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America's First Look at the Doors


America got its first look at The Doors on network TV on Saturday, July 22nd, 1967, when they guested on American Bandstand. The up-and-coming group lip-synched both "Crystal Ship" and the single version of "Light My Fire."

Jim Morrison made clear that despite frequent shows in San Francisco, their home was L.A.. Asked why things were happening in San Francisco, he dryly told Clark, "The West is the best."

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