Venice proclaims day of the doors

The Venice sign has been adorned with a Doors addition for the proclamation of Doors day in Venice.
The Venice sign has been adorned with a doors addition for the proclamation of day of the doors in Venice.

On January 4th 2017 “day of the doors” was declared in Venice CA. The date coincides with the release of the doors first Album titled “the doors”, it was released on January 4th 1967 and recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood. The doors original members were John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison. The connection between Venice CA and the doors is strong. The band was formed when Ray Manzarek met with Jim Morrison on Venice Beach in 1965 and the band members lived and worked in and around Venice for some time. Today only two members are still alive, Jim Morrison died in 1971 in Paris and is buried there and Ray Manzarek died in 2013.

Jim Morrison mural in Venice CA painted by Rip Cronk in 1991. The mural has looked different throughout the years, background color changing and so on.
Jim Morrison mural in Venice CA painted by Rip Cronk in 1991. The mural has looked different throughout the years, background color changing and so on.
Jim Morrison lived in this building in 1965, it has since been changed as far as looks go, the structural elements are original, but the sign, color etc. has changed. The current owner is advertising the fact that Jim Morrison lived in the building by naming it "the Morrison apartments".
Jim Morrison lived in this building in 1965, it has since been changed as far as looks go, the structural elements are original, but the sign, color etc. has changed. The current owner is advertising the fact that Jim Morrison lived in the building by naming it “the Morrison apartments”.
The Beach in Venice where the Doors was formed as Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison talked while taking a stroll down the beach...
The Beach in Venice where the doors was formed as Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison talked while taking a stroll down the beach…
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