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The first steady gig the Doors landed was on the legendary Sunset Strip, home to famous venues like the Roxy and the Whisky a Go Go. But they were down the road, sharing the tiny stage with exotic dancers, overflowing ashtrays and spilled beer at a rundown club named the London Fog.
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Back on the Chain Gang was recorded after James Honeyman-Scott, the Pretenders guitarist, died of a drug overdose at the age of 25 on June 16, 1982. Chrissie Hynde wrote the song as a memorial to Honeyman-Scott and she dedicated it to him. The song was written during the strained relationship that Chrissie Hynde had with Ray Davies (of the Kinks) and was recorded when she was about three months pregnant with their daughter. Their on-and-off relationship ended half a year later.