Merry Christmas from The Doors Examiner! I hope you and your families celebrated the holiday(s) in the manner according to your beliefs, creeds and calling this year.
It’s been kind of a tradition, since I’ve been writing The Doors Examiner to give people a run down on how this column is doing, and for the fourth year in a row we’ve increased the number of reads by 1/3 over last year! We’re just short of 200,000 reads for the year and it ain’t over yet! Thank you to all the subscribers and readers! We picked up a lot of new subscribers this year and including social media when a new article is published it immediately reaches about 1400 people! I want to thank those that repost, share, retweet, and post on their pages, boards and websites links to The Doors Examiner, that’s what keeps this venture expanding! This article you’re reading is the 938th article I’ve written since starting The Doors Examiner in August of 2009 only 62 more articles to go until we hit 1000! Thank you for your continued support!
I’d also like to thank Jeff Jampol, The Doors manager, for his help in articles and when they’re able to post an article on The Doors Facebook page. Also to Carol Kayos at Eagle Rock Entertainment, and others who support and provide materials for articles that have made and kept The Doors Examiner as a timely and relevant resource for Doors fans.
If you didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas, for instance The Doors Examined (Amazon UK), a compilation of Doors Examiner articles and/or The Last Stage (Amazon UK), a novel that uses The Doors as backdrop for the travels and travails of a Doors tribute band both are available at Amazon, or for further information Jymsbooksdotcom.
Missing Links: Here’s a couple of things we may have missed or that Doors fans will be interested in. The first is an interview with John Densmore on his book tour for “The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy on Trial” with Amoeba Music this past June.
If you’re in the Vail, Colorado area tonight (December 26) George Winston is playing tonight at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, in Beaver Creek, tickets are $38, and Doors open at 6:30pm. Winston has recorded Doors songs on his CD “Night Divides the Day: Music of The Doors.” To order tickets go to vilarpac.org, or call 970-845-TIXS (8497) or 888-920-ARTS (2787). Winston also has a new single out of the Christmas classic “Silent Night” which is being sold on Amazon (iTunes too) it’s only .99 cents and all the money goes to the Feed America food bank. I also had the opportunity to interview Winston a couple of years ago as he was traveling ten hours to his next show, the interview lasted nearly two hours! You can read the interview “No Doors, No Radio” or at the link in the related articles below.
If you’re in the L.A. area this Sunday (December 29) “Live From Laurel Canyon,” a retrospective of music and musicians from Laurel Canyon between 1965-1975 and includes some Doors music, as all of The Doors lived there at some time in that time period. Other musicians included are Jackson Browne, Carole King, The Eagles, and Neil Young. For tickets or information check the Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater website.
Doors History: Today in Doors history The Doors started a three night stand at Bill Graham’s Winterland Ballroom in 1967. Audio from the December 28, 1967 show in the video above.
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