The Doors Quiz

How much do you know about this famous 20th century band?
Also try out this quiz on their frontman, and this quiz on their discography.
Only the studio albums are included, no live or compilation albums.
* Written after the death of the lead vocalist.
Quiz by NapoleonBonaparte
Last updated: February 24, 2022
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First submittedJune 27, 2020
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City where the band formed
Los Angeles
The main band members
Jim Morrison
Ray Manzarek
Robbie Krieger
John Densmore
The above singer's nickname
The Lizard King, Mr. Mojo Risin' ...
The actor who played this singer in the 1991 biographical film
Val Kilmer
Their albums
The Doors
Strange Days
Waiting for the Sun
The Soft Parade
Morrison Hotel
L.A. Woman
Other Voices
Full Circle
An American Prayer
Their producer
Paul A. Rothchild
Their record label
Their musical genre
Psychedelic Rock / Blues
English Romantic poet who provided inspiration for their name
William Blake
The Doors first single
Break On Through (To the Other Side)
Arguably their most famous song
Light My Fire
Their second No.1 single
Hello, I Love You
The last song all four members recorded together
Riders on the Storm
Their 12 minute epic about the singer's "only friend"
The End
Level 64
Nov 18, 2020
teeeechnically they got their name not from the william blake quote, but from the aldous huxley book about mescaline "the doors of perception" which got its title from the blake quote.
Level 65
Nov 20, 2020
Good point. Aldous Huxley's book was probably the main inspiration for their name as you point out. I used Blake as the answer to the question because ultimately the phrase "the doors of perception" comes from him. I also believe Morrison did read quite a bit of Blake as their name is not the only reference to his poetry in the Doors music, and so it is possible he took the idea from both Blake and Huxley. I guess it's up for debate. Perhaps I may change the question a bit. Thanks for the comment anyway.
Level 67
Oct 31, 2023
Tried Huxley like six times even though I know he wasn't a poet. I was sure the name came from him. Didn't know the phrase was originally form William Blake.
Level 63
Feb 24, 2022
Maybe consider accepting other spellings of the surnames. Pretty difficult names in there...
Level 66
Oct 31, 2023
Great quiz, I love the Doors ! (I got 22/25)

Nominated ;-)

Level 37
Jan 17, 2024
Aldous Huxley is widely regarded for inspiring their name.