The Doors recieve Achievement Award

Iconic rock group The Doors and folk singer Joan Baez have received Grammy awards for lifetime achievement.

They were among the acts celebrated by the US Recording Academy in recognition of careers that changed music.

Also honoured were psychedelic rockers The Grateful Dead, soul band Booker T and The MGs, jazz legend Ornette Coleman and opera singer Maria Callas.

The lifetime awards were presented on the eve of the main Grammy ceremony, where Mary J Blige leads nominations.

The Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger said the band's late singer, Jim Morrison, would have been “very honoured” to be recognised.

“People think he was anti-establishment, but in reality he wanted to be bigger than the Beatles,” he said.


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