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|Back into the past with The Doors
Quarterly Magazine #16, which got published on December
Just a few news items here in my 2019 intro for this issue, mainly the forthcoming Robby Krieger Gibson guitar, that actually
came out in 1988 as a limited edition. Furthermore, in addition to this DQ there was the Doors tape and video list (cassettes
only) Ray Manzarek had asked me to write when he wanted to see what was out and circulating at the time.
Unfortunately my plans to produce a Doors Interview Flexidisc (you know -or probably don't- those flexible 7" discs, pressed
on thin plastic) failed, because the costs for materialising the idea were incredibly high in those days; I could not afford it.
I guess a fanclub flexi would be quite worth a lot of money nowadays, right?
I still like my "Merchandising & The Doors" article, which got illustrated by four girls on page two wearing some nice -meanwhile
rare- T-Shirts.One of the finest articles of all: "Jim Morrison, When the Music's over - A personal remembrance", written by
Jim's friend Tom Baker. I forgot to include the publishing credits, it was from a magazine called High Times in June of 1981. It's
interesting to read some details of their first meetings, their abuse of alcohol, their adventures with strange groupies, Tom's
flight to Phoenix with Jim and how Tom experienced Jim's last day in L.A. together with Babe Hill and himself, and also his
last meeting with Pamela after Jim's death. Recommended reading!
The famous John Densmore phone interview with Billy Pinnell from 1985 Part One is featured in this issue,
as is Part One of Scott Hyder's Symbolic Study of Jim Morrison.
My article series "Bootlegging The Doors" has become a basic series of writings on how to identify different pressings of vinyl
records, this time concentrating on one of the most essential booties, "Mr. Mojo Risin'"; its very first pressing came from
the USA, published in the winter of 1980.
I'm sorry to say that after publishing we found out that the "Original Jim Morrison handwriting of 'End of the Night'" on page 38
was fake. Please do not copy or distribute it saying it's in Jim's own hand.
For producing this DQ 16 there was no computer around -everything got typed on my ancient electric typewriter- and the bigger
letters for headings used to be rub-off letters on small plastic sheets or plastic lettering tapes. There was a free (old) poster with
it, but I forgot which one of the about 20 different DQ posters available I had used for DQ 16. It came along with a small book
listing about 150 different Doors cassette tapes (I still own all of my old cassette tapes, btw.).
Enjoy your digital version and let us know what you think ... we will continue soon by publishing a digital version of DQ 15.
Thanks to Kevin Chiotis for all of his work!
A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
Please note that your digital copy of The Doors Quarterly Magazine 16 hasn't been altered in any way. You get it as it was
published in December 1987 (!). Be aware that all addresses (private, phone including my own address in this issue on page 3)
are certainly no longer valid anymore. Books, vinyl records, CDs and other stuff might not be available anymore. Please do not
respond to any of the small ads or blame anyone for incorrect details - all writers just did the best they could do back in late 1987.
And all this happened without any computer, without any emails and of course without the internet.
PS: ... if you would like to obtain an original paper copy of this Doors Quarterly Magazine 16 I have to tell you that
unfortunately there are no copies left at all!
In memoriam: Paul Carter and Ulrich Heumann, two of the biggest Doors fans I have ever known.