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On August 20, 2009.

On August 20, 2009, Lawrence William Knechtel died aged 69. He was a musician (keyboards, bass), a member of the Wrecking Crew, a collection of Los Angeles-based session musicians, and the band Bread. He recorded with big number of renowned artists including Elvis Presley, The Byrds, Barbra Streisand, The Beach Boys, The Doors, Cher, Simon & Garfunkel, Duane Eddy, The Mamas & the Papas, The Monkees, the Partridge Family, Paul Simon, Chet Baker, Jerry Garcia, Dave mason, Nancy Sinatra, Howard Roberts, Thelma Houston, Glen Campbell, Peter Allen, Barry Mann, Lalo Schifrin, Jimmy Webb, José Feliciano, Jackie DeShannon, Brian Cadd, Bobby Darin, Art Garfunkel, Stephen Bishop, David Clayton-Thomas, Billy Joel, Barry McGuire, Paul Young, Dolly Parton, Al Kooper, Johnny Rivers, John Denver, Chet Atkins, Helen Reddy, Joan Baez, Alen Roth, and Neil Diamond. Knechtel released two solo albums.

On April 23, 2012.

On April 23, 2012, John Christopher “Chris” Ethridge died aged 65. He was musician (bass, piano), member of International Submarine Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. He has worked with Gram Parsons, Nancy Sinatra, Judy Collins, Leon Russell, Delaney Bramlett, Bill Withers, Johnny Winter, Randy Newman, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Gene Clark, The Byrds, John Prine, Johnny Rivers, Jackson Browne, Arlo Guthrie, The Doors, Graham Nash and Willie Nelson.

On April 21, 2016.

On April 21, 2016, Lonnie McIntosh aka Lonnie Mack, died aged 74. He was singer – songwriter and musician (guitar), regarded as pioneer of blues-rock music, rock guitar melodic soloing and a blue-eyed soul singer. He recorded eleven studio and two live albums, and has recorded with many famous musicians such as James Brown, Freddie King, Dobie Gray, Ronnie Hawkins, Wayne Perkins, Jack Holland, Albert Washington, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and bands such as The Doors, The Sluggers, The Crudup Brothers and The Charmaines. For his work, Lonnie Mack received many recognitions and awards including “International Guitar Hall of Fame induction” (2001), “Southeastern Indiana Musician’s Association Hall of Fame” induction (2001), “Rockabilly Hall of Fame” induction (2005), “The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame” induction (2006). Magazine “Guitar World” ranked his album “The Wham of that Memphis Man” as the most significant “landmark” in the history of rock guitar.

On August 24, 1983.

On August 24, 1983, “Jugoton” label released “Les Chansones Populaires”, the third Električni Orgazam studio album. It was recorded November 1982, at “Jadran Film Studio” in Zagreb, Croatia, April 1983, at “Tivoli” in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and was produced by Toni Jurij, Ljubomir Đukić, Ivan Stančić Piko and Srđan Gojković


  • Srđan Gojković — lead vocals, guitar
  • Ljubomir Đukić — piano, synthesizer, vocals
  • Jovan Jovanović Grof — bass guitar
  • Ivan Stančić Piko — drums
  • Ljubomir Jovanović — guitar

Track listing:

  1. Locomotion – King, G. Goffin
  2. Citadel – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
  3. Metal Guru – Marc Bolan
  4. I’m Waiting for the Man – Lou Reed
  5. The Man Who Sold the World – David Bowie
  6. The Man Who Sold the World(continued) – David Bowie
  7. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  8. When the Music’s Over – The Doors
  9. Blue Moon – Rodgers, Hart


On March 10, 2018.

On March 10, 2018, Gary Burden died aged 84. He was artist specialized in design of music album covers, considered as one of the pioneers of the concept of album cover art. He created covers for many famous music acts including The Doors, Neil Young, Mama Cass, Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Matt Corby.  In 2000, together with the photographer Henry Diltz, he made “California Rock: Under the Covers”, a documentary about their mutual work on album covers and participation in the Los Angeles music scene.In 2010, at the 52nd “Annual Grammy Awards”, Burden won the award for “Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Packaging” for the Neil Young “The Archives Vol. 1 1963–1972”.

On July 3, 1968.


On July 3, 1968, “Elektra” label released “Waiting for the Sun”, the third Doors studio album. It was recorded February – May 1968, at “TTG Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Paul A. Rothchild.  “Waiting for the Sun” became the band’s first and only No. 1 album. The album was certified Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”; Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; 2 x Gold in France by “SNEP”; Gold in Germany by “BVMI”; Gold un UK by “BPI”.


