On July 5, 1968, The Doors performed at The Hollywood Bowl.
The entire outfit Jim wore that night was put together by Pamela Courson. Jim in those days always wore leather pants. Pam just added the blouse, vest and concho belt he wore that night.
The vest was being sold on eBay years ago, which Hard Rock Café bought, together with the leather pants.
It was verified and proven to have belonged to Jim’s.
Not much is known where Pamela bought the vest, but going by the design of the vest itself, it looks Moroccan. Pam traveled a lot and one of her favorite places was Morocco.
The leather pants were made by January Jensen. Jim bought the Concho belt in Santa Fe, New Mexico in late 1967 or early 1968 and the designer Yves St. Laurent owns the Concho belt now.
Pamela was in the audience that night sitting next to Mick Jagger, who came along to watch the show. I scanned this from a video I have and it’s not a clear picture, but you can sit Pam sitting on the left, and Mick on the right wearing a beige blouse. If you have The Doors Live From The Hollywood Bowl DVD, you can view this scene, in crystal clear HD, when you go to the scene after Jim finishes singing When The Music’s over. The camera pans to the audience and right before it pans back on the band, you will see this image. Ray Manzarak and John Densmore shared their memories on that night in their books as well as in the commentary highlight of the DVD. Both said Pam was in the audience sitting next to Mick.
If you don’t have the DVD, many have uploaded it on youtube. It’s a really great concert and worth the watch!
Thank you for all this information to the Hard Rock Café http://www.hardrock.com/ as well as:
Shelby68 and mizscarlett43 at thedoors.com