"At the time of The Doors concerts, I was the copy desk chief at the Baltimore Sun, writing occasional articles on music on the side. Morrison's people wanted to assure parents that his Baltimore show would not be indecent, so they brought several Baltimore writers up to Philadelphia, where The Doors performed a week or two prior to their Baltimore date, to preview the performance. I remember Morrison, whom we met backstage, being friendly and chock full of charisma, his handlers doing a lot of the talking. I was given two things: a photographer's pass, and a business card from The Doors press agent, Leon Barnard."
Copyright 2010 Bob Grover
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PRESS/PHOTOGRAPHER'S PASS:"A photographer's pass for the 1970 concert in Philadelphia at The Spectrum. I don't know why it was a photographer's pass rather than, say, a reporter's pass. There were no photographers present backstage."
LEON BARNARD'S BUSINESS CARD:"The Doors press agents' business card, marred by scribbling, to get a ballpoint pen writing."
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE:"I still have the submitted handwritten copy in my files. The article ran pretty much as I wrote it."
Publish Date: May 10th - 1970