The Doors was an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist, guitarist Robby Krieger, drummer John Densmore and Ray Manczarek Jr. who was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois.  Growing up, he took private piano lessons from Bruno Michelotti and others. The Doors were among the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison's lyrics, and his charismatic but unpredictable stage persona.  Three of the band's studio albums, The DoorsL.A. Woman, and Strange Days, were placed in Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time", at positions 42, 362, and 407 respectively. According to The Washington Post's Martin Weil, the band rose to the center of the counterculture of the 1960s.   After Morrison's death in 1971, the remaining members continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973

Jose' Rivera, (BIG-MOE), is the founder / leader of the MOES. Jose’ serves as lead vocalist for the MOES, doubling on trumpet, flugelhorn, pocket trumpet, flute, bongos, congas, timbales and vibra-slap

Bob Muraida, (SLOW-MOE). Bob provides the band with a strong bottom end bass sound as well as strong lead and background vocals

Gerry Burns (GERONA-MOE). Gerry is pure energy on the piano, organ and lead vocals and background vocals

Frank Capek, (FRANKEN-MOE). He’s a Monster on lead guitar, rhythm guitar, lead vocals and background vocals

Paul Townsend, (MIGHTY-MOE). Is the heartbeat of the Moes on drums and background vocals. A graduate of Berklee College of Music 94' in performance.

The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 is not related to any other museums or "hall of fame" anywhere.

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