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Books are only a part of what Boi Mela has always been about.

Whenever I relax on a pleasant late winter, early Spring afternoon indulging in nostalgia, memories of the Boi Mela of long time ago, 1990-91 to be specific, come flooding back.

It was an age before the internet took over, life was still languorous, evenings were spent over countless cups of tea, listening to blues and rock, trying to fathom the immaculate psychedelia of Jim Morrison and The Doors and, reciting fiery lines from Rafiq Azad’s poems.

Feroze, T. (2017, February 19). When Jim Morrison was at the Boi Mela. Retrieved from www.dhakatribune.com

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Mural of Jim Morrison and many other rock stars. Photo taken in New York City.

Last April—I can't believe it's almost a year already—I went to Connecticut to visit my friend, Debi. I was there for three weeks and the first weekend, we went to New York City.

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Sacré bleu! This first American edition of Moby Dick was owned by Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, who died in Paris in 1971 at the age of 27. The book was reportedly removed from the apartment he shared with his long-term girlfriend Pamela Courson after his death. It has since remained with the Courson family. According to Morrison's biographers, the famous vocalist was an avid reader.

Poster sold to promote The Doors show in December 1968 at the LA Forum.

The Doors at the Forum, Los Angeles, Dec 1968San Francisco, California (PRWEB) November 08, 2015 — Serious buyer, Andrew Hawley from Vintage Rock Posters, seeks original 1968 Jim Morrison and the Doors Los Angeles Fillmore Forum-style concert posters. This would be the only time the Doors would play the Forum even though they were a local Los Angeles band. The concert was on December 14. According to Hawley, "The Doors had hit it big time by the time they played the Forum in late 1968. The band played new material from their upcoming Soft Parade album plus some of their big hits like "Light My Fire." The concert poster was designed by legendary poster artist Bob Masse. The poster features bright colors and The Door's logo with unique lettering and layout. There is a lizard in the middle of the poster. The concert posters were hung in Wallichs Music City and other local record stores to advertise the Doors concert." For examples of fillmore styled Doors concert posters, please go to www.vintageconcertposterbuyer.com

Avid collector Andrew Hawley from Vintage Rock Posters announces his search for original 1967 Jim Morrison and the Doors Shrine Auditorium concert posters. This hand colored artwork is one of the most coveted Doors concert posters.

Avid collector Andrew Hawley from Vintage Rock Posters announces his search for original 1967 Jim Morrison and the Doors Shrine Auditorium concert posters. This hand colored artwork is one of the most coveted Doors concert posters. The concert was held on December 22 and 23 in Los Angles. Hawley states, "When the doors played the Shrine, the band was one of the biggest bands of the 1960s. Light My Fire was at the top of the charts and the Doors had released its debut album that year. The poster is black and white which is unique compared to other colorful psychedelic concert poster art. There is a rarely used photo of Morrison on the top and stock photo of the band below. The poster artist was R. Meeker. Besides the Doors, the Who, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and The Grateful Dead played the Shrine."

Jim Morrison by Stephan Beauvais

Jim Morrison Project

The Jim Morrison Project is an audio & visual anthology detailing the life of Jim Morrison through his poetry, films, art, spoken word & music with The Doors.