America got its first look at The Doors on network TV on July 22, 1967.

Jim Morrison and The Doors made an appearance on American Bandstand with Dick Clark on July 22, 1967.  The up-and-coming group lip synced both "Crystal Ship" and the single version of "Light My Fire."

In between, Dick Clark spoke to each of the four.  The most interesting comment came from Ray Manzarek, who was asked to "characterize" their music.

Ray replied, "We ARE our music.  Well, it's impossible really to put a label on it, because of where we are in the music.  Being on the inside, you're only of the music and all categories have to come from the outside.  So, someone else is going to have to say what our music is, rather than us, because we are our music."