Explore Jim Morrison and The Doors place in a unique timing, and the cultural, social and historical events which led up to that time


1895 - Laurens Hammond is born to fulfill his destiny of growing up, studying science, designing an electronic organ, and naming it the "Model B3".

1924 - Venerable blues fellow Slim Harpo is born James Moore in Lobdell, La.

1963 - The Whisky-A-Go-Go opens its doors on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, making it the first rock club in the city. In the next decade and beyond, the Whisky will be a popular meeting place for the record industry and a good place to be seen if you want to get into the industry. The Doors, among others, would get their start there.

1968 - The Daily Mirror of London reports Jimi Hendrix has moved into the London townhouse where George Frederick Handel is believed to have composed Water Music and the Messiah. Hendrix assures the newspaper that he will also compose in the Handel house and "not let the tradition down."

1999 - Lena Horne, 81, renews her recording contract with Blue Note Records. Blue Note president Bruce Lundvall announces the renewal at a 60th anniversary celebration for the label at the Blue Note club in New York.

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