"Break on Through: The Lasting Legacy of the Doors" opens Friday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, after a reception with surviving band members the night before. The exhibit will include handwritten lyric manuscripts, instruments and amplifiers and some of the late singer Jim Morrison's poetry books.
"It's very cool to have it happening," said keyboardist Ray Manzarek. "We don't pooh-pooh the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Jim wouldn't do that, either. Here we are 40 years later, and people are still playing 'Light My Fire;' as they said in the '60s, groovy!"
Morrison died in 1971 in Paris from a drug overdose. The group broke up in 1973 but Manzarek and guitarist Robbie Krieger have been playing Doors songs with a new group they've assembled, which is known as Riders on the Storm.
The surviving Doors are planning to release an authorized documentary in 2008.