Video From The Doors Special 50th Anniversary Event Goes Online

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THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY HENNEMUSIC AND PUBLISHED BY ANTI MUSIC ON JANUARY 9, 2017.

The surviving members of The Doors, guitarist Robbie Krieger and drummer John Densmore, marked the 50th anniversary of the release of their self-titled debut album at a special event in Los Angeles last Wednesday (Jan 4), and video from the celebration has surfaced online.

Joining Densmore and Krieger were family members of the late Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison as the city honored the group by proclaiming January 4 as the "Day Of The Doors" with a proclamation from Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin during a public event at the intersection of Pacific and Windward Avenues, the location of the iconic "Venice" sign.

"Well, it's 50 years of The Doors," said Krieger. "We started right here in Venice and we're ending up right here in Venice too so it's all a cycle, you know?"

"The ocean is just right out there and that's where Jim got the idea to write the song Moonlight Drive," recalled Densmore. "So then we went to Hollywood and made it, but our roots are here."

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