In a recent Classic Rock feature, Alice Cooper discussed his encounter with Jim Morrison and how their conversation inspired The Doors’ song “Roadhouse Blues.” Alice Cooper has a history of making grand entrances. He has been a prominent member of show business circles for many years. The legendary shock-membership rocker’s in The Friars Club in Los Angeles was a career highlight.

The club initially welcomed comedians and individuals who worked in mainstream entertainment. The reason the club was exclusive was because of its prestige. All of the attendees were chosen to be members of The Friars Club of Los Angeles. Alice Cooper was the only rock musician in the club where he encountered so many different characters. Throughout the years, he has also had contact with several icons, including Jim Morrison, in addition to those he met inside the exclusive club.

Alice Cooper stated that Jim Morrison was extremely mystifying. When he asked Morrison how everything was going, he described a moment they shared. Morrison’s response inspired one of the lyrics in The Doors’ song “Roadhouse Blues.”  The Doors’ song was influenced by Alice Cooper’s words about Jim Morrison.  “You couldn’t help but get caught up in Jim’s mystique. He was always of this ethereal nature. I recall sitting with Jim at one point. He asked, “So, man, what’s up?” I responded, “Oh, man, I don’t know. This morning I awoke and poured myself a beer. And that ended up being one of the lyrics in The Doors’s Roadhouse Blues. Below, you can listen to “Roadhouse Blues.”

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