OFFICIAL & ELEKTRA DOCUMENTATION:



JIM MORRISON PAY STUB: OCTOBER 1966

Prior to their first album's release, Jim Morrison and the other band members have already been paid royalty's from their contracts with Elektra. As the band had not yet achieved any fame or money from album sales, the check that was originally attached to this stub was likely cashed right away.


Jim Morrison 1966 Pay Stub

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JOHN DENSMORE PAY STUB: APRIL 1967

The Doors are continued to be paid royalty's by Elektra throughout their career. John Densmore is paid $650.00 In April of 1967 and the other band members are paid half that amount on this date as well. The attached check that accompanied this pay stub is long gone.


Jim Morrison 1966 Pay Stub

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SUNSET SOUND INVOICE

This invoice from Sunset Sound Recorders documents the cost for time and equipment used by recording engineer Bruce Botnick for what was to become the Strange Days album. The Doors are performing in Fresno on this date and would not have been present in the studio.


Sunset Sound Invoice

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ELEKTRA NEWS: AUGUST 1967

This newsletter was released by Elektra when both 'Light My Fire' and The Doors LP reached 'Gold' status in August, 1967. The letter also makes note of the upcoming single release 'People Are Strange'.


Elektra News - August 1967

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INTER-OFFICE MEMO: NOVEMBER 1967

This inter-office memo was typed by Jac Holzman regarding Robby's purchase of a new instrument.


Office Memo - November 1967

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T.T.G. RECORDING STUDIO INVOICES

These studio invoices from March 1968 reflect recording dates and the cost for time used in the studio. The tracks recorded on these dates are unknown, but The Doors are charged $60.00 an hour for late night sessions in Studio 11 of T.T.G.


Sunset Sound Invoice

Sunset Sound Invoice

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TOUCH: MAY 1968

This internal newsletter for Elektra was written by Elektra Press agent Danny Fields for the May 1968 issue. The article highlights The Doors performances at the Fillmore East, the Albert Goldman and LIFE Magazine media coverage, and Jim Morrison's photo session with Richard Avedon for Vogue Magazine. Danny reports that he informed The Doors backstage at the Fillmore East that "Now you are the supergroup", and a quote from Steve Paul is used to the describe the performances.


Elektra - Touch Newsletter - May 1968 - By Danny Fields

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LEON BARNARD / BILL SIDDONS CORRESPONDENCE 1968

In mid-1968, press agent Leon Barnard is working for The Doors in Copenhagen and corresponds with band manager Bill Siddons over a number of items, including film screenings, television performances, stationary and more.


LETTER TO BILL #1:

Bill Siddons / Leon Barnard Correspondence

Bill Siddons / Leon Barnard Correspondence

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LETTER TO BILL #2:

Bill Siddons / Leon Barnard Correspondence

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LETTER TO BILL #3:

Bill Siddons / Leon Barnard Correspondence

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LETTER TO LEON:

Bill Siddons / Leon Barnard Correspondence

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HAYWARD FIELD PROFIT-SHARE AGREEMENT: JUL. 1969

This profit share agreement was typed and signed by Boyd Grafmyre, promoter of the 1969 F.A.M.E Expo.


Hayward Field Profit-Share Agreement

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JIM MORRISON FILM FESTIVAL TELEGRAM: MARCH 27th, 1970

On March 27th, 1970 the Jim Morrison Film Festival is set to take place in Vancouver, Canada with a possible appearance by Jim Morrison himself. The festival is staged by Poppin Magazine proprietors Hank Zevallos and Ihor Todoruk, and at approximately 2:00pm on the date of the festival, Poppin staff receive a telegram from Jim stating that he is unable to attend. The exact reasoning for this missed appearance is unknown, but is most likely due to Jim Morrison's trial in Phoenix which begins the day before.


Jim Morrison Telegram

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BULL SHEET: 1970

These 4-page 'Bull Sheets' were written and printed in mid-1970 by The Doors press agent Leon Barnard, and distributed by hand or mail for various promotional purposes. Included are details on the latest albums, films, publications and upcoming projects from Jim Morrison & The Doors.


Bull Sheet 1970

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DANNY SUGERMAN FAN LETTER: 1971

This letter, typed on official stationary, is response to a fan named Ilona from Danny Sugerman in April 1971, discussing Jim Morrison's whereabouts, recent activities, and his status as a member of The Doors.


Danny Sugerman Fan Letter 1971

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