PREVIOUS NEWS:February 11th - 2017
Our latest batch of updates are now online! This time around we are featuring a selection of items from numerous contributors, including memorabilia from our own private collection! We'd like to give a special thanks to Ron Fritts, Bill Tikellis, Stev Bauske, Derek Pattison, and Abbatinko Hernandez for their contributions! Enjoy!
February 1st - 2017
The 50th Anniversary of The Doors is officially upon us this year, and we're pleased to be making our first update to the site with a number of newsprint items from 1966 & 1967, courtesy of Ron Fritts and Bill Tikellis! We'd also like to give a very special thanks to Reed Barrickman for bringing to our attention a short documentary film from early 1966 titled Olivia's Place, a real life look at the 'Soul Kitchen' by which Jim Morrison was inspired! And lastly, just in cased you missed it late last year, all new 8mm footage from the May 1968 Chicago Coliseum performance has come to light! Another special thanks goes to Giuliano Amoruso for transferring the original 8mm film and uploading it to YouTube for all collectors and fans to see! That's it for this update, but be sure to stay tuned as we continue to bring you the latest and greatest from MildEquator.com!
November 5th - 2016
Our next batch of materials from researcher Ron Fritts is now available for viewing here on the site! Ron has contributed an enormous amount of materials lately, and we are working hard to bring them to you as fast as we possibly can! Stay tuned as we continue to roll out the updates this month!
October 9th - 2016
For our first October update, we're pleased to welcome Bart Rammelaere as a new contributor to the site! Bart has an impressive collection of authentic Jim Morrison signatures, and he's been kind enough to share a couple of examples here on MildEquator.com! See the items below, and don't forget to keep checking back as we have plenty more great contributions coming up this month!
September 22nd - 2016
This month we'd like to give a big welcome to our newest contributor, Ron Fritts! An accomplished researcher, Ron is lending a hand to MildEquator.com to help us fill in some of the holes we have throughout our concert pages in terms of what our users are seeing visually on each page. From The Doors haywire gig in Sacramento 1967, to the false rumor of a show in Columbus 1970, we're pleased to bring you print ads, articles, reviews and more from these somewhat mysterious performances. MildEquator.com would like to give a very special thanks to Ron, and we hope you enjoy the new materials presented to you here in our latest update!
August 26th - 2016
The latest updates are here, and we're incredibly pleased to announce a new page in our Documents section of the site! - Handwritten Lyrics. To kick it off, we'd like to give a very special thanks to LizardKingTeo for his contribution of Jim Morrison's original handwritten lyrics for the fan favorite Universal Mind! Once owned by photographer Frank Lisciandro, this exclusive item is now available for viewing for the first time ever right here on MildEquator.com! And as always, stay tuned for more as we continue to bring you the latest and greatest of the history of The Doors!
July 31st - 2016
On May 6th, 1972 Kees Nijsen photographed The Doors in Rotterdam. Today, we're pleased to feature the entire roll of film on the site for our viewers! Along with the photo set, we're including a concert program belonging to Kees from the Amsterdam 1968 show! Enjoy the latest updates, and be sure to keep checking back for more in the near future!
May 27th - 2016
The latest updates are here, and we're incredibly pleased to be featuring another great selection of memorabilia items, including signed Jim Morrison items, and even the bill for Jim's funeral! Along with these exclusive items, we're also excited to publicly acknowledge an unheard tape recording of the The Doors Chicago 1970 late show! Be sure to visit the Chicago 1970 info page for all the details, and stay tuned for more updates as there is always much more to come!
March 19th - 2016
Following our announcement of the Dallas late show tape earlier this month, we're incredibly pleased to deliver the news of a new find of 8mm footage, photographs, and more from The Doors performance at the Toronto Rock n' Roll Revival in 1969! We'd like to give a very special thanks to Doug McClement for sharing these items with us here on the site! Stay tuned for more exciting news and great new memorabilia items from our contributors!
March 5th - 2016
We're pleased to announce that we are now in possession of the recently surfaced tape recording of the Dallas 1970 late show! See our newest materials below, and visit our Dallas 1970 Concert page for all the info on the tape!
February 22 - 2016
As of lately, we've been making a few changes to the way we update the site, starting with a new format here on our News/Updates page! From here on, all new memorabilia items will be posted directly to this page, so you can be sure you won't miss a thing! Scroll down to see the newest items and remember to keep checking back as we continue to update the site with the latest and greatest from our contributors!
January - 2016
Once again, Happy New Year from MildEquator.com! As many of you are aware, we haven't been around much over the last year or so. While we would normally attempt to explain further, we just want our viewers to know we're still here, and we will continue to bring you the latest news and discoveries as our busy schedules permit! That being said, we won't let you go away empty handed today, and we're pleased to announce our discovery of the details behind the mysterious black and white CBC footage from 1968! While it was previously believed to have been newsreel footage, the filming was done for a half hour CBC television program titled The Day It Is, hosted by Warren Davis! All of the details can be found on our Television Performances page, and because of the info that was revealed to us through this discovery, we've also made some changes to our Feast Of Friends page as well. In short, we now know that the reason no concert footage was shot in Toronto, is because the supposed backstage Toronto footage was actually shot at CBC Studios, and nothing was filmed at the concert venue at all! We hope you all had a great holiday, and we look forward to reconnecting with you here in 2016!
January - 2015
Happy New Year from MildEquator.com! We are currently assembling the latest news and updates for our first posting of 2015! We hope you all had a great holiday, and while we're working away to bring you the latest and greatest, be sure to check out some of the highlights and discoveries of 2014 made available exclusively from MildEquator.com!
Boss City #1 - The discovery of a previously unknown television performance.
Phoenix Interview Tape - A backstage interview tape from Phoenix 1968 (Details yet to come).
Godfrey Jordan Photography - A first-hand review w/photo from photographer Godfrey Jordan.
Copenhagen 1968 8mm - News on the discovery of a color 8mm film from Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jim Morrison's Trials & Arrests - A comprehensive look at Jim Morrison's trials & arrests.
Jim Morrison & Canned Heat - Photographic proof of the performance date.
Forrest Hills Tennis Stadium - Rare newspaper review and photo from the show.
Philadelphia 1968 - Rare newspaper ads and reviews from the show.
Colorado Springs - An exceptionally rare ticket stub from Colorado Springs, 1967.
Rampart Studios - The discovery of the studio used to record The Doors instrumental Ford soundtrack in 1966.
Tony Glover Interview Tape - Confirmation of an interview recording in Minneapolis.
Lynne Randell Interview - Discovery and publication of the Australian journalists' interview with Jim.
Bash! - The discovery of Rick And The Ravens on television in 1965.
Memorabilia - And as always, an incredible wealth of materials from contributors and researchers around the world...
November - 2014
The latest news and updates are finally here, and to coincide with official DVD and Blu-Ray release of Feast Of Friends on this date, we have some exciting announcements for our viewers!
Many fans and collectors of The Doors are aware of a performance by The Doors on KHJ's Boss City in May of 1967, however MildEquator.com has recently discovered that a second, earlier performance on the show took place in February of 1967, potentially taking a spot as The Doors first ever known television appearance. For all the details on this completely unknown performance, see our Boss City #1 listing on our Television Performances page!
