As a music fan there is always something new and great, but there really is something special about the songs you grew up listening to. For me, that was 70′s and 80′s classic rock. If I am in a shi**y mood, I throw in a little Zeppelin or Rush and take a trip back to rolling in my mom’s T-Bird. Now every Wednesday you get to take that trip with me. It’s Way Back Wednesday with Butch, and today’s feature is from an album that went gold on this day in 1971…The Doors and “Love Her Madly.”

L.A. Woman was the sixth studio album by The Doors, and the last recorded with Jim Morrison, who died in July 1971, less than 3 months after the album's release. It was on this day (July 23, 1971), just thirteen days after lead singer Jim Morrison passed away, that The Doors were awarded a Gold album for "L.A. Woman". The L.P. also included "Riders on the Storm".

This was recorded in a very casual atmosphere. The musicians all played together, with no overdubs. They produced it themselves, which meant they could relax and make their own rules. The whole album was recorded in just two weeks.

"Love Her Madly" served as the lead single from L.A. Woman, and became one of the highest-charting hits for The Doors. It peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and reached No. 3 in Canada.

Now take a trip back 43 years with us to 1971 here...

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