strange Days"
You're Lost Little Girl. The lyrics that you might recognize..."You're lost little girl. You're lost little girl. You're lost tell me who are you. I think that you know what to do. Impossible, yes but it's true. I think that you know what to do, yeah. I'm sure that you know what to do."
|Jim Morrison was a poet long before he became a rock star. Morrison recited one of his poems to Ray Manzarek, who felt that it would make a great song. What song was it?||The Doors - "Strange Days"
Moonlight Drive. While on Venice Beach, Ray Manzarek approached Jim Morrison whom he recognized from his film class...when Manzarek asked about Morrison's poetry, Morrison recited the poem "Moonlight Drive".
October 1967. "Strange Days," The Doors second studio album was released October of 1967 on the Elektra Label.
|The following are lyrics from which song:
"I need a brand new friend who doesn't bother me
I need a brand new friend who doesn't trouble me
I need someone and who doesn't need me"?
||The Doors "L.A. Woman"
Hyacinth House. Hyacinthus was a young love of the Greek God Apollo. Apollo accidentally killed him, and from his blood sprang the hyacinth, a plant with a fragrant cluster of flowers.