John Densmore Signs, The Doors: Unhinged

Join Porter Square Books for a signing with John Densmore, former drummer of the The Doors and author of The Doors: Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial.

In the late 1960s, America was in political and cultural revolt. The Doors weren’t just a soundtrack to that revolution. Their music gave it a voice. They lived by its ideals. And in a garage in Venice, CA, the four members of the band agreed to a business relationship that was also revolutionary; each member of the band would share equal songwriting credit and equal veto power. All for one, one for all. And for almost forty years, even after the death of lead singer Jim Morrison, that progressive 60s ethos guided the former band mates in all their decisions. Until one day the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll came up against its biggest nemesis—money—and the legendarily equal relationship between the remaining members of the Doors began to splinter.


Drummer John Densmore’s The Doors: Unhinged is the true story of the court case that put Jim Morrison’s legacy on trial and divided the former band mates in half, with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger on one side, and John Densmore and the estate of Jim Morrison on the other.


“Those of us who were on the bus in the sixties and took that magical and dangerous trip, came out of that experience with a code that would guide us for the rest of our lives. The lesson was to live your life as if there were something bigger than your own mortality at stake. . . . Because the music that The Doors created is so important to so many people, its worth is much greater than the sum of its parts; and certainly greater than their commercial success. Because John Densmore believes this, we are all in his debt. Not only for renewing our belief in the transcendent magic of The Doors, but for staying true to the best ideals of our generation.”

Jim Ladd, Legendary DJ and author

Please Note: This is a book signing only.

Event date: 
Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White Street
02140 Cambridge
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ISBN: 9780986037900
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Published: Percussive Press - April 16th, 2013

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