OLDIES NEWS REPORT DECEMBER 30 2016
LOS ANGELES TO HOST ‘DAY OF THE DOORS’ ON 50th ANNIVERSARY
Los Angeles will honor The Doors with a special commemorative day on January 4th, 50 years after the band released its self-titled debut album. Los Angeles City Council member Mike Bonin will make the proclamation during a public celebration at the intersection of Pacific and Windward Avenues, the location of the “Venice” sign. Founding Doors members John Densmore and Robby Krieger are expected to attend the event in Venice, California, along with family members of the late Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison.
Densmore said in a statement, “Very apropos that The Doors are jumpstarting our 50th in Venice where we started. Our songs sprang up out of the Pacific like beautiful, edible silver fish … and apparently the world took a big bite.”
- City Council member Bonin added, “Venice is a place where many have chased their pleasures or dug their treasures. It is a place that birthed The Doors and taught us all to cherish the funky, weird, and world-renowned vibe that Jim, Ray, Robby, and John helped make famous.”
- The Doors album was released on January 4, 1967 by Elektra Records.
- The album features “Light My Fire,” “Break On Through (To the Other Side),” “The End” and “Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar).”
- The Doors recorded their debut album over six days at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles.
- In 2015, the Library of Congress announced the album would be included in its National Recording Registry. It’s frequently ranked by media publications as one of the best albums of all time.
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