Doug Lubahn, studio bassist for The Doors, died at 71. The news was released on the legendary band’s social networks. However, the cause of death was not disclosed.
“Our condolences are to Doug Lubahn’s family, friends and fans,” the statement said. “Doug has made indelible contributions to rock n ‘roll, and especially to Doors. Rest in peace, Doug. ”
The musician recorded three albums with Jim Morrison’s group, including “Strange Days” (1967), “Waiting for the Sun” (1968) and “The Soft Parade” (1969).
Although the band did not have a permanent bass player, it established a tradition of adding the instrument to their albums because Ray Manzarek’s keyboard parts were not considered strong enough during the recording.
Our condolences go out to the family, friends, and fans of Doug Lubahn. Doug made indelible contributions to rock and roll, and especially to The Doors. He played bass on Strange Days, Waiting for the Sun, and Soft Parade. #RIP, Doug. pic.twitter.com/6buV4uPNxT
— The Doors (@TheDoors) November 24, 2019