It's highly likely Jim witnessed most of the bands that The Doors opened for at The Whisky, which you could consider attending a concert, given he had the option of leaving after The Doors were done. But I guess it's all just possible speculation, as it's unsourced and undocumented as to who he actually stuck around to see, but given the chance that he was, thought this might be a nice sidebar to this thread...
February 4-20, 1966: Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Leaves
February 22-March 10: 1966 Love, The Leaves
March 1-17, 1966: Grass Roots, Hardtimes
March 18-24, 1966: Beau Brummels, Grass Roots
April 1-7, 1966: Otis Redding
Rhino released an Otis Redding album recorded at The Whisky in 1966, and it is likely the performances were from this week. Bob Dylan apparently attended one of these shows, and proposed writing a song for Otis (reputedly Just Like A Woman).
April 28-May 8, 1966: The Gentrys
May 3, 1966: Grass Roots, Buffalo Springfield
May 9, 1966: The Doors (audition)
May 11-22, 1966: Johnny Rivers, Buffalo Springfield
May 23-27, 1966: Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors
May 28-June 1, 1966: Love, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors
June 2-18, 1966: Them, The Doors
June 22-July 10, 1966: Gene Clark and The Group, The Locos, The Doors
July 16-23, 1966: The Turtles, First Review, The Doors
July 27, 1966: Johnny Rivers, Chambers Brothers, The Doors
August 1-4, 1966: Johnny Rivers, Chambers Brothers, The Doors
August 7-9, 1966: Johnny Rivers, Chambers Brothers, The Doors
August 10, 1966: The Doors, (possibly) Love
August 11-21, 1966: Love, The Doors
Johnny Rivers and Chambers Brothers could easily get old after the first night. Effort may have been made for Otis.
In the UFC, a fighter may wish to finish his bout in the first round so that he can then go change and watch the next fight from the seats. I don't imagine Jim arriving early to hear those bands or staying late to catch them.
However, we know that Them with Van Morrison and Love were his favorites and there is the documented jam with the former.
The Doors would have had the most valuble jam with fellow Elektra label-mate The Paul Butterfield Blues Band as long as Robbie only played slide guitar.
The Doors were musically too different from Love and The Dead, as well as from the Allman Brothers and even Buffalo Springfield. Folk has many shades and some groups are more purist than others. Buffalo Springfield might be a more rigid or strict folk-rock group while Mamas and the Papas were a more loose and mellow folk style of rock... like Donovan..... like The Doors were on the verge of doing.
The Beau Brummels are cool, but wasn't Jim busy working on his own music at that time/getting ready for his own concerts through meditation?
Edited by Defiance, 16 February 2012 - 10:01 AM.