Simone Giuseppin has aquired and shared with MildEquator an Elektra 'Touch' newsletter featuring a piece on The Doors, written by Elektra press agent Danny Fields for the May 1968 issue. Touch was an internal newsletter published monthly to discuss the happenings of its artists and their accomplishments. To see the newsletter, head over to our Official/Elektra Documentation page, or visit our Fillmore East 1968 concert info pages!
John Westfall of Cleveland witnessed The Doors in concert at an additional last minute show at the Allen Theatre in February 1970, and has written about it for MildEquator.com! See the Allen Theatre 1970 page to read John's story of what happened that night!
As we announced on our Facebook page last week, we have uncovered an all new backstage interview recording of Ray Manzarek in Phoenix 1968. While we have indeed confirmed the existence of this new recording, we are currently uncovering further details at the present date, and we promise to address the find at a date not too far in the future.
Lastly, we're pleased to feature a small number of photographer additions and concert info updates to the site (See Below), and we have yet to announce even more exciting new finds in the near future, so stay tuned for the latest from MildEquator.com!
September - 2014
For the month of September, we are pleased to highlight the 45th anniversary of the Toronto Rock n' Roll Revival music festival of 1969 with a special concert page update featuring an all new first hand review from festival photograher Godfrey Jordan! At the present date, Godfrey is the only known photographer to have captured The Doors on camera both backstage and during the show. Along with Godfrey's account of the events that took place that day, we've added a few more newspaper items from the Toronto Star to further document the band's performance there as headliners of the festival. While we have inquired with a number of key individuals who witnessed or took part in the filming of the various acts, there is still no record of any audio or film of The Doors ever ever having existed save for a few brief clips of Jim and Ray in their limousine as they're escorted to the festival grounds. Be sure to see our new feature from Godfrey Jordan on The Doors performance at the Toronto Rock n' Roll Revival, and while you're there don't miss the previous MildEquator.com exclusives of journalists Jack Batten and Roy Carr!
Since our last update, we've updated a number of concert info pages with new information and materials, including Las Vegas 1967, Asbury Park 1967, the September 1967 Village Theater performances and more! We'd like to give yet another special thanks to collectors and researchers BTikellis, jim4371, and our newest memorabilia contributor Simone Giuseppin of the Italian fan club First Flash Of Eden!
Along with our regular historical updates, our latest Marketplace listing has gone up as we've learned that The Doors are set to release their never to be finished Feast Of Friends documentary on November 10th, 2014! For details on the release, head over to the Marketplace section and be sure to check out our complete date and location breakdown of Paul Ferrara's original 16mm Feast Of Friends footage!
August - 2014
Our August updates are online, and we're incredibly pleased to share a number of new things here along with our regular updating! Included in this round we have new footage listed, we're launching our latest info project, and there is a ton of new and rare memorabilia for viewing courtesy of our contributors!
Two days ago we announced the uncovering of new color footage shot in Copenhagen, Denmark in the fall of 1968! We'd like to give a special thanks to Dan Vera for bringing this to our attention and sharing his find with us. We've added a listing to the site in both our Amateur Concert Film and Copenhagen concert info pages!
As mentioned, we have a new project online - Jim Morrison's Trials & Arrests! After pouring over a wealth of materials, and even more after that, we've put together new pages documenting each event with timelines, mugshots, photos and more! This page has found a home in our On The Road section under a new subheading, and we plan to add more history pages to this section over time, so keep an eye out for updates! As for the Trials & Arrests, we are still uncovering new information at the present date and will continue to update these pages as new materials are brought to light. In the meantime, head over to our new section to see what we've been up to!
While we are always featuring new concert memorabilia and historical data, we're incredibly pleased to provide some new legal documents courtesy of our contributor, Rainer Moddemann! We have all four of The Doors 1966 A.S.C.A.P. membership applications, plus a copy of Jim Morrison's birth certificate! A special thanks to Rainer for his ongoing contribution!
As mentioned recently, we've obtained an original press-use photo of Jim Morrison performing with Canned Heat on what we now can confirm was August 14th, 1970. Our previous findings indicated that Jim had made his way to a new Miami venue known as The Hump at the Marco Polo Hotel to see Canned Heat on the 15th of August, the date that Creedence Clearwater Revival is reported to have played in Miami. However, this new photo of ours is stamped with a time and date of its printing - early morning August 15th, proving that the show did took place the night before. To confirm this system of dating, we were able to uncover numerous other press photos featuring the same time stamping, and the results are the same. In short, this photographer printed his photos the next morning as the show at The Hump ended too late to do the work the previous night. While various sources on the internet report that CCR performed on the 15th of August, we have been unable to track down any original materials from that show, indicating to us that the internet's sources are incorrect. Perhaps in time, we'll find a ticket stub or newspaper ad to further backup our findings. Along with the dating, the photo has also revealed to us the identity of the original Miami Herald staff photographer - Mario Castellanos. For more details on this unscheduled appearance, head over to The Hump 1970 concert info page.
Along with our regulars, we also have a new contributor for this update, Alix Chavasse, who has greatfully provided us with new information for awhile now, and for this update we are featuring her the first of her visual materials! As per our regulars, we can't even begin to discuss all of the materials we're providing this time around for our viewers. See the new additions listed below, and we hope you'll enjoy the vast range of rarities from performances such as the State Fair Grandstand and Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in 1967, and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Philadelphia Arena in 1968! And as usual, our ongoing research has provided us with a number of info updates, including photographer data, concert info, and more.
July - 2014
The latest updates are online! We know it's been awhile, but we're back with new memorabilia additions as per our usual contributors, and via our own continuous research we have a number of information updates and concert stories for our viewers!
We're pleased to feature 3 original handbills this time around, courtesy of BallroomDays67. The handbills cover The Doors performances at the Valley Music Theater and Birmingham Stadium in 1967, and San Diego 1968. A special thanks to Mark for his ongoing contribution from his incredible collection of Doors memorabilia!
Further documenting the performances at Valley Music Theater and Birmingham Stadium, we're pleased to include extra materials from the collections of Bill Tikellis and Chris Simondet - without their hours and hours of original research and discovery, the known history of The Doors would never be what it is today. Thanks Bill and Chris!
Our final memorabilia contribution for this update comes from Derek Pattison, who has provided us with an original Radio Survey ad for The Doors performance at Cobo Arena in Detroit, 1968. This rare advertisement also reveals to us that local radio station WKNR-FM took part in promoting this show. A special thanks to Derek Pattison for his contribution!
On August 30th 1968, Robert Gloyd attended The Doors performance in Columbia, Maryland and we're pleased to feature his recollections here on the site! Along with Robert, we have another concert story from Hartford 1972, courtesy of Robert Bacjand! We'd like to give a very special thanks to these concert attendees for providing us with their first-hand reviews of these shows, and for more one of a kind stories available only from MildEquator.com, see the complete list on our 'Concert Dates & Info' opening page!
As mentioned, new information updates have been made to various concert pages, including new footage screenshots, setlists, photographer data and other bits here and there. See our 'On The Road' section below for all of these latest updates!
