Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Doors revived in Paris 40 years later with Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger

Paris, May 10 (EFE) .- The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robbie Krieger, will perform on July 3 in Paris, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison, the legendary singer group whose tomb in the Père Lachaise cemetery is one of the most popular. Dubbed by its organizers as "Ray Manzarek & Robbie Krieger of The Doors", the concert will feature bass Phil Chen, drummer Ty Dennis and singer Dave Brock.

John Densmore, drummer of the group since its inception to its dissolution, is notably absent from the evening. Fond of alcohol and other drugs like cocaine and acid, the legendary Jim Morrison on whose death, at age 27, moving multiple versions and interpretations, was officially found in the bathtub of her home in Paris on July 3, 1971 victim of a heart attack, probably by an overdose.

The famous rock band was founded in Los Angeles (California, USA) in 1965 and soon became one of the most influential of its kind, while still sells over a million records a year, but only lasted six years. Has inspired several films, including the documentary premiered last December, "When you're strange," the title taken from a song by the filmmaker Tom DiCillo, who used the voice of actor Johnny Depp to explain that it was "The Doors "and who were its members.

In 1991 another American director, Oliver Stone, and created the first documentary on the subject, "The Doors".

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