18 Times Rock History Was Made on Long Island

The Doors have a few moments in local rock history.
The Doors have a few moments in local rock history.
THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY PATRICK LONG AND PUBLISHED BY LONG ISLAND PRESS ON AUGUST 18, 2017.

There is certain music lore that is common knowledge: Billy Joel went to Hicksville High School, Paul McCartney likes to spend his summers out in the Hamptons, Lou Reed grew up in Freeport.

But here are a few bits of our Island’s rock music history that many may not have known.

Bring these tidbits to your next Jones Beach tailgate and use them to distract that guy selling bootleg t-shirts while you plan your escape.

13. Groan of The Lizard King

The following year, The Doors came to The Action House for a two-night stint and brought with them all the rock & roll debauchery they are remembered so fondly for. Singer Jim Morrison reportedly commanded the bartender to procure 15 shots of Jack Daniel’s prior to taking the stage. He consumed them all. Sometime during the set, Morrison ordered up another 15 shots and put them away with ease. At this point the Lizard King began to show signs of heavy intoxication and, before being dragged off stage by his bandmates, he attempted to remove his clothes, a wild party trick that got him arrested at a Miami concert that same year. The following day was even uglier: the band had to remove Jim from the stage once more, this time after a prolonged period of groaning into the microphone that he had crammed into his mouth.

Continue Reading

Comments (0)

Rated 0 out of 5 based on 0 voters
There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Rate this post:
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location