The Night Jim Morrison and the Doors Saw ‘2001’ at the Cinerama Dome

The Night Jim Morrison and the Doors Saw ‘2001’ at the Cinerama Dome
The Doors’ Ray Manzarek was known as a skilled keyboardist and respected music producer (his credits include seminal albums by X), but he was also a knowledgeable movie buff, having graduated from UCLA’s film program and receiving his Mfa in cinematography in 1965. Forty days after school let out, he met Jim Morrison by chance on Venice Beach and the rest is rock ‘n’ roll history.

The Doors provided musical psychedelia that the youth of 1960s America, staring down a war in Vietnam that proved tragically futile, yearned for. And the four members — Manzarek, Morrison, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robbie Krieger — did so while espousing the use of mind-altering substances like marijuana, LSD and other hallucinogens. All of which was reason enough to include Manzarek in a book called “Reefer Movie Madness,” which this author co-wrote with Steve Bloom ten years ago to serve as a guide to “more than 420 mind-bending flicks.
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