Amateur Concert Footage

1967

TAMALPAIS MOUNTAIN THEATER


Tamalpais Mountain Theater

CONCERT DATE: 06/10/1967
LOCATION: Mill Valley - CA
VENUE: Tamalpais Outdoor Theater
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 2:58
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

Color footage of The Doors at the Tamalpais Mountain Theater in June, 1967, filmed by audience member Steve Brown on an 8mm camera stationed near the back of the theater. This is one of two known sources of footage, the second appears in a German documentary and features film shot from the stage and the audience.

NEW HAVEN ARENA


New Haven Arena

CONCERT DATE: 12/09/1967
LOCATION: New Haven - CT
VENUE: New Haven Arena
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Silent





Info:

The infamous 8mm color footage of Jim Morrison's on-stage arrest by New Haven authorities in December, 1967. Unreleased footage is rumored to exist in 'The Doors' archives, however confirmation is still needed.

1968

COLGATE UNIVERSITY


Colgate University

CONCERT DATE: 03/15/1968
LOCATION: Hamilton - NY
VENUE: Colgate University
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 2:00+
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

This silent 8mm color footage of The Doors performance at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, was sold at auction in recent years. The complete film runs at approx. 2 minutes and includes footage of the show's openers Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys. A 24 second preview was made available to collectors and buyers for auction previewing. Click HERE to take a look at the original reel box.

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CHICAGO COLISEUM


Chicago Coliseum

CONCERT DATE: 05/10/1968
LOCATION: Chicago - IL
VENUE: Chicago Coliseum
FORMAT: Super 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 4:45
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

Silent Super 8mm film. While previously known to collectors, this footage was transferred in late 2016 and made available on YouTube for viewing. Jim Morrison is not wearing leather pants during this performance but appears to have given a very animated show. Running at approx. 5 minutes, the film is mainly dark and out of focus but shot close enough to the stage for easy viewing.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOLK ROCK FESTIVAL


Northern California Folk Rock Festival

CONCERT DATE: 05/19/1968
LOCATION: San Jose - CA
VENUE: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 2:16
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

Silent 8mm color footage. This film was recently released on YouTube by its owners. Actor Harrison Ford can be spotted during the Country Joe & The Fish performance, preparing a camera for Paul Ferrara. Besides the existing footage of this concert captured by the Feast of Friends crew, Paul Rothchild can be spotted in photographs filming The Doors with his own 8mm camera.

SAM HOUSTON COLISEUM


Sam Houston Coliseum

CONCERT DATE: 07/10/1968
LOCATION: Houston - TX
VENUE: Sam Houston Coliseum
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 7:02
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

Silent color footage of The Doors performance at Sam Houston Coliseum in July, 1968. While generally dark, this footage captures Jim and Ray asking the audience for cigarettes, and Jim Morrison's return out from underneath the stage with Paul Ferrara filming the event.

SINGER BOWL - Source A


The Singer Bowl - Source A

CONCERT DATE: 08/03/1968
LOCATION: New York - NY
VENUE: Singer Bowl
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 1:00+
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

Silent color footage of The Doors shot on an 8mm Kodak camera with one 4-minute cartridge at the Singer Bowl in New York. Portions of the reel include performance footage of 'The Who'. Film shifts in and out of focus. Appears to have been shot close to the stage.

SINGER BOWL - Source B


The Singer Bowl - Source B

CONCERT DATE: 08/03/1968
LOCATION: New York - NY
VENUE: Singer Bowl
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

This source of film was shot over 4 different 8mm rolls, however it is possible that they do not all contain performance footage. The films whereabouts are currently unknown, and are said to be in the possession of the filmer.

COPENHAGEN


The Doors - Copenhagen 8mm Color Footage

CONCERT DATE: 09/17/1968
LOCATION: Copenhagen - DK
VENUE: Falkoner Centret
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 2:47
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

Silent color 8mm footage shot during the late show by Henrik Skjoldager at the Falkoner Centret in Copenhagen on September 17th, 1968. While The Doors were captured on film extensively during their European tour, this is the first instance of an audience 8mm film made during a performance. Running at approx. 2:47, the film features an introduction using a concert ticket from the show, a smiling John Densmore, and The Doors 'execution' scene that had become a concert staple in 1968 while performing The Unknown Soldier. The few remaining seconds of the film depict what is likely a segment of The End as Jim appears to spot a 'moth' on the stage. While current copies of the film are sourced from a VHS tape, the filmer is known and may be in possession of the original 8mm film.

1969

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN


Madison Square Garden

CONCERT DATE: 01/24/1969
LOCATION: New York - NY
VENUE: Madison Square Garden
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 1:38
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

Color 8mm shot from a distance. No audio present. This is the most recent amateur audience film to surface. The filmer 'found' this film in his closet after his recent re-discovery of a Led Zeppelin concert film at the Fillmore East dated one week after The Doors performance at Madison Square Garden on January 24th.

COW PALACE


Seattle Pop Festival

CONCERT DATE: 07/25/1969
LOCATION: San Francisco - CA
VENUE: The Cow Palace
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 6:10
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

For years, this silent color 8mm footage was said to have been shot at the Seattle Pop Festival, however new clues point towards the idea that this was in fact filmed at the Cow Palace. Running at approximately six minutes, the footage includes Lonnie Mack.

PITTSBURGH CIVIC ARENA


Pittsburgh Civic Arena

CONCERT DATE: 09/20/1969
LOCATION: Pittsburgh - PA
VENUE: The Civic Arena
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

Color and likely 8mm. No sound. Must be viewed as single slides and does not circulate amongst collectors. Further details are unknown.

1970

NEW YORK FELT FORUM


New York Felt Forum

CONCERT DATE: 01/17-18/1970
LOCATION: New York - NY
VENUE: The Felt Forum
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Unknown
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

Supposedly a few minutes of footage from this concert are said to exist. Details are unknown, but the film would presumably have been shot with 8mm film.

CHICAGO AUDITORIUM THEATRE


Chicago Auditorium Theatre

CONCERT DATE: 02/15/1970
LOCATION: Chicago - IL
VENUE: Auditorium Theatre
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 1:29
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

Silent Color 8mm. Out of focus, distant, and hard to watch. In the past, collectors mistakenly labeled this footage as Dallas, 1968. MildEquator.com has re-labeled the footage as Chicago 1970 due to the presence of Eli Radish in the film, but there is a possibility this footage may have been shot in Cleveland as well.

BOSTON ARENA - Source A


Boston Arena

CONCERT DATE: 04/10/1970
LOCATION: Boston - MA
VENUE: Boston Arena
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 3:55
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

Silent Color 8mm. Hard to watch. The footage is broken into clips rather than filmed as a continuous take. This footage was commonly labeled as Chicago 1970, but new photographs have proven this footage was shot during the Boston performances in April, 1970. Jim appears to be overly intoxicated, and the assumption is made that this footage was shot during the late show.

BOSTON ARENA - Source B


Boston Arena

CONCERT DATE: 04/10/1970
LOCATION: Boston - MA
VENUE: Boston Arena
FORMAT: 8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 30:00+
AUDIO: Silent




Info:

A second, color film shot at the Boston show. The footage is rumored to be over 30 minutes in length, and said to be of very good quality. No further details are known.