Caravan to Midnight - John Densmore appeared on the Caravan to Midnight, a new subscription podcast hosted by John B. Wells formerly of America Coast to Coast. The interview has Wells asking the question of “what happened to the 60’s revolution?” and explains he has interviewed several other members of 60’s era bands and in this 28 interview posits the question to Densmore. The interview seems a little contentious and Densmore doesn’t seem comfortable with the interview but suggests a part two. If there is a part two we will publish it. You can listen to the interview in the video above.
Agnes Varda - was a friend of Jim Morrison’s (see the article “Jim Morrison Visit’s the Set of Jacques Demy Film”) and was one of the few people who attended Morrison’s funeral. Doors fans may not know a lot about Varda’s career. The Daily Star yesterday ran a short article on her life and career in “Agnes Varda Out of the Nouvelle Vague”.
Early Doors Photographer - It is often remarked that in the 60’s it was easy to become a rock photographer it was a time when the only credential you needed to was show up with a camera, George Rodriguez is one of those photographers of celebrities and rock bands in the 60’s that fell into the job accidentally. Rodriguez worked at a newspaper in the early 60’s and the hard news photographers thought premieres were beneath them so they regularly gave Rodriguez their passes, and soon Rodriguez was taking hard to get photos of celebrities. Rodriguez’s career also spanned the bridge of old Hollywood and the emerging Los Angeles rock scene and was young enough to be interested in it he also started taking pictures of rock stars. He took pictures of Jim Morrison and Van Morrison at The Whisky a go-go, and recounts in the article “Pico Rivera Photographer George Rodriguez Shot Movie and Rock Stars, Chronicled Social Upheavals” relates how after the show Jim Morrison and Ronnie Haran came to look at prints Rodriguez had shot. Rodriguez also shot photos of Cesar Chavez, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood , Warren Beatty and a young Hillary Clinton. For more information and to see examples of his photos visit Whittier Artists website.
Shaman's Blues - As reported, (see related articles below) the anticipated book by Denise Sullivan "Shaman's Blues" on the artistic influences of The Doors, Amazon has a new release date of September 1.
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