JOHN DENSMORE Biography - Musicians


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Name: John Densmore                                                                     
Birth name: John Paul Densmore                                                         
Born: 1 December 1944 Los Angeles, California, USA                                     
John Paul Densmore (born December 1, 1944, in Los Angeles, California) is an           
American drummer best known as the drummer of the rock group The Doors from 1965       
to 1973.                                                                               
He is a drummer and songwriter and attended Santa Monica City College and Cal.         
"I've been playing for six years. I took piano lessons when I was ten. They             
tried to get me to play Bach. They tried for two years. When I was in junior           
high I got my first set of drums. I played symphonic music in high school (tympani,     
snare drum), then I played jazz for three years. I used to play sessions in             
Compton and Topanga Canyon."                                                           
John Densmore has recently been seen with his jazz group "tribal jazz". A true         
lover of jazz, John Densmore had released an album with tribal jazz which can           
only be purchased online.