The Doors Triumphant

John Densmore displays an honorary sign at a ceremony at the junction of Densmore and Morrison in Encino, California
John Densmore displays an honorary sign at a ceremony at the junction of Densmore and Morrison in Encino, California

As a member of a dwindling tribe of rock fans who beheld the Doors in concert, I get this a lot. “You actually SAW the Doors?”

“Yep, in March ‘67, before they were famous,” I usually reply. I have had this conversation dozens of times in recent years, often with people half my age or less. It’s kind of nice to go from being regarded as a doddering oldster to a respected Witness to Legendary Rock History, in just a few seconds.

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2017. Was it really a half century since the Doors first album?

The Doors have been celebrated many ways in their just-completed 50th anniversary year, starting with the January 4, 2017 proclamation by the City of Los Angeles that the date was now declared “The Day of the Doors.”

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Retrieved on 21 December 2018 from https://gonzotoday.com/2018/01/04/the-doors-triumphant/

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