Jan. 4, 1967
Elektra Records releases The Doors' first album, as well as their first single: "Break on Through." Author: Willie Dixon. All other songs by The Doors.
Jan. 1, 1967
The Doors make their first television appearance--lip synching to a play back of their first single, "Break on Through."
Nov. 1-30, 1966
The opening night of The Doors first New York appearance. Toward the end of the month, the Break on Through publicity film is shot at Elektra Studios.
Aug. 24-31, 1966
The band records their first album -- The Doors -- with Paul Rothchild as producer. Additional musician: Larry Knechtel on bass.
August 21, 1966
The Doors final performance.
Aug 15-20, 1966
Paul Rothchild accompanies Jac Holzman (Elektra Records) to see The Doors perform. Holzman offers them a record contract that night.
July 28, 1966
Also performing: Them; the Count Five
May 30, 1966
An after-hours booking. The Doors open the show with "Light My Fire."
May 23, 1966
The Doors begin their legendary performance as the house band. Also performing: Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band; Buffalo Springfield.
May 9, 1966
The Doors audition at the prominent Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. That night, they are hired by owner Elmer Valentine as the Whisky's house band.
This is The Doors first real gig.
Thu. Sept. 2 1965
The first Doors recording (minus Robby Krieger)