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Jim Morrison's birthday in America

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Today would have been Jim Morrison’s 70th birthday, and there’s a lot to sort out for Doors fans. Australia is in the midst of Jim Morrison day on MAX TV, in Paris an afternoon and evening of festivities in Morrison’s honor are unfolding (see the article A Truly International List of Doors Events), so what’s going on in America? There are a couple of things to turn Doors fans onto.

Qello is streaming three Doors films free of charge through December 13th. The films are The Doors: Live at the Bowl ‘68, When You’re Strange, and Classic Album: The Doors which is an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the making of The Doors debut album. You can start watching at Qello, you have to register to view the films.

If you’re feeling a little more philanthropic and want to have an afternoon of music and Doors photographs, the second event is The Food Finders Benefit at the Flying Morrison Mural being held today (Decemeber 8) in Long Beach, California between 1-5pm (Pacific time). The event is a combination concert and food drive. Last month photographer Jim Coke unveiled a mural made of one of his pictures of Jim Morrison, it’s called ‘The Flying Morrison Mural’ its across from Fingerprints Records (425 E 4th Street, Long Beach, CA), and four bands will be featuring playing just under the mural. The bands include, Granite Planet, The Greg Carroll Band, The Psychedelic Cosmic Cowboys, and L.A Air Raid. Fingerprints Records will also be featuring an exhibition of Coke’s photographs, and attendees are encouraged to bring canned goods to benefit the Food Finders program, the event is otherwise free. For more information please visit the Food Finders Benefit Facebook page.

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