You are right about Robby and Ray....really something how music can turn 4 good musicians into masterful, and dare I say sometimes magical entity. I think the greatest example of that is Led Zepplin.
I can understand you reading my comment as an insult....but you have to understand me first...I like burnouts....their more fun!
BTW- Im actually the same way with alcohol, so I know well what you talk about...Im a very good drunk...dont hardly change at all, till I hit a point...luckily my tolerance is pretty high and Im a big guy to boot...I usually get full long before I get drunk....
Which leads me to my segue to Lawdude...
Anytime my man, anytime!
Some of the acts you mention point out how quickly the music scene changed during that period. It went from Elvis, to Beach Boys/Beatles to Doors / Stones to Zepplin / Pink Floyd very quickly.
BTW have you read John Densmore's book on "The Doors"? He said "It was like being on a Bus where you know the driver is insane, but it's the only Bus that's going where you want to go". Jim used to upset him so bad he broke out in welts on his legs from anxiety. Ray was the glue and Robbie was the best musician of the bunch. If Jim did pass out, Ray could take over vocals and finish the show.