1. Among The Other Firsts…
The Doors were the FIRST band ever to advertise a new album on a billboard. Jac Holzman chose the Chateau Marmont because it was a favorite nesting place of Jim’s.
2. Jim Morrison And Frank Sinatra Used The Same Microphone!
Jim Morrison used the same kind of microphone to record Strange Days as Frank Sinatra used to record several of his own albums. According to Jac Holzman, Jim was super stoked on that fact.
4. “Break On Through” Was The First Real Music Video
“Break On Through” was the first real music video. Elektra filmed it to save The Doors from the exhaustion of an expensive promo tour; Elektra founder Jac Holzman would later co-create “Pop Clips” for Nickelodeon which evolved into MTV.
5. Jim, The Businessman
Jim was the major backer behind girlfriend Pamela Courson’s boutique, Themis, on La Cienega Boulevard. Hiway Productions, Jim’s film production company, also kept an office there.
7. Oh, Really?
Jim Morrison’s leather pants had no fly.
8. A Short History Lesson From Jim Morrison
“Horse Latitudes” from Strange Days was written about the troubles the Spanish Armada faced when ferrying horses to the new world. Their ships got stuck in the doldrums, a low pressure area of faint wind and calm seas. Jim Morrison said the song was about the moment when the soldier threw their horses overboard to allow the ships to move forward again.
9. That Would Have Been Weird
After the release of Other Voices and Full Circle, The Doors considered touring with Iggy Pop or Joe Cocker singing.
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