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History, box-set bring Doors reunion

Nov. 16, 2006 at 9:38 PM

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The three surviving members of The Doors have reunited for an upcoming box-set and an oral history of their time on the U.S. rock scene.

As part of a recently released oral history entitled "The Doors by the Doors," keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore detailed their time performing with lead singer Jim Morrison, Billboard magazine reported.

"We shared everything -- writing credits, veto power. Jim had melodies as well as words," said Densmore, who has teamed with Krieger and Manzarek for a new box-set of Doors' albums. "He didn't know how to play a chord on any instrument, but he had melodies in his head."

"The Doors were just ahead of their time," said Krieger. "It seems like what we were playing back then, the blues and stuff like that that we were into, were starting to catch on 10 years later. Because we were ahead of our time in our heyday, we weren't really that huge."

"Perception," the box-set of six Doors' studio albums, is due in stores next Tuesday.

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