Early October 1965 - Billy James signs The Doors for Columbia Records. Exact date unknown.
October 13, 1967 - In a performance that proves The Doors and Jim Morrison can be the scariest rock group, while performing at the Lyric Theater in Baltimore, during The End Morrison throws himself to the stage floor, gets up with his back to the audience, he then spins around to reveal his face covered in a red scarf he screams out the Oedipal section of The End eliciting an audible gasp from the audience.
October 13, 1968 - Meets Michael McClure in London who is there meeting with a producer to make a movie of his play The Beard with the possibility of Morrison starring in it as Billy the Kid. McClure stays in Pam and Jim’s apartment and sees Morrison’s poems and suggests he self-publish them.
October 14, 1970 Salli Stevenson interviews Jim Morrison for Circus Magazine. The interview will appear in the magazine in two parts December 1970 and January 1971.
October 16, 1967 The Doors start second appearance at Steve Paul’s ‘The Scene’ in New York the gig lasts through the 19th.
October 17, 1969 - The Doors self-made documentary shown at the Santa Cruz film festival.
"Cinema is a highway where all our dreams, hopes, & nightmares intersect with our supposed reality to create a heightened super-reality, which in my opinion, is closer to how things really are anyway." - Jay Douglas, 1970
The Doors Examiner has been reporting on Robert Saitzyk’s Jim Morrison inspired film The Last Beat, about the last days of rock star Jay Douglas in a Parisian exile. USA Today ran a story on it on October 14th. You can read the article at “First Look: Final days of a rock star in ‘The Last Beat.” See also Doors Examiner related article below.
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