What can you say about The Doors? They were intense and self-indulgent, provocative and lyrical. These oppositions only begin to describe their candle, which burned at both ends and in the middle, too.
Although no one thought about it like this at the time, the Carousel Ballroom and the Fillmore Auditorium were in effect sanctuaries where people could and did take refuge from the endemic craziness that was America in 1968.
On this day in 1967, The Doors appeared at the New Haven Arena in New Haven, Connecticut. Before the show, a policeman found singer Jim Morrison making out with an 18-year-old girl in a backstage shower and after an argument the policeman sprayed Mace in Morrison's face.
On this day in 1967, a private party was held at the Speakeasy Club in London, England for the Monkees. Guests included: John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Dusty Springfield, Eric Clapton, Lulu, and all the members from Manfred...