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The debut album that immediately established the Doors as one of preeminent bands in America dropped on this day in 1967. Reviewing it for Crawdaddy, Paul Williams called the debut 'an album of "magnitude" and wrote, "The birth of the group is in this album, and it's as good as anything in rock."
On this day in 1986 we lost Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy to pneumonia and liver failure.
And on 1/4/2004, Ray Davies of the Kinks was shot and wounded in New Orleans while trying to chase down a thief that snatched his lady friend's purse.