Watch The Cure cover The Doors live, 1991
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Watch The Cure cover The Doors live, 1991

In 1991, while appearing on the Tonight With Jonathan Ross show, The Cure produced a brilliant live rendition of the iconic Doors track ‘Hello, I Love You’.

The track, which originally appeared on the Doors’ 1968 album Waiting for the Sun, became one of the band’s most commercially successful releases and charted highly the world over.

Jim Morrisson, the Doors’ infamous frontman, wrote the track in 1965 but kept it hidden away in his drawer of demos for three years before finally laying it down in the studio for an official release.

Robert Smith and The Cure, who have often discussed the influence of The Doors, decided to pay homage to the band when they produced a live version for British TV in the early 1990s. A few years later, in 2004, the group released Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities, a box set that collects some of The Cure’s lesser-heard track which would include their rendition of ‘Hello, I Love You’.

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For now though, enjoy the live version:

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