By Nancy Woo
The Doors' sixth and last studio album with Jim Morrison is the unrivaled L.A. Woman, a classic rock and roll masterpiece that saw only two live performances with the ubiquitous frontman before his tragic death in Paris on July 3rd, 1971 at the age of 27.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of L.A. Woman, which was noted as one of the top 500 albums of all time in Rolling Stone Magazine, original Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and keyboardist Ray Manzarek are touring with vocalist Dave Brock to commemorate the life of Jim Morrison and play L.A. Woman the way it never got to be played, along with other favorite songs from the Doors catalog. They'll be at the Orange County Pacific Amphitheatre tomorrow night, at the Whiskey A Go Go in L.A. August 19th, with a whole host of other tour dates this summer.
So who is this Dave Brock? He's actually the singer for the band Wild Child of Orange County, a Doors tribute band, and he's been playing with Krieger and Manzarek for a year now. In an interview with KLOS radio station, Krieger said that Brock is "the best they've found." Now, I'm in in love with the forever young Jim Morrison as much as they next person, but it would be fairly awesome to hear all of L.A. Woman live. Get a sneak peek at Morrison's sound-alike below, with Manzarek, Krieger and Brock at their first live performance of this tour:
So, Doors fans, put on your spontaneous hat and buy tickets for tomorrow night or check the Ray and Robby website for up-to-date information about upcoming shows.