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Watch The Doors perform "Light My Fire" and "The Crystal Ship" live on American Bandstand

July 24th, 1967 -

Watch The Doors perform "Light My Fire" and "The Crystal Ship" live on American Bandstand

On Saturday night The Doors appeared on American Bandstand at the ABC Television Center in Los Angeles. The band performed two songs to a backing track and gave an interview with Dick Clark between tracks.

Watch The Doors perform "The Crystal Ship" from their debut album and read an excerpt of the interview below.

The Doors perform "The Crystal Ship" on American Bandstand, July 22nd, 1967

Below is a brief interview in between songs where the group spoke about their upcoming album, European tour plans and the success of their debut album. Here's Morrison's conversation with Dick Clark. 

Dick Clark: A lot of people seem to think you come from San Francisco. Is that true?

Jim Morrison: No. We actually got together in LA. We do play in San Francisco a lot.

DC: That's the explanation of why you have that association. Why is so much happening in San Francisco? You figured it out yet?" 

JM: The West is the best.

DC: All right. Fair enough.

DC: "Have you selected a name for the new album yet Jim?" 

JM: "I think it's Strange Days" 

DC: "All right. Fair enough. Well do the thing that set the whole music business on fire. Ladies and gentlemen, again, The Doors!"

The Doors interviewed by Dick Clark on American Bandstand, July 22nd, 1967

Watch The Doors perform "Light My Fire" below. 

The Doors perform "Light My Fire" on American Bandstand, July 22nd, 1967

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