  • Jim Morrison– lead vocals, percussion
  • Ray Manzarek– Gibson G-101, Vox Continental organs, RMI Electra piano, piano, backing vocals, percussion
  • Robby Krieger– guitar, backing vocals, percussion
  • John Densmore– drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Douglas Lubahn– bass guitar
  • Kerry Magness – bass guitar
  • Leroy Vinnegar– acoustic bass
  • Bruce Botnick– engineering
  • Paul Ferrara– album cover photograph
  • William S. Harvey – sleeve art direction, design
  • Jac Holzman– production supervisor
  • Guy Webster – back cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore, except where noted.

  1. Hello, I Love You – Jim Morrison
  2. Love Street – Jim Morrison
  3. Not to Touch the Earth – Jim Morrison
  4. Summer’s Almost Gone – Jim Morrison
  5. Wintertime Love
  6. The Unknown Soldier
  7. Spanish Caravan
  8. My Wild Love
  9. We Could Be So Good Together
  10. Yes, the River Knows – Robby Krieger
  11. Five to One – Jim Morrison


On April 19, 1971.

The Doors - LA Woman

On April 19, 1971, “Elektra” label released “L.A. Woman”, the sixth Doors studio album.  It was recorded December 1970 – January 1971, at “The Doors Workshop” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Botnick and The Doors. This was band’s last album to feature Jim Morrison, who died three months after the album’s release. In 2012, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked “L.A. Woman” at number 364 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.


  • Jim Morrison– lead vocals, percussion, piano
  • Ray Manzarek– Hammond organ on tracks, tack piano, Vox Continental, rhythm guitar, Gibson G-101, Wurlitzer electric piano , Rhodes piano, lead vocals
  • Robby Krieger– guitar
  • John Densmore– drums
  • Jerry Scheff– bass guitar
  • Marc Benno– rhythm guitar
  • Bruce Botnick– production engineering
  • Doug Sax– mastering engineer
  • Carl Cossick – sleeve art concept, design
  • Wendell Hamick – sleeve photography, visual effects

Track listing:

  1. The Changeling – Jim Morrison
  2. Love Her Madly – Robby Krieger
  3. Been Down So Long – Jim Morrison
  4. Cars Hiss by My Window – Jim Morrison
  5. L.A. Woman – Jim Morrison
  6. L’America – Jim Morrison
  7. Hyacinth House – Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison
  8. Crawling King Size – anon. arr. John Lee Hooker
  9. The WASP – Jim Morrison
  10. Riders on the Storm – Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger,John Densmore

On February 9, 1970.


On February 9, 1970, “Elektra” label released “Morrison Hotel”, the fifth Doors studio album. It was recorded August 1966, March 1968 and November 1969, at “Elektra Sound Recorders”, and was produced by Paul Rothchild.


  • Jim Morrison– lead vocals, maracas, tambourine
  • Ray Manzarek– tack piano , Gibson G-101 organ , Vox Continental organ , piano Wurlitzer electric piano , Fender Rhodes Piano Basson, Hammond C-3 organ, Rocksichord , Moog modular synthesizer
  • Robby Krieger– guitar
  • John Densmore– drums
  • Lonnie Mack– bass guitar
  • Ray Neapolitan – bass guitar
  • John Sebastian (G. Puglese) – harmonica
  • Gary Burden– sleeve design
  • Henry Diltz– sleeve photography

Track listing:

  1. Roadhouse Blues – Jim Morrison
  2. Waiting for the Sun – Jim Morrison
  3. You Make Me Real – Jim Morrison
  4. Peace Frog – Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger
  5. Blue Sunday – Jim Morrison
  6. Ship of Fools – Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger
  7. Land Ho! – Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger
  8. The Spy – Jim Morrison
  9. Queen of the Highway – Jim Morrison
  10. Indian Summer – Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger
  11. Maggie M’Gill – Jim Morrison

On January 4, 1967.

The Doors - The Doors

On January 4, 1967, “Elektra” label released the self titled debut Doors album. It was recorded in August, 1966, at the “Sunset Sound  Recorders”, in Hollywood, and was produced by  Paul A. Rothchild. It was originally released in different mono and stereo mixes, and features the breakthrough single “Light My Fire”. The album was huge commercial success, it has sold 25 million copies worldwide and became Doors best sold album. Both the album and the song “Light My Fire” were inducted into the “Grammy Hall of Fame”. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked the album on number 42, on its list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2015,  based on its cultural, artistic or historical significance, the “Library of Congress” selected “The Doors” for inclusion in the “National Recording Registry”.


  • Jim Morrison– lead vocals
  • Ray Manzarek– Vox Continental organ, piano, keyboard bass, marxophone
  • Robby Krieger– guitar, bass overdubs
  • John Densmore– drums
  • Larry Knechtel – bass guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and John Densmore, except where noted.

  1. Break On Through
  2. Soul Kitchen
  3. The Crystal Ship
  4. Twentieth Century Fox
  5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) – Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill
  6. Light My Fire
  7. Back Door man – Willie Dixon, Chester Burnett
  8. I Looked at You
  9. End of the Night
  10. Take It as it Comes
  11. The End