The Doors Reflect On Earliest Concerts; Jim Morrison’s Genius

Read the article in full at Rolling Stone. “When I think about the beginning of the Doors, it feels like a strange, beautiful psychedelic dream that happened,” John Densmore says. “I guess it happened.” The drummer has been reassessing the band’s salad days because he recently contributed to a newly released, limited-edition box set, London Fog 1966, which contains the earliest known recordings of the Doors. It features a recording Read More …

LA Woman

10 Things You (Maybe) Didn’t Know About L.A. Woman – Rolling Stone

The Doors had crammed several lifetimes into just five years as band, and by late 1970, the psychic toll of Jim Morrison’s addiction and legal hassles threatened to overwhelm the group. Any attempts at making an album under these conditions should have met with unmitigated disaster, but on L.A. Woman – the final Doors LP released during Morrison’s lifetime – the band succeeded almost in spite of themselves. Self-produced and Read More …

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Rolling Stone Article

Jim teased Leon a lot. Leon rally had a case on Jim, really wanted him. Visited me a lot in new york. It was one of those fuck-the-interview-subject things. Supposed to interview him the first of 70, but didn’t actually get to it until spring or summer sometime. He wanted to do the thing. Talked about s&m a lot. I asked him about the Warhol bunch and it went from Read More …

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Absolutely Live, Doors

Published in Rolling Stone By Gloria Vanjak ***Note: last sentence cuts off in the third paragraph Elektra calls this double set an “organic documentary” which means they took a year to record it at various performances, splicing it together to sound like one ideal performance. It ain’t so ideal. When Jim Morrison shows up drunk at a concert, that’s his privilege (problem?). But when so many of the cuts here Read More …


State of Florida vs. Jim Morrison

PUBLISHED IN ROLLING STONE BY GLORIA VANJAK MIAMI – A year and a half after the controversial concert at Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove, Florida, Jim Morrison is back nearby Miami to stand trial for his alleged indecent performance. The State of Florida vs. James Morrison began in criminal court on August 10th, and has been in session every other day. The trial is expected to last six to Read More …

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Interview with Jim Morrison

Published in ROLLING STONE By Ben Fing Do you still consider yourself the “Lizard King?” That was two years ago, and even then it was kind of ironic. I meant it ironically…half tongue-in-cheek. It was an easy thing to pick up on. I just thought everyone knew it was ironic, but apparently they thought I was mad. Do you think you’d be classified among the people who signify what some Read More …


Jim Morrison Tells All

Published in ROLLING STONE By JERRY HOPKINS NEW YORK—Jim Morrison, looking like Che Guevara with heavy beard and long cigar, was in town with the Doors last week taping a Critique show for the National Educational Television network. The Gig (an Elektra Records brainchild) consisted of a ten-minute interview with rock writer Richard Goldstein and 35 minutes of music. A 15-minute discussion of their music with a panel of critics Read More …


Doors New Riot – Concert Tour a Smash in Phoenix, AZ

Published in Rolling Stone PHOENIX, ARIZ.—The Doors will never play the Arizona State Fair again. And a relatively small riot (for the Doors) has been blown up into a bad publicity campaign that has already cost them a TV special date. The Doors were booked into the Veterans War Memorial Coliseum in Goldwater-land for one night last November 7th. According to Doors manager Bill Siddons their hour-long set was not Read More …