BN.com Gift Guide

Legends of Rock & Roll - The Doors [NOOK Book]

Overview

"It's All About the Music!"

Welcome to another in the Legends of Rock & Roll series.

This is, like the others, a mini-biography of one the greatest of American bands, The Doors.

The Doors were one of most intense and radical rock ...
See more details below
Legends of Rock & Roll - The Doors

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99
BN.com price

Overview

"It's All About the Music!"

Welcome to another in the Legends of Rock & Roll series.

This is, like the others, a mini-biography of one the greatest of American bands, The Doors.

The Doors were one of most intense and radical rock groups of the Sixties and their legacy can still be felt today, 40 years after the death of Jim Morrison.

Their career was short, only about 6 years, but they fit a lifetime of music into those 6 years.

This was the Sixties, the generation that gave us LSD, hippies, protests of the Vietnam War, flower children, and free love. Jim Morrison and the Doors wrote and sang about all of that. They were as interesting to watch on stage as they were to listen to.

This book is about the group, but even more importantly, it's about the music. This series is my way of honoring the people that have brought so much joy to our lives over the years.

It is an unauthorized fan tribute.

In this book you will discover:

Introduction - Remarks about The Doors in general and a kick-off for the book.
In the Beginning - A brief biography of each of the four members of the Doors and how they came together.
Birth of the Doors - The beginning of the band. Do you know how they got their name?
The London Fog - Their first job prior to moving up to the big time and getting a record contract.
The First Album: "The Doors" - This album contains their signature song "Light My Fire", their first number one.
The Ed Sullivan Show - In the late Sixties, no one stood up to Ed Sullivan. Jim Morrison did.
"Strange Days" - The Doors release a second album with a "strange" cover.
New Haven, Connecticut - Did you know Jim Morrison was the first performer to be arrested during a concert? Find out why.
"Waiting for the Sun" - The Doors third album is their only album to reach number one.
Jim Morrison Begins to Self-Destruct - The drinking and the drugs were finally catching with with Jim.
Meltdown in Miami - Jim Morrison is arrested again. Did he really do what they said he did?
"Morrison Hotel" - Jim's life continued to spin out of control. He is arrested again and their fifth album is released.
"L.A. Woman" - The last album Jim Morrison actively participated in also contains some of the group's best work.
Paris - What really happened the night Jim Morrison died?
The 27 Club - Do you know how many performers and writers have died during their 27th year?
After Jim Morrison - The band tries to move on without Jim, but finds they can't really do it.
"An American Prayer" - the last Doors album is recorded using old recordings of Jim reciting his poetry,
Taking It Up to the Present - Various events that have happened between the late Seventies and today.
Legacy of The Doors - Every Legends book has a Legacy section where we review the awards and contributions of the artist.
Afterword - My closing thoughts
Selected Discography - A list of the major works by The Doors.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148505945
  • Publisher: Monument Marketing
  • Publication date: 9/25/2013
  • Series: Legends of Rock & Roll , #22
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,222,688
  • File size: 505 KB

Meet the Author

James Hoag has always been a big fan of Rock & Roll. Most people graduate from high school and then proceed to "grow up" and go on to more adult types of music. James got stuck at about age 18 and has been an avid fan of popular music ever since. His favorite music is from the Fifties, the origin of Rock & Roll and which was the era in which James grew up. But he likes almost all types of popular music including country music.

After working his entire life as a computer programmer, he is now retired and he decided to share his love of the music and of the performers by writing books that discuss the life and music of the various people who have meant so much to him over the years.

He calls each book a "love letter" to the stars that have enriched our lives so much. These people are truly Legends
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)