The Doors open up about Morrison's Hollywood bowl acid trip

Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, posed for "The Young Lion" (aka "The American Poet") session at Joel Brodsky’s studio in New York City, New York on September 18, 1967. Photo by Joel Brodsky.
Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, posed for "The Young Lion" (aka "The American Poet") session at Joel Brodsky’s studio in New York City, New York on September 18, 1967. Photo by Joel Brodsky.

The existing members of The Doors have opened up about the myth suggesting tragic frontman Jim Morrison was high on acid when the group performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in 1968, insisting it was a secret the enigmatic singer took to the grave.

Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robby Krieger have regrouped to reminisce about the fabled concert on a new remastered DVD/Blu-Ray pack, The Doors - Live at the Hollywood Bowl, and the trio admits there's still no conclusive evidence Morrison was stoned immaculate, to quote one of their own lyrics.

In the new film's bonus footage, Manzarek says, "There is a rumour that Jim was on acid. I don't know that for a fact."

Drummer Densmore adds, "He didn't tell the band he was doing this... and he hit everything on cue... But, by the middle (of the concert), he's like, 'Oh, there's a moth on the floor, just tripping out on finite stuff'."

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