Professional Concert Footage

1967

TAMALPAIS MOUNTAIN THEATER


Tamalpais

CONCERT DATE: 06/10/1967
LOCATION: Mill Valley - CA
VENUE: Tamalpais Mountain Theater
PRODUCTION: Jurgen Schroder-Jahn
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: B&w
LENGTH: 30:00+
AUDIO: Yes
ARRANGEMENT: Single Camera



Info:

16mm B&w silent footage of The Doors at the Tamalpais Mountain Theater in Marin County, California. Approximately fifty seconds of footage are known to collectors, however other sources indicate there may be a total of four minutes. While a camera crew was hired by KFRC to film the festival, the crew responsible for this black and white footage is hired by filmmaker Jurgen Schroder-Jahn of Germany for his short film Die Herren Von Morgen - Hippies, and are said to have shot over 30 minutes of footage at this venue along with original native audio recorded on a Nagra. The film crew also attends a second performance that evening at the Fillmore Auditorium, focusing mainly on the audience and the light show, however the footage may in fact have been shot the night before. The original audio accompanying the Tamalpais Mountain Theater footage are segments of When The Music's Over and Break On Through. Reports from recent years indicate that the original filmwork and audio from this show was destroyed to make room in the archive it was stored in. See the next listing below for more information on the Fillmore footage.

FILLMORE AUDITORIUM


Unknown

CONCERT DATE: Exact Date Unknown - 06/10/1967
LOCATION: San Franisco - CA
VENUE: Fillmore Auditorium
PRODUCTION: Jurgen Schroder-Jahn
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: B&w
LENGTH: 30:00+
AUDIO: Yes
ARRANGEMENT: Single Camera



Info:

A second segment of German filmmaker Jurgen Schroder-Jahn's film is shot at the Fillmore Auditorium on what was likely the same day as the filming of the Tamalpais Mountain Theater earlier in the day. The mostly complete audio of Break On Through from the Tamalpais footage is used during this segment. This portion of the filming largely takes place from the point of view of the audience and the light show crew, however there are brief but distant shots taken of The Doors onstage. As with the footage listed above, the original filmwork and audio are reported to have been trashed.

VILLAGE THEATRE


Village Theater

CONCERT DATE: 06/11/1967
LOCATION: New York - NY
VENUE: Village Theatre
PRODUCTION: Unknown
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: Approx. 4:00
AUDIO: Silent
ARRANGEMENT: Single Camera
CAMERAMAN: Unknown

Info:

Following performances at Tamalpais Mountain Theater and the Fillmore Auditorium on the previous day, The Doors travel to New York for two more shows at the Village Theatre, later known as the Fillmore East. This 16mm color footage is shot on and around the stage during at least one of the two shows given that night at the venue. While the footage is of excellent quality, it does not feature sound.

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER - 'BRUCE MORROW'S MUSIC POWER'


Bruce Morrow's Music Power

CONCERT DATE: 09/29/1967
LOCATION: Denver - CO
VENUE: University Of Denver
PRODUCTION: ABC Studio's N.Y.
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 6:00+
AUDIO: Unknown
ARRANGEMENT: Stage Camera / Audience Camera
DIRECTOR: Unknown

Info:

This color performance footage was shot by two 16mm cameras for the production of ABC's Bruce Morrow's Music Power. Native concert audio may accompany this filmwork. Until late 2012, this footage was thought to have been lost.

HI CORBETT FIELD - 'ROCK IT'


Rock It

CONCERT DATE: 10/07/1967
LOCATION: Tucson - AZ
VENUE: Hi Corbett Field
PRODUCTION: Private
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 5:00
AUDIO: Silent
ARRANGEMENT: Single Camera
DIRECTOR: Martin Holt

Info:

The semi-documentary film titled 'Rock It' by Martin Holt includes approximately 5 minutes of footage shot near and on the stage at The Doors performance in Tucson at Hi Corbett Field on October 7th, 1967. Along with other 60s era footage, the film includes a soundtrack featuring Jefferson Airplane. The Doors portion of the final cut is said to have been made from approximately 10 minutes worth of 16mm film that do not feature audio. The master footage reels are believed to be intact, but have not been located at present date.