March - 2014
Our second update of the year is here, and we're pleased to bring you the latest, including exclusive memorabilia, photographer data, and a breakdown of the recording locations for The Doors performance on Murray The K in September 1967! We're also working on new info pages for the site, so keep your eyes peeled over the next few months as we begin unveiling our latest research projects. And for those of you who noticed, we are currently not updating our memorabilia and newspaper review pages due to their excessive size. In turn, we are looking at Gallery options for all of the materials the site has acquired from its contributors over the last four years, and we're certain you'll be pleased with future browsing options. For the time being, all of the current and latest items are still featured throughout our Concert Dates & Info pages, and wherever they may be relevant!
As mentioned, we have an exclusive memorabilia addition this month from Tom Reynolds, the audience member responsible for recording The Doors in Colorado Springs on October 21st, 1967 at the Broadmoor Hotel Ballroom. Tom's original ticket stub turned up recently, and we're pleased to have the opportunity to feature this rare and unique item on the site! This is the first ticket stub we've ever seen from the show, and it could very well be the last, so be sure to check this one out!
In September 1967, The Doors were filmed in New York for a television special known as 'Murray The K In New York: Starring The Aquarian Age'. We recently received an email from a researcher who has prompted us to provide a breakdown of the exact filming locations for all of The Doors scenes in this special. With their help, we've put up a number of screenshots along with an information update to pinpoint the locations for our viewers in our Murray The K section of the Television Performances page. We'd like to give a special thanks to researcher Mark for his contribution to the site!
Another of our contributors recently acquired a number of photographer proof sheets, revealing that David Hoff not only photographed The Doors in their limousine and at the Village Theater in New York, June 1967, but may have also attended and photographed The Doors first performance at Steve Paul's The Scene - shots that feature Jim Morrison in a red sweater and striped pants. While many of the photographs have been published in magazines from the era, these proof sheets have revealed to us these rare and unseen shots from The Scene. So along with Colin Beard, whose photographs we have featured HERE on the site, we're pleased to add David Hoff to our lineup of early June '67 concert photographers at The Scene!
Yet another photographer from The Doors performance at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis has been identified as Keith G. Fitzgerald. We're pleased to be making headway in terms of identifying the photographers from this show, as quantities of photographs from this performance have only been appearing in recent years.
Our last photographer update concerns Thomas Weschler's photographs of The Doors in Detroit. While we were aware of Tom's shots from The Doors 1968 performance, we recently discovered that Tom also photographed the show in 1970. Our Detroit 1970 page now reflects Tom's name, and be sure to check out Tom's site for prints!
And last, but never least, we have a detailed concert story to share with our viewers, from The Doors performance in Columbus, Ohio in 1968! Rock aficionado Ricki C. has written a fantastic account of the events that night, which is also featured on his blog HERE, and has also answered many of our questions, revealing setlist information, and giving us more confirmation that there was no performance in 1970 - a historical fact revealed by MildEquator.com a few years ago when our browsing through local newspapers proved to us that James Brown performed on the supposed concert date, a fact we shared with the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, who now lists the date and provides the information to websites all over! We'd like to give a very special thanks to Ricki for sharing his story and helping us understand exactly what happened that night in 1968 at the Columbus Veterans Memorial Coliseum!
February - 2014
After a long break from our news & updates, we're incredibly pleased to mark our 4th year online by presenting our viewers with the latest materials here in our first extensive update of 2014! Along with an all new television performance, a rare interview with Jim Morrison from 1970, and a much more, we hope you'll also enjoy a slightly new format designed to bring you all of the latest changes right here on this page! As we update the site in the future, notes and information regarding updates to our 'On The Road' section will now accompany the news. The history of The Doors is continuously changing as discoveries are made and new information comes to light, and it will be our goal to address these changes here for our viewers!
First up - we have mixed bag of memorabilia provided by our regular contributors, including a selection of materials from researchers Bill Tikellis and jim4371. Among the items featured are handbills, ticket stubs, radio surveys, print ads, newspaper articles and various photographs from original high school and university yearbooks. We have also have an addition this month from one of our long time contributors - legendary poster artist Bob Masse! As always, we'd like to give a special thanks to all of our contributors for their generosity in providing these exclusive materials to the site year after year!
Along with our regulars, we'd also like to welcome a new contributor to the site - collector Joe of Vintage Concert Posters! Many of our viewers may already be familiar with Joe's fantastic collection of original posters, however we are extremely greatful for the opportunity to feature many of those items right here on the site! Keep an eye out as we continue to add more from VCP, and be sure to check out Joe's site for more great posters from the past!
Upon the release of R-Evolution in December, another mystery has been solved concerning one of The Doors earliest studio sessions in 1966 for the Ford Motor Company empoyee training film. The unknown studio used to record the soundtrack has never been identified or located - until now. Details can be found on our Studio Dates & Info page, and we have more information on the film here in our Archive & Newsreel film section!
A few years ago, MildEquator.com was made aware of an interview taking place between Australian journalist Lynne Randell and Jim Morrison in late 1970. With new information provided by one our viewers, we were able to track down the article in the November 28th, 1970 publication of Go-Set Magazine of Australia. With special thanks to Go-Set Magazine archivist David Kent, MildEquator.com is now pleased to feature the complete article, word for word, right here on the site!
Time and patience has given us an opportunity to list another recorded interview from late 1968! While we suspected a recording was made during Tony Glover's interview with the band in Minneapolis, we've received enough of the published materials from Circus magazine to conclude that a tape was indeed rolling - but only after conversations had already begun. See our Tony Glover listing in the Interview Recordings section for more info!
In early 1968, photographer Paul Ferrara began filming The Doors for a project that would later be titled 'Feast Of Friends'. His friend and companion Babe Hill is said to have began his role as sound engineer in May 1968, recording audio with a Nagra at the Northern California Folk Rock Festival. A recent viewing of photographs and footage has revealed Babe Hill was in fact in the limousine with Jim Morrison at the Westbury Music Fair in April and can be seen with the Nagra's microphone in his hand. While Babe can also be spotted in black and white footage of The Doors on an airplane from New York to Toronto, there is no visual evidence that Babe had become soundman at this point. Information on Babe Hill's role as sound engineer has now been updated throughout our 'Feast Of Friends' page!
One of our viewers has forwarded us a document regarding The Doors performance at Crescenta Valley High School in 1967, giving us the exact date and start time of the show. We'd like to give a special thanks to our viewer for providing us with this new information!
Last month we added a photographer to our St. Louis 1968 concert info page - Hugh 'Jeep' Holland. After further investigation into recently discovered negatives, we were able determine the shots were in fact taken by Ed Hrusovsky. The site now reflects the change!
And yes, we said it! - an all new Television Performance has been discovered! In March 1965, Rick And The Ravens, featuring Ray Manzarek, perform on television during a broadcast special known as 'Bash!', and is the earliest known example of a television performance featuring a member of The Doors! This latest listing in our Television Performances section comes courtesy of researcher jim4371, and is a MildEquator.com exclusive addition of the known history of The Doors!
Our latest projects are in the works, and we are currently preparing a vast amount of contributions and materials to share with our viewers! Stay tuned for updates, and be sure to give us a 'Like' on Facebook to get the latest in your news feed!
After a long break from our news and updates, we're incredibly pleased to return with a new audio download right here on MildEquator.com! Please visit our Recordings section for all the details! For those of you tracking photographs, be sure to see our On The Road section for our latest additions to our Photographers database, a recent and now complete addition to all of our concert info pages! We have an incredible wealth of new items and updates we have yet to make on the site, so stay tuned as we start rolling them out!
