January in Doors history sees a flurry of activity and a lot of firsts in Doors history because of the 1967 release The Doors debut album. February also has a flurry of activity in Doors history, but unlike January some of these are lesser known moments in The Doors story.
Here is a rarely mentioned item of Doors history. February 1, 1968 The Doors are offered $500,000 by Universal Studios to be in an undisclosed movie. The Doors reject the offer but remain open for negotiations for future projects.
In early February (this falls into the exact date unknown category, but is interesting nonetheless), The Doors debut their short film for The Unknown Soldier (see video in lefthand column of this article). It shows the band going out to Venice beach, Jim Morrison carrying flowers, the rest of the band instruments, then Morrison is tied to a piling with colored ribbons by Dorothy Fujikawa and then symbolically executed, blood dripping onto the white flowers, and ends with scenes of war ending, armistices, it’s a minor crucifixion and resurrection. The final scene shows The Doors minus Morrison walking away, the executed singer presumably gone.
February 1st, 1969, The Doors release the single Wishful Sinful with the flip side of the single was the jazzy Who Scared You. The songs were recorded for The Soft Parade, but only Wishful Sinful made it onto the album. The Soft Parade was the first time The Doors listed individual writers credits on the album, and Wishful Sinful was a song written by Robby Krieger. Wishful Sinful rose to number 44 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 chart.
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