Quantum advances in recording equipment and techniques between the sessions for their debut album and its follow-up had Doors members excited about getting into the studio to work on Strange Days, the album the group released on this day in 1967. Engineer Bruce Botnick had gotten an advance pressing of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and was blown away by the way the Beatles took creative advantage of the 8 track recording capabilities of Abbey Road Studios, and Sunset Sound in Hollywood had upgraded to 8 track in time for Botnick and Producer Paul Rothchild to plot how to make the most of it when work began on the second Doors album.
The highly anticipated album came out while sales were still strong for the group's debut, which spent 122 weeks as one of the top 10 albums on the charts. Strange Days would have a 63 week chart run, fueled by strong FM play of the title track, Love Me Two Times, People Are Strange, Moonlight Drive and the 11 minute closing track When The Music's Over.
Other Noteworthy Classic Rock events on September 25 include...
1943 Spirit's John Locke born.
1969 Cold Turkey recorded by John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and Klaus Voorman.
1970 Ringo Starr releases Boucoups Of Blues. 1974 King Crimson disbands.
1972 Black Sabbath releases Black Sabbath Vol. 4
1976 U2 forms.
1980 Led Zeppelin's John 'Bonzo' Bonham dies after a vodka binge at Jimmy Page's house.
1982 Queen performs on Saturday Night Live, doing Under Pressure and Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
1992 Two stabbed and 20 arrested after violence breaks out during Ozzy Osbourne's Oklahoma City concert.
1995 Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ed King hospitalized in Atlanta with heart failure.
2008 Paul McCartney does Tel Aviv concert 43 years after Beatles were banned form performing in Israel.
2015 Jewel joins Foo Fighters on Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love in Phoenix.
2015 Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler join Taylor Swift on stage in Nashville.