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WCSX Classic Cuts : Love Her Madly

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

Year: 1971

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.”

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