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The Doors - The End

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Reuben Raj
The opening sequence of Apocalypse Now featuring The End by The Doors

The End is a nearly 12 minute track on the self-titled debut album of The Doors. The lyrics of the song was penned by Jim Morrison and the track was first released in 1967.

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At this time, the lineup of the band was Jim Morrison (vocals), Ray Manzarek (Vox Continental organ, Fender Rhodes piano bass), Robby Krieger (Gibson SG guitar) and John Densmore (drums and tambourine).

The End was a song featured in countless movies including Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 film Apocalypse Now, both in the opening sequence and during the end.

The Doors will ultimately perform The End to close their last live performance as a foursome on December 12, 1970, at The Warehouse in New Orleans.


Written By: Reuben Raj Reuben is a film and digital photographer who is driven by music in his head. Often seen lurking behind a camera inside the pit of a concert or wandering the streets of China with a blond, Reuben harbours intimate feelings for vinyl records and his Hasselblad SW/C from 1965. He is also the founder of Radio 13.