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Review: The Doors ‘When You’re Strange’

To coincide with this week’s documentary release ‘The Doors’, Idea Generation’s dramatic photographic exhibition follows the equally dramatic life of this revolutionary and controversial band, through the lenses of four photographers: Henry Diltz, Joel Brodsky, Bobby Klein and Ken Regan.

The Doors were created in 1965 by lead singer Jim Morrison and fellow band member Ray Manzerak. Their first LP ‘The Doors’ shot to the top of the charts, yet concern over their ‘corruption of youth’ made promoters nervous and soon their reputation as bad boys overshadowed their chart success. In fact the Los Angeles quartet continued to relentlessly challenge, confront yet inspire their fans, leaping headfirst into the heart of darkness as opposed to what were the more current popular topics of peace and love.

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