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Some more bits of Doors news for the wintry season, but you won’t have to leave home for most of them.

From left to right Jim Ladd, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, Bruce Botnick and Jeff Jampol.
photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

For our English friends. BBC4 will be presenting a show, “Born to be Wild: The Golden Age of American Rock” January 10th at 9 pm (local time). The show follows classic rock from the late 60’s up until the early 90’s. The show will feature one of the last, if not the last interview with Ray Manzarek.

Any readers in Russia? The Moscow Times lists a play titled “Light My Fire” will be shown this Sunday January 12th. The synopsis of the play is as follows:

"Yury Muravitsky stages Sasha Denisova's play that is ostensibly about American musicians Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, but actually explores rebels who could be from anywhere."

This is not the first a Russian theater has staged a play about Jim Morrison, please see related articles below.

John Densmore continues to hit media outlets, his newest interview is in the National Post undere the title “When The Music’s Over: John Densmore Talks About His Days in The Doors.”

As reported previously Robby Krieger has announced some performances for January (see the article “Robby Krieger Rocks in the New Year with Gov’t Mule“) Robby has added a show for January 25 at the NAMM (North American Music Merchants) show. Robby will appear with his Jam Kitchen Band and will be playing at the Anaheim Convention Center. See the NAMM website for more details.

The Doors manager, Jeff Jampol got a write up in the Wall Street Journal today. It’s an interesting, if brief look at managing the estates of dead rock stars. Jampol also handles the estates of Janis Joplin and Tupac Shakur, both of whom have or soon will have shows about them on Broadway. The shocker revelation at the end of the article is that a Broadway show is being developed for the music of The Doors. You can read the article at “The Man Who Keeps Legends Alive.”

Some Rock ‘n’ Roll trivia for Doors fans. Doors fans know the story behind the Morrison Hotel/Hard Rock café photo shoot now, but the bar and the building have a little more rock ’n’ roll history behind them. The Hard Rock Café was at 300 5th Street in Los Angeles, and it was used in the Michael Jackson video “Beat It” in the pool hall scene and in the bar itself before the gang fight. The Hard Rock Café closed its doors in the 90’s and is now the Green Apple Market grocery store, how ironic the site of a bar now houses a business with the very a healthful name. Messy Nessy was the source of this tidbit.

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