Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre: A Biography of the Doors, Mick Wall


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The Doors have become the stuff of music legend, having being one of the first bands to bring the dark side of rock to a mass following. They formed in 1965 and went on to dizzying levels of success – with the wild rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle to match. As one of the most provocative and influential rock acts of the 1960s, springing from the era of free love and revolution, the story of The Doors is one filled with controversy, intrigue and greatness. Their unpredictable and outrageous front-man Jim Morrison ended up dead in a Parisian bathtub in 1971, but they still went on to become one the most revered bands in rock history. Along with evoking the cultural milieu of Los Angeles, Mick Wall captures the true spirit of The Doors with a brilliantly penetrating and contemporary investigation into the music and lives of the four band members.