Robby Krieger and Henry Diltz Revive The Morrison Hotel for a Day

Robbie Krieger and Tequila Mockingbird at Morrison Hotel show. Photo by Carol Brenner.

The line curled around the block on Hope street. Everyone was waiting to get into a gigantic empty warehouse in downtown Los Angeles to remember the Doors in 2020. Robby Krieger of the Doors, photographer Henry Ditz and thousands of Doors fans gathered together to celebrate the Iconic band. 5,000 people got their picture taken in front of a mock-up of The Morrison Hotel from the Doors album cover. They waited in line for four hours. They also wrote down their email addresses for future marketing and financial mining (Henry Diltz is a genius) For now, the warehouse exterior is basically only a movie prop. Eventually, the Hotel Morrison facade will be part of a new Hotel complex.

Meanwhile, inside, Robby signed all of the people’s personal Doors paraphernalia. and Henry Diltz, co-creator of the world-famous Morrison Hotel art galleries in New York and LA signed and sold his Amazing Doors photos from 50 years ago. The photos were displayed beautifully, even if the gallery was just this shell of a building.

Michael Des Barres led a Q&A with Robby and also performed an acoustic set. All in all, it was quite an event. The backyard had a bar and food trucks. Doors Music was blasting as the crowd milled around in their Doors signature tee shirts and hoodies. When I left at 8 p.m., the line was still around the corner–five hours later.

Henry Diltz posing in the mock-up of his famous Morrison Hotel album cover


Tequila Mockingbird

About Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird has been a longtime fixture on the LA music scene. Her first band was "Trouble for Nora" with Mitch Mitchell of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." She sings with Jeff Goldblum and you can catch her show Saturday nights at Canter's. She is also a promoter, actress, writer and inventor. Her company, Do Monkey Productions, booked the historical punk rock TV show, "New Wave Theater." She has been published in Buzzbin Magazine and has a regular column in Rock City News. Recently she has created Tequila Tattoo Cream and opened The Punk Rock Museum to bring old friends together for art, music , and culture. It is located at KGB studios and curates special events all over Los Angeles in Pop up form. The museum has also contributed art to Pershing Square and Tequila hopes to curate more events for the city that she loves.
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2 Responses to Robby Krieger and Henry Diltz Revive The Morrison Hotel for a Day

  1. I hope that Doors-loving readers of the Los Angeles Beat may also enjoy my piece on “Day of the Doors,” which also includes a map, “The Doors’ Los Angeles.” If you’ve got any additions for the map, please let me know!

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