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Jan. 4, 1967

The Doors (First Album)

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

Shebang, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, CA)

The Doors make their first television appearance--lip synching to a play back of their first single, "Break on Through."
Nov. 1-30, 1966

Ondine Discotheque (New York, NY)

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

Sunset Sound Studios #1 (Hollywood, CA)

The band records their first album -- The Doors -- with Paul Rothchild as producer. Additional musician: Larry Knechtel on bass.
August 21, 1966

Whisky A Go Go (West Hollywood, CA)

The Doors final performance.
Aug 15-20, 1966

Whisky A Go Go (West Hollywood, CA)

Paul Rothchild accompanies Jac Holzman (Elektra Records) to see The Doors perform. Holzman offers them a record contract that night.
July 28, 1966

Earl Warren Showgrounds (Santa Barbara, CA)

Also performing: Them; the Count Five
May 30, 1966

Hullabaloo Club (West Hollywood, CA)

An after-hours booking. The Doors open the show with "Light My Fire."
May 23, 1966

Whisky A Go Go (West Hollywood, CA)

The Doors begin their legendary performance as the house band. Also performing: Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band; Buffalo Springfield.
May 9, 1966

Whisky A Go Go (West Hollywood, CA)

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.
Feb.-May 1966

London Fog (West Hollywood, CA)

This is The Doors first real gig.
Thu. Sept. 2 1965

World Pacific Jazz Studios (Los Angeles, CA)

The first Doors recording (minus Robby Krieger)

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