John Densmore to Perform ‘L.A. Woman’ at LA Philharmonic Gala

JOHN DENSMORE CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUEST AT THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC OPENING NIGHT CONCERT & GALA: CALIFORNIA SOUL AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL THE KICK OFF TO THE LA PHIL CENTENNIAL SEASON ALSO FEATURES CHRIS MARTIN, CORRINE BAILEY RAE, ELECTRIC VIOLINST TRACY SILVERMAN AND THE UNVEILING OF REFIK ANADOL’S WDCH DREAMS POST-CONCERT PARTY INCLUDES DJ JASON BENTLEY AND PINK MARTINI  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018, AT 7PM The 2018 LA Phil Read More …

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LA celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Doors’ “Love Street” with a cultural first through Shazam

On July 22, 2018, the city of Los Angeles honored The Doors with the first ever cultural marker granted to a band or song with a pair of signs recognizing “Love Street.” Furthermore, Councilman David Ryu announced that the portion of Rothdell Trail that passes the house where Jim Morrison lived and wrote the poem that eventually became the song will be renamed Love Street. The Laurel Country Store will also Read More …

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The Doors to be honored at 2018 Love Street Festival in Los Angeles, CA on July 22, 2018

Now in its sixth year, the Love Street Festival will honor The Doors on the 50th Anniversary of the release of their Number One song “Love Street.” A dedication ceremony and special performances will take place on Sunday, July 22nd 2018 at 2100 Laurel Canyon Blvd, above and below the Canyon Country Store. The event is a fundraiser to preserve Laurel Canyon’s open space and wildlife corridor. Artists that helped define the Read More …

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The Doors celebrate “The Day Of The Doors” with the reveal of “Doors Junction”

In 2017, the city of Los Angeles declared January 4 “The Day of The Doors.” This year on The Day of The Doors, Encino city councilman declared the intersection of Densmore Avenue and Morrison Street in Encino “Doors Junction.” The council member appeared alongside John Densmore to mark the occasion with new street signs and a recital of Jim’s poetry by John. Mr. Koretz presented John with a certificate of Read More …

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The Founders Award Ceremony

On December 7, 2017, John Densmore and Robby Krieger accepted the Founders Award on behalf of The Doors at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA. The Founders Award is an honor given to artists who have made outstanding contributions in popular music. The ceremony included an all-star lineup of artists performing a Doors tribute concert. You may find photos from this historic event below.

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John Densmore Reminisces About 1966 with the LA Times

Read the entire article at the LA Times. What’s the most innovative  year ever for rock ’n’ roll? Fans, critics and academics have any number of watershed years they can point to in the more than six decades of post-World War II popular music broadly defined as rock. There’s 1954, the year Bill Haley & His Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” signaled the flashpoint of rock ’n’ roll, and Elvis Presley first Read More …

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What’s the difference between jazz and experimental rock?

“There are similarities and there are differences. The main similarity is the improvisation; the main difference is probably in the beat. Rock ‘n’ roll is much harder and more straight – hard 4/4, you know – and jazz gets into 3/4 and other things.” –John Densmore explaining the difference between Jazz and Experimental Rock to Hullabaloo, December 1968.

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John Densmore Remembers “Dances With Wolves” Writer Michael Blake

He told me that some Nevada cowboys sent him a couple death threats after his “own” count of how many wild Mustangs were left. He used his Dances dough to fly over in a helicopter and what he came up with was about half of the “official” count. The two of us had paid for a couple of giant billboards at crucial entry points to the state where residents don’t pay any Read More …

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