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Throughout the ages music has been a method for people to express emotions convey ideas tell stories and say what is on their mind In the process of its development there have been many different types of music that have formed They range as widely as classical symphonies to modern day hip-hop rap Countless musicians and bands have left a long lasting impression on society and many have become such legends that even generations after their performances people still appreciate their works One such group that many refer to as the greatest rock and roll band of all time has done just that and much more The band known as The Doors took rock and roll music to the edge reflected the society of its time and influenced many of its listeners James Douglas Morrison was born on December 8th 1943 Kristofferson He grew up in a military family in the southern United States and his family moved often from naval base to naval base Kristofferson His peers knew him as a thoughtful shy and intelligent person hardly very outgoing During high school Jim developed a strong love for literature poetry and alcohol and he kept these loves with him throughout his life After high school he enrolled at Florida State University but he soon transferred to the UCLA film school in 1964 Kristofferson It was here that Jim met Ray Manzerick a musician and friend to be Together Jim and Ray began experimenting with poetry and music and they soon put together a band that eventually gained them superstar status The new band consisted of Jim Ray Rays friend John Densmore and Robbie Krieger who joined them a little later Jim got the name for the band The Doors from a quote by William Blake about The Doors of Perception The Doors English author Aldous Huxley was sufficiently inspired by Blakes quote to title his book on mescaline
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