Five To One – The Doors – Live At The Bowl ”68
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of News Tribune Publishing. Five to One” is a song by The Doors, from their 1968 album Waiting for the Sun. The song’s most famous performance was five To One – The Doors – Live At The Bowl ’68 the 1969 Miami concert at the Dinner Key Auditorium. Towards the end of the performance, a drunken Morrison declared the audience “idiots” and “slaves”.
The concert would end with Morrison being accused of “attempting to incite a riot” among the concert goers, resulting in his arrest, and later conviction, for indecent exposure. During the reunion of the original lineup of The Doors sans Jim Morrison on VH1 Storytellers, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots took up vocals. Before the performance Robby Krieger said Weiland was one of the few frontmen who could “fill Jim’s leather pants”. The Flowers recorded what is possibly the first cover during sessions for their 1969 album Challenge! Alice Cooper covered a portion of the song with his supergroup Hollywood Vampires on their debut album, released September 11, 2015. The song is played prominently in the trailer for the film Kingsman: The Secret Service. The song features on the soundtrack for the video games Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned and Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony.
Archived July 7, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Five To One by Make Love AND War”. Song recordings produced by Paul A. This page was last edited on 16 March 2018, at 21:01. This article is about the band. The group signed to Elektra Records in 1966 and released its first album, The Doors, featuring the hit Light My Fire, in 1967. The Doors in five years released eight albums.
All but one hit the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 and went platinum or better. Although the Doors’ active career ended in 1973, their popularity has persisted. Three of the band’s studio albums, the self-titled debut, L. Woman, and Strange Days, were featured in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, at positions 42, 362, and 407 respectively.
Martin Weil, the band rose to the center of the counterculture of the 1960s. The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. The Doors logo, designed by an Elektra Records assistant, first appeared on their 1967 debut album. Ravens with his brothers Rick and Jim, while drummer John Densmore was playing with the Psychedelic Rangers and knew Manzarek from meditation classes.
In August 1965, Densmore joined the group, which had been renamed the Doors. From February to May 1966, the group was playing the Los Angeles club London Fog. The club was not as prestigious as the Whisky a Go Go and did not attract many customers. The Doors used the nearly empty club as an opportunity to hone and, in some cases, lengthen their songs and work “The End”, “When the Music’s Over” and “Light My Fire” into musical epics. On August 10, 1966, they were spotted by Elektra Records president Jac Holzman, who was present at the recommendation of Love singer Arthur Lee, whose group was with Elektra Records.
The band recorded their first album from August 24 to 31, 1966, at Sunset Sound Recording Studios. The Doors’ self-titled debut LP was released in the first week of January 1967. Research has determined that the tapes were all wiped. The only shows that still exist are the final ones copied by an employee of the station, although this was long after the Doors’ appearance. Since “Break on Through” was not very successful on the radio, the band turned to “Light My Fire”. The problem with this song was that it was seven minutes long, so producer Paul Rothchild cut it down to three minutes by radically cutting the lengthy keyboard and guitar solos in the center section.
From March 7 to 11, 1967, the Doors performed at the Matrix Club in San Francisco, California. The March 7 and 10 shows were recorded by a co-owner of The Matrix, Peter Abram. These recordings are notable as they are among the earliest live recordings of the band to circulate. The Doors appeared on American television on August 25, 1967, guest-starring on the variety TV series Malibu U, performing “Light My Fire”. The band is seen on a beach and is performing the song in playback. The music video did not gain any commercial success and the performance was more or less forgotten. On September 17, 1967, the Doors gave a memorable performance of “Light My Fire” on The Ed Sullivan Show.
According to Ray Manzarek, network executives asked that the word “higher” be removed. On December 24, the Doors performed “Light My Fire” and “Moonlight Drive” live for The Jonathan Winters Show. Their performance was taped for later broadcast. From December 26 to 28, the group played at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.