12/08 - Today, Jim Morrison would have been 70 years old. On this date in 1967, Jim celebrated his 24th, and first birthday as the famous rock singer of The Doors - even giving a live performance in New York at the R.P.I Field House in Troy. While it's hard to believe Jim would have been 70 today, MildEquator.com is pleased to take this opportunity to mark this date in Jim's life, revealing a complete selection of original print ads, concert articles and reviews, and much more from the concert in Troy, all from the collection of jim4371! As well, a phone call to photographer Klaus Schnitzer has given us confirmation that the suspected photographs from the show were indeed taken at this venue! Head over to the Troy, NY 1967 concert info page for all the updates, and be sure to keep checking back for more from MildEquator.com!
12/09 - As a companion to yesterday's update, we're pleased to mark another date in the history of The Doors with an article from the April 12th, 1968 issue of LIFE magazine. 46 years ago today, Jim Morrison was arrested on stage in New Haven along with the LIFE reporters and various concert-goers who made their way to police headquarters to protest the arrest of Jim. The article, written by journalist Fred Powledge, documents both The Doors performances in New Haven on December 9th, and Troy on December 8th, and is accompanied by photographs by LIFE photographer Tim Page. Much to our surprise, MildEquator.com has learned that at the present date, photographer Tim Page is still Wanted in New Haven.
To check out the article, head over to our New Haven concert page, and don't miss the abundance of research materials we have previously featured for this show!
As we mentioned on Facebook last week, we are currently taking advantage of the hot summer weather and spending our time outdoors rather than inside on the computer updating websites - but don't worry, we haven't forgotten our viewers, and today we'd like to present you with an original advertisement for Malibu U in 1967, marking 46 years to the day since The Doors performance was broadcast on ABC. While it is commonly thought that this was a black and white television show, The Doors were in fact filmed in color. At the present date, we have information on the whereabouts of a color copy of the broadcast, however we are currently seeking information on other possible sources for this show. If you have more information on the color version of Malibu U, please Contact Us! We'd like to give a very special thanks to Bill Tikellis for providing MildEquator.com with this rare and original advertisement for Malibu U!
Every year when July 3rd rolls around, we think of Jim Morrison and his passing in 1971. While most of our viewers will be thinking about 'The End', we'd like to take this opportunity to focus our update on the beginnings - that is, a little known L.A. group finding work wherever possible along the Sunset Strip in clubs known as The Trip and the Whisky A Go Go in 1966. Courtesy of an online KRLA Beat magazine archive, we're pleased to feature numerous ads and other printed materials from the early days of The Doors, and various other related articles and features. While we have not posted everything all at once, we will surely continue to update the site with more items from KRLA Beat. As a result of our current updates, we've had the pleasure of creating two new Cancelled Performance dates, documenting The Doors never-to-be performances at The Trip in 1966 and the Royal Albert Hall in 1968.
Stay tuned for updates all month long as we have a vast array of new materials to share with you here, including rare and original concert reviews, memorabilia, photographs, interviews and much more!
07/04 - We're incredibly pleased to announce a new contributor to the site - collector and researcher Bill Tikellis! Over the next few months, we'll be updating the site with a vast amount of rare ads, reviews and photographic materials all from the collection of Bill. For our initial update, and as a companion to yesterday's additions, we're pleased to feature two more ads for The Doors performances at the Whisky A Go Go in August 1966! Enjoy the ads and be sure to keep checking back as we update the site with more excellent materials from Bill!
07/09 - On July 9th, 1968 The Doors performed at the Dallas Memorial Auditorium in Texas! To mark this date in Doors history, we've brought out a rare and exclusive handbill from our archives to share with you here! Along with the handbill, jim4371 has contributed two original articles from a local underground publication, and further research into this performance concludes that The Moving Sidewalks, a new band featuring pre-ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, opened the show as they did the next night in Houston! To check out all the latest items and updates, head over to the Dallas Memorial Auditorium concert information page!
07/15 - For today's update we're extremely pleased to bring you another first-hand review, written by Westbury Music Fair concert attendee Rob Hollander! While many photographs and even film exists from these shows, original newspaper reviews are not easily found. Rob's account of the early show has provided us with an important and valuable resource for researchers and collectors - detailing a previously unknown opening act, and Jim Morrison's seemingly erratic stage antics. As a step toward the future of the site, we've also decided to import screenshots and other information from our Feast Of Friends page for viewing directly on our concert pages! The Westbury Music Fair page is our first example of this change, and we plan to complete the update for all Feast Of Friends concerts in the very near future. As always, stay tuned for more great updates from MildEquator.com!
07/18 - A new contributor to the site has provided us with a rare and original print ad for The Doors performance in Miami in 1969! This incredibly rare ad was found by Vintage Music Swag in a small collection of underground magazines known as Newsical. While it is common knowledge that The Doors performed at the Dinner Key Auditorium on March 1st, the ad indicates that the band was to play at 'Thee Image'. Wether or not this was a mistake made by the magazine editors, or the Dinner Key had not yet been secured by promoters, we don't know! Head over to the Miami concert page to see the ad for yourself, and please feel free to let us know what you think happened!
07/24 - Since the site was founded three years ago, we've posted many stories from those who actually attended a concert by The Doors, and we've decided to list them all in a place where they can easily be found - on our Concert Dates & Info page! Be sure to visit this page to see our ever growing list of first-hand reviews, including the very latest from Westbury Music Fair attendee Rob Hollander!
07/30 - We've updated our Studio Dates & Info page with a few more factual details, including a date for the Strange Days final master, as well as the names of the studios where L.A. Woman was mixed and mastered, plus a recorded date for the final master of the album - March 17th, 1971!
Also in the news, a newly published essay by sound engineer John Haeny has revealed the original recording date and studio for what has always been known as 'The Lost Paris Tapes'. Amongst many other documented dates and facts, the essay has provided us with an info update for the poetry recordings that only John Haeny could provide. See the essay on John's site HERE or visit our Poetry Recordings section for all the details!
That should be our last update for the month, but be sure to keep watching this space as you are about to be hit with a ton of materials you've NEVER seen before!
Yesterday marked one month since the passing of Ray Manzarek, and we have chosen this date to continue on with our regular updates here on MildEquator.com! Courtesy of longtime collector and contributor jim4371, we're incredibly pleased to feature an original Student Film Screening Program from The Doors December 1965 screenings and performances at UCLA! The information and historical facts contained within the program have provided us with numerous updates and screenshots to our Student Films section, where the program is now featured, as well as our Royce Hall Auditorium concert information pages! We'd like to give a very special thanks to Chris for another rare and exclusive contribution to the site, and be sure to see our On The Road section for the first of our June 2013 updates!
06/28 - For today's update, we're pleased to feature an original fanmail response written by Danny Sugerman in late April 1971, contributed by collector and researcher Rainer Moddemann! Head over to the Official/Elektra Documentation section to have a look, and stay tuned for the latest and greatest updates to The Doors history on the web!
Depending on where you are in the world, it's Spring! Last month we mentioned in our updates that we would be listing a new Television Performance by The Doors from 1967, and while this is still true, we've had to hold back the information for reasons we are unable to communicate to you at this time. Until then, check out our latest info and setlist updates to The Doors performance at the Seattle Center Arena in 1968, and be sure to stay tuned as we have an amazing collection of new materials coming up this month!
