Doors name history - William Blake - Ancient of daysPopular for a rock solid repertoire and feared here and there because of the unpredictable nature of singer Jim Morrison, The Doors turned into one of the most talked-about bands of the sixties. The Los Angeles, California based psychedelic rock band had much to endure from Jim, but his unconventional lyrics, his charismatic person and his irritating, sometimes right out exhibitionist stage habits did fill the concert halls.

The honor of being the band name's porter should more or less be shared between Aldous Huxley (who wrote a book about his mescaline usage, entitled The Doors of Perception) and especially William Blake, whose poem The Marriage of Heaven and Hell will undoubtedly have inspired Huxley, because it contains the following stanza:

‘If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern.'

Come on, poems don't always have to be in rhyme you know!

Active: 1965-1973, USA

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