The Doors Companion: Four Decades of Commentary

The Doors Companion: Four Decades of Commentary


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The Doors Companion: Four Decades of Commentary by John M. Rocco

One of the most mythologized bands in modern music, the Doors and their frontman, Jim Morrison, continue to be a source of inspiration, devotion, and controversy. The Doors Companion draws on articles, poems, biographies, scholarly monographs and much more to give readers a foundation for understanding the band and its members. Among the authors collected in the Companion are Lester Bangs, Joan Didion, Michael Cuscuna, Arthur Rimbaud, and Jim Morrison himself. A discography, bibliography, and brief chronology of the band provide important supplementary material. Sixth in the expanding Schirmer Books Companion Series Jim Morrison and the Doors remain the most popular and best-selling bands Includes poems written by Jim Morrison Discography, bibliography, and chronology included as a handy reference for readers (see supplementary materials in back of sales kit for complete table of contents) John Rocco teaches music in the CUNY system. He is the author of several articles on rock music and on literature. He is the co-editor, with Richard Kostelanetz, of the Frank Zappa Companion (Schirmer Books, April 1997)

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ISBN-13: 9780825672354
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Publication date: 12/22/2000
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.56(d)

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