50 years to the day of the release of their début album, January 4, 2017 will be proclaimed “Day Of The Doors” in the city of Los Angeles. The proclamation will be made Los Angeles City Council member Mike Bonin during a public event at the intersection of Pacific and Windward Avenues, the location of the iconic “Venice” sign.
Founding Doors members John Densmore and Robby Krieger will be on hand at the event as will family members of the late Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison.
The special Day of the Doors sign made by local Venice artist Alberto BevacquaI.
I recommend a couple of Doors publications to enhance the celebration.
First, try to find the Music Icons magazine on your local newsstand, The Doors, 50 Year Salute to the Dark Poets of Rock, The Story Behind Every Album.
It is well-organized. I took my time with the magazine, listening each day to a Doors album and reading the related pages. I found the content comprehensive and an entertaining read.
Second, I suggest acquiring the coffee table sized book, The Doors by The Doors with Ben Fong-Torres. It is a structured reference of The Doors history, told directly by Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore. It is illustrated with lots of their private archive Doors photographs which I have never seen before.
The book is available from amazon third-party sellers.
Finally play some Doors music to take part fully in the “Day Of The Doors”.