We remember Jim Morrison of the Doors today (July 3). We lost him on this day back in 1971.

The Doors formed out of Los Angeles in 1965 and featured Jim Morrison on vocals, Ray Manzarek on keyboards, Robby Krieger on guitar and John Densmore on drums. Morrison was one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock history, ranking number 47 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the ‘100 Greatest Singers of All Time’. He died at the age of 27 in Paris. The exact cause of death is still disputed as no autopsy was performed, but it is believed to have been an accidental heroin overdose. The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

The music of the Doors will always hold a special place in my heart. Timeless classics. Crank up some Doors in memory of Jim today! I know I will be.