IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- JULY 3, 1968…THE DOORS RELEASE ‘WAITING FOR THE SUN” ALBUM

It was fifty years ago today- July 3, 1968 The Doors released their third album Waiting For The Sun. The single “Hello, I Love You” from the album would become their second #1 single. The album would also go to #1 on the Billboard album chart. Another single ” The Unknown Soldier” would peak at #39. Other notable songs on the album are “Five To One”, “Love Street”  “Not To Touch The Earth” and “We Could Be So Good Together.” Not one of their landmark albums- their best in my opinion were their first one- The Doors and their last one “LA Woman.”  Jim Morrison would die in Paris exactly three years after the date of Waiting For The Sun’s release- July 3, 1971.

I had a dream once- about twenty years ago that Morrison showed up at the Grammy Awards and said that he was alive and well and making a comeback. I actually watched the Grammy Awards later that same month just to see if Jim showed up… he didn’t.

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8 responses to “IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- JULY 3, 1968…THE DOORS RELEASE ‘WAITING FOR THE SUN” ALBUM

  1. I think I’m entirely with you here – not a bad album, but not as good as their first and last records.

    “Break On Through (To The Other Side)”, “Light My Fire”, “The End”, “L.A. Woman” and “Riders On The Storm” are all outstanding songs and are my favorite tunes by The Doors. I also like “Roadhouse Blues” and “Waiting For The Sun” from “Morrison Hotel” and “Touch Me” from “Soft Parade.”

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