WCSX Classic Cuts
The Doors: "Love Her Madly"
The Hook: Robby Krieger tips his hat to jazz bandleader and composer Duke Ellington.
Album: L.A. Woman
Writer: Robby Krieger
Stats: Peaked at number-11 on the Billboard Hot 100
Background: "Love Her Madly" was the first single to be released from L.A. Woman, The Doors' final album with Jim Morrison. In a 1990s interview, keyboardist Ray Manzarek spoke about the song.
In a 1990's interview, the late Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek on “Love Her Madly.” OC:…American composer. :12
“’Love Her Madly’ is one of Robby’s songs. It’s a Duke Ellington line – Duke Ellington would always say to the audience, ‘We love you madly.’ So that’s sort of like Robby’s little homage to Duke Ellington, the great American composer.”