The Doors’ ‘Waiting For the Sun’ Gets Deluxe for 50th

The Doors’ ongoing 50th anniversary celebration continues with a Deluxe Edition of their third studio album, Waiting For The Sun. In an announcement on June 26, Rhino outlined how it will commemorate the album’s golden anniversary on Sept. 14 with a 2-CD/1-LP collection featuring 14 previously unreleased tracks and a new version of the 1968 album’s original stereo mix on both CD and 180-gram vinyl LP, which has been newly remastered from the original master tapes by Bruce Botnick, the Doors’ longtime engineer/mixer and producer.

Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, appeared on Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in Los Angeles, California in December 1968.
LA WEST MEDIA

Road Where Jim Morrison Wrote ‘Love Street’ Could Be Honored With Sign

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY LA WEST MEDIA ON JUNE 20, 2018.

A portion of Rothdell Trail should be named “Love Street” in honor of The Doors and late singer Jim Morrison, who is believed to have written the famous 1968 song “Love Street” about the road in Laurel Canyon, according to a motion introduced Tuesday by Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu.

LA City Councilman Motions to Honor Doors' 'Love Street'

A portion of Rothdell Trail should be named "Love Street" in honor of The Doors and late singer Jim Morrison, who is believed to have written the famous 1968 song "Love Street" about the road in Laurel Canyon, according to a motion introduced Tuesday by Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu.

Artist’s rendering of a possible design for the Paris square.
BEST CLASSIC BANDS

Jim Morrison to Get Public Square—In Paris

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY BEST CLASSIC BANDS ON JUNE 13, 2018.

The city where he died—on July 3, 1971—and is buried will honor Doors singer Jim Morrison by naming a public square after him. According to a new article on the website Paris Mojo, which itself quotes from the French newspaper Le Figaro, the American singer will be commemorated by the city in an official capacity when it unveils Place Morrison on an as-yet-unannounced date.

After his last show, Don Ho posed with his wife Haumea and, from left, George Engebretson, Jerry Hopkins and Tom Moffatt in 2007. Hopkins had just wrapped up a month of interviewing for Don Ho’s authorized autobiography, to be published in December.
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Former islander Jerry Hopkins, biographer of Jim Morrison, dead at 82

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY RICHARD SANDOMIR AND PUBLISHED BY STAR ADVERTISER ON JUNE 11, 2018.

Jerry Hopkins, an early music writer for Rolling Stone magazine whose many books included biographies of Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix—as well as a memoir of his affair with a Polynesian transsexual prostitute in Honolulu’s Chinatown—died June 3 in a hospital in Bangkok. He was 82.

His son, Nick, said the cause was heart failure.

Hopkins, who lived in Hawaii from 1976 to 1993, produced an eclectic range of work that was largely about rock music but also included books and articles about exotic food, sex and travel. He wrote at least a dozen Hawaii-related books, including autobiographies about entertainer Don Ho and music promoter Tom Moffatt.

But his most notorious subject was undoubtedly Jim Morrison, who rose to fame as the charismatic lead singer of the Doors and was only 27 when he died in Paris in 1971.

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Jerry Hopkins in a family photo from the early 2000s. “Jerry was part of the founding generation” of Rolling Stone, the magazine’s co-founder Jann Wenner said.
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Jerry Hopkins, Biographer of Jim Morrison, Is Dead at 82

THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY RICHARD SANDOMIR AND PUBLISHED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES ON JUNE 8, 2018.

Jerry Hopkins, a first-generation music writer for Rolling Stone magazine whose many books included biographies of Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix — as well as a memoir of his affair with a transgender prostitute — died on June 3 in a hospital in Bangkok. He was 82.

Doors Biographer Jerry Hopkins Dead at 82

Jerry Hopkins, an author and veteran Rolling Stone writer that served as the magazine's Los Angeles correspondent in the late Sixties, died in Bangkok, Thailand on June 3rd after a long illness. He was 82. His wife Lamyai confirmed Hopkins' death.

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Remembering Ray Manzarek: Revisiting The Doors At Isle Of Wight In 1970

Today marks the anniversary of the death of keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who passed away at the age of 73 on this date in 2013. A prominent component of the popular late-1960s rock band The Doors, it was Manzarek’s signature organ playing, coupled with charismatic frontman Jim Morrison’s poetic lyrics that defined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group’s sound.