Young, beastly, psychedelic, and at full strength in 1967, the rock band the Doors released their self-titled debut on Jan. 4. That summer in July, the song "Light My Fire" made it to No. 1 on the Hot 100, and by September the album was No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2002, The Doors expresses an amazing moment of psychedelic rock's urgency. In 2007 on the 40th anniversary of their debut, the Doors received the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Doors "remained a band of intelligent, eclectic, adventurous musicians," Ben Fong-Torres wrote in tribute to them that year. "They resisted rules, trends and, sometimes, even law and order."