Densmore: Kreiger Wrote ‘Light My Fire,’ Not Morrison

Part 4: Doors Drummer John Densmore Talks About Preserving Band’s Legacy
By Jim Clash Contributor

densmore-434x578John Densmore: ….I had hoped…we would pay the rent for 10 years, and my hair is grey now. And that’s another thing about money. We all have nice houses and cars. If we didn’t, I wouldn’t have been so hard-nosed about Jim [Morrison]’s legacy, what he had wanted. When Buick came to us to use Light My Fire in its commercial [in 1968 – “Come on Buick, light my fire”], we were all salivating. We were young and the money was big. Jim didn’t really write that song – Robby [Kreiger] did – but he still went nuts.

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