1968

THE KALEIDOSCOPE


Kaleidoscope

CONCERT DATE: 03/29/1968
LOCATION: Hollywood - CA
VENUE: The Kaleidoscope
PRODUCTION: Unknown
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 1:18
AUDIO: Silent
ARRANGEMENT: Single Camera
DIRECTOR: Unknown

Info:

This 16mm film was shot in color at the Kaleidoscope in 1968, and does not feature audio. Although relatively dark, the film is steady and easy to watch.

HOLLYWOOD BOWL


Hollywood Bowl

CONCERT DATE: 07/05/1968
LOCATION: Hollywood - CA
VENUE: The Hollywood Bowl
PRODUCTION: The Doors
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Multi-track
ARRANGEMENT: 4 Camera Multi-Angle
DIRECTOR: Paul Ferrara



Info:

Filmed by the Feast of Friends crew, The Doors 'Live At The Hollywood Bowl' was officially released on video in 1987 and again in 2012 as 'Live At The Bowl '68'. The filmwork is a mix of 3 16mm Airiflex cameras, one high speed 16mm camera, and features professional 8-track audio recorded by Paul Rothchild and Bruce Botnick in the Wally Heider remote truck.

Although four cameras are in place during this show, final edits consist of three angles only. The high-speed 16mm operated by Steve Wax was not set to start filming until the execution scene in 'The Unknown Soldier', but jammed and did not capture any of the performance. As a full concert film was not intended, there are portions of the show that were not caught on film. During the original performance, Jim's microphone had technical issues, resulting in vocal errors on the soundtrack. Jim's voice was synthetically engineered by Sonic Solutions to reproduce Jim's voice to fill in the missing vocal segments. The original released edit runs at about an hour, while the total amount of original filmwork is unknown.

Synopsis:
"Unless you were there, you've never seen anything like it - the legendary Doors at their peak in this, the only complete concert ever filmed of the controversial superband. Filmed live at the Hollywood Bowl during the Fourth of July weekend, 1968, The Doors perform their most critically-acclaimed music before an SRO crowd. Unlike other Doors material, this once-thought-lost concert was captured by a four-camera crew with 16-track audio (mixed for the first time using digital technology) resulting in a production which enables fans both old and new to experience the actual sights and sounds of this immortal group on stage. Subtle and powerful, elusive and direct, The Doors Live At The Hollywood Bowl reveals The Doors at their dark and brilliant best - now... and forever."


Film Crew:
Paul Ferrara - Center Seating Area
Frank Lisciandro - Stage Foot Area
David Thompson - Stage Camera
Steve Wax - High Speed Camera

THE ROUNDHOUSE - 'THE DOORS ARE OPEN'


The Roundhouse

CONCERT DATE: 09/06-07/1968
LOCATION: London - UK
VENUE: The Roundhouse
PRODUCTION: Granada Television
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Mix
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Multi-track
ARRANGEMENT: Multi-Angle
DIRECTOR: John Sheppard

Info:

Black and white monochrome production footage shot by Granada Television at the Roundhouse in London, 1968 for The Doors Are Open. The number of performances captured on film for the original television program are unknown.

THE ROUNDHOUSE


The Roundhouse - Second Night

DATE: Exact Date Unknown - 09/07/1968
LOCATION: London - UK
VENUE: The Roundhouse
PRODUCTION: Unknown
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 7:54
AUDIO: Silent
ARRANGEMENT: Single Camera
DIRECTOR: Unknown

Info:

This 16mm color footage was not shot by Granada and may have been intended for an independent film or television broadcast. The exact performance captured in this film is not known.

FRANKFURT KONGRESSHALLE - 'BEAT CLUB'


Frankfurt Kongresshalle

CONCERT DATE: 09/14/1968
LOCATION: Frankfurt - DE
VENUE: Kongresshalle
PRODUCTION: Radio Bremen - 'Beat Club'
FORMAT: TV Camera Videotape (PAL)
COLOR: B&W
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Yes
ARRANGEMENT: Unknown
DIRECTOR: Unknown



Info:

This black and white Beat Club television production footage was originally shot on September 14th, 1968 at the Kongresshalle in Frankfurt, Germany. Portions of The Doors performances are captured by a single camera during both the early and late shows. Because this footage was only needed for a news segment, it is highly unlikely that any substantial amount of the performances were captured on film.