05/21 - As most of you already know, Ray Manzarek passed away yesterday at the age of 74. Since hearing the news, we've decided to honor The Doors late keyboardist and his family while they grieve by paying silent tribute here on the site. Thank you Ray Manzarek for all the music, and we'll see you on the other side!
RAY MANZAREK - 1939-2013
05/27 - In the wake of Ray Manzarek's passing on May 20th, we've received numerous contributions and e-mails regarding Ray and the impact The Doors have had on the individuals who have written to us. For this update, we're extremely pleased to feature new photographs and stories related to Ray from those who were there and those who were touched by Ray in one way or another - plus many other updates:
Our first addition comes from photographer John Stanton, who shot photos of Ray at the Tyndall Armory in 1972 and nearly lost them in a fire a few years later. Over the past few years, we've discovered and added a total of 4 new concert dates to the 1972 tour schedule, including the Tyndall Armory show. We'd like to give a special thanks to John Stanton for providing us with our latest photo feature and accompanying story. Be sure to check out the Photographs section to see John's shots!
A previous contributor to the site, Connie Smith, has shared some comments about The Doors performance at Canton High School, IL in 1967. Connie originally documented the show with photographs and an article in the Canton Daily Ledger in 1967. See the Canton performance page for Connie's latest, and of course her original review and photograph from the Canton Daily Ledger!
Bassist and vocalist for 'The Quarry', Fred Lorence, has provided us with an info update for The Doors performance at the KRNT Theater in 1967. A very special thanks to Fred for informing us of a third opening act, the Pete Klint Quintet. We recently made another update to this show after hearing from a venue usher who was working at the time. We'd like to give our thanks to Fred and the usher for confirming that The Doors did indeed perform that night!
Somewhat accidentally, we've identified the two groups who opened the show for The Doors performance in Miami in 1969. Head over to the Miami page to see the update, and while you're there, be sure to read the incredible account of the show provided exclusively to MildEquator.com from concert attendee Skip Measelle!
Lastly, we are looking to purchase your original memorabilia items including posters, handbills, ticket stubs or anything else you might have! If you have an item to part with, we're paying top dollar, so Contact Us and let us know! And for those who visit our Marketplace, be sure to see the Official Products section as we recently added The Doors latest releases including the highly anticipated 'The Doors App' - a groundbreaking new product for iPad featuring exclusive memorabilia selections provided by MildEquator.com and its contributors!
For even more great updates, see our On The Road section! R.I.P. Ray Manzarek, and be sure to stay tuned for our latest news & updates!
First off, we'd like to give a very special thanks to those webmasters out there for the constant reminder that they just couldn't do it without us! Thanks for helping to keep us the #1 online, non-theory based, factual website devoted to the history of The Doors! For our first update this month, we're pleased to feature an original unused ticket stub from The Doors performance at the Berkeley Community Theatre in 1967, contributed by RJennings! Stay tuned this month for an incredible list of updates, including first-hand reviews from those who really saw The Doors in concert, and an all-new, completely unheard of Television Performance by The Doors from 1967!
04/12 - Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to see The Doors perform on New Year's Eve? In 1967, concert attendee Jim Parker did just that at The Family Dog in Denver, CO during The Doors one and only public performance ever given on December 31st. What were The Doors playing at midnight? Be sure to read Jim's exclusive review of the show to find out! As an extra added bonus, Jim attended another performance by The Doors at the University of Denver on April 12th, 1970 and has kindly written us an account of the happenings that night! Although no recordings from the 1970 show have ever surfaced, we've put together a setlist using photographs, newspaper reviews and exclusive setlist notes written after the show by someone who was there! We'd like to give a very special thanks to Jim Parker for his time and efforts to share his stories on the not-so-often discussed performances by The Doors in Denver!
04/18 - In April 1970, Simon & Schuster publishes Jim Morrison's first mainstream poetry compilation titled 'The Lords & The New Creatures'. Prior to its release, Jim selects five poems from his private edition of 'The New Creatures' to be published in the first ever, June 1969 issue of 'US Magazine'. We're pleased to share this magazine with you here in our Poetry & Music section, and as a companion to this update we've also included original promotional advertisements for 'The Lords & The New Creatures' published in various newspapers and magazines to promote Jim's official April 1970 release!
Over the past few weeks, we've made many updates to The Doors tour and performance history! We now have confirmation that the show in Merced, California on April 12th 1968 never took place, and we've also made note of the rehearsal dates for The Doors performances at the L.A. Forum and Madison Square Garden in New York! Along with the rehearsal date, we've identified the traditional Chinese performer who opened the show at the L.A. Forum! See all of the updates in our On The Road section, and remember to keep an eye on this page for the latest additions to MildEquator.com!
03/08 - Here at MildEquator.com we have the utmost respect and appreciation for those collectors and researchers who have spent their time and money acquiring original memorabilia items and research materials pertaining to The Doors! As much as we'd like to feature exciting images from unauthorized sources, we make no exceptions in our policy. Today, MildEquator.com is proud to feature the latest authorized addition from the collection of jim4371! Now shown on our site is an original schedule advertisement from The Doors 5-day stint at The Matrix in San Francisco! This ad can also be seen in The Doors official 2CD set of 'The Doors Live At The Matrix', released in 2008! Although we appreciate our enthusiasts and followers, please note that this ad is exclusive to MildEquator.com and The Doors Music Co. CD release, and may not be used on other websites etc. prior to obtaining permission from the owner.
03/14 - Many updates and changes have been made to our On The Road section! We now have our long awaited 'Studio Dates & Info: 1965-1972' section online, along with various other new pages including 'Lost Film & Footage', 'Misc. Film & Footage', and 'Lost Concert Recordings'. We've also added over 15 new listings to our 'Published Interviews' section, including the earliest known interview and article ever written about The Doors! There are too many updates to list here, so be sure to browse the On The Road section for all the latest additions! As always, stay tuned for more great updates from MildEquator.com!
03/27 - Attention Doors Fans! Listen closely: Today has been a great day. Not only have we received photographs of The Doors infamous New Orleans tape box and reel, we've been given permission to show them to you on the site! After years of research and speculation, we are extremely pleased to finally feature a complete tracklist from the show, including one-of-a-kind live performances of Riders On The Storm, Hyacinth House, and many more! We'd like to give a special thanks to the tape holder George Friedman for his generous contribution to the site, and also to Chris Simondet, for this fantastic update would not have been possible without his help! As an extra added bonus, Chris has also contributed a rare, never-before-seen print ad from the show!
This month marks MildEquator.com's 3rd year online! We'd like to give a special thanks to all of those who have contributed to the site over the years, and we look forward to featuring more and more authorized materials contributed by those who really own them! For our first update this month, we're pleased to feature a new set of rare and exclusive photographs taken by Colin Beard at 'The Scene' in New York during The Doors first performances there in June 1967! Head over to the Photographs section to see the shots! As always, keep checking back all month long as we continue to update the site with the latest additions!
