The Dinner Key Auditorium in Coconut Grove Miami, Florida was the site of The Doors’ infamous March 1, 1969 concert where Jim Morrison may or may not have exposed himself. The historic building is still standing and is known as the Coconut Grove Exhibition Center.
American rock historian Brett Meisner while in Paris in 1997, decided to stop by his Jim Morrison’s grave at the Père Lachaise cemetery to pay respects to his hero. He then asked his assistant to take a souvenir photograph. This was before the instant gratification of digital cameras and Meisner completely forgot about the photograph.
There’s The Doors standing outside the original Hard Rock Café in downtown Los Angeles. The story was that after they took the Morrison Hotel photos, a few blocks away, Jim Morrrison wanted to go have something to drink.
Jim Morrison died in Paris, France on July 3, 1971. The last known photos of Morrsion alive were taken on June 28, 1971 by friend Alain Ronay in Saint-Leu-d’Esserent, France six days before his death. The series of photos show Morrison wearing a pink shirt and blue sweater around his shoulders and his long-term partner/girlfriend Pamela Courson.
In November of 1970, The Doors recorded their final album with Jim Morrison at “The Doors Workshop,” located at 8512 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069. The building was previously an antique store before it served as the bands office and rehearsal space.
The Doors released the album Morrison Hotel on February 1, 1970. The cover photo was taken on December 17, 1969 by photographer Henry Diltz through a front window at the aptly named Morrison Hotel with a recently cleanly shaved Jim Morrison.
I am Raul Rossell II, born and raised in Los Angeles, California and founder of feelnumb.com. I’m not trying to be a Rock Star, I just write about them…