January 4, 2017, Venice Beach, California – I had the pleasure to attend a special ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Doors in their hometown and on the streets where the band was formed. The Doors surviving members John Densmore and Robby Krieger were both in attendance for this special “Venice Lighting Ceremony” where they declared it The Doors day in Los Angeles!!!
Jim Morrison was born in Melbourne, Florida and Ray Manzarek was born in the South Side of Chicago, Illinois so it was fitting that the two Southern California natives Densmore and Krieger were there in Venice Beach, California right where it all began. Krieger said:
“We started up right here in Venice, and we’re ending up right here in Venice too, It’s all a cycle.”
Check out some exclusive video from behind the stage of Densmore & Krieger crossing the street on their way to the stage and footage of the actual lighting ceremony.
The best part of the night was when Densmore & Krieger performed “L.A. Woman” live on-stage!!!
They were a little rusty and did a restart but once they got going it was amazing. Check out our exclusive video…
Click photo or link below to see the photos of Jim Morrison’s last performance with The Doors.