If anyone qualifies as being “the fifth Door,” it’s Paul Rothchild. As a producer for Elektra Records he was there from the beginning of The Doors professional career until almost the end.
Paul Rothchild also came to Elektra Records at a critical period in its history. Rothchild started as a record salesman, had connections in the New York folk scene, and evolved into producing by the time Elektra was expanding. When the music scene emigrated to the west coast and the burgeoning rock…Continue
Added by Jim Cherry on March 30, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments
I use to listen to counrty music!!!!!!!!!! Now all my radio's are tuned into 94.5. I love the format, the contests the lack of DJ chatter But I do miss The Commish Mr. Matt Mangas!!! He has the most soothing sexy voice . I have had the pleasure of meeting him in person and he is a real HUNK TOO!!!
The Doors are trying again to appeal to a new generation with a video of “L.A. Woman” that is meant to appeal to the younger skateboarding audience. This seeking a legacy audience fits in with recent collaborations with Skrillex and TechN9ne.
The “L.A.Woman” video features…Continue
Added by Jim Cherry on March 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
January 20, 2012 The Doors screened their new documentary "The Doors Mr. Mojo Risin': The Making of L.A. Woman." There was a question and answer period after the movie, the panel included L.A. DJ Jim Ladd, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, Jac Holzman and Bruce Botnick. Eagle Rock TV has released video of the Q & A session in 4 parts, all below:…
Added by Jim Cherry on March 16, 2012 at 8:40am — No Comments
Well, as I'm sure you know by now (if you don't...where have you been...LOL) Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012 has come and gone. Those of us who put it together (Angela, Donnie G, Joe Johnson and myself) all felt it was the best BTC yet. But, more importantly our cruisers feel the same way. So i'd just like to share what some of feedback we have received from those who paid to be among the 200 Beatles Fans that joined this unique Beatles Themed Event.
Hi Donnie, Joe, Angela and…Continue
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My interview with poet Michael C Ford who not only knew Jim Morrison at UCLA but Ray Manzarek and John Densmore, all before The Doors hit it big. He has an opinion on everything from modern poetry, to Jim Morrison and his continuing relationship with members of The Doors.
Michael C. Ford is a poet of two centuries, he was born in Chicago in 1939, he and his parents moved to Los Angeles after World War II, and while still in high school he became a protégé to poets Kenneth…Continue
Added by Jim Cherry on March 12, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments
It is an in-between moment for The Doors. Yes, they have attracted the attention of Jac Holzman and Elektra records, their first album has been released but the single “Break on Through” isn’t burning up the charts, the future of The Doors is still in doubt as to whether they will live or die as a band, they still haven’t stepped through the door “Light My Fire” as a single will provide. Despite this The Doors are a congruent and focused group as they play the Matrix theater in San…Continue
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March 6th or 7th 1968. It may have seemed a gathering of the rock ‘n’ roll pantheon at Steve Paul’s Scene, in the audience were Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, an almost impossible alignment of the stars, but stars aligning some times portend catastrophe.
The Scene was a club where rock stars could and would show up and jam and they often did. Jimi Hendrix would and could show up at a club and jam with whatever band was at the club or by himself. He had recently started…Continue
Added by Jim Cherry on March 7, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments
Before going out this summer with the Manzarek-Krieger Band, Robby Krieger is keeping his guitar in tip-top shape playing this with the Experience Hendrix Tour (starting March 6!), and now in May Kreiger who has a side project in the Band The Roadhouse Rebels, which features Steve Molitz from Particle and John Avila from Oingo Boingo/Mutaytor. They’ve added to the band Rich Robinson from The Black Crowes and drummer Joe Magistro from the Rich Robinson Band. The band will play a mix of Doors…Continue
Added by Jim Cherry on March 3, 2012 at 11:42am — No Comments
Today is the anniversary of The Doors’ “Miami incident” at the Dinner Key Auditorium in which Jim Morrison was accused of indecent exposure. The subsequent trial and Morrison’s conviction affected the rest of his life, people close to Jim said it weighed on him even after he went to Paris. The Doors as a band was affected, it immediately ended a tour and John Densmore said it was “a million dollars in gigs”, and thereafter the band had to post a $5000 bond on the condition that if anything…Continue
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