The Doors' appearance at the Matrix in 1967 was promoted via this Victor Moscoso poster.Ran on: 11-17-2008Neon Rose/Courtesy of Victor Moscoso

Early S.F. Doors Show Breaks on Through to CD

Only a few tables of curious spectators showed up at the club each night, so the musicians pretty much played for themselves. In between two weekend engagements at the Avalon Ballroom, a little-known rock group from Los Angeles called The Doors played Tuesday through Friday at a 100-seat Marina district club called the Matrix.

The Doors: Live at the Matrix 1967

Barrett Strong’s “Money” has the distinction of not only being Motown’s first hit record (on the Anna label), but also is the only song to be covered on studio recordings by both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The Doors never recorded this title on any of the studio efforts, but long after Jim Morrison’s death, live versions of this song found its way on various Doors’ collections.