Jim dresses in all black, a stark contrast to the rainbow-colored San Francisco dress code.It is at this time the band notices Morrison clones, dressed in black leather, in the audiences.Also appearing: The Grateful Dead; The Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band.
Jim is both drunk and on acid most of this week giving poor overall performances.
It is during this engagement that Tom Baker, a friend of Pam's, first meets Jim.
"Break On Through (To the Other Side)" "Soul Kitchen" "The Crystal Ship" "Twentieth Century Fox" "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)" (Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) "Light My Fire" Robby Krieger guitar Jim Morrison vocals Ray Manzarek organ, piano, keyboards, keyboard bass ("Break On Through," "The Crystal Ship," "Twentieth Century Fox," "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)," "Light My Fire," "End of the Night," "The End") John Densmore drums Larry Knechtel - bass ("Soul Kitchen," "Twentieth Century Fox," "Back Door Man," "I Looked At You," "Take It As It Comes")Break on Through" is released as the first single with "End of the Night" as the flip.
A billboard with The Doors new album cover, the first of its kind, is put up on the Strip.
Gazzarri's crowded dance floor proves that the Doors' lyrical freedom hasn't hurt their strong rock 'n' roll dance tempo." (Francine Grace, "Vibrant Jazz-Rock Group at Gazzarri's," Los Angeles Times, 2/28/67) The Doors headline their first show at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco tonight over bands like Country Joe and the Fish and The Sparrow (later named Steppenwolf).
Jim is really coming into own this night and the crowd is blown away by 'The End'.
Unique packaging of the album includes each band members bio. The Doors stay at the Swiss America Hotel near the red light district in the heart of the city's growing hip scene. Jim chooses to sit through three showings of Casablanca in a Sacramento theater and misses the Friday show.
Patrons are offered a refund or returning another night.
Also performing: Larry Vargo The Doors are now much bigger than just an L. band with many Bay Area followers, but "Break on Through" isn't breaking the top 100 stalling out at 106.
The Doors begin to have their doubts of making it big.
Tom and Jim will become good drinking buddies regardless of the short lived affair he and Pam had while in New York. Pam kept telling me I was seeing him at far from his best.