Incredible rare footage of The Doors- Light My Fire
Girl, we couldn’t get much higher
As the story goes, Morrison was never a huge fan of this song, or performing it live. Was it because he played a minimal part in the songs creation? Didn’t connect with it? Regardless “Light My Fire” was the song that catapulted The Doors into worldwide stardom.
Well, we know Jim didn’t write the majority of the lyrics, so who did?
Doors guitarist Robby Krieger wanted to write about one of the elements: fire, air, earth, and water. His choice is obvious. Jim Morrison wrote some of the second verse, and Ray Manzarek came up with the organ intro.
The song was recorded in August 1966 and released in January 1967 on their self titled album. Topping the charts, and selling over one million copies, The Doors had set the bar high for themselves, and man were they not prepared for what was to come.
Light My Fire facts!
- The Doors’ record company thought this was too long to get radio play, so the guitar solos were edited down for the single to make it considerably shorter.
- This was the last song Jim Morrison performed live. It was a show at The Warehouse in New Orleans.