Doors Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
What are The Doors?
A: They were an American rock band.
When were The Doors formed?
A: In 1965.
Where were The Doors formed?
A: In Los Angeles.
Who were the members of the group when the band formed?
A: Vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger.
The band took its name from the title of what book?
A: Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception.
After Morrison's death in 1971, the remaining members
continued as a trio until disbanding in what year?
Who did The Doors sign with in 1966?
A: Elektra Records.
How many albums did The Doors release between 1967 and
A: Eight albums.
All but one hit the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and went
A: Platinum or better.
The 1967 release of The Doors was the first in a series of
A: Top ten albums in the United States.
What album did the group release in 1967?
A: Strange Days.
In 1968 what album did The Doors release?
A: Waiting for the Sun.
What album did the band release in 1969?
A: The Soft Parade.
Where did Rolling Stone magazine rank the band?
A: 41st on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
The Doors were the first American band to accumulate how
many consecutive gold and platinum LPs?
In what year were The Doors inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame?
A: In 1993.
The origins of The Doors began with a meeting between what
two acquaintances in July 1965.?
A: Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek.
Both men were alumni of what school?
A: UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Keyboardist Manzarek was in a band called what?
A: Rick & the Ravens with his brothers Rick and Jim Manzarek.
Drummer John Densmore was playing with The Psychedelic
Rangers and knew Manzarek from where?
A: Meditation classes.
In August, Densmore joined the group, renamed The Doors,
and the five, along with bass player Patty Sullivan recorded a what in September
A: Six-song demo.
In mid-1965, after Ray Manzarek's two brothers left, the
group recruited what guitarist?
A: Robby Krieger.
By 1966, the group was playing at what Los Angeles club?
A: London Fog.
The Doors soon graduated to what more prestigious club?
A: Whisky a Go Go, where they were the house band.
On August 10, The Doors were spotted by whom?
A: Elektra Records president Jac Holzman.
Doors were fired from the Whisky on August 21, 1966 when
Morrison did what?
A: Added an explicit retelling and profanity-laden version of the Greek myth of Oedipus during "The End".
Where did the band record their first album, from August 24
to 31, 1966?
A: At Sunset Sound Recording Studios.
In early 1967 the Doors appeared on The Clay Cole Show
where they performed what single?
A: "Break On Through".
Since "Break on Through" was not very successful on the
radio, the band turned to what song?
A: "Light My Fire".
At seven minutes, the song was too long, so producer Paul
Rothchild cut it down to how long?
A: Three minutes by radically cutting the lengthy keyboard and guitar solos in the center section.
"Light My Fire" became the first single from Elektra
Records to reach what on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, selling over a
A: Number one.
"Light My Fire" was the first song ever written by whom?
A: Robby Krieger and was the beginning of the band's success.