Let’s try something different. There’s a lot of Doors history and I’ve captured a lot of the major things but there’s always that sneaks up on us or some smaller items that seem to get away from us so let’s see how a week in Doors history works, what do you say? With events that we’ve already written about the week in Doors history will have a little synopsis and link to articles and to the smaller items, ones that can’t necessarily carry a full article by themselves we’ll put notices about and readers can get a fuller picture of notable events surrounding The Doors.
October 6, 1967 - Danny Sugerman see’s The Doors for the first time at the Cal-State gymnasium. A 12 year old Danny Sugerman wins a bet with little league umpire Evan Parker, a friend of Bill Siddons who occasionally is a roadie for The Doors, Sugerman meets Jim Morrison for the first time and see’s them and Danny Sugerman is Enthralled by The Doors.
October 8, 1997 - The Doors box set is released with a release party at the Whisky a go-go in attendance Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, Bruce Botnick and Los Angeles DJ Jim Ladd. Orange County Suite is performed, the previously unheard ode of Jim Morrison to Pam Courson.
October 9, 1970 - Jim Morrison starts correspondence with T.E. Breitenbach about doing a triptych for his poetry album. The three panels would contain pictures of scenes from Morrison’s poetry including naked couple racing along the shore of an ocean, a city which shows it “insane with activity” and a desert scene as seen through the windshield of a car. The triptych was never used because of Morrison’s death in Paris in July of 1971. See picture at left of this article. If you would like to buy a poster of the picture or see some more of Breitenbach’s work please visit his website at T.E. Breitenbach Studios.
October 11, 1954 - Danny Sugerman born in L.A.
October 11, 1967 - The Doors play Danbury High School. The Doors show at Danbury High School in Danbury, Connecticut could have been bad, real bad, it had all the signs of trouble written on it, Jim Morrison and Tom Baker had been drinking the entire day before the show, a beauty pageant preceded the show, an announcer who threatened anyone who got up with being thrown out of the show and finally an audience that was unruly and heckling The Doors because The Four Seasons cancelled. Some how The Doors over came all this and put on a great show!
Also on October 11, 1967- A radio promo featuring Jim Morrison for Cheetah Magazine is broadcast in Los Angeles. See video at top of article.
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