The 50th Anniversary of The Doors’ hit song “Love Street”

Photo by Alain Ronay.
Photo by Alain Ronay.

The 50th Anniversary of The Doors’ hit song “Love Street” was celebrated with a ceremonial renaming of a portion of Rothdell Trail on Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, CA that runs by The Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison’s house.

The event took place in conjunction with the 6th Annual Love Street Festival which celebrates the special historical cultural relevance that Laurel Canyon has upon a particular portion of the music that came out of the 1960’s to the present. The event featured two stages that took turns hosting legendary figures from that era as well as acts that have been influenced by the music that emanated from the Laurel Canyon area.

Among the celebrants was LOVE co-founder Johnny Echols who raised the consciousness of the viewing audience with tunes from the legendary Strip Scene band. The Doors’ members Robbie Krieger and John Densmore along with DJ Jim Ladd and City Council Member David Ryu took part in an official ceremony which featured a placard that proclaims Love Street as an historical place.

It was nice to touch base with Krieger and reminisce about a night we partied together behind Mancini’s in the Valley while he autographed my Morrison Hotel t-shirt. Also providing a rousing performance of The Monkeys’ famous songs was Micky Dolenz and his adoring audience demonstrated why he is a great showman. As Dolenz left the stage it was nice to chat him up about the good old days when he worked at Wallichs Music City where I would go and check out music in their listening booths just to be near him. This period was after Circus Boy, but before The Monkeys TV show as Dolenz pointed out. He was surprised that I remembered and asked me “How do you know that?!”

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