BOSTON ARENA - 04/10/1970

BOSTON, MA - U.S.A.

 

Venue Address: 238 St. Botolph St. - Boston, MA 
Promotion: Fred Samango
Event: In Concert

Also Performing:
Gordon Lowe
Axis

Setlist:
 
Early Show
Roadhouse Blues
Ship Of Fools
Alabama Song >
Back Door Man >
Five To One
      -You Gotta Love Your Man
When The Music's Over
Rock Me
Mystery Train
      -People Get Ready
      -Mystery Train
      -Crossroads
Wake Up!
      -Awake
Light My Fire
      -Let's Roll

Late Show
House Announcer (Unknown)
Break On Through
      -There You Sit
When The Music's Over
Roadhouse Blues
The Spy
      -You've Been Bad
Alabama Song >
Back Door Man >
Five To One
Build Me A Woman
      -Sunday Trucker
You Make Me Real
Mystery Train
      -People Get Ready
      -Away In India
      -Crossroads
Adolf Hitler (Poem)
Light My Fire
      -Fever
      -Summertime
      -St. James Infirmary
      -Graveyard Poem
Been Down So Long*
Maggie M'Gill (Power Cut)*
 
* Featuring Ray On Guitar / Robby On Bass

Recordings / Film:
Multi-track Recording (Absolutely Live)
Amateur Audience Recording (Early Show)
Amateur Audience Recording (Late Show)
Amateur Audience Film (Late Show) #1 (See Below)
Amateur Audience Film (Late Show) #2

Photographers:
Peter Tarnoff
Unidentified (See Below)

Reviews / Info:
-7:00pm & 10:00pm scheduled start times.
-Jim Morrison is exceptionally drunk during these performances.
-The late show starts at 12:18am on April 11th.
-The Doors give a rare performance of 'The Spy' during the late show.
-This performance includes a rare rendition of 'Graveyard Poem' during 'Light My Fire'.
-Jim Morrison yells "cocksuckers!" and smashes a microphone stand into the floor when the power is cut during the late show.
-Salt Palace manager Earl Duryea attends these performances and cancels the next night's shows in Salt Lake City.
-Both performances are recorded for 'Absolutely Live'.
-An audience member captures portions of this show on film. (See Below)
-This is The Doors 3rd and final appearance in Boston with Jim Morrison.

8MM COLOR FOOTAGE



Boston Arena

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.



16MM COLOR FOOTAGE



Boston Arena

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.

ARCHIVE/MEMORABILIA:



POSTER:

Birmingham Stadium - Poster
Contributed By: Vintage Concert Posters

HANDBILL:

Boston Arena - Handbill
Contributed by: BallroomDays67

TICKET #1:

Boston Arena - Ticket
Contributed by: FireHeart2021

TICKET #2:

Boston Arena - Ticket
Contributed by: DPattison

PHOTOGRAPHS:

The Doors - Boston Arena - Photo
Contributed by: Ken Mayer

The Doors - Boston Arena - Photo
Contributed by: Ken Mayer

The Doors - Boston Arena - Photo
Contributed by: Ken Mayer

The Doors - Boston Arena - Photo
Contributed by: Ken Mayer

The Doors - Boston Arena - Photo
Contributed by: Ken Mayer

The Doors - Boston Arena - Photo
Contributed by: Ken Mayer

The Doors - Boston Arena - Photo
Contributed by: Ken Mayer

The Doors - Boston Arena - Photo
Contributed by: Ken Mayer




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