Tag Archives: John Densmore

John Densmore: ‘Ever Hear of The Doors?’

SKF NOTE: Tom McLaughlin is a friend, newspaper columnist, and a retired history teacher. He’s been writing his blog a long, long time. I enjoyed Tom’s recent story, Window on The Doors, about his chance meeting with John Densmore and … Continue reading

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John Densmore: Elvin Jones Was My Idol

One-On-One With Doors Drummer John Densmore (Part 2) Jim Clash Contributor – 1/23/2015 @ 5:04PM JC: You weren’t a straight 4/4 drummer. There was a jazzy, bossa nova feel. Who were your early influences? John Densmore: Elvin Jones was my idol…. And … Continue reading

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Densmore: Morrison Lost, Destroyed Himself; Be Careful

The Doors Drummer John Densmore On Late Greats Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek Jim Clash Contributor – 1/21/2015 JC: What would you say to Morrison’s fans now? John Densmore: He was an alcoholic. He lost and destroyed himself, so be careful. I … Continue reading

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John Densmore: I Stole a Ginger Baker Beat in “Hello, I Love You”

SKF NOTE: I love these little factoids, these little cobblestones making up the miles of road traveling through the History of Drumming. Thank you, Jim Clash. LIFESTYLE 1/25/2015 @ 11:27PM 8,126 views Doors Drummer John Densmore On Oliver Stone, Cream’s … Continue reading

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John Densmore: Drummers Trump Guitarists

LIFESTYLE 1/21/2015 @ 9:52PM 731 views The Doors Drummer John Densmore On Late Greats Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek by Jim Clash John Densmore: [I]f you have a great drummer and lousy guitar player, you’re fine. A great guitarist and a lousy … Continue reading

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John Densmore: Random Thoughts on Drumming

Day of the Drum by John Densmore / Founding member of The Doors – We drummers all know that our mother’s heartbeat was the first instrument we heard. As a race, we’ve all been trying to get back to that womb. … Continue reading

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John Densmore: New Book to Preserve The Doors’ Legacy

Doors’ drummer details controversial trial in new book13 hours ago  •  By Kevin C. Johnson / Pop music critic / kjohnson@post-dispatch.com [H]is 2013 book “The Doors: Unhinged,” which documents his battle with the estate of Jim Morrison vs. the Doors’ … Continue reading

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