02/14 - For Valentine's Day, MildEquator.com is proud to feature an all-new and exclusive performance date - Bruce Botnick's Wedding! This private performance took place on June 30th 1968, and likely featured a unique setlist. This information also confirms that The Doors did not play at McArthur Court in Oregon on this date, as was suspected for many years. Although we are proud to announce our find, out of respect for Bruce Botnick's privacy, MildEquator.com will not be seeking further information on this performance unless the details are revealed by Bruce himself (And we hope you'll do the same). Happy V-Day from MildEquator.com, and stay tuned for the very latest and exclusive additions to the site!
02/21 - Today we're pleased to feature an original newspaper review of The Doors performance at La Playa Stadium in Santa Barbara, 1968! Unbeknownst to the audience, and earthquake takes place during this performance. We'd like to give a special thanks to our new contributor Glenn for his contribution of the review!
02/22 - MildEquator.com recently acquired an original TV Guide advertisement for Bruce Morrow's Music Power featuring The Doors! We're happy to share this ad with fans and collectors of The Doors as a companion to our listing for this recently discovered filmwork. Head over to the Television Performances page to check it out! As well, be sure to see our On The Road page for the latest updates to the known history of The Doors!
Happy New Year from MildEquator.com! To kick off 2013, we're proud to feature an original 1970 'Bull Sheet' contributed by longtime collector and fan of The Doors, Rainer Moddemann! We would also like to give a special thanks to Mark Smigel for his on-going contribution to the site! We are very pleased to feature three new ticket stubs from The Doors performances at Bill Graham's Winterland Arena in 1970, the Avalon Ballroom in May 1967, and a post-Morrison show in Philadelphia 1971! Keep checking back for the launch of our latest projects, including an all new film section featuring plenty of Never-Before-Seen footage of The Doors! Here at MildEquator.com, we are proud to be the #1 online resource for fans and collectors of The Doors, and we will continue to bring you the latest and most up-to-date, authorized reference materials available anywhere, all throughout 2013! Happy New Year!
01/15 - We are pleased to announce that we are now utilizing the Recordings section of our website! Our first listing is contributed on behalf of student film maker Alex Prisadsky with his film 'Five Situations For Camera, Recorder and People'! Head over to the Recordings section to watch the film and read a MildEquator.com-exclusive account of the film featuring Jim Morrison as soundman!
01/20 - There are two new contributions to the site from the Village Theater in June 1967! A special thanks to Tim Warden for providing us with an original WOR-FM radio survey advertising the show, and longtime collector and contributor Chris Simondet for his contribution of a newspaper print ad! As always, keep checking back as we continue to update the site!
01/21 - We're pleased to announce the discovery of an all-new radio promo spot for The Doors performances at the Anaheim Convention Center on July 15th, 1967! Head over to the Radio Broadcasts section for more details!
01/22 - On June 6th, 1970 The Doors performed at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada. In 2010 MildEquator.com provided various materials for the then upcoming official CD release 'Live In Vancouver', and today we're proud to feature another item from those selections on the site! We would like to make a friendly reminder to our enthusiasts and followers that this item is exclusive to MildEquator.com and The Doors Music Co. A very special thanks to jim4371 for his exclusive contribution to the site!
01/27 - MildEquator.com recently acquired two original tickets from a cancelled performance at Sick's Stadium in Seattle, 1969. Before we store them away, we're pleased to feature them here on the site for fans to see! As always, we will continue to update the site with additions from our very own archives!
01/30 - For our final update this month, we have two very exclusive contributions from photographer Peter Simon and our regular contributor jim4371! Peter photographed The Doors at the Crosstown Bus in Brighton, MA 1967 and has allowed us to feature numerous never-before-seen shots from that session! Head over to the Photographs section to check them out. We are also pleased to feature two rare print-ads for those Crosstown shows, contributed by jim4371. A very special thanks to Chris for his ongoing contribution of exclusive and rare materials to the site! Enjoy the updates and remember to check back all next month as we continue to feature the latest and greatest materials you won't find anywhere else on the web!
We apologize for the lack of recent updates! This month, MildEquator.com is pleased to feature an original first-hand review of a performance by The Doors in Philadelphia 1969! A special thanks to Carol Majewski of Hatboro, PA for contributing her memories of the show to the site! As a companion to the review, MildEquator.com is also pleased to feature two original newspaper items from our very own archives! Happy Holidays from MildEquator.com and be sure to keep checking back this month for more great contributions to site!
Are you on Facebook? Give us a 'Like' to receive the latest news & updates in your Facebook News Feed! Click HERE to view our page. This month MildEquator.com is pleased to feature a selection of ticket stubs from collector FireHeart2021! A special thanks to Stev for his on-going contribution to the site. We are also pleased to feature an original performance review from R.P.I. Field House in Troy, NY, 1967. A very special thanks to our new contributor MiltonJ for providing us with this review! As always we are continuously working on new projects and ideas. Many new updates & page features will become available over the next month in our On The Road section but will not be announced. Did you attend an original performance by The Doors? We'd like to hear from you! Please Contact Us with your story!
10/20 - We are pleased to feature two original handbills/flyers for The Doors performance at the Las Vegas Convention Center in 1967! A special thanks to 60sGarageBands.com for their contribution to the site!
MildEquator.com is pleased to feature an original copy of Jim Morrison's 'Ode To L.A. while thinking of Brian Jones, Deceased'. A special thanks to Rainer Moddemann for his contribution of this rare and hard to find private publication! Stay tuned this month for more great updates.
This month, we open our archives to bring you a rare concert item from The Doors first performances of 1968 at the Carousel Theatre! Keep checking back this month for the latest updates and additions to the site!
MildEquator.com is pleased to feature the latest additions and updates to the site. This month, keep checking back as we continue to add more great materials from your favorite contributors! Also, remember to see our 'On The Road' section for the latest updates to The Doors known interview, recording & performance history.
07/13 - MildEquator.com is proud to feature its latest selection of photographs, contributed by Stev Bauske! Head over to the Photographs section of the site to check them out! A very special thanks to Stev for aquiring these rare Frankfurt photos, and contributing to MildEquator.com!
07/23 - Our next contribution this month comes from collector jim4371! Thanks to Chris for another great update, and as always, stay tuned for the latest additions from your favorite contributors!
This month we are pleased to feature an interview with Ray Manzarek conducted by Lon Goddard at the I.C.A. Gallery in London, 1968. As we expand, watch for more materials in our Published & Recorded Interviews section. MildEquator.com would like to give a very special thanks to Lon Goddard for his contribution to the site!
06/21 - MildEquator.com is pleased to feature another great interview article written and conducted by freelance writer Jack Batten for the Toronto Star in 1969! Included with the original article are Jack's 2012 reflections on the interview and the 'Toronto Rock n' Roll Revival'! A very special thanks to Jack for his contribution to the site!
We apologize for the lack of updates this month! Stay tuned, as always we will have the latest updates when time permits! Remember to visit our 'On The Road' section for the latest updates to The Doors performance history!
MildEquator.com is pleased to feature its latest items from Doors fan and concert attendee, James Greier! A special thanks to James for his contributions to the site! Be sure to check out our 'On The Road' section this month for the latest updates to the known performance history of The Doors! Another very special thanks to Chris Simondet for his on-going research and collaboration with MildEquator.com!
