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ARCHIVED TOUR DATE

NOV 07 1968
Phoenix, AZ
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Show Notes: 

Phoenix, Ariz - AP - Arizona state officials Friday blacklisted the Doors, a rock singing group because its members almost caused a riot with alleged obscene remarks and gestures. 

Dick Smith, vice-chairman of the state fair board sait the group "wont be back here - they certainly shouldn't be in our building."

At lease seven persons were detained buy the police Thursday night from among 10,000 persons, mostly teen agers, who attended a performance by the group. Captain Bill Foster of the state highway patrol said singer Jim Morrison encouraged the the near riot when he invited teen agers to leave their seats. The result was a shoving and milling crowd which had to be ejected by security police.AP article from The Milwaukee JournalNovember 9, 1968

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3 years 22 hours ago
Check it out at Veterans Memorial Coliseum

These are all from Veterans Memorial Coliseum 7th of November 1968 .

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2 years 9 months ago

O wow !
That's the show that started it all for me
long story
I haven't seen that series of pictures
I have the front page of the Phoenix Gazette newspaper
that shows Jim holding the infamous
bloody rag
it was riot!
or at least a real rowdy
good time

2 years 12 months ago

Actually Manuel , these photos i found them on the net . Thanks for the link by the way

2 years 12 months ago

dave lkt posted photos deleting the copyright look here, http://www.photoflashbacks.com/new_media/Doors_11_68/index.shtml

3 years 14 hours ago

Wicked! Thanks for sharing!

3 years 19 hours ago

Awesome pics!

3 years 21 hours ago

Great stuff. Thanks LKT!
DD

3 years 22 hours ago

Totally fantastic! And thanks for the heads up on the photo mixup, some photos from the Feb 68 show initially landed in the Nov 68 folder.

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jon
2 years 12 months ago
Check it out at Veterans Memorial Coliseum

"...Captain Bill Foster of the state highway patrol said singer Jim Morrison encouraged the the near riot when he invited teen agers to leave their seats. The result was a shoving and milling crowd which had to be ejected by security police."

-Can it be a "near riot" if people are "milling?" ;)

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