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The Doors were here and then, nearly as quickly, they were gone: UCLA Jim Morrison and college classmate Ray Manzarek launched the band in the summer of 1965. Morrison, the mainstay of the group died in 1971. The original group recorded only five albums together, but in the past decade, perhaps as many as two dozen live Doors albums have been released. Over the years, there have been numerous biographies of Morrison's life and, indeed, the mysterious circumstances of his death. This book, however, is the first published about The Doors' music. Pop culture observer Greil Marcus (Bob Dylan by Greil Marcus; Mystery Train; Dead Elvis) has been watching and listening and re-listening to the Doors since their glory years. Both deeply personal and disarmingly insightful, his new The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Wild Years cuts past scandalous stories about group feuds and Morrison's drug problems to explore the extraordinary music they made.