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The Doors: Can They Still 'Light My Fire'?

Michael Lydon, The New York Times, 19 January 1969

"PLAY 'LIGHT MY FIRE’!" "Yeah, ‘Light My Fire.’" Out of the vastness of the Los Angeles Forum, its 18,000 seats filled on a December Saturday night with the cream of LA’s teeniebopper set, came the insolent cry. The Doors didn’t want to do their 1967 hit; not only had they just finished their first number, but on stage with them and their thirty-two amplifiers were a string sextet and a brass section ready to perform new Doors music.

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