This month, we're pleased to feature exclusive items from the collection of Michael Kennedy! These rare handbills/flyers represent the promotional artwork and advertisements for The Doors early and mid-1967 performances in Turlock and Merced, California. A very special thanks to Michael for making these items available on MildEquator.com!
This month, MildEquator.com marks its 2nd year online with a selection of materials from its very own archives! Many changes and developments are scheduled to take place throughout the site as we plan to make room for more information and materials related to The Doors performance and factual history. As always, we will be featuring the latest contributions to site! Keep checking back as we continue to build upon our growing legacy as the greatest online resource ever available to fans and collectors of The Doors!
02/15 - MildEquator.com is pleased to feature its latest first-hand review from concert attendee Gerry Mosby! A very special thanks to Gerry for his time and efforts in putting together his review of The Doors 1968 performance at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver!
Happy New Year from MildEquator.com! We are pleased to feature the latest contribution from the archives of jim4371! A special thanks to Chris for his time and efforts in researching The Doors performance history! Have a great 2012, and remember to check back all year long as we continue to update the site!
01/15 - This month we are pleased to feature more great materials from the collection of BallroomDays67! A special thanks to Mark for his on-going contribution of rare and original memorabilia to MildEquator.com! Stay tuned for the latest updates to the site!
Happy Holidays from MildEquator.com! Stay tuned for the latest news & updates!
12/09 - Because we like to celebrate the odd anniversary, today MildEquator.com marks the 44th anniversary of Jim Morrison's on-stage arrest in New Haven, CT! See the latest updates for Jim Morrison's booking photographs and more!
Stay tuned for the latest news & updates from MildEquator.com!
11/09 - We are pleased to feature the latest concert review from keyboardist Len Cirelli of The Ramrods! A special thanks to Len for providing his review of The Doors performance at the Surf Club in October, 1967! Stay tuned for more updates from MildEquator.com!
To kick off the month of October, we are pleased to feature two original concert posters for The Doors 1967 performances at the Surf Club & Crosstown Bus! Thanks to concert attendee Doug Burns for providing his rare posters to the MildEquator site! Stay tuned this month for the latest additions to our Concert Memorabilia section!
10/10 - We are pleased to feature the latest memorabilia contributions from collector BallroomDays67, including rare memorabilia items from the 1972 tour! Thanks to Mark for his on-going contribution to the site!
MildEquator is currently working on the latest news & updates to the site! Keep checking back as we get busy again through the coming winter months! Remember to check out our On The Road section for the latest updates to The Doors known performance history and recording info! Our newest listings include a recording of The Doors at the London Fog in 1966, and the student film 'Five Situations for Camera, Recorder & People' with historical notes provided to directly to MildEquator.com from filmmaker Alex Prisadsky!
09/27 - We are pleased to get back on track with the first of our new contributions from collector FireHeart2021! Thanks to Stev for providing the MildEquator site with the latest additions to his collection!
July 3rd, 2011 marks 40 years since the death of The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison. This month, MildEquator.com will be featuring newspaper articles and documents related to the incident in Paris. Keep checking back as we continue to feature materials on the site!
07/09 - 40 years ago today, following an official announcement from The Doors manager Bill Siddons, newspapers and television stations all over the globe began reporting on the death of Jim Morrison. MildEquator.com has added newspaper materials from this date and others to our Documents section!
We apologize for the lack of recent updates! Stay tuned as we continue to feature more from our contributors. New projects and site features are currently in development!
06/19 - As we near the 40th Anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison, watch for related news and updates on the site! A special thanks to Mark for providing a rare handbill advertising the KPFK Radio Special 'Jim Morrison: Artist In Hell'. Stay tuned as we continue to feature contributions and our latest projects over the next coming months!
06/26 - The first of our Newspaper Materials related to the death of Jim Morrison have been added to the site! We have also updated the Marketplace section with new additions and features! Keep checking back as we continue to develop this section of the site.
Stay tuned this month as we continue to feature the latest contributions to the site! Remember to check out our On The Road section for the latest updates to known performance history of The Doors, and we are currently developing new projects and ideas! Did you attend a performance by The Doors? We'd like to hear from you! Please contact us at Webmaster@Mildequator.com!
To help kick off the Spring season, MildEquator.com is pleased to feature special additions of memorabilia from rock-writer Bruno Ceriotti, and collector BallroomDays67! A special thanks to Bruno for providing a rare and unique handbill/flyer advertising The Doors performance at the Cow Palace originally owned by Gary Quackenbush of SRC! We would also like to extend our thanks to Mark for his time and efforts to make his original London Roundhouse poster & handbill available on MildEquator.com!
04/17 - MildEquator is proud to feature the latest additions to the site from contributors and fans worldwide! We would like to give a special thanks to Tom Z for his time and efforts researching The Doors performance history, Connie Smith for her contribution of her original newspaper review of the Canton High School performance in 1967, and to all of our contributors who continue to provide materials to the site on a regular basis. We are also pleased to feature more materials from our very own archives! Remember to check back often for the latest news & updates from MildEquator.com!
This month, MildEquator is proud to feature the ticket stubs and memoirs of Ida Miller, owner and operator of the very best source for The Doors latest news - IdaFan.com! A special thanks to Ida for her contribution to the site! Stay tuned as new projects are currently in development!
03/07 - MildEquator.com has completed its concert information project for The Doors 1972 performances without Jim Morrison. To help kick it off, we are proud to feature another great account from the Milwaukee Summerfest in 1972, contributed by Rack Jite! Keep checking back as we continue to update the site throughout the month of March!
03/10 - Recently, collector and contributor BallroomDays67 had his original 1968 Berkeley Community Theatre handbill signed by poster artist Bob Masse! We are pleased to update the site with a new image, and be sure to check out our listing in the Marketplace section of the site for more of Bob's poster art. A special thanks to Mark and Bob for their contributions to the site!
03/14 - MildEquator is pleased to feature its first memorabilia contribution from distinguished collector universalmind69! A very special thanks to Andy for his time and contributions to the site! Stay tuned this month as we continue to feature more great items from our contributors, and all-new first hand reviews of concerts from those who were there!
03/20 - A life-long citizen of Lake Worth, Florida has provided MildEquator.com with an excellent review of the infamous Miami performance in 1969! Thanks to Skip Measelle for his detailed account of the show! Stay tuned for more great updates from MildEquator!
03/27 - We are pleased to feature another great account of The Doors performance at the Avalon Ballroom in April, 1967. A special thanks to Bill Grote for providing his story to MildEquator.com! As a companion, we are also pleased to feature an original postcard-handbill with artwork by Victor Moscoso from the collection of FireHeart2021! Thanks to Stev for his on-going contribution to MildEquator.com!
This month, MildEquator.com will be celebrating its 1st year of life online! To kick it off, we are proud to feature a special selection of materials from the MildEquator vaults! We would also like to extend our thanks to all of our contributors and correspondents who have continuously supported MildEquator since its launch one year ago. See the updates below for the latest additions to the site! Join us as we head into our second year with new and exclusive updates and features! At last, MildEquator would like to give a special thanks to an individual, in which this site would not exist without their guidance and support through the early stages of MildEquator's development - Thank you!
02/06 - MildEquator is proud to feature the personal concert memorabilia of famed promoter and festival pioneer, Jim Salzer! The site would like to give a special thanks to Jim for his contribution to the site!
