British '60s psychedelic underground heroes Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera are the subject of an epic feature unwrapping their outrageous story in hilarious and hair-raising detail. The 50th anniversary of Jim Morrison's death is marked with a cover story on the Doors, including unpublished interviews with band members and associates and rare photos. Also: we turn the spotlight on Swedish R&beat group the Panthers, Dallas soul legend Bobby Patterson, Chicago '60s teen garage band Crees Four, proto-punk cult rocker Kenne Highland, and British beat (and pre-beat) outfit the Roulettes. Lenny Kaye celebrates the music of Sandy Bull, and Phil Milstein investigates the strange universe of Song-Poem music. As always you can count on our celebrated review sections, covering all the latest music reissues and rock 'n' roll-related books.