LOS ANGELES Former Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robbie Krieger shared the stage of the Whisky A Go-Go for the first time in 34 years on Wednesday night.
The event, planned as a Web cast, was a celebration of the legendary rock band's music and the poetry of its late leader, singer Jim Morrison. ExJane's Addiction and Porno for Pyros frontman Perry Farrell and X singer John Doe each made an appearance.
The Whisky was the scene of the Doors' rise to prominence in the '60s.
Wednesday, Manzarek entertained the packed house with stories about the Doors and Morrison. Farrell recited Morrison's poetry over the music of Manzarek and Krieger, and later led a spirited performance of the Doors' hit "L.A. Woman." Doe took the stage for a performance of the Doors' epic ballad, "Riders on the Storm."
The evening ended with Danny Sugarman, longtime Doors manager, reading the foreword to Manzarek's book, "Light My Fire," a memoir about the band that was published in 1998.