The Doors Draw Active Audience. Rock Group's Singer Has to Be Saved From Fans.
The Doors, the Los Angeles rock group, fought off repeated assaults by young members of their audience Saturday evening as it played its first New York concert in a year.
The group played Saturday and again last night at Felt Forum of Madison Square Garden. Onstage assaults, where teen-age girls must be pried off the bodies of the performers, are tributes usually reserved for the best-known rock idols. Saturday, at least two dozen teen-age girls and quite a few boys had to be dragged away from The Doors' singer, Jim Morrison, by stagehands.
The other three Doors – Robbie Krieger, guitar; John Densmore, drums; and Ray Manzarek, organ – played on unperturbed.
Mr. Morrison has had trouble before when the police of other cities found his performances variously lewd, lascivious, indecent and profane. But by the standards of the Off-Broadway stage, Mr. Morrison's performance is fairly tame. Saturday he kept his clothes on and made no gestures that could offend.
The Doors played their familiar songs quite well, much better than in last year's concert in the Garden. They confined themselves to their older material, such as 'The End' and 'Light My Fire', digressing occasionally to play something like the old rocker, 'Who Do You Love?'.