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John Densmore

American drummer and songwriter

John Densmore

American drummer and songwriter
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birthday
1st
December, 1944
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Birth Sign
sagittarius
Biography

John Paul Densmore (born December 1, 1944) is an American musician, songwriter, author and actor. He is best known as the drummer of the rock band the Doors, and as such is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He appeared on every recording made by the band, with drumming inspired by jazz and world music as much as by rock and roll.
Densmore is also noted for his veto of attempts by the other two Doors members, in the wake of singer Jim Morrison’s 1971 death, to accept offers to license the rights to various Doors songs for commercial purposes, as well as his objections to their use in the 21st century of the Doors name and logo. Densmore’s lengthy court battles to gain compliance with his veto, based on a 1960s contract requiring unanimity among Doors members to use the band’s name or music, ended with total victory for him and his allies in the Morrison estate.
Densmore has worked additionally in the performing arts as a dancer and actor, and written successfully as both a playwright and the author of two books on the topic of the Doors. The many honors he shares with the other Doors include a Grammy Award for lifetime achievement and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

instruments played
drums
Associated Acts

The Doors Rick & the Ravens The Butts Band Tribaljazz

Birth Name

John Paul Densmore

Genres

Rock psychedelia jazz fusion

Labels

Elektra

Occupations

Musician filmmaker author actor

Years Active

1964 present

Name

John Densmore

Nationality

United States of America

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