The Doors Unhinged
Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial
JOHN DENSMORE, AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER RIDERS ON THE STORM, FIGHTS TO DEFEND JIM MORRISON’S LEGACY
In the late 1960s, America was in political and cultural revolt. The Doors weren’t just a soundtrack to that revolution. Their music gave it a voice. They lived by its ideals. And in a garage in Venice, CA, the four members of the band agreed to a business relationship that was also revolutionary; each member of the band would share equal songwriting credit and equal veto power. All for one, one for all. And for almost forty years, even after the death of lead singer Jim Morrison, that progressive 60s ethos guided the former band mates in all their decisions. Until one day the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll came up against its biggest nemesis—money—and the legendarily equal relationship between the remaining members of the Doors began to splinter.
Drummer John Densmore’s THE DOORS: UNHINGED is the true story of the court case that put Jim Morrison’s legacy on trial and divided the former band mates in half, with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger on one side, and John Densmore and the estate of Jim Morrison on the other.
- Percussive Press, April 2013
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