The Doors

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Rich Linnell

Rich Linnell managed the Doors from 1980 to 1983, but started working with them when he was 20 years old, in early 1967, carrying sound equipment for band. From 1967 to 1974, Linnell produced more than 250 shows for Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, and many others. Subsequently, he helped manage the Jim Morrison posthumous An American Prayer project. He is currently working with former Doors drummer John Densmore on a project with Iranian stringed-instrument virtuoso Reza Derakshani.

Jeff Jampol

Jeffrey Jampol is president of JAM, Inc., and manages the estates of rock legends the Doors, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Peter Tosh, and Gram Parsons, as well as electronic artists Infected Mushroom. Jampol is the producer, along with Dick Wolf, of the Doors' upcoming theatrical feature documentary When You're Strange and the producer of an upcoming Janis Joplin theatrical feature documentary. Jampol serves as a consultant to managers, publishers, and labels on heritage acts and to artists' estates on catalog, publishing, licensing, branding, merchandise, and marketing. For 12 years, he has been an instructor at UCLA's Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts School. Jampol's November 2006 article on "Classic Rock Branding" appears at www.editorialemergency.com (accessed March 5, 2009).

Bill Siddons

Bill Siddons began his career in the music business at age 19, managing the Doors from 1967 to 1972 and again from 1978 to 1980. He is cited as a primary source in histories of the band and of Jim Morrison. Over the years, he has managed or played significant roles in the careers of Van Morrison, America, the Band, Poco, Jackson Browne, Robert Palmer, Pat Benatar, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and, most recently, Alice in Chains, among others. He is still active in the music business.