Morrison was the lead singer and lyricist for the rock band The Doors from
1965 to 1971. Following the groups rise to fame in 1967, Morrison developed
a severe alcohol and drug dependency that culminated in his death at the age
of 27 in Paris. He is alleged to have died from an overdose of heroin, but as
no autopsy was performed, the exact cause of his death is still disputed. After
Morrison’s death, the remaining members continued as a trio until finally
disbanding in 1973.
"Light My Fire" was recorded in August 1966 and released
the first week of January 1967 on the Doors’ debut album
and was released as a single in April. It spent three weeks
at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and one week
on the Cash Box Top 100.