Ray Manzarek

L.A.'s 'Day of the Doors' marks 50th anniversary of debut album

L.A.'s 'Day of the Doors' marks 50th anniversary of debut album

It’s the “Day of the Doors” on Wednesday in Los Angeles, the 50th anniversary of the release of the rock quartet’s debut album, “The Doors.” The work instantly put the band on the map nationally thanks to the breakthrough hit “Light My Fire.”

The band’s surviving members, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore, were scheduled to take part in a ceremony in Venice, near the well-known mural with the band’s image, along with members of singer Jim Morrison and keyboardist Ray Manzarek’s families.

L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin was to present a proclamation recognizing the group’s contributions to the region’s culture through its...

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