1969

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN


Madison Square Garden

CONCERT DATE: 01/24/1969
LOCATION: New York - NY
VENUE: Madison Square Garden
PRODUCTION: Unknown
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: B&w
LENGTH: 15:45
AUDIO: Silent
ARRANGEMENT: Single Camera
DIRECTOR: Unknown

Info:

Near-stage footage shot on January 24th, 1969 during a sold out concert by The Doors at Madison Square Garden. Almost 16 minutes of the show were captured on film, spanning from The Doors arrival on stage to the end of the concert. While this footage may not be related, Jim Morrison announces to the audience "Hey listen, listen - you know this whole performance is being telecast live for national TV, y'know that? So if you have anything to say, you better say it now." Although circulating copies are generated and silent, a complete and higher quality copy known to MildEquator.com shows that the film is relatively steady and clear, suggesting the filmer was operating a handheld 16mm camera. Circulating copies of this footage are missing a brief segment of The Doors arrival on stage. The whereabouts of the master footage are unknown and details on how it was brought to light now appear to be lost.

COW PALACE


Cow Palace

CONCERT DATE: 07/25/1969
LOCATION: San Francisco - CA
VENUE: The Cow Palace
PRODUCTION: Private
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 11:00
AUDIO: Silent
ARRANGEMENT: Single Camera
DIRECTOR: Vince Treanor

Info:

400' of 16mm silent color footage shot from the stage by road manager Vince Treanor. Although Vince parted with the recordings he made of Vancouver, Seattle and Bakersfield in 1970, this mid-1969 film remains his personal property.

TORONTO ROCK N' ROLL REVIVAL - 'SWEET TORONTO'


Toronto Rock n' Roll Revival

CONCERT DATE: 09/13/1969
LOCATION: Toronto - CAN
VENUE: Varsity Stadium
PRODUCTION: Unknown
FORMAT: Mixed - 35mm/8mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Unknown
ARRANGEMENT: Presumed Multi-Angle
DIRECTOR: D.A. Pennebaker


Info:

Performance footage of The Doors shot by D.A. Pennebaker during this festival does not exist, however brief clips of the band's arrival can be seen his film 'Sweet Toronto'. Pennebaker was hired to film performances by all artists at the 'Toronto Rock n' Roll Revival', however the band's film rights were withheld, and all sources indicate The Doors were never captured on film or sound reels. Recent inquiries with the Pennebaker's reveal that no film or audio has ever turned up. The Doors closed this 13 hour festival at 1:45AM, leading collector's to believe that if footage ever did exist, it may be too dark for proper viewing.

1970

BAKERSFIELD CIVIC AUDITORIUM


Bakersfield Civic Auditorium

CONCERT DATE: 08/21/1970
LOCATION: Bakersfield, CA
VENUE: Bakersfield Civic Auditorium
PRODUCTION: Television News
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: 4:30+
AUDIO: Partial
ARRANGEMENT: Single Camera
DIRECTOR: Unknown


Info:

16mm color concert footage shot at the Bakersfield Civic Auditorium in 1970 and later used in a television news segment. The complete filmwork consists of a backstage Q&A with Jim Morrison featuring audio, and approximately four and a half minutes of silent concert footage. The Doors, Tony Funches and Babe Hill are also captured on film as they make their way to the stage. During his Q&A, Jim Morrison discusses the Miami trial and the future of music. To read more about this footage, click HERE.

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL


Isle Of Wight Festival

CONCERT DATE: 08/29/1970
LOCATION: Isle of Wight
VENUE: Afton Down
PRODUCTION: Murray Lerner
FORMAT: 16mm
COLOR: Yes
LENGTH: Unknown
AUDIO: Multi-track
ARRANGEMENT: Multi-Angle
DIRECTOR: Murray Lerner


Info:

16mm color footage with full soundboard audio. The filmwork is dark due to the band's refusal to allow movie spotlights during the performance. The opening European tour concert at the Isle of Wight features a late, mellow performance by The Doors, ultimately proving to be their last appearance ever in Europe with Jim Morrison at stagefront. A full-length soundboard recording gives collectors good reason to believe the entire performance was filmed. Other bands have released their full performances from this festival. Performances of 'The End' and 'When The Music's Over' are included in 'Message to Love', a feature documentary film released in 1997. Television broadcast clips of The Doors are also known to collectors.