Spring Comes To Schenley Park
The breeze still chills you
Leaves on the trees come alive
The sunshine warms you
I’m only on page 212 with 140 more pages to go, but if you are a fan of the music of The Doors you have to read Light My Fire, My Life With The Doors by Ray Manzarek.
Manzarek played the keyboards in the band. It is obvious that in writing the book he wants to perpetuate the myth of The Doors. Still, he is telling the story from the inside out and what a story it is.
From the forming of the band on Venice beach in L.A. on a warm summer day in 1965, to the inclusion of Robby Krieger the guitarist and John Densmore the drummer into the band, to the death of their singer/poet Jim Morrison in Paris in the summer of 1971, Light My Fire, My Life With The Doors is a great read and one hell of a ride.
The book was published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in 1998. I checked out my copy from the public library.
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