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Listen: The Doors release new track from debut album.

The Doors

Light My Fire

Released: April 26th, 1967

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April 28th, 1967 - The Doors released the second single from their self-titled debut album. The track "Light My Fire" was released as a follow up to "Break On Through (To the Other Side)" with "The Crystal Ship" on the B-Side.

For its release to radio, "Light My Fire" was reduced from over seven minutes on the album version to just under three minutes.

Listen: The Doors release new track from debut album.
The Doors during the photo shoot for their debut self-titled album.

See The Doors upcoming tour dates below:

29th April, 1967 - Santa Barbara, CA - Earl Warren Showgrounds (with The Grateful Dead)

30th April, 1967 - Hollywood, CA - The Hullaballoo (also performing: UFO, W.C. Fields, Canned Heat, Yellow Brick Road, The Blues Express, The Knack, The Peanut Butter, Conspiracy, Jay Walker And The Pedestrian, The Daily Flash, The New Generation, East Side Kids, The Ladybirds, Factory)

1st May, 1967 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go

6th May 1967 - Tucson, AZ - Hi Corbett Field, Randolph Park

7th May, 1967 - Woodland Hills, CA - Valley Music Theater

12th May, 1967 - San Francisco, CA - Avalon Ballroom

13th May, 1967 - San Francisco, CA - Avalon Ballroom

14th May, 1967 - Venice, CA - Cheetah Club

16th May, 1967 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go (with The Byrds)

17th May, 1967 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go (with The Byrds)

19th May, 1967 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go (with The Byrds)

20th May, 1967 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go (with The Peanut Butter Conspiracy, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane, The Merry-Go-Round)

21st May 1967 - West Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go (with The Byrds)

27th May 1967 - Santa Barbara, CA - Earl Warren Showgrounds (with Andrew Staples and Country Joe & The Fish)

Listen to the B-Side, "The Crystal Ship" below.

Read a story of how Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek met and started The Doors here.

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