Even with all the drugs and alcohol, JIM MORRISON of THE DOORS had a sharp mind. In a 1969 interview with “Rolling Stone”, he basically predicted the rise of electronic dance music.
He said, quote, “A lot of people like Mozart were prodigies . . . they were writing brilliant works at very young ages. That’s probably what’s going to happen . . .
“I can see a lone artist with a lot of tapes and electrical [equipment] . . . like an extension of the Moog synthesizer . . . a keyboard with the complexity and richness of a whole orchestra, ya know?
“There’s somebody out there, working in a basement, just inventing a whole new musical form . . . I’d like him to be really popular, to play at large concerts, not just be on records . . . at Carnegie Hall, and to play at dances.”
Jim said he could see it happening in a “couple years,” but it wasn’t until the next decade that disco had the first fully synthesized dance track . . . and it wasn’t until the mid-to-late-’90s that EDM started getting big in the U.S.