Read about the first big hit and at the same time the last song that The Doors performed. They performed it the last at a concert in New Orleans on December 12, 1970. Since then, probably, only a few songs could compete for this track.
The success of the “Light My Fire” song by the Doors
Jim Morrison did not like this track but performed it at every concert. He often read his poems between verses when performed this composition. Probably it was because the hit was not composed by him. Meanwhile, it was Morrison who was the author of most of the songs of the band.
According to all sources, once, Jim Morrison invited all the band members to write a song. Guitarist Robbie Krieger took this task seriously and responsibly. As he later confessed in an interview, he puzzled over the main line for a long time. He wanted to write a song about the four elements and tried many options. Krieger also became the author of a long guitar solo. Co-authors were Ray Manzarek, who invented the famous organ, and Morrison, who completed the verse. Listen to this and many other great free mp3 songs online.
However, in the end, one of the greatest musical works of all times could not get on the radio, because it was too long. Moreover, a single of such length could not be released either. The track had to be cut, although the musicians went for it with great reluctance. The single spent three weeks in first place in the “hot hundred Billboard.” In the same year, it was awarded the gold status, after sales exceeded one million copies. After that, some radio stations began to broadcast the full version of the song.