02/13 - We are pleased to feature the latest contributions of photographs and memorabilia from various collectors and fans who attended performances by The Doors! A special thanks to Ross Hannan, Rick Darke and Page Hope for their unique items, including an Asbury Park ticket stub, Phoenix photographs, and an invitation to The Doors debut performance at Bill Graham's original Fillmore Auditorium!
02/23 - MildEquator.com would like to give a special thanks to our long-time collector and fan of The Doors - DPattison, for his on-going contributions to the site! See the updates below for the latest additions to the site, including our first concert memorabilia items from The Doors 1972 tour.
Happy New Year from MildEquator.com! After months of research and development, MildEquator is proud to present its Concert Dates & Information project in our 'On The Road' section! To bring in the New Year, the site will be featuring the latest updates from its own archival collections! MildEquator.com would like to give an extra special thanks to Chris Simondet for his assistance with this project. We would also like to thank all of those involved for their time, patience and contributions to the site! Keep checking back as we continue to modify and update with the latest first-hand reviews, setlists, memorabilia and more! For our viewers who were lucky enough to attend a performance by the band, we'd like to hear from you! Contact Us to let us know when and where!
01/17 - MildEquator.com is proud to feature the personal photographs of rock writer Michael Parrish from The Doors performance at the Cow Palace in 1969! Be sure to visit Michael's blog for a great read, and Click Here for more details on the show including previously unknown setlist information! MildEquator would like to give a very special thanks to Michael for providing his photographs to the site! An original postcard/handbill & print ad from the show have also been added! Thanks to Chris for his first memorabilia contribution to the site! For the latest updates to the known history of The Doors performances and more, please visit the On The Road section.
Happy Holidays from MildEquator! This month, we are pleased to feature the latest contributions from collectors and fans worldwide. Please stay tuned for the latest updates. New projects are currently in development stages and will be available soon! Remember to check out Bright Midnight Archives latest release, The Doors: Live In Vancouver! with artwork featuring memorabilia provided by Logan of MildEquator.com!
12/05 - MildEquator is proud to feature more items from the collection of DPattison! A special thanks to Derek for his on-going contribution to MildEquator.com! Keep checking back as we continue to update the site throughout the month.
12/09 - We are pleased to update the site with the latest addition to our Photographs section - The Doors at the Anaheim Convention Center '67. A special thanks to the Anaheim Public Library for providing this photograph to the site!
12/28 - More items from the collection of FireHeart2021 have been added to the site! Thanks to Stev for his on-going contribution to MildEquator.com! Stay tuned for the New Year's Updates!
This month MildEquator.com is proud to present its latest 'Showcase' feature - Bob Grover Backstage at The Spectrum. A special thanks to Bob Grover for his contribution to the site! Also, be sure to check out Neil Ross' latest contribution to the Showcase in: 'Feast of Friends at the HIC'. MildEquator is currently developing new projects. Please stay tuned for the latest updates!
11/12 - MildEquator.com is pleased to feature the latest contributions from FireHeart2021! A special thanks to Stev for providing another portion of his collection to the site!
11/18 - Another great selection of memorabilia from contributor FireHeart2021 has been added to the site! Thanks again to Stev for his ongoing contributions to MildEquator! Remember to check out our 'On The Road' section for the latest updates & changes to the pages found there.
11/21 - Tomorrow's official release of The Doors: Live in Vancouver will feature a Print Ad provided by Logan of MildEquator.com! To help celebrate Bright Midnight Archives' release of Vince Treanor's 1970 recording at the Pacific Coliseum, MildEquator.com has updated the site with the materials featured in the packaging, and more! Please visit the Marketplace section for more details on purchasing a copy of The Doors: Live in Vancouver!
New projects are currently in development. Please stay tuned for the latest photographs, memorabilia and more! Please visit our On The Road section for the latest updates & changes to The Doors interview, recording & performance history.
10/13 - MildEquator is proud to feature more from the collections of TheDoorsMusic and BallroomDays67! Thanks to Dan and Mark for their on-going contributions to the site!
10/15 - MildEquator would like to thank Bruce for his contribution to the site! See the udpates below for the latest additions.
10/28 - Neil Ross takes us backstage at the HIC once again for his 'Feast of Friends' footage commentary! A Special thanks to Neil Ross for his on-going contribution to The Doors performance history at the HIC in Honolulu, 1968, and the MildEquator site.
To mark the 40th anniversary of Jim Morrison's Miami Trial, MildEquator.com will be featuring various newspaper articles & materials in our Documents section. Stay tuned as we continue to feature photographs, memorabilia and more. To help keep our visitors up to date on the latest from MildEquator's On The Road, we have decided to feature updates & changes in this section's main page.
09/11 - MildEquator is now featuring the first of its Newspaper Materials marking the 40th anniversary of Jim Morrison's Miami Trial.
09/17 - More Newspaper Materials regarding the arrest & trial.
09/29 - The last of this month's Newspaper Materials regarding the arrest & trial have been added.
This month MildEquator will be featuring memorabilia from various collector's and contributors. If you feel you have something that belongs here, please Contact Us. Be sure to check out our Marketplace section for products available for purchase both on and offline. Enjoy the summer and remember to check back often for the latest news & updates from MildEquator.com!
08/05 - MildEquator is pleased to feature the concert ticket collection of DPattison in our Memorabilia section! A special thanks to Derek for providing his collection to the site!
08/17 - Collector BallroomDays67 has provided MildEquator.com with new additions to the site! Thanks to Mark for his on-going contribution to MildEquator.
As we head into the summer months, MildEquator will be featuring its newest projects & contributions to the site. With the release of 'When You're Strange' on DVD & Blu-ray, watch for updates to our Film History section. Be sure to check out the latest Articles & Reviews provided by MildEquator.
07/12 - From July 9th to August 27th, the Idea Generation Gallery in London will be featuring an exhibit titled 'The Doors: When You're Strange'. Photographs and prints will be available from the gallery. Please visit our Marketplace section for more details.
MildEquator.com is proud to feature selections of authentic concert & performance memorabilia from the collections of fans worldwide. This month's updates include handbills, ticket stubs, concert programs, and more! Please check the updates below for the latest additions to the site. MildEquator would like to give thanks to all of those who have contributed their time & materials to the site! If you have something you feel belongs here on MildEquator.com, please Contact Us.
This month, MildEquator is proud to feature portions of its own collection of newspaper materials from various concerts and performances! Please check the updates below for the latest additions to the site. MildEquator.com would also like to give another thanks to Paul Ferrara for his contribution to our HWY film history. If you have concert materials or information you would like to share on MildEquator, please Contact Us.
MildEquator is proud to feature the latest additions of concert memorabilia from the rare and extensive collection of BallroomDays67! A huge thanks to Mark for providing his personal items to MildEquator.com. Stay tuned over the coming months as we continue to feature our contributions to the site. MildEquator would also like to give a special thanks to Paul Ferrara, friend and photographer of The Doors, for his contribution to our Feast of Friends film history.
This month, MildEquator.com is proud to feature the unpublished photography of Barrie Wentzell in our 'Photographs' section! A special thanks to Barrie for providing his photo's to the MildEquator site! Check back often as we continue to expand and update the site throughout the coming months. On The Road? MildEquator.com is compatible with your Blackberry or iPhone!
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